Verisign Labs

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Michael Noll

Michael Noll

Data Architect


Doctor of Natural Sciences (Ph.D.), "co-tutelle de thèse" of Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam, Germany and University of Luxembourg

Masters in Economics and Computer Science, (Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatiker), University of Trier, Germany


Michael is the Data Architect of Verisign's large-scale computing infrastructure based on the Apache Hadoop technology stack. He has a bi-national Ph.D. summa cum laude in computer science from the Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany, and the University of Luxembourg. His research focused on how user-generated Web content can be understood and leveraged for information retrieval. Michael has published and been a speaker at international scientific conferences such as ACM SIGIR and Web Science, and he is a known tech blogger in the Hadoop world. He has a passion for connecting the worlds of research and business, preferably with open-source software, and spends his limited spare time on rock climbing in the Swiss Alps and on photography.