Bertil Schmidt (M’04-SM’07) is a tenured full professor and a chair for Parallel and Distributed Architectures at the University of Mainz, Germany. Prior to that, he was a faculty member at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). His research group has designed a variety of algorithms and tools for Bioinformatics (mainly focusing on the analysis of large-scale sequence and short read datasets) and Data Mining. For his research work, he has received a CUDA Research Center award, a CUDA Academic Partnership award, a CUDA Professor Partnership Award, and the Best Paper Award at IEEE ASAP 2009 and IEEE ASAP 2015. He is a senior member of the IEEE.