José-María Peña is scientific subdirector of the CeSViMa-UPM Supercomputing Center. Ph.D. in Computer Science from the UPM. Best Young Researcher Award from UPM, in 2006, for researchers under 35 years old. He has developed his career in the field high-performance data analysis and modeling and in the last years an active research in applied problems in the domain of genomics, proteomics and neuroscience. He has more than 15 years of research experience backed-up by participation in more than 20 national and international projects, leading 5 of them. Additionally, he has a major role in the coordination of the Neuroinformatics activities within the Human Brain Project (HBP) FET-Flagship pilot project. He is member of the Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA) Council and associate editor of several journals. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed contributions in international journals and conferences.