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.