Wolfgang Schreiner is an associate professor at the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC) of the Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria. His research areas are formal methods; concurrency; and parallel, distributed, and grid computing.

Wolfgang Schreiner was born in 1967 in Austria. In 1994, he earned his PhD at the Johannes Kepler University Linz under the auspices of the federal president with a thesis on parallel functional programming for computer algebra. In 2001, he earned habilitation in practical computer science for his work on parallel software and algorithms for symbolic computation. From 2001 to 2004, he was the director of the degree program "Engineering for Computer-based Learning" at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences campus Hagenberg, where he still serves as a lecturer. Since 2004, he has been an associate professor at the RISC institute, where he served as vice-chair from 2004 to 2007.

During his career, Schreiner has participated in and directed various research projects funded by the Austrian Science Foundation, the Austrian Ministry for Science and Research, and the European Union. These projects include "Distributed Supercomputing in the Grid," "MathBroker I+II: Brokering Distributed Mathematical Services," and "HPGP: High-Performance Generic Programming." He has developed various software systems such as the para-functional language compiler pD, the parallel computer algebra software Distributed Maple, and the proving assistant RISC ProofNavigator.

Currently, Schreiner is participating in the doctoral program for computational mathematics at the Johannes Kepler University with a project on formally specified computer algebra software. He is also building the RISC ProgramExplorer, a software environment for program specification, exploration, and verification.

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