He received a diploma degree in economics and a Bachelor in Computer Science from the University of Oldenburg, Germany, and a Master of Information Technology (with Merit) from the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, in 2005 and 2006, respectively. From 2006 to 2010, he was a PhD student at the Multimedia Communications Lab at TU Darmstadt, Germany. In 2010, Prof. Schulte finished his PhD at TU Darmstadt summa cum laude ("mit Auszeichnung").
In 2011, he joined the Distributed Systems Group at Technische Universität Wien as Postdoctoral Researcher. From 2015 to early 2019, he was Assistant Professor (tenure track) at TU Wien. He finished his habilitation ("venia docendi") in Computer Science at TU Wien’s Faculty of Informatics in 2018 and got promoted to the tenured position of Associate Professor in March 2019.
After receiving offers from Technische Universität Ilmenau, University of Bamberg, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, and University of Paderborn, he joined Hamburg University of Technology in September 2021.
Findings from his research have been published in more than 100 refereed scholarly publications, including publications in high-tier journals like Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing as well as top-tier conferences like the International Conference on Very Large Databases. He received Best Paper Awards at the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and the 8th European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing, both in 2020.
Prof. Schulte's research strives to provide the means to process (big) data from, within, and beyond the Internet of Things (IoT). For this, he investigates and applies methods and mechanisms from the fields of data engineering and elastic computing. The proliferation of these technologies enables both small-scale and large-scale smart environments and systems for smart cities, smart energy grids, and smart factories. A special focus is on Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) aspects. He has made several important contributions to the fields of elastic stream processing, elastic processes, and fog computing.
An important focus of his research are blockchain technologies, both with regard to the application of blockchains in novel areas (especially the Internet of Things), and fundamental research (especially with regard to blockchain interoperability), as investigated in CDL-BOT.