Isabella Weger is Deputy Director of the Computing Department at ECMWF. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 states, 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.
Throughout her professional career, her focus has been on delivering high-performance computing services in scientific environments. She held various technical and management positions in IT Services at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria, where she was in charge of the university’s HPC infrastructure and services from 1988 onwards. From 2000 to 2005 she was Director of IT Services at the University of Graz in Austria. She joined ECMWF in 2005, currently holding the position of Deputy Director of Computing.
Her expertise is in ICT infrastructure solutions, in particular high-performance computing and data management, and the provision of mission-critical services for the operational production of weather forecasts.