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Biography of Dr. Max Lemke, Deputy Head of Unit "New Infrastructure Paradigms and Experimental Facilities", European Commission

Max Lemke Dr. Max Lemke is the Deputy Head of Unit for "New Infrastructure Paradigms and Experimental Facilities" in the Directorate General Information Society and Media of the European Commission. In particular, he is responsible for building the European FIRE Future Internet Research and Experimentation Facility under the ICT Programme, and for promoting new Internet-based services in smart cities using the methodology of open innovation under the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme. Max Lemke is also involved on the Commission side in supporting the discussion on a Future Internet Public Private Partnership.

Since 1995, Max Lemke has worked as scientific officer in research and development programmes for the Commission, e.g. in the domains "High Performance Computing and Networking" in Esprit 4, and "Communication, Computation, Networking" as well as "Trust and Security" in FP5-IST. From 2002 - 2006, as Deputy Head of Unit he was responsible for building a new strategic objective on "Grid Technologies".

Before joining the Commission, Max Lemke has worked in research and industry in Germany (GMD and SUPRENUM), the US (University of Colorado in Boulder), the UK and Belgium (Smith System Engineering). With a Doctorate in Natural Sciences from the University of Düsseldorf, a Diploma in Mathematics from the University of Bonn, and 2 year of studies at Colorado State University, he has a scientific background in numerical mathematics, parallel computing, and software engineering.