Invited Speakers

Rosa Badia

Workflows and distributed Computing Group Manager at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación

Rosa M. Badia holds a PhD on Computer Science (1994) from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). She is a Scientific Researcher from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) and team leader of the Workflows and Distributed Computing research group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). She was involved in teaching and research activities at the UPC from 1989 to 2008, where she was an Associated Professor since year 1997. From 1999 to 2005 she was involved in research and development activities at the European Center of Parallelism of Barcelona (CEPBA). Her current research interest are programming models for complex platforms (from multicore, GPUs to Grid/Cloud).  The group lead by Dr. Badia has been developing StarSs programming model for more than 10 years, with a high success in adoption by application developers. Currently the group focuses its efforts in two instances of StarSs: OmpSs for heterogeneous platforms and COMPSs/PyCOMPSs for distributed computing including Cloud. For this last case, the group has been doing efforts on interoperability through standards, for example using OCCI to enable COMPSs to interact with several Cloud providers at a time.  Dr Badia has published more than 150 papers in  international conferences and journals in the topics of her research. She has participated in several European projects, for example BEinGRID, Brein,

CoreGRID, OGF-Europe, SIENA, TEXT and VENUS-C,  and currently she is participating in the project Severo Ochoa (at Spanish level),  ASCETIC, Euroserver, The Human Brain Project, EU-Brazil CloudConnect, and trasnPLANT and it is a member of HiPEAC2 NoE.

José Manuel Bernabeu-Aubán

Founder Kumori Systems, and Scientific Director ITI

 José Manuel Bernabeu-Aubán is one of the founders of Kumori Systems S.L, and a Full Professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia directing the Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing group in ITI (Instituto Tecnológico de Informática). He held the position of Partner Architect at Microsoft (USA) between 2004 and 2012, where, among other tasks, he was in charge of the design of the architecture of Windows Azure, taking responsibility for the implementation of its automation system. Previously, he was Scientific Director of ITI from its creation until 2004 and also participated in the design of the Sun Cluster from 1995 to 1997. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, after obtaining a degree in Physics at the University of Valencia. His interests focus on the development of technologies to support distributed systems and cloud computing.

Seif Haridi

Seif Haridi is a Professor of Computer Systems in the school of ICT at the Royal Institute of Technology, and the Chief Scientist of the Swedish Institute of Computer Science. Until the end of 2013 he was the leader of the Cloud Computing action-line at EIT-ICTLABS. His research interests has been in the area of programming systems and distributed systems.

His current interest is on computational frameworks for processing big data.

Israel Herraiz

Data Scientist at Amadeus Travel Intelligence, Amadeus IT Group SA

Israel Herraiz works as a data scientist for Amadeus, in the Amadeus Travel Intelligence unit. He holds a PhD in Computer Science, and he has been a visiting scholar to different universities in Europe, the United States and Canada.

Previous to joining Amadeus, he was an assistant professor at the Technical University of Madrid, conducting research on the application of empirical methods and data science to the study of software developments and to mining software repositories. More recently, he started conducting research on transportation, studying data patterns in road traffic. In Amadeus, he applies the same methods to the analysis of travel data, included but not limited to: travel agencies, airlines and market information. His research interests lie in the intersection between statistics, computer programming and travel data.

Marco Mellia

Marco Mellia graduated from the Politecnico di Torino with Ph.D. in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering in 2001. Between February and October 1997, he was a Researcher supported by CSELT. He was a Visiting PhD Student starting from February 1999 to November 1999 at the Computer Science Department of Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked with Prof. Hui Zhang and Ion Stoica.  From February to March 2002 he visited the Sprint Advanced Technology Laboratories Burlingame, California, working at the IP Monitoring Project (IPMON). During the summer 2011 and 2012 he visited Narus Inc, Sunnyvale, California, where he worked on traffic classification problems.

He has co-authored over 200 papers published in international journals and presented in leading international conferences, all of them in the area of telecommunication networks. He was awarded the IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize in 2013, and the best paper award at ACM CoNEXT 2013.  He participated in the program committees of several conferences including ACM SIGCOMM, ACM CoNEXT, ACM IMC, IEEE Infocom, IEEE Globecom and IEEE ICC. He is Area Editor of ACM CCR, and part of the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Networking.

His research interests are in the design and investigation of energy efficient networks (green networks) and in traffic monitoring and analysis. He is currently the coordinator of the mPlane Integrated Project that focuses on building an Intelligent Measurement Plane for Future Network and Application Management.

Since October 1st 2014, he's working at the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni at Politecnico di Torino as an Associate Professor. 

Esteban Moro

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

BSc in Physics (1994) from the University of Salamanca and PhD in Physics from the University Carlos III of Madrid (1999). Researcher at the University of Oxford (1999-2001) and Ramón y Cajal University Carlos III in Madrid (2003-2007). Associate Professor at Universidad Carlos III. He has published over 50 articles and have led and participated in over 25 projects funded by government and private companies. His areas of interest are random processes, financial mathematics, viral marketing, and social networks. It was awarded "Shared University Award" from IBM in 2007 for modeling the spread of information in social networks and application to viral marketing. And got the Research Excellence Award in 2013 and 2015 by the Carlos III University of Madrid.

Twitter: @estebanmoro