Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona Tech with 30 years of experience in teaching and research in high performance computing, with important scientific publications and R&D projects in companies and institutions.
His entrepreneurial spirit has led him to apply these systems in advanced analytics on Big Data, and at the moment his research focuses on supercomputing applied to Artificial Intelligence in general and Deep Learning in particular, an area in which he is co-advising three doctoral theses. His research has been published in the main forums of this field, including the International Conference on Learning Representation (ICLR 2018) and workshops within Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2017, 2018) and Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2016, 2017). In these publications, he has collaborated with researchers from the UPC, Columbia University, Google, and Facebook.
Since its inception, he has led a research group at the Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC). He is intellectually eager and passionate about new technologies. During recent years he has carried out different activities contributing to the definition of what strategy to follow at a technological level ahead of the new challenges that these technologies represent. He is currently a Board Member of iThinkUPC & UPCnet, and acts as a trainer, mentor and expert for various organizations and companies; In turn, he has also written several technical books, created a book series, gives lectures and has collaborated with different media, radio and television. He has maintained his blog since 2006.