Allen D. Malony is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the Unversity of Oregon. Malony received the B.S. and M.S. degress in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1980 and 1982, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in October 1990. From 1981 to 1985, Malony worked at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California. From 1986 to 1991, he was a Senior Software Engineer at the University of Illinois Center for Supercomputing Research and Development, where he was the leader of the performance evaluation project for the Cedar multiprocessor. In 1991, Malony joined the faculty at Oregon, spending his first year as a Fulbright Research Scholar and visiting Professor at Utrecht University in The Netherlands.
Dr. Malony was awarded the NSF National Young Investigator award in 1994. In 1999 he was a Fulbright Research Scholar to Austria resident at the University of Vienna. Dr. Malony was awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior U.S. Scientists by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2002. He was promoted to Full Professor in 2004.
Pedro J. Garcia is currently an Assistant Professor at the Computing Systems Department of University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain, as well as the Department Vice-Chair. His research interests focus on high-speed interconnection networks for high-performance computing (HPC) systems and datacenters. In particular, he has developed several strategies for high-performance interconnection networks, mainly congestion management schemes and routing algorithms, which have been published in top-ranked journals (IEEE Micro, IEEE TPDS, Elsevier’s JPDC, etc..) and conferences (HPCA, Supercomputing, HIPC, ICPP, etc..).
He has been the coordinator of two research projects, supported respectively by the Spanish Government and by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha, besides participating in other (more than 30) research projects, some of them supported by the European Commission. He has been also the coordinator of a Research & Development Agreement between UCLM and Simula Labs (Norway). He has organized four international workshops (WHTRA, in 2009 and 2011, and HiPINEB in 2015 and 2016), besides organizing a Summer School at UCLM (2010).
Massimo Lamanna received a Ph.D. in High-Energy Physics in 1993 at the Trieste University, Italy. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of scientific computing leading projects in the area of data management, monitoring, user access to grid resources and user/community support within the High-Energy Physics community. Notably he coordinated different activities in the area of distributed computing in the LCG project (LHC experiments) and in the COMPASS and ATLAS experiments.
He also fostered collaboration across user communities (Biology, Climatology, Telecommunication, etc…) and initiated the EGEE User Forum, one of the largest and most active events in the grid computing field. For the last 4 years he is responsible for all the disk-data management operations at CERN. He is responsible for managing the data from the LHC experiments to the CERN computer centres; for the CERN disk farms exchanges with collaborating centres world-wide; to serve data to be processed and recorded to tape; to enable thousands of physicists for the final data analysis.