Dr. Jordi Garcia is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Architecture (DAC) at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, UPC BarcelonaTech. He has an MsC and a PhD degree, both in Computer Science from the UPC Barcelona Tech. Jordi Garcia joined the DAC in 1991. From 2001 to 2004 he was the vice-dean of university extension at the Barcelona School of Informatics (Facultat d'Informatica de Barcelona, FIB), and from 2004 to 2010 he was the vice-dean, head of studies, also at the FIB. From 2010 to 2013 he was the academic director of the Center of Cooperation for Development, and from 2015 to 2016 he has been the Rector's delegate of the SINO-Spanish Campus at the Tongji University, in Shanghai, China.
His current research interests are resources management strategies for smart scenarios, as well as (big) data management and processing for smart cities. Other research activities have been developed in the areas of massively parallel systems, optimization techniques for supercomputing, and the optimization of run-time environments. He has also been interested in the operating systems internal implementation, as well as the run-time interaction between the operating system (Linux) and the virtual environments (Java Virtual Machine).