• Ceremony of the CSC Award for Computer Science to a research on the autonomous management of energy

    April 16, 2013

    The winner, Ramón Medrano, Computer Science engineer and Master in Systems and Services for the Internet, currently works at the CERN

    From left to right: Benjamín López, director of the School of Computer Science Engineering; Luís Rodríguez, Vice-Rector for Students; Ramón Medrano, winner of the award; and Jesús Daniel Salas Campo, director of CSC Asturias.

    The 2nd CSC Award for the best Dissertation, Undergraduate's Thesis or Master's Thesis in Computer Science of the University of Oviedo, which amounts to €1000 and a diploma, was given this year to Ramón Medrano Llamas, for his research titled Gestión Autonómica de Energía basada en Métricas de Calidad del Servicio.

    The Vice-Rector for Students, Luís Rodríguez Muñiz, and the director of CSC Asturias, Jesún Daniel Salas Campo, have granted the award to Ramón Medrano this morning in an ceremony that took place in the Courtroom of the Historical Building. The director of the CSC congratulated the ex-student of the University of Oviedo and reaffirmed the commitment of the firm with the Asturian academic institution. The director of the School of Computer Science Engineering, Benjamín López, was also present during the ceremony.

    The awarded study is based on a research project conducted in the Area of Architecture and Computer Technology, and its goal was to achieve IT infrastructures that are both more ecological and economical.

    In order to do so, he developed a load balancer that is able to concentrate the requests that the clients make to the service (a website, a social network, an e-banking system) in the fewest possible number of computers, so that the rest can be automatically shut down and the energy that would have consumed is saved and their service life is extended.

    The Office of the Vice-Rector for students promotes the call for this award in collaboration with CSC, with the aim of giving recognition to the research projects that suppose an innovation for IT, and which have been developed in the field of the Computer Sciences.

    Ramón Medrano Llamas was born in León in 1986, although he has been living in Asturias since he was very young. He studied Technical IT Engineering in Oviedo, Computer Science Engineering in Gijón and the Master's Degree in Systems and Services for the Internet. Currently, he combines his PhD studies with his work at the CERN, where he develops software for the Grid, one of the largest systems of distributed computing in the world and which collaborated in the discovery of Higgs boson.