|Position:||Lecturer & Researcher (IDEAS)|
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- To pursue research activities (including knowledge transfer and/or consultancy) within the IDEAS Research Institute.
- To teach on a variety of undergraduate/postgraduate modules within the School of Computing.
- To maintain working relationships with other Schools and Departments in the University, as necessary for the smooth operation and continual development of the School and IDEAS Research Institute.
- To establish and maintain relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary for the effective development of the School's teaching and the IDEAS research.
- PhD in Informatics. University of Edinburgh, UK .
- PgDip in Systems Analysis & Des., Okinawa International Centre, Japan .
- MSc in Computer Science, University of Essex, UK .
- BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México.
Research entails the deployment of structured parallelism approaches in heterogeneous computing systems such as clouds, grids, and clusters. Dr Gonzalez-Velez also has a strong background in high-performance and enterprise computing, nurtured both in the academy and in industry. This diverse experience has led to aspirations of employing generic parallel patterns (skeletons) to the solution of domain-specific problems in computational science to develop a tight integration between specific computational problems, particularly in the biomedical and physical sciences, and their specific patterns of computation and communication.
- Research Fellow (grade 8), School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, [1/ 2006–1/Jan 2009]. Included as Category A staff in the departmental submission to the RAE 2008.
- Marketing and Systems Engineering, Sun Microsystems, [9/1997–4/ 2003].
- High-Performance Computing Systems Engineer, Silicon Graphics, [7/1995–8/1997].
- Talks and Seminars
- 2011: Deploying Enterprise Applications in the Cloud: A Researcher's View, Invited Keynote Talk, BCS Switzerland Section; Parallel Patterns for Multi/Many-core Architectures, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Seminar Series, University of Greenwich; Adaptive Structured Parallelism for Heterogeneous Architectures, Programming Languages and Systems: Seminars, Univ. of Kent.
- 2010: Clouds or Grids? The Evolution of Computational Infrastructures in Higher Education and Research Organisations, Cloud Computing Lunch Meeting, BCS Aberdeen Branch.
- 2009: Adaptive Structured Parallelism for Heterogeneous Systems, Computer Science Seminars, University of St Andrews; Effective Resource Usage in Business Clouds, Management School Seminars, Lancaster Univ.
- European Commission: “ParaPhrase: Parallel Patterns for Adaptive Heterogeneous Multicore Systems” Principal investigator with John McCall, RGU Co-Investigator. 36-month FP7 STREP, European Commission. £3.5M (total) [10/2011-9/2014]. http://paraphrase-ict.eu
- Scottish Funding Council: “Creating High-Value Cloud Services” Co-Investigator with Ian Allison, RGU Principal Investigator. 36-month Knowledge Transfer Grant, Horizon Fund for Universities, Scottish Funding Council. £700k (total) [4/2011-3/2014]. http://sites.google.com/site/servicestothecloud/
- Microsoft: Microsoft Azure Academic Programme. Bona-fide access to cloud computing and software tools [11/2010].
- NVIDIA: “Professor Partnership Program” Principal investigator. Commercially funded project for early access to their latest GPU/multi-core technologies and unrestricted gift (donation) of Tesla-20 series equipment [9/2010].
- European Commission: PRACE: Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe" Principal investigator. FP7 project. 96,000 core-hours [7/2010- 12/2010]
Professional Body Membership
- Elected fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA)
- Honorary research fellow of the School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh.
- Crucible fellow of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) [2011-]
- Member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the British Computer Society, and the IEEE.
- Bouvry P, González-Vélez H, Kolodziej J, editors. Intelligent Decision Systems in Large-Scale Distributed Environments. vol. 362 of Studies in Computational Intelligence. 1st ed. Springer-Verlag; 2011.
- González-Vélez H, editor. Guest editorial preface: Computational intelligence for neuro-oncological diagnosis. The Knowledge Engineering Review. 2011;26(3):243-245. JCR Impact Factor: 1.229.
- González-Vélez H, Leyton M. A Survey of Algorithmic Skeleton Frameworks: High-Level Structured Parallel Programming Enablers. Software: Practice and Experience. 2010 Dec;40(12):1135-1160. JCR Impact Factor: 0.573.
- González-Vélez H, Cole M. Adaptive structured parallelism for distributed heterogeneous architectures: A methodological approach with pipelines and farms. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. 2010 Oct;22(15):2073-2094. JCR Impact Factor: 0.907.
- González-Vélez H, Cole M. Adaptive Statistical Scheduling of Divisible Workloads in Heterogeneous Systems. Journal of Scheduling. 2010 Aug;13(4):427-441. JCR Impact Factor: 1.297.
- González-Vélez H et al. HealthAgents: Distributed Multi-Agent Brain Tumor Diagnosis and Prognosis. Applied Intelligence 2009 Jun;30(3):191-202. JCR Impact Factor : 0.881.