Rosa M. Badia holds a PhD from the UPC (1994). Before, she graduated on Computer Science at the Facultat d' Informàtica de Barcelona (UPC, 1989). She has been lecturing and doing research at the Computer Architecture Department (DAC) at the UPC from 1989 to 2008, where she held an Associate Professor position from 1997 to 2008 (my DAC homepage); she is currently part-time lecturing again at the same department. Currently she is a Scientific Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) . She is also the manager of the Grid computing and Clusters group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).