Oscar Plata

Full Professor

Department of Computer Architecture
University of Malaga


My research experience is in the field of high-performance computing, targeting the efficient execution of parallel programs. Specifically, my research focuses on static and dynamic optimization techniques for high-performance execution of programs.

Currently I am coordinating the research group on Parallel Architectures, Programming and Compilers (PAPC). The main purpose of this group is seeking new developments to improve the program execution efficiency of high-performance processors and parallel computer systems.

Prior to this group, I worked on other topics, like dynamic loop scheduling for message-passing multicomputers, design of data-parallel and message-passing algorithms, design of data-parallel language (HPF) extensions to support sparse and irregular computations, vectorization of numerical algorithms, design of a data-parallel language (ACLAN) for computer simulation (ACLE), mapping codes on hypercube multicomputers, and design of broadcasting algorithms in computer networks.

I am a member of HiPEAC, the European Network of Escellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation, and a participating researcher of Euro-TM, an European Cost Action on Transactional Memories: Foundations, Algorithms, Tools, and Applications.

Research Students

Current researchers and graduate students:

  • Ricardo Quislant (posdoc)
  • Manuel Pedrero (PhD student)
  • Alejandro Villegas (PhD student)
  • Jose Manuel Herruzo (PhD student)


Member of the Euro-Par Advisory Board

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers, since 2015

  • H2020 (EU Horizon 2020) expert reviewer, since 2015
  • ANEP (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva, Spain) reviewer, since 2003
  • Member of the ANECA (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación, Spain) Expert Panel, since 2008
  • Member of the CNEAI (Comisión Nacional Evaluadora de la Actividad Investigadora, Spain) Advisory Committee (Communications, Computation and Electronics Engineering), 2011-2012
  • ACSUG (Axencia para a Calidade do Sistema Universitario de Galicia, Spain), reviewer, since 2013
  • Fundación Séneca (Agencia de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Región de Murcia, Spain) reviewer, since 2005
  • ACSUCYL (Agencia para la Calidad del Sistema Universitario de Castilla y León, Spain) reviewer, since 2011