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Antonio Gonzalez received his Ph.D. degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), in Barcelona, Spain, in 1989. He joined the faculty of the Computer Architecture Department of UPC in 1986 and became a Full Professor in 2002. He was the founding director of the Intel Barcelona Research Center from 2002 to 2014.
His research has focused on computer architecture, compilers and parallel processing, with a special emphasis on processor microarchitecture and code generation. He has published over 350 papers, has given over 100 invited talks, holds 46 patents, has advised 32 PhD theses and has been the principal investigator for 31 research projects in these areas. His H-index based on Google Scholar is 50 (August 2017).
Antonio has a long track record of innovations through technology transfers of his research results to commercial products, especially to Intel microprocessors.
Antonio has served as associate editor for five IEEE and ACM journals, program chair for ISCA, MICRO, HPCA, ICS and ISPASS, general chair for MICRO and HPCA, and member of the program committee for more than 100 symposia.
Antonio’s awards include the award to the best student in computer engineering in Spain graduating in 1986, the 2001 Rosina Ribalta award as the advisor of the best PhD project in Information Technology and Communications, the 2008 Duran Farrell award for research in technology, the 2009 Aritmel National Award of Informatics to the Computer Engineer of the Year, the 2013 “King Jaime I Award” in New Technologies, and the 2014 ICREA Academia award. Antonio is an IEEE Fellow.