Professor Jordi Torres
Jordi Torres has a Masters degree in Computer Science from the
Technical University of Catalonia (UPC, 1988) and also holds a Ph. D.
from the same institution (Best UPC Computer Science Thesis Award,
1993). Currently he is a full professor in the Computer Architecture
Department at UPC. He has more than twenty years of
experience in research and development of advanced distributed and
parallel systems in the High Performance Computing Group at UPC. He has
been a visiting researcher at the "Center for Supercomputing Research
& Development" at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois, USA, 1992).
His current principal interest as a researcher is making IT resources
more efficient, and focuses on the resource management needs of
modern distributed and parallel cloud computing environments.
Currently he is actively working to combine the research from different
research areas such as autonomic computing, parallel and distributed
systems, performance modelling, virtualization, machine learning,
amongst others, to reasonably stem the difficulties to obtain more
sustainable IT by itself (Green Computing).
He has more than a hundred publications in journals, conferences and
book chapters. He is member of IEEE, ACM and ISOC and was involved in
several conferences organized by these associations. Currently he is
also a member of the Management Committee of the EU COST action in
Green Computing "Energy efficiency in large scale distributed systems"
and a member of the Steering Committee IEEE -TCSC Technical Area of
He was a member of the European Center for Parallelism of Barcelona
(CEPBA) (1994-2004) and a member of the board of managers of CEPBA-IBM
Research Institute (CIRI) (2000-2004). In 2005 the Barcelona
Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación
(BSC) was founded and he was nominated as a Manager for Autonomic
Systems and eBusiness Platforms research line in BSC. He has worked and
works in a number of EU and industrial research and development
He lectures on Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Computer
Architecture and on Performance Evaluation in the UPC. He has been
Vice-dean of Institutional Relations at the Computer Science School
(1998-2001), and a member of the Catedra Telefonica-UPC where he worked
in teaching innovation (2003-2005). He has also participated in
numerous academic management activities and institutional
representation from 1990 onwards. Currently he is a member of the
University Senate and member of the Board of Governors.