Fernando Valdes Barksdale

Computer Science Student


I am a senior at Texas State University and will graduate in May 2019 with a bachelors in Computer Science with a concentration in Computer Engineering. I am also getting a minor in Applied Math.

I am an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Efficient Computing Laboratory working with Dr. Martin Burtscher on fast and effective data-compression algorithms for GPUs.

Programming Skills:

  • C/C++
  • Python
  • Java
  • Linux
  • Git
  • Parallel Programming
  • Embedded Systems
  • Assembly Language
  • Misc Skills:

  • Bilingual
    1. English - fluent
      Spanish - fluent
  • Public Speaking
  • Leadership
  • AutoCAD Design
  • Customer Service
  • Relevant Coursework:

  • Parallel Programming
  • Embedded Computer Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Object-Oriented Design & Implementation
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra
  • Student Organizations

  • IEEE-Computer Society
    1. Acted as student president in weekly meetings dedicated to hosting group projects, workshops, tech talks, and an inclusive social environment for people interested in software/hardware.

  • Competitive Coding Club
    1. Attended weekly meetings dedicated to solving programming problems.