Carsten Trinitis received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1998 from TUM, working on a parallel automatic optimisation system for electrostatic field simulation. After working in industry, he returned to TUM in 2001, where he now holds a position as senior scientist and is heading the research group on parallel and distributed computer architectures. From 2002 to 2010, he was also an assistant professor for history of science at Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany. From 2010 to 2014, Carsten was full Professor of Distributed Computing at the University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom.
Carsten is elected member of Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)'s board of directors and GI liaison lecturer at TU Munich. In 2016 he was re-elected to serve for another three years in GI's board of directors.
His research interests comprise high performance computer architectures, microprocessor architectures, multi- and many-core architectures as well as the adaptation of numerical simulation codes to these architectures.