Cecilio C. Tamarit

Cecilio C. Tamarit

ECE PhD Student

Cornell University


Cecilio César Tamarit Camarero is a Fulbright Scholar from Spain, and an Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD student at Cornell University. He is currently conducting research at the Computer Systems Laboratory (CSL), advised by Prof. José F. Martínez. In the past, he earned a Master’s (2020) and Bachelor’s Degree (2019) at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, where he also worked as a Graduate Researcher at the Parallel Architectures Group (GAP).

This feels weird, allow me to switch to first person: Computers and cultural exchange are some of my many passions, and I have enjoyed sharing them with others from a young age. Some examples of this are the two books I wrote on iOS development (2014) and the macOS operating system (2018), and programming/entrepreneurial projects I took on since high school (2014, 2016, 2017). See below to find out more. Since 2020, I am also serving as a VP of the Fulbright Graduate Students at Cornell (FULGRA) association.


  • Computer Architecture
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Processing-in-Memory (PIM)
  • RISC-V
  • GPUs and parallel computing
  • Embedded systems
  • VR / AR (hobby)
  • iOS development (hobby)
  • Machine/Deep Learning


  • PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2020 - Present

    Cornell University

  • Master's Degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Networks, 2020

    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, 2019

    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia & Technical University of Munich (Thesis)

  • Gymnasium / Abitur, 2015

    Deutsche Schule Valencia (German School)



Graduate Researcher

Parallel Architectures Group (GAP)

Dec 2019 – Aug 2020 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Part of the H2020 European Commission “RECIPE” project. Designed and developed a parameterized, superscalar, OoO RISC-V core aiming for ease of expandability/modification, but without oversimplifying its design.
Advisors: José Flich and Pedro López.

Lead Mobile Developer

Closca Design

Jan 2017 – Dec 2018 Valencia, Spain
Featured on Financial Times, El País, Mashable, etc.
Worked on the App for the Closca Bottle: A sleek, elegant water bottle designed to change the way you find, carry and drink water.
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CEO, Lead Mobile Developer


Feb 2015 – Mar 2017 Valencia, Spain
Led a team of innovators striving to help other students like themselves in the task of getting better grades. Developed an App that allowed these students to match themselves with the most suitable study partners and businesses. Incubated at Demium Startups Valencia and part of Santander Bank’s ‘YUZZ’ Entrepreneurship program (now ‘Xplorer’).
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CEO, iOS Developer

SplendidON, C.B. (RideU)

Dec 2014 – Jan 2017 Valencia, Spain
Worked on a mobile App called ‘RideU’. (iOS, Google Glass)
This App worked in 242 cities all around the world and helped users commute using public bicycles.
This software has now become part of the Closca Design ecosystem and is no longer being maintained, although a new and vastly improved version might pop up in the future. Part of Fundación Telefónica’s Think Big Youth Entrepreneurship program.
Watch the Demo Day or a Spanish TV appearance.
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Certificated merits

Fulbright Scholarship / Award

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is sponsoring my Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD studies at Cornell University. It’s true! [1] [2]

Certificate of Specialization in Entrepreneurship

Completed a one-year program developing a personal project and covering topics such as:
Design Thinking, Lean Startup, marketing, financing a project, investors and public speaking.

Think Big - Level 2 Social Entrepreneur

Reached the maximum level of a 3-year program resulting in this Demo Day keynote speech.

Speaks 5 languages

Spanish: Native
English: Certificate of Proficiency in English (C2 Level, Grade A)
German: Deutsch C2 - Kultusministerkonferenz
Valencian/Catalan: Valencià C1 - Grau mitjà de la JQCV
French: DELF B2 - Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française (Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale)

Projects (WIP)


Robotics & Computer Vision

Two small projects developed at the UPV robotics lab.

Closca Water Bottle App

Changing the way you find, carry and drink water.


A lightweight i8080 emulator.


Bike sharing app that used to work in 242 cities around the globe.


This app used to put in contact students with study partners and local businesses.

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