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Ognjen Prnjat

Dr. Ognjen Prnjat holds the position of European and Regional eInfrastructure manager in the Greek Research and Technology Network, where he is acting as the coordinator of the DG-INFSO HP-SEE project (High-Performance Computing Infrastructure for South East Europe’s Research Communities), and is strongly involved in the global CHAIN-REDS project. In these roles he is responsible for organizing various aspects of electronic infrastructures in the SEE region and beyond, and their sustainability and seamless integration in pan-European eScience infrastructure. Ognjen just finished coordinating the DG-RTD SEERA-EI (South East European Research Area for e-Infrastructures) project, which brought together relevant Ministries from 10 countries in the SEE region in common strategy planning and joint programming in the area of electronic infrastructures. Ognjen has coordinated 3 phases of the SEE-GRID series of projects, which built the regional Grid infrastructure, empowered user communities, established National Grid Initiatives, and joined the SEE region in European Grid Infrastructure.

Previously Ognjen was with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Eng., University College London, where as a Research Fellow he was leading technical and project management aspects of a number of EC ACTS/IST and UK EPSRC projects in diverse fields of computing and telecoms. He holds a Bachelor of Eng. Degree in Electronics and Electrical Eng. (First Class Honours) from University of Surrey, UK, 1995; MSc (Distinction), 1996, from University College London; and Ph.D. in Telecoms from UCL, 2001.