Zhiming Zhao is an associate professor in the System and Network Engineering ( SNE) group at University of Amsterdam ( UvA). He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science from Nanjing Normal University ( NJNU) and East China Normal University ( ECNU) in 1993 and 1996 in China, respectively. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from University of Amsterdam (UvA) in 2004. He is strongly interested in advanced computing and network technologies, time-critical and data-intensive systems, Cloud computing, scientific workflows and software agents. He coordinated the project SWITCH (Software Workbench for interactive time-critical and highly self-adaptive cloud applications). I led the Data for Science theme in the environmental science cluster project ENVRIplus and the technical development work package in its follow-up project ENVRI-FAIR. He also lead the UvA effort in ARTICONF, CLARIFY, BLUECLOUD, and VRE4EIC projects. I am also the technical manager of the LifeWatch ERIC Virtual Lab & Innovation Centre (VLIC) in Amsterdam.