Gabriel Antoniu is a Senior Research Scientist at Inria, Rennes. He leads the KerData research team, focusing on storage and I/O management for Big Data processing on scalable infrastructures (clouds, HPC systems). He currently serves as Vice Executive Director of JLESC – Joint Inria- Illinois- ANL-BSC-JSC-RIKEN/AICS Laboratory for Extreme-Scale Computing on behalf of Inria. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2001 from ENS Lyon. He had led several international projects in partnership with Microsoft Research, IBM, Argonne National Lab, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Huawei, ATOS. He served as Program Chair for the IEEE Cluster conference in 2014 and 2017 and regularly serves as a PC member of major conferences in the area of HPC, cloud computing and Big Data (SC, HPDC, CCGRID, Cluster, Big Data, etc.). He has acted as advisor for 20+ PhD theses and has co-authored over 150 international publications in the aforementioned areas.