Emilio Luque is currently a professor of Computer Science and Chairman of the Computer Architecture and Operating System (CAOS) Department at University Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB), Spain. He received the Licenciate (Master) and PhD degrees, both in Physics, from the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM) in 1968 and 1973 respectively.
From 1968 to 1973 he was a research assistant and from 1973 and 1976 he was an associate professor, both positions at University Complutense of Madrid (UCM). During his period as a research assistant he participated, and finally chaired, the group that designed, built and operated a minicomputer. His contributions to the "control unit" design were the topic of his PhD thesis.
In 1976 he moved to University Autonoma of Barcelona where he has served as Chairman of the Electricity and Electronics Department and Chairman of the Computer Science Department, for three periods.
Emilio have been involved, from 1994 and heading his group, in several research project (SEPP, HPCTI , FOREMMS, APART, INFLAME, SPREAD, CrossGrid, . . ) founded by the European Union (EU) and from 1985 to 1992 he participated in the CYTED-D Project (Science and Technology for the Development) of research cooperation with Latin America.
Emilio has been involved in the European Student Exchange Program (Socrates-ERASMUS), from its beginning in 1992, as responsible for the UAB Computer Science students selection and exchange.
Emilio is very proud of his work as supervisor of 11 PhD theses, and of these doctors 3 of them are now Professors (Spain and Argentina) and the others 8 are Associate Professors (Spain and Argentina).
He has been invited lecturer/researcher in Universities of USA (Invited teacher Villanova University in a 4 years cooperation agreement), Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Ireland, Cuba, Italy, Germany and PR of China, and key note speakers in several Conferences (JOIN05 in Portugal, PDP05 in Switzerland, Erbase and BasePar in Brazil, ITEE in Germany, ...).
As a result of his research activities he has published more than 40 papers in technical journals and more than 100 papers at international conferences and his current/major research areas are: computer architecture, interconnection networks, task scheduling in parallel systems, parallel and distributed simulation environments, environment and programming tools for automatic performance tuning in parallel systems, cluster and Grid computing, parallel computing for environmental applications (forest fire simulation, forest monitoring) and distributed video on demand (VoD) systems.
In the area of Computer Science Education Emilio has published papers in the IEEE (Trans. on Education) and ACM (Journal of Educational Resources in Computing, (JERIC)) magazines and conferences (SIGCSE).
Research and teaching activities are merged in a current project in Technology Transfer, the "Multimedia Services Platform for Educational Centres" project.
Emilio has served on many boards and advisory councils of different organizations (Spanish Research Council, National Agency for Research Evaluation, EuroPar, ...).