December 11, 2006
The Grid Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Aake Edlund, a Grid security expert with the Royal Institute of Technology, has joined MediaGrid.org as an Invited Expert to participate in the development of international standards for storing, delivering and processing digital media in Grid computing environments. As the Security Head of Europe's Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE) initiative, and a researcher at Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology, Dr. Edlund will contribute his expertise in Grid security to the Media Grid through the following MediaGrid.org technology working groups:
"We welcome Dr. Edlund as a member of MediaGrid.org and look forward to working closely with him on Media Grid security standards," said Aaron E. Walsh, director of the Grid Institute's MediaGrid.org standards organization. "Edlund's extensive experience with Grid security and digital media, especially digital video and interactive 3D, uniquely qualifies him for an Invited Expert appointment with the Media Grid," continued Walsh.
In response to the appointment Dr. Edlund stated, "I'm honored to receive an Invited Expert membership with MediaGrid.org and to contribute my experience with security, which is an important and non-trivial concern in Grid environments. In addition I'm looking forward to participating in the development of Grid-based quality of service (QoS) standards, and approaching the technical challenges ahead. The timing of the Media Grid is perfect."
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