I am an Associate Professor at the Computing Systems Department (DSI) of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain.
In November 2006, I joined the research group on high-performance networks and architectures (RAAP), UCLM, under the supervision of Profs. Francisco J. Quiles and Pedro J. Garcia. In December 2011, I defended my Ph.D. dissertation. I worked as a postdoc in the RAAP group until the end of 2013, with fruitful international collaborations during my research stays in Simula Labs, Oslo (Norway), and Heidelberg University (Germany). In January of 2014, I moved to the industry, working as a Senior Ph.D. engineer in Oracle Corporation, Oslo, (Norway), where I was involved in the development of the Linux host-stack for Oracle’s InfiniBand EDR (100 Gb/s) technology. In this project, I applied my background in interconnection networks to the design and implementation of innovative and efficient solutions, which were included in a commercial product. In 2015, I moved to the Technical University of Valencia (UPV) as a postdoc researcher, under the supervision of Prof. Jose Duato, with a competitive grant Juan de la Cierva – call of 2014 (8 grants were awarded from 105 applications, and I was in the 6th position, i.e. 7,5% of acceptance rate). In December 2015, came back to the RAAP group, UCLM, with a SECTI research associate grant co-funded by UCLM own research program and European FSE Funds (20 grants were awarded among 89 applications, and I was in the 2nd position, i.e. 22% of acceptance rate). My research interests include high-performance interconnection networks for high-performance computer clusters and Data-centres, network topologies, routing algorithms, and congestion management.
Although I usually collaborate with my Ph.D. advisors, I conduct independent research in interconnect technologies for Data-centres to be transferred to the Industry. On this matter, I have participated in meetings of the IEEE 802.1 TSN working group in Pittsburgh, USA (May 2018), and San Diego, USA (July 2018), giving two conferences to support the IEEE 802.1Qcz standardization amendment (Congestion Isolation for Lossless Ethernet Networks), which was finally accepted to be included in the 802.1Q Standard. I have participated in more than 10 research projects funded by Regional, National, and International funds, and I have also collaborated in R&D agreements with private companies. Moreover, I am the Principal Investigator of one Regional Project funded by “Excma. Diputación de Albacete” (the call was competitive). I have co-supervised one doctoral thesis, and I am currently co-supervising one more.
I have published more than 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. I am also co-inventor of three national patents (one of them with the previous examination), and one international patent (currently under revision). Regarding other research collaborations, I maintain collaborations with UPV (Profs. Jose Duato and Jose Flich), Simula Labs (Profs. Olav Lysne and Tor Skeie), Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg (Prof. Holger Fröning), ETH Zürich (Prof. Torsten Hoefler) and the ATLAS experiment at CERN (Wainer Vandelli). I also collaborate with the industry, especially with companies such as Huawei, Atos-BULL, Mellanox, and Intel. I have served as Guest Editor in the journals JPDC, Journal of Supercomputing (JSC), and CCPE; as a Reviewer in international journals, such as TPDS, IEEE Micro, JPDC, JSC or CCPE, and as Program Committee Member in international conferences, such as ICPP, HoTi, CCGrid, etc. I have given one keynote at an international conference. I am the co-organizer of the HiPINEB workshop, which has been organized during 5 editions.