EECS alumna Valerie Taylor (M.S. '86/Ph.D. '91, advisor: David Messerschmitt), currently the director of the Mathematics and Computer Science division of Argonne National Laboratory, has been named a 2019 Argonne Distinguished Fellow. Distinguished Fellows hold the highest scientific and engineering rank at the laboratory. Taylor, whose 研究 focuses in the areas of performance analysis and modeling of parallel, scientific applications, was a member of the EECS 学院 at Northwestern University for 11 years before joining the Computer Science department at Texas A&M. She has collaborated professionally with Argonne for most of her career.