Dr. Max LemkeDeputy Head of Unit, CONNECT, Complex Systems & Advanced Computing, European Commission
Dr. Max Lemke is the Deputy Head of Unit for “Embedded Systems and Control” in the Directorate General Information Society and Media of the European Commission. In particular he is responsible for developing visions and strategies in the area of research and innovation on Computing Systems. Max Lemke is involved in the preparation of the next research and innovation programme - Horizon 2020.
As Deputy Head of Unit for “New Infrastructure Paradigms and Experimental Facilities" from 2007 – 2010 he was responsible for building the European FIRE Future Internet Research and Experimentation Facility under the ICT Programme, and for stimulating the deployment of internet-based services in smart cities by using open innovation methodologies. He was also involved in starting the Public Private Partnership initiative on the Future Internet.
Since 1995, Max Lemke has worked as scientific officer in different ICT domains of the research, development and innovation programmes of the European Commission, e.g. Grid technologies, Simulation and Visualisation, High Performance Computing, Security.
Before joining the Commission, Max Lemke has worked in research and industry in Germany, the US, the UK and Belgium. With a Doctorate in Natural Sciences from the University of Düsseldorf, he has a scientific background in numerical mathematics, parallel computing, and software engineering.