Ivo Sbalzarini is a Professor of Computer Science at TU Dresden and a director of the Center for Systems Biology Dresden (CSBD). He also is a tenured Senior Research Group Leader with the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden, Germany. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, (Willi Studer Award) with majors in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Control Theory. He completed his doctorate (Dr. sc. techn.) in Computer Science at ETH Zurich (Chorafas Award, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) under the supervision of Prof. Petros Koumoutsakos. After intermediate stays at NASA Ames, Stanford University, and Caltech (all CA, USA), Ivo was named Assistant Professor of Computational Science in the Department of Computer Science of ETH Zurich. In 2012, Ivo and his group moved to Dresden, where he became one of the founding members of the CSBD. Ivo’s research interests include computer simulation algorithms, data-driven modeling, and high-performance computing, all with applications in computational biology.