Dr. Kaiwen Zhang is an Alexander von Humbolt postdoctoral fellow in Computer Science at the TU Munich as a member of the Middleware Systems Research Group since 2010. Born in Beijing (China), he obtained his B.Sc and M.Sc at McGill University in Montréal and his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. His research interests include large-scale event processing, massively multiplayer online games, consistency in replicated systems, and software-defined networking.