Organizing Committee

Dr. Juan Pablo Mallarino Robayo

Physicist from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, obtained my Ph.D. in Physics from Universidad de los Andes developing analytic models for stiff rod-like polyelectrolytes thru molecular simulations. During my post-doctoral stay in Universidad de los Andes, we revised the Contact Theorem for the Cell Model and Manning condensation phenomenon for the two-dimensional one component plasma. As of today, I am the HPC Coordinator and Researcher for the School of Sciences in Universidad de los Andes. I have a strong background on theoretical statistical mechanics, programming languages such as C/C++, Python, R and SQL, and Linux administration for cluster environments with application development and deployment.


Skype: jpmallarino


Mrs. Martha Lucía Cepeda

Biologist – Microbiologist with 15+ years of experience in formulation, development and administration of Science, Technology and Innovation projects. Technology transfer and commercialization leader of biotech developments with 5+ years leading strategic growth in life sciences and food science and technology, guiding product conceptualization, R&D, product and services development, regulatory compliance and intellectual property initiatives for Corporación CorpoGen, a biotech center based in Bogota-Colombia. Currently, research affairs coordinator of the School of Sciences at Universidad de los Andes.


Dr. Carlos Eduardo Álvarez

Biologist with a Masters in Physics from Universidad de los Andes. Obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Université Paris XI developing models on ferrofluids and charged colloids via molecular simulations. He realized his post-doctoral stay in the Technische Universität of Berlín, where he elaborated the numerical simulation of magnetic nano-sticks. Currently, he is Professor of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science in Universidad del Rosario - Bogotá.


Skype: carl.alv


Dr. Harold Castro

Harold Castro graduated as Computing and System Engineer at Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. He got a D.E.A (MSc) from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), in Grenoble, France and since 1995 he holds a Ph.D. in computer science from INPG also. Associate professor at the Computing and Systems Department at Universidad de los Andes, he is the director of the COMIT (Communications and Information Technology) research group which main research focus are distributed systems and High Performance Computing (HPC) Systems. Dr. Castro personally leads institutional and national cloud and HPC initiatives, and he was national coordinator for the establishment of a grid HPC platform between Europe and Latina America.

His interest areas are: HPC, distributed systems and cloud computing.

Dr. Esteban Hernández

PhD on Engineering with focus on HPC for Weather Forecasting. Senior Software architect with +13 years of experience, my abilities including deep understanding of availability, performance, security and capacity planning. I own a strong understanding and experience on Big Data environments using Data Sciences tools and techniques. I develop an active research role on High Performance computing for Weather Forecast, Distributed Data Processing and Data Security. I have supported generation of high availability architectures based on open source software with JBoss, Glassfish and Apache Tomcat, tuning of computing platforms to achieve high processing performance and the implementation of scientific programs using OpenMP, MPI, CUDA, OpenCL and OpenACC and other parallel frameworks and languages. I have strong experience on Linux administration and compiling process using opensource gcc, Intel ICC, Ifort , pgi and MPI with focus on profiling applications.


Skype: eshernan


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