Antonio J. Plaza was born in Caceres, SPAIN, in March 1975. He received the Computer Engineer degree in 1997, the M.Sc. degree in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in 2002, all in Computer Engineering. Dr. Plaza is currently an Associate Professor (with accreditation for Full Professor) with the Department of Technology of Computers and Communications, University of Extremadura, Spain, where he is the Head of the Hyperspectral Computing Laboratory (HyperComp). He has authored or co-authored more than 600 publications, including 245 journal citation report (JCR) papers (more than 170 in IEEE journals), 24 international book chapters, and more than 300 peer-reviewed international conference papers (more than 140 in IEEE conference proceedings and more than 60 in SPIE conference proceedings). He is a highly cited researcher (included in the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers List by Clarivate Analytics), with more than 19200 citations received to his published works and h-index of 62 according to Google Scholar (as of March 2019). He is currently one of the top cited authors in Spain (source1, source2) and in the University of Extremadura (source1, source2). His main research interests comprise remotely sensed hyperspectral image analysis, signal processing, and efficient implementations of large-scale scientific problems on high performance computing architectures, including commodity Beowulf clusters, heterogeneous networks of computers and clouds, and specialized computer architectures such as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) or graphical processing units (GPUs).