Mateo Valero

Mateo Valero obtained his PhD from UPC in 1980. He is a professor in the Computer Architecture Department at UPC. His research interests focuses on high performance architectures. He has published approximately 500 papers on these topics. He is the director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the National Center of Supercomputing in Spain.

Dr. Valero has been honoured with several awards. Among them, the Eckert-Mauchly Award the most important worldwide award in the field of Computer Architecture, received in 2007, by the IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, two Spanish National awards, the "Julio Rey Pastor" in 2001, to recognize research on IT technologies, and the “Leonardo Torres Quevedo” in 2006, to recognize research in Engineering, by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, presented by the King of Spain. In 1997, he received “the King Jaime I” in research by the Generalitat Valenciana and presented by the Queen of Spain, and In April 2008 he was awarded the “Aragon Award” by the Government of Aragon and he has also been named Honorary Doctor by the University of Chalmers and by the University of Belgrade.

In December 1994, Professor Valero became a founding member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering. In 2005 he was elected Correspondant Academic of the Spanish Royal Academy of Science and in 2006, member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Doctors. In 2000 he became a Fellow of the IEEE. In 2002, he became an Intel Distinguished Research Fellow and a Fellow of the ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery. In 1998 he won a “Favourite Son” Award of his home town, Alfamén (Zaragoza) and in 2006, his native town of Alfamén named their Public College after him.