Peter Bazan studied Computer Science at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany and obtained his master’s degree (Dipl.-Inf. Univ.) with a thesis on the area of performance modeling. He worked a couple of years as a consultant for industry projects before he went into business for himself. In addition to his business he worked for the Performance Modelling and Process Control research group at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Since 2001 he worked in various positions at the Department of Computer Science (computer networks and communication systems) at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, where he also received his Ph.D. degree (Dr.-Ing.). He is mainly interested in the modeling and analysis of complex systems. This includes the performance evaluation of computer networks, communication and production systems, as well as the hybrid simulation of renewable energy systems and smart grids.