Per Öster is Director at CSC where he leads the Research Infrastructure and Policy unit. The unit is managing the relations with major research infrastructures and have responsibility for CSC’s and Finland’s participation in e-infrastructures and major initiatives such as EGI , European Open Science Cloud, EUDAT, Research Data Alliance (RDA), PRACE, and hosting of the Finnish node of the bio-computing infrastructure ELIXIR. Öster is one of the founders of EGI and was its first Council chair. He is presently chair of the board of directors of EUDAT Ltd and represents also Finland and CSC on the board of ELIXIR. Further he represents CSC in Knowledge Exchange, a partnership to promote open scholarship and improve services for higher education and research in Europe.
Per Öster has more than 20 years of experience in computational science from both academia and industry. He has a background in theoretical atomic physics and received, in 1990, a doctorate in physics from the Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg/Chalmers University of Technology.