Vassil Alexandrov is an ICREA Research Professor in Computational Science at BSC since September 2010. He holds a MSc in Applied Mathematics from Moscow State University, Russia (1984) and a PhD in Parallel Computing from Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1995). He has held previous positions at the University of Liverpool, UK (Depts. of Statistics and Computational Mathematics and Computer Science, 1994-1999), the University of Reading, UK (School of Systems Engineering, 1999-2010, as Professor of Computational Science leading the Computational Science research group until September 2010, and as the Director of the Centre for Advanced Computing and Emerging Technologies until July 2010). He is an Editorial Board member and a Guest Editor of the Journal of Computational Science and Journal of Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. He has published over 120 papers in renowned refereed journals and international conferences in the area of his research expertise.