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    08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès


  • Edifici Q. Campus de la UAB

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)

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General quality indicators of scientific research

Scopus Indexes

H = 16.  Cites 901 (654 since 2013). Since 2018, 312 cites. This is an average of 62,4 cites per year.

WoS Indexes

H = 14. Cites 711 (551 since 2013). Since 2016, 272 cites. This is an average of 54,4 cites per year.

PhD and Master Thesis (since 2010)

Cloud-Based Urgent Computing for Forest Fire Spread Prediction. PhD Thesis. Edigley Pereira Fraga. 2023.

Re-Engineering Forest Fire Spread Simulator to consider Urgent and Green Computing. PhD Thesis. Carrillo Jordan, C. 2022

Paralelización del cálculo del campo de vientos para la predicción de la propagación de incendios forestales. PhD Thesis. Gemma Sanjuan Gómez 2016.

Performance model for hybrid MPI+OpenMP Master/Worker applications. PhD Thesis. Abel Castellanos Carrazana 2014.

A comprehensive methodology to predict forest fire behavior using complementary models. PhD Thesis Carlos Brun Sorribas 2011.

Automatic parameter estimation (PEST) applied to a geochemical denitrification model. Master Thesis Carlota Viñas.

Modelos de viento aplicados a la mejora en la predicción de incendios forestales. Master Thesis Gemma Sanjuan.

Program committes and reviewer

Member of the organising committee 2008 (Universidad de Las Palmas, Spain, August 2008).

Member of the Steering committee de Euro-PAR since 2009.

Member of the International Program Committee of more than 100 international conferences: SC, EuroPAR, PPAM, EuroMPI, ICCS, ICA3PP, HPCC, CCGrid, …

Member of the editorial board of Scientific programming.

Reviewer of several indexed journals: Concurrency and Computation, Future Generation Computer Systems, Parallel Computing, Cluster computing, Journal of supercomputing, Journal of Computational Science.


Research evaluation activities

Project evaluator for ANEP and AGAUR, and evaluator of Academia program for ANECA.

Research interests

In October 1988 I joined the Computer Architecture and Operating Systems Unit of the UAB as a postgraduate student to develop my PhD thesis on tasks scheduling in parallel systems. This research produced 2 papers in indexed journals, 6 publications in international conferences and 2 in national ones.

After presenting my PhD thesis in 1993 and obtaining the category of Profesor Titular, I started a new research line on performance models, analysis and tuning of parallel applications. This research line has been very fruitful and has made it possible to form a research group that has been making progress on the subject with international recognition. This group has developed theoretical performance models, and analysis and tuning tools that have integrated the developed performance models. In all these years, the following results have been achieved:

- 12 PhD theses (7 under my supervision)

- 28 publications in international journals (22 indexed)

- 34 publications in international conferences

- Participation in 3 projects of the European Commission

In 1997 I launched a new line aimed at studying real applications with an impact on society for the application of experience and knowledge in high-performance computing to this field. The field chosen was the simulation of the spread of forest fires and since then I have led this research. The objective has not been limited to reducing the prediction time, but rather the computational capacity has been used to improve the prediction results by means of adjustment procedures of the input parameters with genetic algorithms. More recently, research has evolved to coupling of complementary models, such as the wind field models. This line of research is a clearly interdisciplinary line that has required the group to collaborate with researchers from other fields of science. The results of this line can be summarized as follows:

- 16 doctoral theses (5 under my supervision)

- More than 50 publications in international journals (most of them in indexed journals)

- More than 50 publications in international conferences

- Participation in 2 projects of the European Commission

Both lines of research continue developping with a well-established group, with wide international recognition and a good number of collaborations.

Since 2010, I lead the research group on High Performance Computing Applications to Science and Engineering in the Department of Computer Architecture and Operating Systems at the UAB. This group consists of 5 professors, 5 tenured professors and between 7 and 10 PhD candidates. This group has already participated in three projects of the State Plan (TIN2011, TIN 2014, TIN2017 and TIN2020), as well as in European projects and other calls.

Concerning future work, both lines of research present many possibilities. The use of new accelerators (GPUs), new processors based on RISC-V and cloud architectures offer a very broad field of research to be able to take advantage of their potential in different applications. The analysis and tuning tools appear as an essential point to achieve the expected performance.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D., Doctorat en Informàtica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Award Date: 13 Nov 1993

Degree, Llicenciat en Ciències, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Award Date: 1 Jul 1988


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