Prof. Rob V. van Nieuwpoort is professor of Efficient Computing for eScience at the University of Amsterdam and Director eScience Technology at the Netherlands eScience Center. His research interests include HPC, parallel and distributed algorithms, multi- and many-core computing, and the application of this technology to the astronomy domain. The focus of his PhD research (1998-2003) was on "Efficient Java-Centric Grid Computing". He has designed and implemented the Ibis, Satin, and JavaGAT systems (the latter now standardized in OGF as SAGA) and worked on the EU FP5 GridLab project, and the Dutch Virtual Labs for eScience project. From 2009 to 2012 he was a researcher at ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, where he designed and developed software for the real-time data processing of the LOFAR software telescope, the largest radio telescope in the world, and for LOFARs successor, the exascale SKA telescope.