Luis Barba Flores joined the SDSC in 2022 as Senior Data Scientist. He received a joined PhD in Computers Science in 2016 from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Carleton University. He served as a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich from 2016 to 2019, and then moved to EPFL Lausanne to work in the Machine Learning and Optimization Group until 2022. His research interests include distributed optimization algorithms, first-order optimization methods and their applications to Deep Learning models.