José Mª Cela
PhD. in Telecommunication Engineering, Professor of Computer Architecture at UPC and director of the Department of Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (CASE) at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS). He has directed more than 25 R & D projects (and participated in more than 40), has published over 120 articles and has participated in more than 100 international conferences. His research is related to numerical simulation in engineering and high performance computing (HPC). In recent years, his research has focused on the energy sector. He is responsible for the Joint Research Centre Repsol-BSC (RBRC). The RBRC is dedicated to the development of tools for seismic imaging, reservoir modelling, chemical reactors and solving different problems on the computational mechanics area. In addition, he is responsible for the macro-research project with Iberdrola renewables and several other projects, some of them in the field of fusion energy.