Miguel Avillez

Area Director for Advanced Computing
in Portugal


Miguel Avillez (PhD in Astrophysics) is a tenured research full professor in Astrophysics at the Institute for Research and Advanced Training, University of Évora, where he chairs the Computational Astrophysics Group and the High-Performance Computing Chair. He is a guest professor at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Technical University Berlin, Germany, a member of the General Council of the University of Évora and the Coordinator of the OBLIVION supercomputer installed in Évora, Portugal.

His research focuses on theoretical and computational astrophysics, computational atomic physics, and numerical analysis. Over the years he has been involved in scientific working groups of major international projects, some related to the construction of space telescopes, and led international consortia in computational astrophysics and supercomputing in astrophysical fluid flow. Currently participates in PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), EuroCC (National Competence Centres in the framework of EuroHPC), and leads two EC ERASMUS+ consortia: “High-Performance Computing + High-Performance Data Analytics” and “Advanced Computing”. Publishes regularly in top journals in his field and has published in the Nature journal.