VELOX Partners

Dr. Osman S. Unsal

Osman UnsalOsman Unsal is co-leader of the Architectural Support for Programming Models group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. Dr. Unsal is also a researcher at the BSC-Microsoft Research Centre. His current research interests include computer architecture, reliability, and ensuring programmer productivity. He holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Brown University, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, respectively.

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Prof. Pascal Felber

Pascal FelberPascal Felber received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
From 1998 to 2002, he has worked at Oracle Corporation and Bell-Labs (Lucent Technologies) in the USA. From 2002 to 2004, he has been an Assistant Professor at Institut EURECOM in France. Since October 2004, he is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, working in the field of dependable and distributed systems.

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Prof. Christof Fetzer

Prof. Christof FetzerChristof Fetzer has an endowed chair (Heinz-Nixdorf endowment) in Systems Engineering in the Computer Science Department at the Dresden University of Technology. He is the chair of the Computational Engineering International Masters Program at the Computer Science Department.

He received his diploma in computer science from the University of Kaiserlautern, Germany (Dec. 1992, with honor) and his Ph.D. from UC San Diego ( March 1997, GPA 4.0). As a student he received a two-year scholarship from the DAAD and won two best student paper awards (SRDS and DSN). He was a finalist of the 1998 Council of Graduate Schools/UMI distinguished dissertation award and won a IEE mather premium in 1999. Dr. Fetzer joined AT&T Labs-Research in August 1999 and has been a principal member of technical staff until March 2004.

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Dipl. Inf. Torvald Riegel

Torvald Riegel has been working at the Systems Engineering Group at the Dresden University of Technology since September 2005. He has a diploma in computer science from the Dresden University of Technology. In 2006, he won Sun Microsystems' CoolThreads Prize for Innovation. 

Dr. Vincent Gramoli

Vincent-GramoliVincent Gramoli received a Master's degree in computer science from Université de Paris 7 in 2003 and a Master's degree in distributed systems from Université de Paris Sud in 2004. The same year he worked as a visiting research assistant with Alex Shvartsman. He obtained his PhD on large-scale dynamic distributed shared memory in 2007 from Université de Rennes 1 at IRISA and INRIA Futurs (Saclay) under the supervision of Michel Raynal. In fall 2007, he worked as a visiting scientist at Cornell University with Ken Birman and Robbert van Renesse.

Since 2008, he is a postdoc fellow at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Rachid Guerraoui's group and at Université de Neuchâtel (UniNe) with Pascal Felber working on software transactional memory.

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Prof. Rachid Guerraoui

Rachid GuerraouiRachid Guerraoui has been affiliated with Ecole des Mines of Paris, the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique of Saclay, Hewlett Packard Laboratories and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked in a variety of aspects of distributed computing, including distributed algorithms and distributed programming languages. He is most well known for his work on e-Transactions, epidemic information dissemination and indulgent algorithms.

He co-authored a book on Transactional Systems (Hermes) and a book on reliable distributed programming (Springer). He was program chair of ECOOP 1999, ACM Middleware 2001, IEEE SRDS 2002 and DISC 2004.

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Prof. Nir Shavit

Nir ShavitNir Shavit received a B.A. and M.Sc. from the Technion and a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University, all in Computer Science. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at IBM Almaden Research Center, Stanford University, and MIT, and a Visiting Professor at MIT.

He joined the computer science department at Tel-Aviv University in 1992 and was at various periods since 1999 a Member of Technical Staff at Sun Microsystems Laboratories.

Prof. Shavit is the recipient of the Israeli Industry Research Prize in 1993 and the ACM/EATCS G\"odel Prize in Theoretical Computer Science in 2004.

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Dr. Yehuda Afek

Yehuda AfekYehuda Afek received a B.A.from the Technion in Electrical Engineering, and M.Sc and Ph.D. from University of California Los-Angeles (UCLA) in 1983 and 1985 respectively, both in Computer Science. He was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell-Labs from 1985 to 1988 when he joined the computer science department at Tel-Aviv University.

