Rosa M Badia

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15th December 2022. 10:30 am. UPC's Vèrtex Building Auditorium + Gardens & Virtual

We are looking forward to celebrating the BSC staff annual meeting this year.

As in the previous edition, the event will be online and shorter.

The event will begin on December 15th at 10:30 am. We will send you a link nearer the time so you can connect.

Even more than normal, we hope that as many BSC staff as possible will be able to attend and participate.

You can participate by telling us:

What you would like to know about?

Let us know which subjects you find interesting to be incorporated into the BSC directors’ presentations.
Deadline exceeded

What would you like to listen to?

What you would like to share?

We would like to know more about your work, so we have booked one hour of the Annual Meeting to listen to 6 BSC employees that will explain what they do. We encourage you to be one of them.

What I would like to explain

Coming soon

 BSC Talks

We have booked time for 6 employees to explain in 6 minutes what you do at BSC.

The event will be VIRTUAL but the BSC Talks will be presented from the studio where the event is taking place.

We would like you to make short, attractive presentations (6 minutes) so all the BSC staff know what you do.

You could be one of those to go up the stage, and we will help you to prepare it.

What will you need to do?

  1. Let us know about what you would like to explain.
    • Send us a short video (landscape) of 45 seconds’ maximum explaining what you would like to present at
    • State your name, department, research group and a provisional title for your talk.
    • Deadline: November 29th.
  2. All the BSC staff will vote for the 6 most interesting proposals.
    • All videos will be available at the web page and the voting process will be open. Each employee will be able to vote up to 3 proposals.
  3. If your proposal is one of the chosen ones:
    • A training session will be organized for the 6 most voted.
  4. Prepare a 6 minutes’ presentation.
  5. The best presentation of December 15th will be awarded!

Directors’ presentation of 2022

We would like to know what subjects you are interested in so as to incorporate them in the directors’ presentation of the center. Fill in this form with your questions.


Rosa M. Badia is the manager of the Workflows and Distributed computing group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). She graduated on Computer Science at the Facultat d' Informàtica de Barcelona (UPC, 1989) and holds a PhD from the UPC (1994). She was lecturing and doing research at the Computer Architecture Department (DAC) at the UPC from 1989 to 2008, where she held an Associate Professor position from 1997 to 2008; she is currently part-time lecturing again at the same department. From 1999 to 2005 she was involved in research and development activities at the European Center of Parallelism of Barcelona (CEPBA).

She received the Euro-Par Achievement Award 2019 for her contributions to parallel processing, the DonaTIC award, category Academia/Researcher in 2019 and the HPDC Achievement Award 2021 for her innovations in parallel task-based programming models, workflow applications and systems, and leadership in the high performance computing research community.





Her current research interests are programming models for complex platforms (from edge devices, fog and to the cloud computing, and large heterogeneous HPC systems). She is considered one of the key researchers in Parallel programming models for multicore and distributed computing due to her contributions to task-based programming models during the last 15 years. The group led Badia has focused on the research and development of task-based programming models and resource management tools for distributed computing. The research is integrated in the PyCOMPSs/COMPSs programming framework, that is released as open source with new versions every 6 months and downloaded more than 1000 times last year. The group also does research in parallelization of machine learning, with the dislib libray. The group has been very active in European funded projects and projects with industry, participating in 37 projects, being myself the IP at BSC for most of them and global IP for 4 of them. Currenly she is leading the EuroHPC eFlows4HPC project focusing of workflows that integrated High-Performance Computing, artificial intelligence and big data.

With regard collaborations it is remarkable the internal collaborations of the group at BSC with the application departments, enabling them to develop efficient parallel applications; and also, international collaborations with multiple groups lead by key researchers in the field (Jack Dongarra, Domenico Talia, Enrique Quintana, to mention a few). All this activity is completed with her participation in advisory and evaluation committees, strategic groups (BDEC) and contribution to the organization of a large number of conferences. She have published almost 200 papers in international conferences and journals in the topics of her research. The impact of these publications is remarkable, with a total of 8588 citations and h-index factor of 47 (according to google scholar).

The initial research topics were high-level synthesis of asynchronous circuits (PhD topic), hardware-software co-design of reconfigurable computing and performance analysis of distributed applications. In that period, she was involved in subjects related to computer structure, VLSI design and high-level synthesis. From 1999 to 2005  she was involved in research topics of performance prediction of distributed applications, resource management in grid environments and programming models in grid environments. 



ACM and SIGHPC member

IEEE member

HiPEAC member 


Full time assistant and associated professor at UPC from 1989 to 2005, on topics computer structure, VLSI design and high-level synthesis. Since 2011, part time professor at UPC on Parallelism.