Dana Petcu is Professor at Computer Science Department of West University of Timisoara, and Director of its private research spin-off in Computer Science, Institute e-Austria Timisoara, Romania. Her research experience is related to the topics of parallel and distributed computing. She has authored more than two hundreds peer reviewed articles and she acts as chief editor of the international journal Scalable Computing: Practice and Experiences. She is leading and has lead several research and development project related to HPC and Cloud computing funded by European and national agencies. She received an international award for women in science and an IBM award, and is nationally nominated expert in several European forums related to e-infrastructures and ICT.