He was a consultant for AT&T research labs from 1988 to 2000. In 2001 he co-founded Riverhead Networks, which was the only company to provide a real solution to the Distributed Denial of Service attacks on the Internet. Riverhead was acquired by Cisco in 2004, when he became a director at Cisco, where his group is involved in transforming several security applications into multi-core architectures.

Dr. Afek has over 25 years of experience in designing algorithm and data structures for distributed networks and shared memory, and has authored over eighty journal and conference papers and over ten patents.

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Dipl. Inf. Ulrich Drepper

Ulrich Drepper received his diploma in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe. He has a long-time involvement in the free software development and is a paid for this since 1996 when he joined the first company support free software, Cygnus Solutions.

Since 1999 he works for Red Hat, Inc. from Raleigh, NC, where he is working in the CTO office and as technical director for the group responsible for software development tools and basic runtime libraries. He has published numerous papers and articles, most of them available through the home page.

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Prof. Per Stenström

Per StenstromI'm a professor of computer engineering at Chalmers University of Technology since 1995 where I teach and manage research in computer architecture. Two years back, I started a company (Nema Labs) to meet the challenge that multi-core architectures impose on the program developement community. I was previously on the faculty of Lund University where I received my MS in EE and Ph. D. in CE. My research program centers on computer architecture with a current research emphasis on design principles for chip multiprocessors.

My publications in the past include about a hundred published papers and two textbooks. I have been a visiting scientist at Carnegie Mellon University (1987-1988), Stanford University (1991), and University of Southern California (1993) and most recently (2003), I spent my sabbatical leave at Sun Microsystems. I'm on the editorial board of of Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and on the IEEE Computer Architecture Letters and am the founding editor-in-chief of Transactions on HiPEAC. I have served about 50 program committees for computer architecture and parallel processing conferences over the last ten years. I acted as the general chair of the 28th Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) in 2001 and as program chair of the same symposium in 2004. I'm a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the ACM, and SIGARCH. For more details about my accomplishments, consult my CV.

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Gina Alioto

Gina Alioto
Gina Alioto has more than eleven years of experience as a Project Manager. She spent more than seven of those years in the Silicon Valley managing cross-functional and technical teams in technology and embedded systems development projects across multiple borders. She has led teams to release innovative consumer electronics / computer products for Sony VAIO, D&M Holdings (Denon, Marantz) and ReplayTV. She has coordinated the technical development of a 17 million euro FP6 Integrated Project.  At the BSC, she previously managed private collaborations with key industrial partners including Microsoft and IBM. In addition to VELOX, she currently coordinates FP7 STREPs PROARTIS and ENCORE.   She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.

Dipl. Inf. Guy Korland

Guy Korland has been working at the Multicore Group (CS) at the Tel-Aviv University of Technology since January 2008. He has a diploma and a master in computer science from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

Dr. Adrian Cristal

Adrián Cristal received the “licenciatura” in Compuer Science from Universidad de Buenos Aires (FCEN) in 1995 and the PhD. degree in Computer Science in 2006, from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain. From 1992 to 1995 he has been lecturing in Neural Network and Compiler Design. In UPC, from 2003 to 2006 he has been lecturing on computer organization. Currently, and since 2006, he is researcher in Computer Architecture group at BSC. He is currently co-manager of the “Computer Arquitecture for parallel paradigms”. His research interests cover the areas of microarchitecture, multicore architectures, and programming models for multicore architectures. He has published around 60 publications in these topics and participated in several research projects with other universities and industries, in framework of the European Union programmes or in direct collaboration with technology leading companies.

Javier Arias

Javier Arias received a Master of Science in Computer Engineering and a Diploma in Computer Systems from Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain. Previously, he has worked for the United Nations University and the University of Leuven. He was the IT Manager of the Economic and Commercial Office of Spain (Embassy of Spain) Helsinki/Oslo at ICEX. He is in charge of integrating the open source HW/SW Stack for the Velox Project and coordination of the high-level testing and bug reporting processes.