Dr. Eric Peukert is the Administration Director of the National Data Science Center ScaDS.AI. He studied Media Informatics at the Dresden University of Technology and received a Ph.D. in SAP Research in the field of data integration within various BMBF and EU research projects. After completing his doctorate and two more years at SAP, Mr. Peukert moved to ScaDS at the University of Leipzig. Mr. Peukert coordinates the AI center's research activities with a special focus on industry cooperation and gives lectures at the University of Leipzig on big data and cloud data management. His research focuses on big data technologies, graph-based analysis, data integration, and machine learning-based methods.