Patty Lopez

Component Design Engineer, Intel

Patty Lopez spent 19 years as an Imaging Scientist for Hewlett Packard, creating and transferring technology in imaging and color algorithms into scanner, camera, and all-in-one products. She has released over fifty imaging products for HP and holds seven imaging patents, and served on the organizing committee for the HP Imaging and Color Symposium for several years. Patty joined Intel in Fort Collins, Colorado in August 2008 and now works on microprocessor logic validation for manufacturability. Patty graduated with high honors from New Mexico State University with a B.S. in Computer Science and earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at while working at NMSU’s Computing Research Laboratory, a state funded center of technical excellence.

In 2001, Patty received the HP Technical Leadership Award for her imaging work. She served as the HP Campus Recruiting Manager for NMSU for ten years, building relationships with academia and K-12 schools to obtain grants for equipment and outreach. In 2003, Patty was named a Distinguished Alumna for the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences, Sciences Division. She chairs the Governance Committee of the NMSU Foundation, has established the Ross & Lydia Lopez Minority Scholarship, and serves an advisory board member for several STEM departments and programs at NMSU. She joined the Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI) Board and CRA-W Board in 2010, and represents Intel on the Anita Borg Institute Advisory Board. She has served as co-chair for the GHC Birds of a Feather Committee in 2009, co-chair of the GHC Technical Poster Session Committee in 2010, and is serving as the co-chair of the GHC Panels and Workshops Committee for 2011. She is a founding member and co-chair of Latinas in Computing, a grassroots organization whose mission to promote and develop Latinas in technology, and received the HENAAC/Great Minds in STEM Community Service Award in 2010. Patty is a MentorNet mentor, and is a member of the NCWIT Workforce Alliance. Her current passion is computer science education, building the STEM pipeline for K-16, and creating an inclusive organizational culture in the workplace.