Prof. Dr. Dirk Pleiter is research group leader at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) and professor of theoretical physics at the University of Regensburg. At JSC he is leading the work on application oriented technology development. Currently he is among others principal investigator of exascale labs at JSC and work package leader within the Human Brain Project. He has played a leading role in several projects for developing massively-parallel special purpose computers, including several generations of QPACE. Pleiter is author and co-author of more than 170 scientific papers, conference contributions and book chapters in the areas theoretical high-energy physics and computer science.