Andreas Adelmann is a senior scientist and head of the interdisciplinary Laboratory for Scientific Computing and Modeling with close to 30 scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland. At ETH, he teaches courses in accelerator modelling, computational physics and leads a seminar on computational physics. Dr. Adelmann obtained a PhD in applied mathematics from the ETH Zurich on the subject of numerical modelling of high-power cyclotrons. His research interests include advanced accelerator concepts, non-linear dynamics, large-scale optimisation, high- performance-computing and machine learning. In 2001, Dr. Adelmann was the first recipient of the Alvarez fellowship in computational science awarded by the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. In 2012, together with researchers from ETH Zurich and IBM Research Zurich, he received the PRACE award, recognising a breakthrough in science achieved with high-performance computing resources in the area of reduced-order modelling and optimisation.