Valerie Taylor (computer scientist)
Valerie E. Taylor
|Education||Purdue University, B.S., computer and electrical engineering 1985; M.S., electrical engineering, 1986; University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science, 1991|
|Known for||Work in high performance computing|
|Awards||Pathbreaker Award from the Women in Leadership at Northwestern University; Hewlett Packard Harriet B. Rigas Education Award; A. Nico Habermann Award, Computing Research Association; Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture; Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science, and Diversifying Computing (Q21020802); MOBE Influencers and Innovators of the Internet and Technology|
|Institutions||Texas A&M University, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Northwestern University, professor of electrical and computer engineering|
Valerie E. Taylor (May 24, 1963- ) is an African American computer scientist who is the director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. Her research includes topics such as performance analysis, power analysis, and resiliency. She is known for her work on "Prophesy," described as "a database used to collect and analyze data to predict the performance on different applications on parallel systems."
Education and Work
Dr. Taylor received her Bachelors and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1985 and 1986, respectively. In 1991, Dr. Taylor received her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in electrical engineering and computer science. She was a faculty member of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Northwestern University for 11 years.
From 2003 until 2011, she joined the Texas A&M University faculty as the Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, working on high performance computing. There, she served as the senior associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Engineering and a Regents Professor and the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor in the Department of Computer Science.
Dr. Taylor is the Executive Director of the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT). The organization seeks to develop the participation of minorities and people with disabilities in the IT workforce in the United States.
Awards and Honors
She has received numerous awards for distinguished research and leadership and authored or co-authored more than 100 papers in the area of high performance computing, with a focus on performance analysis and modeling of parallel scientific applications. Her awards include
- Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science, and Diversifying Computing
- MOBE Influencers and Innovators of the Internet and Technology
- Hewlett-Packard Harriet B. Rigas Education Award
- Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer
- A. Nico Habermann Award
In 2013, Dr. Taylor was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers "for contributions to performance enhancement of parallel computing applications", and in 2016 as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery for her "leadership in broadening participation in computing."
Dr. Taylor is featured in the Notable Women in Computing cards.
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- The History Makers interview with Valerie Taylor 8/14/2012
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