Short bio

Toni Cortes is an associate professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (since 1998). He received his M.S. in computer science in 1992 and his Ph.D. also in computer science in 1997 (both at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya).Currently he develops his research at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, where he acted as the leader of the storage system research group from 2006 til 2019. Since 1992, Toni as been teaching operating system and computer architecture courses at the Barcelona school of informatics (UPC) and from 2000 to 2004 he also served as vicedean for international affair at the same school.

His research concentrates in storage systems, programming models for scalable distributed systems and operating systems. He has published 131 technical papers (34 journal papers and 97 international conferences and workshops), 4 book chapters, and has co-edited one book on mass storage systems. In addition, he has also advised 16 Ph.D. thesis.

Dr. Cortes has been involved in several EU projects (Paros, Nanos, POP, XtreemOS, Scalus, IOlanes, PRACE, MontBlanc, EUDAT, BigStorage, IOStack, NextGenIO, Rethinkbig, Severo Ochoa, mF2C, Xpertise, and Elastic) and has also participated in cooperation with IBM (TJW research lab) on scalability issues both for MPI and UPC, and Intel in understanding Luster behavior and heterogeneous memory placement.

He is also editor of the Cluster Computing Journal and served as the coordinator of the SSI task in the IEEE TCSS. He has also served in many international conference program committees and/or organizing committees and was general chair for the Cluster 2006 and 2021 conference, LaSCo 2008, XtreemOS summit 2009, and SNAPI 2010. He is also served as the chair of the steering committee for the Cluster conference series (2011-2014). His involvement in IEEE CS has been awarded by the "Certificate of appreciation" in 2007.



Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Campus Nord, room C6-118
Jordi Girona 1-3
08034 Barcelona 


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+34 934 016 950

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