Rochester Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Engineering

Sonia Lopez Alarcon, PhD.

Assistant Professor

Dpt. of Computer Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology

email: slaeec at rit dot edu

tfn: (585) 475 4081

Professor Sonia Lopez Alarcon Joined the Department of Computer Engineering in the fall of 2009. Her current research interest is on cache optimization,  reliable computing, and cloud computing and supercomputing.


Professor Sonia Lopez Alarcon was born in Madrid, Spain. She received a Bachelor of Physic degree in Physic and Master degree in Electronic in 2002 from the University Complutense of Madrid. In her latest college years she worked at Lucent Technologies, Madrid, and Fundetel at Polytechnic University of Madrid, were she became familiar with the design and fabrication process of integrated circuits. In 2003 she started working toward a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering at the University Complutense of Madrid. In 2004 she started her cooperative research with Professor David H. Albonesi, at the University of Rochester and, later on, at Cornell University. She defended her thesis in 2009 and graduated with highest honors.