Dr. Juan Pablo Mallarino Robayo
Physicist from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, obtained my Ph.D. in Physics from Universidad de los Andes developing analytic models for stiff rod-like polyelectrolytes through molecular simulations. During my post-doctoral stay in Universidad de los Andes, we revised the Contact Theorem for the Cell Model and Manning condensation phenomenon for the two-dimensional one-component plasma. As of today, I am the HPC Coordinator and Researcher for the School of Sciences in Universidad de los Andes. I have a strong background on theoretical statistical mechanics, programming languages such as C/C++, Python, R and SQL, and Linux administration for cluster environments with application development and deployment.
Dr. Carlos Eduardo Álvarez
Biologist with a Master in Physics from Universidad de los Andes. Obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Université Paris XI developing models on ferrofluids and charged colloids via molecular simulations. He realized his post-doctoral stay in the Technische Universität of Berlín, where he worked on numerical simulations of magnetic nano-rods. Currently, he is Professor of the School of Engineering, Science and Technology at Universidad del Rosario – Bogotá.
Dr. Esteban Hernández
PhD on Engineering with focus on HPC for Weather Forecasting. Senior Software architect with +17 years of experience, my strengths include a deep understanding of availability, performance, security, and capacity planning. I also have a deep understanding of and experience working with Big Data environments using Data Sciences tools and techniques. He has developed generations of high availability architectures based on open source software with JBoss, Glassfish and Apache Tomcat, tuned computing platforms to achieve high processing performance and implemented scientific programs using OpenMP, MPI, CUDA, OpenCL and OpenACC, and other parallel frameworks and languages. Currently working as Senior Big Data Architect on AWS
Dr. Jose de Vega
Jose De Vega leads a research group at the Earlham Institute (Norwich, UK) focused on producing and integrating genomic and phenomic data from crops important to global food security. To do this, we collaborate with plant breeders, researchers and gene banks from other British institutes, CGIAR centers, and tropical countries. The Earlham Institute specializes in exploring genome diversity using sequencing technologies and data science in the fields of food security, health, and biodiversity conservation. In a global project with 20 institutions in Colombia and the United Kingdom financed by the British Government to increase human and technological resources for research in Colombia, called GROW Colombia (www.growcolombia.org), our work is to analyze genetic diversity in crops relevant to the Colombian economy.