Completion Date: July 8, 2011
Keywords: high-performance computing, interconnection networks, adaptive routing, fault tolerance, deadlock avoidance
Personal Web Page: http://gent.uab.cat/gzarza
Online resume: http://gent.uab.es/gzarza
Over the last ten years, I’ve been living, studying and working in 3 different countries (Argentina, Spain and Norway), where I have had the opportunity to get to know and interact with people from contrasting cultures. Along that time, I have managed to keep an active social life while being among the top students, managing multiple projects without loosing attention to detail. I consider that many of the skills I’ve developed during this time are transferable and highly valuable in any dynamic work environment.
I’ve always been proactive, highly motivated, and eager to face challenges. From an early age, I have been self-taught. At just 14 years old, I designed a complete website about the solar system and space programs because there were no complete websites in Spanish at that time. It has always been one of my hobbies. Three years later, I decided to move to a different state (over 700 miles away from my home, family and friends) to study Computer Science Engineering. It wasn’t easy at all, but the combination of hard work, determination and sound organizational skills led me to complete my studies earlier than expected, as first graduate of the class. In early 2007, I moved to Barcelona, where in four years I finished two masters degrees and the PhD in High-Performance Computing with the European Doctorate Mention (obtained after a 3-months research stay at the Simula Research Laboratory, Norway).
I gained valuable experience in engineering working as intern at the Web Engineering team of my University in Argentina, where I developed skills on web-based systems and user interfaces. The commitment of my team was noticed and we were soon commissioned the development of the University’s Learning Objects Repository. Additionally, we were selected to represent the University in several programming contest, including the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. This experience developed my ability to take responsibilities and work under pressure.
Teamwork and projects were a constant part of my education, not only in Argentina but also in Spain, where I worked on a multidisciplinary and multicultural team at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Our research group had students and professors from different faculties and 14 differ- ent countries, such as Australia, Vietnam, India, Germany, Poland, Spain, Brazil and Argentina, among others. Learning to deal with this cultural and academical diversity was an enriching experience.
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AI / Machine Learning / Robotics / Vision, Computer Science Education / Educational Technology, Hardware / Architecture, Networks / Operating Systems, Numerical/Scientific Computing / HPC / Data-Intensive Scalable Computing, Programming Languages / Compilers, Software Engineering, Theory / Algorithms