Juan C. Pichel received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics from University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). In 2006 he received the Ph.D. from University of Santiago de Compostela. He was a visiting postdoctoral researcher at University Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). He also worked as a researcher and project manager at Galicia Supercomputing Center (Spain).
Currently he is an associate professor at University of Santiago de Compostela. His research interests include parallel and distributed computing, Big Data technologies, programming models and software optimization techniques for emerging architectures.