- Burtonsville, MD
"As the School of Architecture and Planning went through its search to hire a new Manager of Information Systems in 2010, Raul stood out among the other candidates. His knowledge, his background, and his passion for computer technology and its systems proved to be the right fit for our school. We are glad we made the decision to bring him on board. As the Manager of Information Systems, Raul's role is to oversee the technology operation for our entire school. On a daily basis, he has to interact with students, faculty, and the staff to make sure all of computer systems are up-to-date and working effectively. Without his support,I know for sure our school's productivity would stifle. In his role, Raul would always find cost effective ways to make our programs work efficiently. On numerous occasions, in order to complete his tasks, he has stayed late and worked on the weekends. I know, personally, I've given him assignments and it was done expeditiously, with no hesitation. All in all, Raul is an important key to our success here in the School of Architecture and Planning and it would be a challenge to replace him."September 22, 2011
1st Evan Richardson, Assistant to the Dean-School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State Universitymanaged Raul indirectly at Morgan State University
Mr. Raul Valdez is currently employed as Manager of Information Systems at the School of Architecture & Planning (Morgan State University). Responsible for the daily functioning of the faculty & staff computers, lab workstations, server and printers. Responsive to faculty/staff and student needs, as well as being self-motivated and demonstrating the capability to continually advance the broader educational goals of the school through the use of technology.
Mr. Valdez is a graduate of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University with a Master of Engineering with a concentration in Systems. He also obtained from Morgan State University a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering (B.S.E.E.), as well as an Associate degree in General Engineering from Baltimore City Community College.
2011: Developed/Managed a website (http://projmgnt660.wall.fm/index) dedicated to monitor the progress of building an RC Aircraft (Photos, Videos, Documentation, etc.)
2006-2007: Tested and built a payload for a Balloon Satellite, designed and tested a circuit that acted as a vending machine, created MATLAB code to plot and find the Fermi-levels of several semiconductors.Published Research:
IEEE Developments in eSystems Engineering (DESE) conference that is being held in Dubai UAE this December
Mr. Raul Valdez, Dr. Maurice Dawson Jr. & Dr. Larry McDaniel (December, 2011) “eSystems Engineering Approach to Architecture & Design with Utilization of Second Life”– IEEE. (In Review)
INTELLECTBASE INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM Academic Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 25, 2011
Valdez, R., & Dawson, M.(March, 2011)“Teaching & Learning Systems Engineering Concepts through Second Life (SL)” – IHART, 15, p.262.(Peer Reviewed).Professional Memberships: