Mercè Griera is a European Commission scientific officer in the Information and Communication Technologies Program. She works in the Unit on Smart Cities and Sustainability responsible for developing the ICT for Energy Efficiency area.
She entered the European Commission on 1993 in the area of Research Networking where she supported the first World-Wide Web projects and in particular the establishment of the European Branch of the W3C. In 1997 she moved to the High Performance Computing and Networking area of the ESPRIT Programme. In 1999 she was appointed Area Co-ordinator for Distributed Systems where she promoted the convergence between IT and Telecommunications and provided support for the first GRID computing projects. In 2003 she was appointed Head of Sector in Embedded Systems where she promoted the creation of ARTEMIS, the technology platform on Embedded Systems.
Prior to this work in the European Commission, she was technical director of CAETI (Generalitat de Catalunya) and head of project at CIEJ (Caixa d´Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona). From 1983 to 1987 she was a lecturer and researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona with research positions at the University of Toulon and of the Var (France) and at the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). She holds a degree on Computer Sciences and a masters degree on Mathematics.