Omar Awile graduated in 2008 in Computational Science from ETH Zurich. He then joined the IBM Tokyo Research Lab to create tools and methodologies enabling model-driven systems development. Omar returned the same year to ETH Zurich for his doctoral studies working on an efficient middleware for large-scale parallel high-performance computing systems (the PPM Library). After having obtained his Ph.D. in 2013 he joined the Intel Exascale Lab in Paris to investigate HPC applications in the context of multi- and many-core hardware platforms. Omar joined the CERN openlab in 2015 as a system performance engineer contributing to the High Throughput Computing Collaboration (HTCC) project where he is focusing on the use of many-core hardware platforms for accelerating data-acquisition (DAQ) systems.