Director, Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC), Norway
Gudmund Høst is Director of the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) since 2012. He comes from a position as Special Adviser to the Research Council of Norway where he was involved in planning and coordination of national initiatives in computational mathematics, e-Science, and e-Infrastructure since 2004. During 2011-2012 he was Chair of the e-Infrastructures Reflection Group (e-IRG).
Prior to this he has held the position of Research Engineer at Det norske Veritas, Høvik, Norway, the Department Oceanography and Wave Statistics, and also Chief Research Scientist at the Norwegian Computing Center working on statistical modeling of environmental data.
He has been Chair of the Steering Board of Nordic Data Grid Facility, and has 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, Sweden and South Africa.
He holds a Master’s degree in Fluid Mechanics and a Doctorate in Science, Mathematical Statistics; both from the University of Oslo.