Dr. Hugo Valle

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  • Dr. Hugo Valle
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science


2008 -- Ph.D. in Physics, from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Area of Specialization: Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics.
Dissertation title: “Source dynamics from deuterons and anti-deuterons measurements in Au+Au collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 200 GeV”.

2006 -- Masters in Physics from Vanderbilt University.
2002 -- BS in Physics Minor: Mathematics, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas

Current field of Study

Computational Science, Computing Simulations, High Performance Cluster and Grid Computing, Parallel Computing

I am also interested in Workshop-oriented Pedagogy

Biggest Accomplishment in CS

As a research graduate assistant, I collaborated in the design and software development of a “time-of-flight detector,” which is currently used in multiple national and international research projects at Brookhaven National Laboratory such as the PHENIX Experiment at RHIC.

In industry, I was the lead developer of two projects: the development of a near real time fuel transaction acquisition system, and a monitoring credit card fraud program.

Something Interesting

I like to travel to different countries and experience new cultures. Before I attended graduate school, I took a sabbatical year and I backpacked Europe for 7 months. I was able to visit 15 countries. I enjoy cooking and preparing tapas.