Wouter Klijn completed a MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His Master thesis was on the information content of cell species in a 3 layer model of a cortical micro-column. He currently is a software architect in the Simlab Neuroscience at the Forschungzentrum Jülich with a focus on in Artificial Intelligence, information theory of neural networks, big data real-time streaming systems and development of complex HPC processing pipelines. He is responsible for science and use case management in the Human Brain Project, an EU Flagship Project and ICEI, the Interactive Computing E-Infrastructure for the Human Brain Project. He is currently creating the science and software infrastructure architecture for the HBP. He also works with advanced HPC oriented AI solutions and multiple neural simulators. His modelling work is focused on self-organizing dynamics of extremely large neural networks with a 2d spatial structure.