Jose M. Garcia received an MS degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD degree in Computer Engineering both from the Technical University of Valencia. He is a professor of Computer Architecture at the Department of Computer Engineering at the University of Murcia (Spain), and also the Head of the Research Group on Parallel Computer Architecture.

Prof. García served as Vice-Dean of the School of Computer Science from 1995 until 1997. He also served as Director of the Computer Engineering Department from 1998 till 2004 at the same university, and recently, he has served as the Dean of the School of Computer Science for seven years.

He has developed several courses on Computer Structure, Computer Architecture, Parallel Computer Architecture, Peripheral Devices, and Multicomputer Design. He was involved in the “EA-Grid: Euro-Asia United Establishment of Double Degree Master Programme in Grid Computing”, which was an Education and Research Network in Grid Computing between the EU and Asia funded by the European Commission with Cranfield University (UK) as the coordinator, University of Murcia (Spain) and University of Technologie Compiegne (France) from Europe, and 8 Chinese universities.

He specializes in Computer Architecture, Parallel Processing and Interconnection Networks. His current research interests lie in the design of power-efficient heterogeneous systems, and the development of data-intensive applications for those systems (especially bioinspired evolutionary algorithms, and bioinformatics apps for new drug discovery). He has supervised fifteen doctoral Theses and has published more than 140 refereed papers in different journals and conferences in these fields.

Prof. García has been the co-organizer of the workshop on Exploiting Silicon Photonics for energy-efficient heterogeneous parallel architectures (2014 and 2015) at the HiPEAC Conference. He has acted many times as Expert Evaluator for some Spanish National and Regional Research Agencies. Prof. García is a member of HiPEAC, the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation. He is also a member of several international associations such as the IEEE and ACM.

Finally, Prof. García has been very active in topics related to the youth education, and he has published several papers on educational issues. He was a member of the Staff of the CM La Alameda (a student residence of the University of Valencia), and of the Nerpio Young Association, and also of the Azarbe Familiar Association. Currently, he is member of the Board of Directors of the Club Universitario Pinatar, a student association of the University of Murcia which promotes the cultural, personal and professional formation of the students.

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