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Hiram López Valdez

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Portrait of Hiram López Valdez

How I’d capture the essence of my work in a newspaper headline...

Errors are everywhere... but we will find them

Current University
Virginia Tech

Research Summary

Error-correcting codes


Hiram H. López is an assistant professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Mathematics. 

He previously held positions as an assistant professor at Cleveland State University and as a postdoctoral fellow at Clemson University.

He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics and a B.S. in applied mathematics.

López researches connections of commutative algebra, such as vanishing ideals and Gröbner basis, with the fundamentals of coding theory and its applications, including quantum error correction, coding for post-quantum cryptography, and distributed storage systems.

Alma Maters

Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN

Autonomous University of Aguascalientes