LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 29 April, 2010 – Mateo Valero, a professor in the Computer Architecture Department at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, is the winner of the 2009 Goode Award. He was recognized for his seminal contribution to vector, out-of-order, multithreaded, and VLIW processor architectures.
Valero, whose research interests focus on high-performance architectures, is also the director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain’s national supercomputing center. He is a former winner of the Eckert-Mauchly Award, co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and ACM, which recognizes contributions to digital systems and computer architecture.
Valero is also the recipient of two national Spanish awards— the Julio Rey Pastor Award, which recognizes research on IT technologies, and the Leonardo Torres Quevedo Award, which recognizes research in engineering. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Chalmers, University of Belgrade, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canarias in Spain, and the University of Veracruz in Mexico.
Valero helped found the Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering in 1994 and became an academic correspondent for the Spanish Royal Academy of Science in 2005 and a member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Doctors and Academy of Europe the following year.
He is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM and an Intel Distinguished Research Fellow. In 1998, his hometown, Zaragoza named him a Favourite Son and also named its public college after him.
He has published about 500 papers, helped organize more than 200 international conferences, and has delivered more than 300 invited talks.
The Goode Award recognizes achievement in the information processing field—either a single contribution of theory, design, or technique of outstanding significance, or the accumulation of important contributions on theory or practice over an extended period.
The 2008 winner of the Goode Award was Dharma P. Agarawal, who was recognized for his contributions and leadership in wireless and mobile systems, including ad-hoc, sensor, and mesh networks.