Dimitrios Mitsotakis received his bachelor's degree from the University of Crete with the highest honours (first in class) in 2000. He received a master’s degree in Applied and Numerical Analysis in 2003 and a PhD in Mathematics in 2007 from the University of Athens. His experience with high performance computing started while a visiting student at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center at The University of Edinburgh in 2000. Dimitrios worked at the Université Paris-Sud (2008-2010) as a Marie Curie fellow, at the University of Minnesota (2010-2012) as an associate postdoc and at the University of California, Merced (2012-2014) as a visiting Assistant Professor. Dimitrios is currently a reader/associate professor at the School of Mathematics and Statistics of Victoria University of Wellington.