Pedro Alberto

Pedro Alberto

Institution: Universidade de Coimbra

Contact: pedro.alberto (at)


Pedro Alberto is a Physics Professor at Universidade de Coimbra with research interests in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, Computational Physics and Physics simulations for teaching.

He has been the head of Laboratório de Computação Avançada da Universidade de Coimbra (UC-LCA) since its inauguration in 2002. He has been involved in several HPC activities, including cluster management and procurement, outreach and dissemination, organization of HPC training events, lecturing advanced computer classes, as well as national and international research projects related to HPC. He has been the coordinator of the Portuguese participation in the European Advanced Computing Infrastructure PRACE since its beginning in 2008 and is the Portuguese delegate to the PRACE Council. He is the task leader for Training and Skills Development within the EuroHPC EuroCC project (Portuguese branch). He leads a Portuguese consortium within a European project for establishing an European HPC MSc. He has collaborated as consultant for international entities like IDC, Hyperion Research and European Bank of Investment regarding HPC studies.

Keywords: Relativistic Quantum mechanics, Computational Physics, High Performance Computing

Expertise Sought: High Performance Computing from a facility manager and from an user points of view, especially for biomedical applications.

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