Thomas Steinke heads the Supercomputing Dept. at the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) and is responsible for the HPC research, consulting and operation His research interest is in high performance computing, heterogeneous systems for scientific and data analytics applications, and parallel simulation methods. Thomas leads the Intel Parallel Computing Center at ZIB since 2013. He received his Doctorate in Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.) in chemistry from the Humboldt University of Berlin.