Speaker profile

David Carrera

CTO - Nearby Computing SL

David Carrera is CTO, Chairman and co-founder of the start-up NearbyComputing, a spinoff of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). He holds a PhD in Computer Science (2008). He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in topics related to datacenter optimization and workload orchestration. In 2015 he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant (2015-2020), an ICREA Academia award (2015) and an ERC Proof of Concept grant (2017). At BSC he led several industrial projects and collaborations with IBM, Microsoft, Intel and Cisco among others. In 2018 he was awarded a medal in the Agustín de Betancourt prize for young researchers by the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering. He was a post-doc Visiting Research Scholar at IBM Watson (Yorktown, NY) in 2012