Regents Professor Valerie E. Taylor has been named an IEEE Fellow. Dr. Taylor is being recognized for contributions to performance enhancement of parallel computing applications. Much of her research is on reducing the execution time of applications running on parallel systems and projecting the performance of applications onto current and future parallel systems. Such work is important to hardware vendors and HPC users. "Performance projections aid hardware vendors in the design of future systems and help HPC users with system procurement," says Dr. Taylor.
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. 298 individuals have been elevated to IEEE Fellow for 2013.
Dr. Valerie Taylor is the holder of the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professorship and is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. She was designated as a Regents Professor for 2011-12 by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents in November of this year. Dr. Taylor is the former Department Head of Texas A&M's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, serving in that role from 2003 until 2011. She is also the Executive Director of the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT), a 501(c )(3) non-profit organization with a vision of contributing to the national need for an effective workforce in computing and IT through synergistic activities related to minorities and people with disabilities.
Dr. Taylor earned her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and M.S. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 1985 and 1986, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1991. From 1991 through 2002, Dr. Taylor was a member of the faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northwestern University. Among her many awards are the Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science, and Diversifying Computing; the MOBE Influencers and Innovators of the Internet and Technology; and the Harriet B. Rigas Education Award. She has authored or co-authored over 100 papers in the area of HPC. Dr. Taylor is a member of ACM.
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