Mateo Valero, director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS), has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Universidad de Granada in recognition of his research in the field of computer architecture.
Thursday 02 February 2017
The investiture as doctor honoris causa of professor Mateo Valero, BSC-CNS director, took place on May 20, 2016 in an event presided over by the rector of the Universidad de Granada, Pilar Aranda Ramírez, and sponsored by the emeritus professor Alberto Prieto Espinosa, professor of the Department of Architecture and Technology of Computers of the same university.
In his investiture speech, Valero has accepted "with joy and humility" to join the prestigious cast of honorary doctors of the Universidad de Granada, among which are eight Nobel Prize winners, and he wanted to share this recognition with his research with their doctoral students and collaborators: "without their help it would not have been possible," he said.
His speech has focused on the value of education as "the most powerful instrument we have to change the world" and in that of research as "one of the main engines of a country to create wealth and offer answers to the complex situation of our societies. " He also explained the role of computer architecture and supercomputing in the advancement of society and science.
Together with Mateo Valero, in the same act has also been invested honoris causa doctor the singer Miguel Ríos.