Main Researchers

Francisco José Quiles Flor


With more than twenty-five years of experience in computer architecture and a degree in Physics (Specialization in Computer Science and Electronics) from the University of Valencia in 1986, I obtained a doctorate in Physical Sciences from the Department of Informatics of the University of Valencia in 1993. In 1987 I joined the Department of Computer Systems at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, where I am currently Professor of Architecture and Computer Technology.

My research focuses on High Performance Networks, Parallel Algorithms for Understanding and Transmitting Video, Distributed Video Encoding (DVC) and 3D Video. During these more than 25 years, I have conducted several courses on computer organization and computer architecture, published more than 200 articles in international journals and conferences. In addition, I have conducted 9 doctoral theses. I have one patent and two more in the application phase. I did a research stay at the USC (University of Southern California). I have participated in more than 60 scientific research and infrastructure projects, most of them IP, financed by the Government of Spain (including a CONSOLIDER), the European Union, the North American NSF, the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha and by companies.
Since 1992 I am the Director of the Network of Architectures and High Performance Networks (RAAP). Since its creation, when it had only two permanent professors belonging to the University, today, with 18 professors, the laboratory has grown to become one of the most important of the University. Today, the group has different lines of research, such as those developed in on-chip and off-chip networks, Grid and Cloud Systems, medium access algorithms, sensor and actuator networks and Transmission of digital video over networks.
Between 1991 and 1994 I was the Director of the Computer Systems Department of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), and between 1994 and 2000, I was appointed Director of the School of Computer Engineering at the University. From 2000 to 2011 I worked as Vice-Rector of Research at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. During my tenure, I was one of the main promoters of the Albacete Science and Technology Park, an initiative supported by the regional government of Castilla-La Mancha, and whose main objective is to promote innovation based on strategic areas, incorporating the University And to the public and private sectors. In 2007, I was appointed Executive Secretary of Research of the Council of Rectors of Universities of Spain. At present, in addition to performing my research and teaching duties, I have been appointed Director of the Department of Information Systems of the UCLM and President of the Advisory Committee of Engineering of Communication, Computing and Electronics of the CNEAI.

José Francisco Duato Marín


Jose Duato received the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the Technical Univer- sity of Valencia, Spain, in 1981 and 1985, respectively. Currently, Dr. Duato is Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering (DISCA), and was an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, The Ohio State University (1999-2000).

Prof. Duato’s current research interests include interconnection networks, on-chip networks, and multicore and multiprocessor architectures. Prof. Duato has published over 500 refereed papers. According to Google Scholar, his publications received more than 13,000 citations, has an h-index of 53, and an i10-index of 238. He proposed a powerful theory of deadlock-free adaptive routing for wormhole networks. Versions of this theory have been used in the design of the routing algorithms for the MIT Reliable Router, the Cray T3E supercomputer, the on-chip router of the Alpha 21364 microprocessor, and the IBM BlueGene/L supercomputer. Prof. Duato also developed RECN, a scalable congestion management technique, and a very efficient routing algorithm for fat trees that has been incorporated into Sun Microsystem’s 3456-port InfiniBand Magnum switch. Prof. Duato led the Advanced Technology Group in the HyperTransport Con- sortium, and was the main contributor to the development and standardization of an extension to HyperTransport (High Node Count HyperTransport Specification 1.0). Prof. Duato also led the development of rCUDA, which enables remote virtualized access to GP-GPU accelerators using a CUDA interface.

Prof. Duato is the first author of the book Interconnection Networks: An Engineering Approach. This book was co-authored by Prof. Sudhakar Yalamanchili, from Georgia Institute of Technol- ogy, and Prof. Lionel Ni, from Michigan State University. It was published by IEEE Computer Society Press in 1997, and for many years it has been the reference book on interconnection networks. The revised printing edition of this book has been published by Morgan Kaufmann in 2003. Prof. Duato is also a co-author, together with Prof. Timothy Pinkston, from University of Southern California, of the appendix on interconnection networks in the fourth and fifth edi- tions of the book Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, by John Hennessy and David Patterson.

Prof. Duato served in the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Sys- tems, IEEE Transactions on Computers, and IEEE Computer Architecture Letters. He served as Co-Chair, member of the Steering Committee, Vice-Chair, or member of the Program Committee in more than 60 conferences, including the most prestigious conferences in his field (HPCA, ISCA, IPPS/SPDP/IPDPS, ICPP, ICDCS, Europar, HiPC).

Prof. Duato was awarded with the National Research Prize in 2009 and the “Rey Jaime I” Prize in 2006, delivered by the King and the Queen of Spain, respectively.

