23 Sep 2015 Barcelona - Mateo Valero, a professor in the Computer Architecture Department at UPC in Barcelona, has been named the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Computer Society Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award. Prof. Valero, Director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center at the National Center of Supercomputing in Spain, was selected as the recipient for the award in recognition of seminal contributions to vector, out-of-order, multithreaded, and VLIW architectures.
The Seymour Cray Computer Engineering award is one of the IEEE Computer Societys highest awards, and is presented in recognition of innovative contributions to high-performance computing systems that best exemplify the creative spirit demonstrated by Seymour Cray. The award consists of a crystal memento, a certificate, and a US$10,000 honorarium.
Prof. Valero's research is in the area of computer architecture, with special emphasis on high-performance computers, including processor organization, memory hierarchy, interconnection networks, numerical algorithms, compilers, and performance evaluation and runtime-aware architecture for multicore.