Vicente's World

M.Sc. Vicente Bolea, Computer Scientist @ NY

Young Spaniard Computer Scientist currently based in New York. World citizen who have spent most of his life in South Korea, USA, Germany and Spain. OSS enthusiast and techno-entrepreneur aficionado.

I love traveling and living abroad, discovering and learning new cultures. Wherever I go my laptop is my office.

I have a strong will and an infinite curiosity for many aspects of our life, especially computer sciences. As well, I enjoy leadership and team working, concretely when it comes to software developing.


R&D Engineer

Kitware, New York• February, 2020 — present

Active developer of popular cutting-edges OSS projects.

  • ParaView: Core Developer, Release Engineer.
  • VTKm: Core developer, Release Engineer.
  • VTK: Core Developer.

BeeGFS Core developer

ThinkParQ, Germany• April, 2019 — January 2020

As a core member of BeeGFS developing team I implemented features in both user-space and kernel-space. I also ported its in-house RDMA network library to onmi-path among many other things.

Research Assistant

Data Intensive Computing Lab, South Korea • Feb, 2017 — Feb, 2019

As a RA during my graduate school, I continued the projects that I had been working earlier during my undergraduate in the same lab (EclipseMR and Velox, see below). During this years I attended or published in the following conferences:

  • SC'2018 (Dallas, USA), participant.
  • IEEE Cluster 2017 (Honolulu, USA), main author of EclipseMR
  • IEEE/ACM CCGRID 2017 (Madrid, ES), participant.
  • ACM SOSP 2017 (Shanghai, CN), participant

Big Data Systems Architect

Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Germany • Dec, 2017 — Feb, 2018

As a member of the Big Data department, my role in this position was to provide big data solution for industry 4.0 challenges. During my stay at Fraunhofer IOSB-INA I designed and developed the functional prototype of what it will later might become an universal plataform for big data technologies at the industrial automation area.

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Data Intensive Computing Lab, South Korea • June, 2012 — Feb 2017

I have been working as an undergraduate lab intern in DICL lab since few month after my arrival at Korea. My stay of four years in this lab has gave me an unique experience in the computer sciences research challenging me to design and implement distributed frameworks which aim to compete current ones. Also, as a lab member I was enabled to attend several seminars from many great scientist from all the world.

  • Velox architect and main developer.
  • Simring prototype architect and main developer (experimental distributed cache).
  • Teacher Assistant and official tutor for Engineering programming courses.

Participant startup, Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship bootcamp (BMOE’16)

University of California, Berkeley • Dec, 2015 — Feb, 2016


Ulsan National Institute of Sciences and Technology, UNIST

Master degree of Computer Sciences Engineering

Ulsan National Institute of Sciences and Technology, UNIST

Double undergraduate degree of Computer sciences engineering and entrepreurship

Universidad de Cadiz, Spain

Computer Sciences Engineering Bachelor

Projects and Publications


Core Developer, Kitware • 2020 — present

World leading OSS computer visualization suite5.


Core Developer, Kitware • 2020 — present

HPC port of the world leading OSS visualization toolkit (VTK)6.


Core Developer, ThinkParQ • 2019 — 2020

World leading performance oriented Distributed File System4.


Architect, Fraunhofer IOSB-INA • 2017 — 2018

FactoryStreaming is big data solution to analize, store and visualize real time data from Smart factories. It uses technologies such as stream processing, data pipelining, time series databases and industrial protocols

EclipseMR: Distributed and Parallel Task Processing with Consistent Hashing

Main author, IEEE cluster 2017

In this work I presented a novel MapReduce framework prototype that efficiently utilizes a large distributed memory in cluster environments2.

Velox big data framework

Creator and primary maintainer• 2015 — 2019

Big data processing and storage framework based on EclipseMR (see below) which is design on the foundations of a Distributed File system that can intelligently adapt to changing workload in distributed systems, efficiently utilizing all the resources of the system3.

Sunny Side Up Systems

Co-founder and CTO • 2015 — 2016, Berkeley, CA

Attempt to commercialize and develop EclipseMR (see below). While the startup was funded and based in Korea, for a large part of its timeline we moved to Berkeley, CA, as part of a program provided by our university to learn and get assistance from famous business incubators and from other similar startup market leaders.

Asian supercomputing challenge (ASC’14)

Finalist, Sun-yat sen University, Guangzhou, China • 2014

Only foreigner in the South Korean team of 5 members in ASC’14. During this competition, our team moved to Guangzhou in China where inside the Tianhe-2 building and within a power budget of 3000 kwh, we built and optimized our HPC cluster to perform the given software as most efficiently as possible. 16 countries participated in this competition. Most of our work relied in the kernel level settings/hacks of our CentOS, building optimization and tuning the MPI framework.

International Supercomputing Conference (HPCAC-ISC’14)

Finalist, Leipzig, Germany, • 2014

Three months after China, our team participated this new challenge. The competition was just another event inside the International Supercomputing Congress. Again the constraint of 3000 kwh was required, however this time our team brought the HPC cluster previously assembled in our university at Korea1.

GUKKET (Startup Project)

Co-founder, South korea, • 2014

As required in my undergraduate program, I was assigned to develop a startup with a small team, our idea was an online second hand market platform for students living in dormitories. We successfully implemented the system and ran it in the local community.


UNIST Outstanding Contribution Award

Outstanding Achievement • 2012 — 2014

The highest undergraduate student honor award at UNIST.


UNIST international Student Organization (UISO)

Cabinet member, • 2012 — 2013

As a cabinet member, our mission in the direction of UISO was leading and implementing improvements for the stay of the foreigners student at UNIST (at that time more than 150 students). This experience strongly helped me to build my leadership and initiative.



2. V. A. B. Sanchez et al., "EclipseMR: Distributed and Parallel Task Processing with Consistent Hashing," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER), Honolulu, HI, 2017, pp. 322-332, doi: 10.1109/CLUSTER.2017.12.

3: VeloxDFS

4: BeeGFS

5: ParaView

6: VTKm