Curriculum Vitae ↧

About me

Hello, my name is Josep Lluís Berral-García (that is catalan for "Joseph Louis"), and I am from Sants (this is in Barcelona, Spain).

  • After finishing my Full Engineering degree (2002 to 2007), I've been working in the LARCA Research Group (prof. Ricard Gavaldà) and the HPC/BSC-Autonomic Research Group (prof. Jordi Torres), focusing on Cloud/Multi-DataCenter Computing, Data Mining and Energy Management, while finishing my Master degree (2007-2008) and my Ph.D. degree (2008-2013). Currently I am at Barcelona Supercomputing Center as a post-doc (with Dr. David Carrera), also at the BSC-Microsoft Research center (2014).

  • Further, I've stayed 6 months in Rutgers University (New Jersey), at the Dark-Lab Research Group (prof. Ricardo Bianchini), working with solar and wind powered DataCenters.

  • I've been teaching Information retrieval at the Faculty of Informatics of Barcelona (2011); also Digital Systems, Object Oriented Design, Computer Engineering and Data Bases at the Open University of Spain (2013-2017); also the Data Mining Security* at the UPC-VIU joint Master on CyberSecurity (2016-2017) [* ongoing].

  • Aside of academia and research, I've been working temporarily at Systelab Technologies (Werfen Group), as Software Quality Engineer. Also I attempted to set up a project on digital content delivery, at "Digital Editions Episoda", as CTO and Founder.

Other stuff
  • I've been involved in things related to press/magazine edition and ilustration, as contributing with l'Oasi (The Informatics School Magazine), from 2005-2014 (Chief Editor from 2008 to 2010). Further I pretend to be a cartoonist, and sketch some web-comic strips, like JRS Comics. Also I like stuff related to Operating Systems, like coding low-level software for handheld videogame systems like Nintendo GameBoy Advance, or Amstrad CPC464's.

If you want to know more about me, just following these lines you can find my Curriculum Vitae, also you can contact me!

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

2016/11 - Ongoing 2014/11 - Ongoing

2014/06 - 2014/09 2013/09 - 2017/06
  • Assistant Teacher at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia - Open University of Spain UNED-Barcelona. Teaching courses Digital Electronics, Computer Engineering (Part I), DataBases and Object Oriented Application Design.
2012/11 - 2014/11
  • CSO and Founder of Digital Editions Episoda, project for Digital Content Distribution on the Cloud.
2009/09 - 2013/09 2008/09 - 2013/11
  • Researcher at the LARCA Research Group at the Department of Software, collaborating with the Autonomic-HPC Research Group at Computer Architecture Department, granted by the Ministry of Science. Working on Green Computing, focused on Prediction and Modeling area. Also teaching Information Retrieval as Assistant Teacher at FIB.
2008/02 - 2008/10
  • System Administration Support at Signal Theory and Communications Department (TSC – UPC) Computing Lab.
2006/09 - 2008/08
  • Researcher at the Autonomic-HPC Research Group at Computer Architecture Department. Working on Autonomic Computing, focus on Prediction and Modeling area.
2004/06 - 2007/07
  • Administrative Support at Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB) Academic Secretary.


Ph.D. studies at Technical University of Catalonia – BarcelonaTech (UPC)
  • 2009/09 – 2013/11: PhD thesis: "Improved Self-Management of DataCenter Systems Applying Machine Learning".
    Advisors: Jordi Torres and Ricard Gavaldà.
Degree on Advanced Studies at Computer Architecture Department at BarcelonaTech (DAC – UPC)
  • 2008/09 – 2009/07 PhD Thesis Proposal: "Improved Self-Management of Complex Cloud Systems Applying Machine Learning".
    Advisors: Jordi Torres and Ricard Gavaldà.
M.Sc. in Computer Architecture, Networks and Systems, at Computer Architecture Department (DAC – UPC)
  • 2007/09 – 2008/07 Master Thesis: "Distributed Framework Against Flooding Attacks Based on Machine Learning".
    Advisors: Jordi Torres and Ricard Gavaldà.
Degree in Computer Science (5 year-long study program) at Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona (FIB – UPC)
  • 2002/09 – 2007/07 Degree Project: "Auto-adaptive Client Admission System in Web Environments".
    Advisors: Jordi Torres and Ricard Gavaldà.

Technical Skills

  • Specialist in: Autonomic and Cloud Computing, Data Mining and Analysis, Machine Learning, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Web-Services, Operating Systems, Distributed Systems and Communications.
  • Programming languages: R, C/C++, Java, PHP, HTML/CSS, BASH scripting, Python.
  • Other skills: Linux/UNIX systems, Apache Spark, Scrum methodologies, GIT/SVN repositories for development.

Spoken Languages

  • Catalan: Native
  • Spanish: Native
  • English: Professional working proficiency

Other Merits

  • Rutgers, State University of New Jersey: Scholar Visit to Rutgers with professor Ricardo Bianchini, from January to July 2012.

  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    → “Data Mining and Security” Subject Coordinator, joint Master UPC-VIU on CyberSecurity, since 2016.
    → “Distributed Machine Learning”, Master on Big Data Management, Technologies and Analytics, since 2017.
  • Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
    → “DataBases”, Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
    → “Computer Engineering”, Spring 2015, 2016, 2017.
    → “Object-Oriented Application Design”, Spring 2016.
    → “Digital Electronics”, Autumn 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona
    → “Information Retrieval” (practical sessions), Autumn 2011.

  • PhD Theses: David Buchaca Prats (ongoing), Shuja-ur-Rehman Baig (ongoing), Alberto Gutierrez Torre (ongoing)
  • Master Theses: Katsiaryna Krasnashchok (2017), Alberto Gutiérrez Torre (2017), Gonzalo Gómez Sánchez (ongoing)
  • Engineering Theses: Jordi Roldán Llinàs (2011), Alberto Gutiérrez Torre (2014)

  • Computer Architecture Department
    → Member of the Department Council and Committee. From July 2006 to July 2007.
  • Faculty of Informatics of Barcelona
    → Member of the Faculty Council, from July 2004 to July 2007.
    → Member of the Faculty Academic Committees, from July 2004 to July 2007.
    → Member of the Students Council (DAFIB), from June 2004 to July 2007; Secretary('06), President('07).
    → Member of the Committee of the Faculty Spring festival (FestaFIB), from June 2004 to July 2007; President('06-'07).
    → Member of the Faculty Student Magazine (Associació Cultural l'Oasi), from June 2005 to December 2013; Chief editor('08-'10).

  • Member of IEEE, since 2017
  • Member of the "Green-IT Conferences" list project. From 2009 to 2013. Link

  • Reviewer at IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
  • Reviewer at IEEE Transactions on Networks and Systems Management (TNSM)
  • Reviewer at IEEE Networks magazine (Network)
  • Reviewer at Elsevier Sustainable Computing (SUSCOM)
  • Reviewer at IEEE/ACM Intl. Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGRID)
  • Reviewer at Intl. European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (EuroPAR)
  • Reviewer at IEEE Intl. Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC)
  • Reviewer at IEEE Intl. Conference on Big Data (BigData)

  • Program Committee at IEEE ICDM-Workshops 2016 "International Conference on Data Mining".
  • Volunteer at IJCAI 2011 – “International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence”.
  • Volunteer at ECML-PKDD 2010 – “European Conference on Machine Learning - Principles and Practices on Knowledge Discovery”.
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