Thomas Steinke (organizer) is head of the Supercomputing Department at the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) and acting head of the NHR Center at ZIB, where he leads research in high-performance computing, consulting and operations of the HPC tier-2 infrastructure. His research interests include high-performance computing, heterogeneous systems with innovative processor and memory designs for scientific and data analytic applications, and parallel simulation methods. Today, he works with partners on programming heterogeneous platforms with GPUs and FPGAs. From 2013, Thomas led the Intel Parallel Computing Center at ZIB. He co-founded the OpenFPGA initiative in 2005 to develop and promote vendor-neutral standards for FPGA systems. He holds a PhD in natural sciences (Dr. rer. nat.) in theoretical chemistry from the Humboldt University of Berlin.