Erik Deumens got his PhD in computational nuclear physics from the University of Brussels in Belgium. He has been a computational scientist all his career. He is the architect of the Super Instruction Assembly Language approach to programming massively parallel computers, i.e. with 10,000 to 100,000 cores. He has run support infrastructure for researchers. Since 2011, he is the director of Research Computing at the University of Florida, a new department in Information Technology.