Guillaume Houzeaux

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Biography

In 1990 I left France for Montréal, to study physics at the Université de Montréal. After my bachelr studies I joined Wagdi Habashi to carry out a Master of Applied Science in CFD at Concordia University. Then, in 1995, I went to Spain to undertake my PhD in Domain Decomposition methods applied to CFD with Ramon Codina, at the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona. I obtained the PhD degree in 2002 and during two years worked at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) in the Building, Energy and Environment group. In 2004, I was granted the 'Ramon y Cajal' Spanish government contract to study indoor ventilation in buildings. Two years later, I had the opportunity to join the newly created Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) to start the CFD research line in the Department of Computer Applications in Science and Engineering.

Education

1995-2002 | Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain)

PhD in Science: "A Geometrical Domain Decomposition Metod"

Supervised by Ramon Codina 

1993-2005 | Concordia University, Montréal (Canada)

Master of Applied Science: "A Turbulence Model for the Solution of Two-Dimensional Internal Flows by the Finite Element Method"

Supervised by Wagdi habashi

1990-1993 | Université de Montréal, Montréal (Canada)

Bacheler in Physics

Research

Together with Mariano Vázquez, I am co-leading a group of around 30 researchers whose main mission is to develop the multi-physics parallel simulation platform Alya. This code, part of the European PRACE benchmark suite, is an HCP-based tool adapted to run efficiently in large-scale parallel computers. This involves Physical modelling, Mathematical algorithms and code development and optimization, all with the strong constraint of efficient use of parallel resources. This multidisciplinary group includes post-docs, PhD students and programming engineers. I've published around 50 papers in international journals and has been participating to numerous national and European projects (W2Plastics, PRACE, Sherloc cleansky, GrowSmarter, centres of excellence (EoCoE), but also contributed to industrial contracts (JyD, Iberdrola). He’s collaborating with international institutions like INRIA Bordeaux (France), Ecole Centrale de Paris (France), NCSA (USA), MCGill University (Canada), Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada), STFC (UK) and Imperial College (UK).