Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Brinkmann is a full professor at the computer science department of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany and head of its data center (since 2011). He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2004 from the University of Paderborn and has been an assistant professor in the computer science department of the University of Paderborn from 2008 to 2011. Furthermore, he has been the managing director of the Paderborn Centre for Parallel Computing during this time frame. His research interests focus on the application of algorithm engineering techniques in the area of data center management, hpc, cloud computing, and storage systems. He has published more than 100 papers in renowned conferences and journals and is, besides others, a member of the advisory board of the French Grid'5000, the European Modular Microserver DataCentre project M2DC, and of the "Mainzer Zentrum für Digitalität in den Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften" mainzed.