Dr. Rafael Asenjo obtained a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Malaga, Spain in 1997. From 1994 to 2001, he was an Assistant Professor in the Computer Architecture Department at University of Malaga, being an Associate Professor since 2001. He was Visiting Scholar at UIUC in 1996 and 1997, and Visiting Research Associate in the the same University in 1998. He also was Research Visitor at IBM T.J. Watson in 2008 and at Cray Inc. in 2011. He collaborated on the IBM XL-UPC compiler in 2008 and has contributed to the Cray's Chapel runtime development. He has served as General Chair for ACM PPoPP'16 and as an Organization Committee member as well as a Program Committee member for several High Performance Computing related conferences among others PPoPP, SC, PACT, IPDPS, HPCA, EuroPar and SBAC-PAD. His research interests are in parallel programming models and tools for heterogeneous architectures.