Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Polytechnic School
Avda Universidad 30
28911, Leganes, Madrid, Spain
Research group:
Computer Architecture, Communications, and Systems   (ARCOS)
Prof. Jesús Carretero
Polytechnic School
Avda Universidad 30
28911, Leganes, Madrid, Spain

Institution Background

Founded in 1989, University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) is a public university characterised by its strong international focus, the quality of its faculty, excellence in research and commitment to society. Despite being a young university, its achievements have placed it among the top universities in Spain. UC3M was one of the top five Spanish universities selected in 2009 for the Spanish Campus of International Excellence program. In 2009 was the fourth Spanish University in participation in the EU Framework Programme. Recently, UC3M has reached the top of the Spanish universities in research activity, having the highest proportion of positive external evaluations of its faculty members, and it is listed in the QS World University ranking among the top 400 universities in the world and in position 37 in the top 50 universities under 50 years. UC3M has participated in FP7 where it currently participates in more than 20 active projects and coordinates some of them.


Research Group Background

The Computer Architecture, Communications and Systems (ARCOS) research group, located the School of Engineering and led by Prof. Jesus Carretero, consists of 10 PhD and 11 MS computer science students. It was formed in 2001 and and has been able to attract as faculty members researchers from di erent universities from Spain and other countries as well as from the industry. The group focuses on research in parallel and distributed computing systems, and real-time embedded systems. ARCOS participated in the ComplexHPC COST Action (IC 804). Currently, ARCOS coordinates the FP7 REPARA project and the NESUS COST Action (IC 1304), and the CLARISSE Marie Curie Grant with Argonne Labs (Chicago, USA). It cooperates with well known international research centres as HLRS Supercomputing Centre Stuttgart, INRIA, University of Modena, Argonne National Labs, University of Chicago and University of Texas A&M. It also has had industrial cooperation with other partners, including IBM, Microsoft and European Space Agency.   Since 2008 they hold the Spanish Head of delegation in the ISO C++ Standards Committee where he actively participated in the development of the current C++11 standard, as well as the upcoming C++14 standard. The group also participates in the Cloud Computing Standardization WG (ISO SC38).


Prof. Jesus Carreterois the leader of the research group ARCOS and a Principal Investigator at UC3M. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a member of the IEEE TPDS Committee. He has been involved in a wide range of real-time, embedded systems, and high-performance data management related research, ranging from computer systems (distributed and parallel storage solutions and file systems) to communications systems (wireless sensor networks routing, energy, and programming techniques). At present, Prof. Jesus Carretero leads the NESUS COST action (IC1305) and he is the project leader of a major Spanish Research Program on data storage and management. He has published in excess of 150 journal and conference papers, has edited conference proceedings (such as HPCC 2011,  MUE 2012, EuroMPI 2013), and special issues of several journals, has supervised 15 PhD students in several European universities, and has coauthored 19 books chapters. He has taught in several universities. Currently he is Professor of Computer Architecture at UC3M since 2002.


Major Interest in Action Scientific Topics

  • Scope of research activities in ultrascale computing systems.
  • Paralelization methods suitable for ultrascale.
  • Sustainable data management and I/O optimizations in ultrascale systems.
  • Energy efficiency in very large scale systems.
  • Applications of  numerical modelling and simulations in biomedicine, e.g. near real-time CT SCAN 3D reconstruction and epidemics simulations, and engineering, e.g. power optimization in large scale railway networks.