Manuel Eugenio Acacio

I obtained the title of Computer Engineer by the University of Murcia in 1998. From then on I started with the completion of my doctoral thesis, at the same time as I was teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Computer Technology of said college. In March 2003 I defended my doctoral thesis, focused on the design of cache coherence protocols in scalable shared memory multiprocessors, obtaining the prize for the best doctoral thesis in Computer Science at the University of Murcia in the year 2004. Of this thesis they were Several scientific articles, published in prestigious international conferences of the area (among them HPCA, PACT and Supercomputing, an article in each one) and international journals (2 articles published in IEEE TDPS magazine, Q1). In 2002 I was hired for 2 months as a summer intern at the prestigious IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights (NY) United States.

My job at that time was to help verify the communications system of the IBM Bluegene / L supercomputer, which IBM would market starting in 2003 and which reached number 1 on the list of the world's fastest supercomputers in 2004.
Since 2008 I am Professor of the University in the Department of Engineering and Computer Technology, and Researcher in charge of the group of "Architecture of Computers and Parallel Systems" of the University of Murcia. In April of 2015 I obtained the accreditation to the body of Professors of University by ANECA.
During all these years, I have published more than 60 scientific articles at relevant international conferences, including some as important as HPCA, IPDPS, ICS, DSN, PACT or Supercomputing, and 29 articles in JCR journals (almost half in first-third-degree journals) , A book and several book chapters (as well as numerous articles at national congresses). One of the congressional articles won the award for best computer architecture article at the 25th IEEE Int'l Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2011) held in Anchorage (Alaska) United States. I have also served on the program committee of major international conferences, such as ICPP, IPDPS, HiPEAC conference or ICS, and participated as a reviewer in a large number of them. As for the journals, I must point out that from April 2011 to April 2015 I have been a member of the editorial committee (as an associate editor) of the international journal IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS, Q1) and since May 2014 I am Member of the Panel of Reviewers of the International magazine ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO, Q3). In addition, I have been regularly participating in the review of articles for the most important magazines in the area. Mention also my participation as a member in the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC) and its successors. Since the beginning of my research I have been participating in projects of the National Plan (in addition to other regional and international projects within the HiPEAC network), first as a researcher and more recently as a principal investigator.


Juan Manuel Orduña Huertas

 I am currently accredited by the University Professors in the area of Engineering and Architectures since 06/24/2014. I have obtained 3 sexenios, the last one in the period 2009-2014. I have led research projects at the national level, and have participated in applications for various European projects that have not been awarded for reasons beyond our control.
I HAVE PUBLISHED 129 scientific articles in different media. Of these, 29 are articles published in journals in the Journal Citation Report (JCR). Of these 29 articles, 10 of them are in the first quartile, 12 in the second quartile, 1 in the third quartile and 6 in the fourth quartile. If they are studied by tertiles, 13 of them are in the first tercil, 9 in the second, and 7 in the third. The most relevant articles are published in journals JNCA, Bioinformatics, FGCS, IJHPCA, IJGIS, Applied Soft Computing, IEEE TSMC-A and Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, all of them journals indexed in the first quartile of the JCR. That the publication of 9 of these articles in first quartile journals has taken place in the last 5 years. Also, it is possible to emphasize the scientific productivity of the investigating team that I direct. According to the Google Scholar tool (
Https:// my five most referenced papers have been subject to 90, 47, 41, 34 and 33 references by other researchers. My index h according to this tool is 17, and the index i10 is 31.
From my beginnings in the University as doctoral student I have collaborated with the Group of Parallel Architectures of the U. Polytechnic of Valencia, directed by Prof. Jose Duato. In 2003 I founded a new research group, the Group of Networks and Virtual Environments (GREV, This group has won 4 calls for research projects in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2015, and has also participated in a CONSOLIDER project of the 2006 call for proposals. These projects have allowed me to lead the GREV in, among other successes:
1) ESTABLISHMENT of new basic research collaborations with international research groups:
  • SIMULA Research LAb (Tor Skeie)
  • Louisiana Inmersive Technolgies Enterprise (LITE) (C. Cruz-Neira)
  • INRIA Rennes (Julien Pettre)
  • U. of Cyprus (Yiorgos Chrysantou)
  • U. of Jönköping (Shahsi Kumar)
  • U. of Catania (Maurizio Palesi)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Radu Marculescu)
  • University of Patras (Christos Bouras)

2) INTEGRATION in European networks of excellence HiPEAC and INTUITION.
3) PARTICIPATION in 3 applications of different European projects of the 7th Framework Program.
4) PARTICIPATION of one member of the GREV in 2 national patent applications.

My activity as a reviewer in area magazines has been constant, reviewing articles for JCR magazines during the last 10 years. I have evaluated proposals of research projects of the national plan as an expert of the MICINN as an expert of the ANEP. I have also led research projects, and have belonged to scientific congress committees and various national and European networks of excellence. As a summary, in recent years I have participated in 14 research projects, of which 11 have had national funding, 2 regional funding and 1 European. Of these, I have managed 4 national projects. Finally note that I have belonged to 17 committees or scientific societies as a reviewer.