Aart J.C. Bik received his PhD degree from the Leiden University in 1996. He has worked as Principal Engineer at Intel Corp., where he received the 2002 Intel Achievement Award (highest company award) for making the Streaming SIMD Extensions easy to use through automatic vectorization. In 2007, Aart moved to Google Inc. Here, he has worked on Pregel, a distributed system for large-scale graph computations, in Google[x] on the GDK (Glass Development Kit), and on ART (Android RunTime). Aart received the 2017 Silver Perfy Award from Google for his work on SIMDization in the ART compiler.