Wolfgang Wander received his Ph.D. in High-Energy-Physics from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany in 1996. He then became the software coordinator for the Hermes Experiment, an international High-Energy-Physics experiment at DESY, Hamburg, Germany. There he designed and operated the first PC based Linux cluster in High-Energy-Physics which was used for computationally intensive Monte Carlo simulations and the data-production of the experiment. In 1997 he became a Research Associate as Scientific Computing Facility Manager at MIT's Lab for Nuclear Science. Since 1998 Wolfgang Wander has been a member of the technical staff at Renaissance Technologies LLC.