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Master Inventor; Cloud Computing
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


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Professional Associations:  ACM  |  ACM Distinguished Speaker   |  Fellow, IEEE  |  IEEE   |  IEEE Computer Society  |  IFIP WG 10.3

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Dr. Valentina Salapura is an IBM Master Inventor and System Architect at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Dr. Salapura is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and an IEEE Fellow.

Valentina Salapura received the ACM Gordon Bell Prize for Special Achievements for the BlueGene/L supercomputer and Quantum Chromodynamics in 2006, was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2011, and is recognized as ACM Distinguished Speaker. Valentina was recognized with several IBM Research division awards, including an Outstanding Technical Achievement award, by being elected member of IBM Academy of Technology, and being named IBM Master Inventor. In 2010, Valentina was co-leading the IBM Research strategy to define the future research agenda.

Valentina has patented and published widely. She holds over 70 patents issued in US, with approximately additional 50 patents pending. Valentina published 60 papers and gave 13 keynotes and invited talks that identified the challenges for future multiprocessors and supercomputer design. Dr. Salapura is a speaker for the CRA-W/CDC Distinguished Lectures Series, is a member of ACM and IFIP WG10.3, and has Erdos number 3. 

Currently, Valentina is with the Services Innovation Lab to help IBM realize the value of cloud computing for IBM customers. Previously, Valentina was a computer architect for the Power8 processor definition team, and has been a technical leader for the Blue Gene program since its inception. She has contributed to the architecture and implementation of several generations of Blue Gene Systems focusing on multiprocessor interconnect and synchronization and multithreaded, multicore architecture design and evaluation. Valentina has been unit lead for several units of BlueGene/P, a unit lead in BlueGene/Q, as well as a leader of the chip and system bringup effort.

Before joining IBM Research at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in 2000, Valentina was Assistant Professor with the Dept. of Computer Engineering at Technische Universitaet Wien. She received the Ph.D. degree from Technische Universitaet Wien, Vienna, Austria, and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of Zagreb, Croatia.

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