Rosa M. Badia from BSC receives Euro-Par Achievement Award

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Rosa M. Badia from BSC

Rosa M. Badia from the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre has received the Euro-Par Achievement Award 2019. Euro-Par is a major series of European conferences on parallel processing. The Euro-Par Steering Committee has granted the Euro-Par Achievement Award at the yearly Euro-Par conference since 2008 individuals who have made special contributions to parallel processing.

Recipients of the award have had an extraordinary impact on parallel processing, and have contributed significantly to the Euro-Par conference series. In his address, Prof. Christian Lengauer described Rosa M. Badia as one of the most prominent scientists in high-performance computing in Spain who contributed greatly to the visibility of the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre. Lengauer highlighted Badia’s allegiance to Euro-Par through the years. She served as chair for several topics and co-authored over 17 papers in the conference series.

Rosa M. Badia expressed her gratitude to the steering committee for the award, which is not only due to her merits, but also due to her whole team at BSC and thanks to the support of the BSC direction to her activities. She is especially grateful to this award due to her affiliation to Euro-Par. Along the years she has been able to contribute to the conference in multiple ways, as paper contributor and presenter, as topic chair or co-chair, as workshop organizer and tutorial presenter. She stressed the importance of events such as Euro-Par, which are not only relevant for the quality of the research contributions presented but also because of the people attending the event and the opportunity to start and continue research collaborations, and that in Euro-Par she does not only find colleagues but also good friends.

Rosa M. Badia holds a PhD from the UPC (1994). She is the manager of the Workflows and Distributed computing group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). She is a Scientific Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She graduated on Computer Science at the Facultat d’ Informàtica de Barcelona (UPC, 1989). She was lecturing and doing research at the Computer Architecture Department (DAC) at the UPC from 1989 to 2008, where she held an Associate Professor position from 1997 to 2008; she is currently part-time lecturing again at the same department.

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