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Carlos Jaime BARRIOS HERNÁNDEZ


I work in supercomputing and distributed systems, mainly in Cluster, Grid and Cloud Computing. My professional-academical life start in Bucaramanga, Department of Santander, in the Republic of Colombia, where I followed studies in Engineering Systems and Computer Science in the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS). Among the years on the engineer formation I was worked in basis studies of computer science issues for astrophysics and aerospace problems. My first works were about the use of the dynamic systems to simulate and modeling complex astrophysical phenomena. These works are made in the Halley Center of Astronomy and Aerospace Sciences at UIS.

With these first research experiences, we was find different problems associated with the low performance and great lack in computer processing. For this reason, I explore the use of Beowulf Clusters based in Linux... and my supercomputing life begins!! My final Engineering Systems project was about the study of the use of Linux Clusters in computer classrooms.

After my Engineer formation, I work as associated teacher for many academic unities: the Physics, Chemical Engineering and Systems and Computer Science schools at UIS.  I gave different courses in Computer Programming, Numerical Methods, Numerical Analysis and I created the course of "Introduction to Distributed and Parallel Programming".

In the same time, I continue with the research works in Astrophysics simulations, but now, using HPC techniques. Also, I start with different projects to develop HPC uses in Bucaramanga, Colombia, with the found of the CeCalcULA group of the Universidad de Los Andes, in Mérida, Venezuela.

In 2004, I go to Grenoble, in France to make the Master Research in Computer Science at the Grenoble University (CEF Scholarship). My master work was advised by the Prof. Yves Denneulin. This work was about the Analysis of Highbanwidth Data Transfer in Clusters. The work was developed in the ID Laboratory (Now, LIG-Montbonnot Laboratory).
I'm Doctor in Computer Science of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, in France. My PhD. research was about the study of Grid Computing Architecture Behaviors for Large Data Transfers. This work was made in the context of a special interaction between the MESCAL Team of the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble at Montbonnot-St Martin (LIG Montbonnot) and the RAINBOW Team of the Laboratory of Informatics, Signals and Systems of Sophia Antipolis (I3S), in France. The research was advised by the Prof. Michel Riveill and the Prof. Yves Denneulin.

During the years of the PhD. Studies, I was part of the GEDEON Project and MEG Project. Also, I participated in the interaction between the LIG-Montbonnot Laboratory and the Parallel and Distributed Architectures Group of the  Instituto de Informàtica of the Universidad Federal de Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Porto Alegre, Brazil and in the ECOS- NORD Action C07M02 (France and Colombia Cooperation).

In my first post-doc job, I was research engineer for the HIPCAL -GWENDIA Project of the MODALIS-I3S Team, at Sophia Antipolis, under the direction of the Doctor Johan Montagnat (CNRS).

Nowadays, I am part of the coordination on the High Performance Computing Center/lab and professor of the Systems Engineering and Informatics School of the Universidad Industrial de Santander, in Bucaramanga, Colombia.
Interests

  • High Peformance Computing
  • High Throughtput Computing
  • Voluntarious Computing
  • Grid Computing and Distributed Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Performance Evaluation (Instantaneous Monitoring of Systems)
  • Numerical Analysis
  • e-Science
  • Dynamic Systems to Model and Simulation of Astronomical and Astrophysics Complex Phenomena

Other interesting interests:
  • History of the Science
  • Criticism
  • Engineering Systems and Computer Science Philosophy
  • Professional and Scientific Educational Projects
Other Academic-Research Activities:

In the past:

  • Co-founder of the Computational Astronomical and Astrophysics Workshop (Centro Halley-Colombia)
  • Many direction and coordination responsabilities in the Centro Halley of Astronomia y Ciencias Aerospaciales (Actually, Grupo Halley de Astronomia y Ciencias Aerospaciales) (1994-2004)
Associations:
  • Honorary Member of the Grupo Halley de Astronomia y Ciencias Aerospaciales
  • IEEE
  • ACM

Hobbies and Leasures:


  • Snowboard (Free-Ride)
  • Photography
  • Music Production (Dr. CJ DJ ;-) )
  • Literature

Curriculum Vitae (Attached File)
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