Prof. Andrei Tchernykh is engaged in an extensive research on grid and cloud research addressing resource optimi-zation, both, theoretical and experimental, security, uncertainty, scheduling, multi-objective optimization, heu-ristics and meta-heuristics, adaptive resource allocation, energy-aware algorithms and Internet of Things (http://usuario.cicese.mx/~chernykh/).
He started Physics with Professor Roberto Salmeron at the UNB (1964) but finished his degree at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1968), and Ph.D. in Physics - Universite de Paris VII - Universite Denis Diderot (1977). He is currently a retired professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro and a visitor to the same University.
Rosa M. Badia holds a PhD on Computer Science (1994) from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). She is the manager of the Workflows and Distributed Computing research group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). She is also a Scientific Researcher from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC). 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).
Dr. Arutyun Avetisyan holds a Doctor of Science in Computer Science (2012) from Institute for System Programming of Russian Academy of Sciences (ISP RAS), and Ph.D. in Computer Science from ISP RAS (2001). He is Corresponding Member of RAS, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor. He is also director of the Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, head of the Samsung Laboratory; and head of the NVIDIA Research Centre.
Daniel Gruner, SciNet HPC Consortium, University of Toronto
Daniel Gruner is the Chief Technical Officer at the SciNet High Performance Computing Consortium at the University of Toronto. SciNet runs the largest academic computer systems in Canada. Daniel has more than thirty years' experience in computational science and scientific computing, working with a variety of programming languages, parallel computing, scientific modelling, software architecture, windowing system GUI programming, administration of large Beowulf clusters and large shared-memory parallel computers, system administration, and networking.
He is Professor at the University of Luxembourg since 2003, and was its Vice-President during 10 years after having been the dean of its faculty of law, economics and finance. As vice-president, he was in charge of the conceptual organization of the new campus of the University in Belval (the largest real-estate project of the country, ca. 1 Bn €), organization, international relations and rankings. Before coming to Luxembourg, he previously held academic positions in France (CNRS Paris, University Joseph Fourier Grenoble), and in Germany (Max Planck-Institut für Mathematik Bonn, Technische Universität Berlin). He holds a PhD and a Habilitation in Mathematics.