Valerie E. Taylor

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor

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Office: 517 HRBB
Phone: 979.862.8869

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Research Interests

  • High performance computing
  • Performance analysis and modeling of parallel and distributed applications

Awards & Honors

  • IEEE Fellow, 2013
  • Regents Professor, Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, 2011-2012
  • Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science, and Diversifying Computing, 2005
  • Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, 2003-2004 / 2004-2005
  • MOBE Influencers and Innovators of the Internet and Technology Award, 2003
  • Young Outstanding Leader Award from the University of California, Berkeley Distinguished Engineering Alumni Society, 2002
  • CRA A. Nico Habermann Award, 2002
  • Hewlett Packard Harriet B. Rigas Education Award, 2001
  • Pathbreaker Award from the Women in Leadership at Northwestern University, 2001
  • National Science Foundation National Young Investigator Award, 1993


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1991
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1986
  • B.S. Computer and Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1985

Selected Publications

Xingfu Wu and Valerie Taylor, "Performance Modeling of Hybrid MPI/OpenMP Scientific Applications on Large-scale Multicore Supercomputers," accepted to be published in Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 2012.

Charles Lively, Xingfu Wu, Valerie Taylor, Shirley Moore, Hung-Ching Chang, Chun-Yi Su and Kirk Cameron, "Power-Aware Predictive Models of Hybrid (MPI/OpenMP) Scientific Applications on Multicore Systems," Computer Science – Research and Development, Vol. 27, No. 4, Springer, 2012, pp. 245-253.

Sameh Sharkawi, Don DeSota, Raj Panda, Stephen Stevens, Valerie Taylor, and Xingfu Wu, "SWAPP: A Framework for Performance Projections of HPC Applications," IEEE IPDPS2012 Workshop on Large-Scale Parallel Processing, May 2012.

Xingfu Wu and Valerie Taylor, "Performance Characteristics of Hybrid MPI/OpenMP Implementations of NAS Parallel Benchmarks SP and BT on Large-Scale Multicore Clusters," The Computer Journal, Volume 55 Issue 2, February 2012, pp. 154-167.