Sergi Girona holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Catalunya. Currently he is Director of the Operations Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and the manager of the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES). He has been closely linked to PRACE since its creation: between 2013 and 2015 he was both Chair of its Board of Directors and Managing Director. In June 2016 he was appointed Council Vice-Chair.
He joined BSC in 2004 for the installation of MareNostrum in Barcelona, which was at that time the largest supercomputer in Europe, a position that maintained for 3 years. His responsibilities nowadays include managing the Operations group with the responsibilities of User Support and System Administration of the different HPC systems at BSC.
He is Spanish delegate at e-IRG, and member of the ESFRI H&F SWG. The list of projects he has participated includes: DEISA, PRACE, EUDAT, EESI, HBP, RDA, EXDCI, ELITRANS, iCordi, HPC Europa, RES.