Jürgen Kleinöder is CIO of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany and Senior Academic Director at the Department of Computer Science 4 (Chair for Distributed Systems and Operating Systems). He is member of the Senate and the Supervisory Board of the FAU, Deputy Managing Director of the Department of Computer Science, and Managing Director of the Transregional Collaborative Research Center "Invasive Computing" (SFB/TRR 89).
He completed his Master's Degree (Diplom-Informatiker) in 1987 and his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in 1992 at the University of Erlangen. Between 1986 and 1989 he worked on UNIX operating-system support for multiprocessor architectures. From 1988 to 1991 he was member of the project groups for the foundation of a Bavarian University Network and the German IP network.
He is currently interested in all aspects of distributed object-oriented operating-system architectures; particularly in concepts for application-specific adaptable operating-system and run-time-system software (middleware).
He is member of the ACM, Eurosys and the German GI. From 2001 - 2008 he was chair of the special interest group "operating systems" in the GI.