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Ministerio de Ciencia e InnovaciónPresidencia Española 2010EUESFRI

Francesc Subirada

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Associate Director Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Francesc Subirada
Francesc Subirada

Francesc Subirada is Associate Director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación from its creation in 2005. BSC, the Spanish Supercomputing Facility, is a public consortium depending of the Spanish Government. BSC’s mission is to investigate, develop and apply technology for the advancement of science. BSC supports public and private entities to increase their scientific capabilities and their competitive advantage. More information at (

From 2000 to 2004 he was Associate Director of the joint IBM-UPC Research Institute at the Technical University of Catalonia. He was also Director of the IBM Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) in Barcelona, Spain.

From 1989 to 1999, IBM employee, responsible for different technical and business strategy positions, including Business Intelligence, University Relations and Research and Development. He was member of several IBM technical advisory boards.

From 1986 to 1989, faculty member at EPSA High School in Barcelona and research staff member at IQS (Institut Químic de Sarrià, Spanish University).

He holds an Engineering degree in Chemistry from the Institut Químic de Sarrià (IQS, Spain) and a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Open University Business School (OUBS / United Kingdom).

His main professional interests are Research Strategy & Management, Deep Computing and Emerging Technologies. Along his professional career, Francesc has continuously collaborated with Research & Development centres and managed University-Industry collaborations.