Mario Taschwer completed his master´s degree in mathematics and physics at Vienna University in 1996. Between 1998 and 2001 he worked as a university assistant for the System Security research group at Klagenfurt University´s Institute of Applied Informatics. After a year of working as a free RTLinux consultant and developer for FSMLabs Inc. in Austria, he was employed by Quant-X GmbH, St. Veit/Glan, as an HPC (High Performance Computing) consultant in 2002. Since 2003 he has been responsible for managing the server systems and networking infrastructure at ITEC, where he also assists in teaching and research. In 2017, he received a PhD degree in computer science from Klagenfurt University, enabling him to intensify his collaboration with ITEC researchers.