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Education

Sep 2000Jun 2002

Certificate

Computer System Solutions

Work History

Apr 2010Present

Manager of Information Systems

School of Architecture & Planning (MSU)
  • Manage server, database, active directory, faculty/staff computers, lab workstations, and printers. Provide support for identifying current security infrastructure and define future programs. Implement and configure new technologies (hardware and software), while managing available IT budget, and lab assistant staff.
Oct 2007Apr 2010

Network Management Assistant

Planning & Information Technology (MSU)
  • Implemented the installation and configuration of new hardware and software (mainly servers). Maintained standalone and networked systems hardware and software, also provided assistance to IT related issues campus wide (laboratories and library).
Jun 2007Aug 2007

Research Assistant

Knowledge Integration and Management Center of Excellence (KIMCOE)
  • Integrated the use of smart agent communication to interact with each other (agent mediation), while researching and creating the feasibility of using agent video fusion over ad hoc wireless network. Created technical reports for publication and presented the work to supervisors (Army & NASA). The agent video fusion would be used to solve the issue of providing forward deployed army personnel with video information to decrease their risk in the field and increase their performance.
Jan 2007May 2007

Research Assistant

Center of Microwave, Satellite, and RF Engineering (COMSARE)
  • Researched the development of a universal modeling environment design to capture specifications and automatically generate or configure the target applications in particular engineering fields. Redesigned program web site by successfully implementing Dreamweaver to maintain web sites and applications.
Jun 2006Aug 2006

Research Assistant

Knowledge Integration and Management Center of Excellence (KIMCOE)
  • Researched Cougaar Agent communication and Optimized Link State Routing Protocol (OLSR). Created the feasibility of Cougaar Agent communication over ad-hoc wireless network, while composing presentations and technical reports to  supervisors (Army & NASA)

References

Evan Richardson

"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

Languages

  • English (Full professional proficiency)
  • Spanish (Native)

Associate of Science

Bachelor of Science

Master of Engineering

Certificate

Academic Contributions:

Bio:

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.  

Relevant Projects:

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:
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Intellectbase International Consortium
Honors
  • National/Local Dean's List 2004-2008

Certifications

Associate System Engineering Professional

International Council On Systems Engineering (INOCSE)