Hi, I am Antonio Franques, a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

I am advised by Prof. Josep Torrellas, and a member of the i-acoma group. My research focuses on the application of high-frequency wireless on-chip communication in large-scale multicore architectures with hundreds or even thousands of cores. Specifically, my goal is to design scalable and efficient memory hierarchies that reduce the large cost of core-to-core communication in parallel computing.

In Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, I interned at AMD Research, developing and benchmarking driver and library software to evaluate the capabilities and performance of prototype hardware for exascale computing.

Prior to joining UIUC I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV), Spain, and completed one exchange semester at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. During my undergraduate studies I also performed two years of research in the area of Computational Mathematics under the supervision of Professors Juan Ramon Torregrosa and Alicia Cordero, as a member of the DAMRES group.

Although I have lived in a few different places over the last years, I grew up in l’Espluga de Francoli, Spain—a beautiful little town in Catalonia where I still often go to visit my family and friends.

Besides Computer Science related topics, my other personal interests and hobbies include running/hiking, rock climbing, travelling, and cooking/nutrition.

You can find a copy of my full resume here. Also, you can email me at either franques.antonio@gmail.com (personal) or franque2@illinois.edu (academic).