Jiri Dokulil was awarded his master and Ph.D. degrees at the Charles University in Prague, working on database systems. In 2012, he joined the Research Group Scientific Computing at the University of Vienna, focusing his research on parallel computing, developing new programming models for the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor. As part of this work, he experimented with the Open Community Runtime (OCR), which then became the main focus of his research. Jiri developed an independent implementation of the OCR called OCR-Vx. He now works on OCR task scheduling and explores possibilities of applying the OCR model to new application areas.