Hello, I am Josep Lluí­s Berral-García, researcher, specialist in applied machine learning and data mining, focusing on autonomic data-center management systems.

Short bio

Josep Lluís Berral received his Engineering degree in Informatics (2007), M.Sc. in Computer Architecture (2008), and Ph.D. in Computer Science (2013) at BarcelonaTech-UPC. He works in applications of data mining and machine learning on data-center and cloud environments at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) within the “Data-Centric Computing” group. He is currently collaborating in projects with IBM and Databricks, and previously with Microsoft, Cisco and Intel. He did research at the High-Performance Computing group and at the Relational Algorithms, Complexity and Learning group at BarcelonaTech-UPC. Also he has been at the DarkLab group at Rutgers University (Piscataway, NJ) as a Visitor Scholar in 2012, also in IBM Watson Labs (Yorktown, NY) in 2019. He was awarded with a Juan de la Cierva research fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Economy in 2016. He is an IEEE and ACM member.

Current occupation

  • 2014 – Ongoing: Researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Post-doc at Barcelona-Tech (UPC).



  • 2018 – Ongoing: Lecturer at Faculty of Informatics of Barcelona, and UPC-School in Barcelona.