The beginning of something interesting
Hi, my name is David Mulero and I am a Multimedia Engineering graduate from Elche, Spain. I finished my degree in June 2021. And I have obtained an honourable mention in my bachelor’s degree thesis. This work was to develop a system for interacting with objects in virtual environments using hand tracking.
Ever since I was a child I have been a very curious person who could not stop until I understood how things worked. For me, playing with my toys meant taking them apart to see what mechanisms they had inside.
When I was in high school, I discovered Arduino and decided to learn how to program in C to make projects that came to my mind. During those years, I didn’t stop learning until I finally decided to study Multimedia Engineering. In these years of career, I have learned important concepts of web programming, application development and image and audio processing. But the best thing has been all the projects I have developed, both in team work and on my own. I have developed mobile applications, web pages and even several videogames. I have also had the opportunity to create virtual reality environments.
The stars must have really aligned for me to be participating in this PRACE programme. To begin with, I found out about it because my tutor told me at the last moment. I filled in the application form and handed it in. The projects seemed impressive to me and I really had no hope of being chosen, I was convinced that it was almost impossible. The day when the winners were announced came and I didn’t have any email, I didn’t see it strange, I said: “They didn’t choose me”. But a couple of days later, I received a text message asking me if I hadn’t replied the email and I went crazy. So, yes, that great email was in my spam folder. It was a nice plot twist.
These months, I will be working on the 2112 project ‘Combining Big-data, AI and 3D visualization for data centre optimization’ at CINECA. It is a privilege to work with such a new and powerful supercomputer, Marconi-100. I will do my best to carry out the project and I will keep you updated.