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Juan Touriño (Oviedo, 1970) received a B.S.-M.S. in Informatics in 1993 (Best Student Record Award) and a PhD in Computer Engineering in 1998 (Best PhD Thesis Award), both at the University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain. He completed his education through research visits to the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center (UK) and to the CINECA Supercomputing Center (Bologna, Italy). He has been teaching at the Faculty of Computer Science of UDC since 1993 and was promoted to the position of Full Professor in 2007 through the "National Habilitation" process. His main research area is High Performance Computing (HPC), covering a wide range of research topics: high performance communications, networks and architectures, programming languages and compilers for HPC, parallel and distributed algorithms & applications, HPC support for Big Data, cloud computing and, in general, software for HPC. Another active research area is Geographic Information Systems (GIS), mainly cross-cutting with HPC topics. As of October 2020 he has published 175 papers on these lines in international journals and conferences (e.g. ACM/IEEE Supercomputing, ACM/IEEE DAC, ACM ICS, IEEE IPDPS, IEEE/ACM CGO, IEEE CLUSTER, ICPP, IEEE LCN, IEEE/ACM GRID, ACM GIS, IEEE Big Data, etc.), and has supervised 9 PhD Theses (7 of them with the International Mention and 4 awarded as Best PhD Thesis). Prof. Touriño has participated in 155 national and international R&D projects, contracts and networks (in 68 of them as PI or co-PI), funded by competitive public calls or by private contracts.  In fact, 72 of them are contracts with companies and public administrations, with a strong commitment to technology transfer, and culminating with the launching in 2013 of a UDC spin-off  (Torus Software Solutions) to commercialize research results of  Big Data, HPC and cloud computing. Prof. Touriño is co-founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of this company, which has received 18 entrepreneurship awards, including the "Ramón LLull" Spanish National Computer Science Award in 2020. He is coauthor of one US patent and has registered 13 software products in the IP Registry. Prof. Touriño has served in the Program Committee of 80 international conferences (in 7 of them as Chair or Vice-Chair), and has been Guest Editor in 3 international ISI-JCR journals. He has been the Head of the Department of Electronics and Systems in the period 2009-2013.


Last Update: 14-Oct-2020