Burkhard Schaefer has been an active member of the laboratory informatics
community for over 25 years.
He started his career working on instrument control and data standards at Los
Alamos National Laboratory and later the National Institute of Standards and
Technology. He co-founded BSSN Software, now part of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt,
Germany. Today, he serves as managing director of Splashlake.
Burkhard is known as the lead architect of the ASTM AnIML standard, SiLA
Consortium board member, and SLAS fellow. He earned his diploma of computer
science from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany and the University of
New Mexico, USA.