Dzmitry Makatun successfully defended PhD in mathematical engineering at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of Czech Technical University on September 17th 2018. He previously obtained a Master degree in Physics at the Department of Physics of Belarusian State University. His PhD thesis proposes a novel scheduling approach for large-scale data-intensive distributed computations with application in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (HENP). A large part of the work is dedicated to detailed simulations of distributed data production in HENP which are based on data from real systems. Supervisors of Dzmitry’s research were Jerome Lauret (STAR, Brookhaven National Laboratory), Hana Rudova (Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University) and Michal Sumbera (Nuclear Physics Institute of Czech Academy of Science). The opponents of the thesis defence were Philippe Charpentier (LHCb, CERN) and Roman Bartak (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University). This PhD study became a positive example of scientific collaboration across distinct countries, institutions, and domains. After the graduation, Dzmitry continues his path in big data and proceeds his career in a multinational banking company present in Prague.