Isabella WegerDeputy Director of Computing, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Isabella Weger is Deputy Director of the Computing Department at ECMWF. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts produces world-leading global medium-range numerical weather predictions for which it relies on advanced observation-analysis and numerical modelling techniques and the use of state-of-the-art supercomputer technologies.
Isabella Weger joined ECMWF in 2005 as Head of Computer Division and has been leading ECMWF’s computing services over the past nine years. Her responsibilities include the provision of a leading high-performance computing facility and a multi-petabyte data archive which are mission-critical for ECMWF's research and 24/7 operational production of weather forecasts. ECMWF’s archive holds the world's largest collection of meteorological data and is used by scientists world-wide for their research in numerical weather prediction and climate change.
Throughout her professional career, Isabella Weger’s focus has been on delivering high-performance computing services in scientific environments. From 2000 to 2005 she was Director of IT Services at the University of Graz in Austria. Prior to this, she held various technical and management positions in IT Services at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria, where was in charge of the university’s HPC infrastructure and services from 1988 onwards. She received her MSc in technical mathematics/computer science from Graz University of Technology in 1985.