Dr. Toni Cortes

Short Bio

Toni Cortes is the manager of the storage-system group at the BSC (since 2006) and is also 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).

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 111 technical papers (27 journal papers and 84 international conferences and workshops), 3 book chapters, and has co-edited one book on mass storage systems. In addition, he has also advised 11 PhD thesis.

Dr. Cortes has been involved in several EU projects (Paros, Nanos, POP, XtreemOS, Scalus, IOlanes, PRACE, MontBlanc, EUDAT, Big Storage, IOStack, NextGenIO, Rethinkbig, and Severo Ochoa) and has also participated in cooperation with IBM (TJW research lab) on scalability issues both for MPI and UPC.

He is also editor of the Cluster Computing Journal and the coordinator of the SSI task in the IEEE TCSS. He has served in many international conference program committees and/or organizing committees and was general chair for the Cluster 2006 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.