EUBrazilCC (co-located with EGI conference) Workshop Speakers

Ignacio Blanquer

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Systems at the Technical University of Valencia

“Brazil is a major Latin-American player in research disciplines such as biodiversity, epidemiology and social data analysis, which strongly benefit from cloud technologies. Liaisons with Brazilian institutions can open the door for many research and business opportunities in Latin America”.

Enol Fernandez

Instituto de Física de Cantabria, Spain

Enol has been involved since 2003 in several EU funded grid related projects such as CROSSGRID,, EGEE III, EUFORIA, EGI-InSPIRE, and EMI. In 2009 he joined CSIC, based at the Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA) in Santander, where he has worked in several areas: user support, grid middleware developer, member of the software provisioning team of EGI and leader of the IberCloud initiative to provide cloud resources for the IBERGRID community. He holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.

Sandro Fiore

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Italy

Sandro Fiore Ph.D. is the Director of the Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) Division of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change. As data scientist, his research activities focus on parallel, grid, cloud and distributed data management, data analytics, machine learning, and high performance database management. Since 2011 he is Visiting Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) working at PCMDI in the context of the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF). He is editor of the book “Grid and Cloud Database Management” (Springer, 2011).

Alain Franc

INRA, France

Alain Franc has been working for thirty years in ecological modelling and evolutionary biology. He has a background in applied mathematics, and a phD in biostatistics. He has been involved in plant ecology, mainly trees, and for about twenty years now diversity of trees in French Guiana.

Pablo Gonzalez Romero

Indra, Spain

Pablo has been involved in launching several startups in Europe and USA, creating gnúbila with Alfonso Ríos to produce world class Cloud Technology which was acquired by indra. Pablo’s current responsibilities within indra include corporate alliances and marketing.

Daniele Lezzi

Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

Daniele Lezzi is senior researcher in the Computer Sciences department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. His research interest covers High Performance, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing and programming models. In particular this research addresses the design of programming frameworks for the porting and execution of scientific applications on distributed computing infrastructures like Grid and Clouds with special emphasis on interoperability.

Carla Maia

Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical in Lisbon, Portugal

Carla Maia Ph.D. is a postdoc fellow at the Medical Parasitology Unit, Global Health and Tropical Medicine, of the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical in Lisbon (Portugal). Her research activities focus on the transmission of zoonotic visceral leishmaniases and the competitive cost associated with antimony resistance. She obtained her Ph.D.

Boris Parak

CESNET, Czech Republic

Boris Parak is the lead developer in the rOCCI project with numerous major commits and principal author of the rOCCI-server and rOCCI-cli. He is also a system administrator and a member of the team responsible for designing, building, developing and maintaining CESNET’s private HPC cloud — MetaCloud, as well as a member of the EGI Federated Cloud Task Force on behalf of CESNET, currently acting as the task leader for Virtual Machine Management.

Erik Torres Serrano

Technical University of Valencia, Spain

Erik Torres Serrano has been a researcher in the Institute of Instrumentation for Molecular Imaging (I3M) since 2010. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Universitat Politècnica de València
(UPV) in 2010. He has been involved in grid technologies, cloud computing and biomedical informatics, participating in nine national and European research projects. He has authored and co-authored five publications in indexed journals and books chapters and more than ten communications in conference proceedings.