Xavier Teruel received the Computer Engineering degree and the Master on Computer Architecture, Network and Systems at Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2006 and 2008, respectively. Since 2006 Xavier is working as a researcher within the group of Parallel Programming Models in the Computer Science department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). He has participated in several research projects in the framework of the European Union as well as in the OpenMP Language Committee since version 3.0. He spent three years, from 2007 to 2009, collaborating with the IBM XL compiler team in the IBM Markham Laboratory in Toronto, Canada. From 2010 to 2012 he also worked as a part-time lecturer in the Computer Architecture Department at the UPC. His research interests include the areas of operating systems, programming languages, compilers, runtime systems and applications for high-performance computing and multiprocessor systems. He has published several papers in international workshops, conferences and journals in these topics.