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Dr. Gudmund HØST

Gudmund Høst is Special Adviser to the Research Council of Norway. He has been involved in planning and coordination of national initiatives in computational mathematics, e-Science, and e-Infrastructure since 2004 and he is Chair of the e-Infrastructures Reflection Group (e-IRG).

Prior to this he held the positions of research engineer at Det norske Veritas, Høvik, Norway, the Department Oceanography and wave statistics, Chief Research Scientist at the Norwegian Computing Center, department of Statistical modeling of environmental data and visiting scientist at the Department of Statistics, Stanford University, USA.

He has been chair of the Steering Board of Nordic Data Grid Facility, and ha been central in the planning of the Nordic eScience Initiative. He has participated in expert committees on e-Infrastructures in the USA (National Science Foundation), the European Commission, the Netherlands and Sweden.

He holds a Master’s degree in Fluid Mechanics and a Doctorate in Science, Mathematical Statistics, both from the University of Oslo.