Valentín Valero Ruiz was born in Albacete in 1963.

He received his degree in Mathematics from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, in 1987, and his PhD. in Mathematics in 1993 at the Department of Computer Science (Complutense University).

Since October 1987 he is a member of the Computer Systems Department (formerly Computer Science Department) at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. He started as Assistant Professor, in 1990 he got a permanent position as Lecturer, and in 1995 he became Associate Professor. Since 2003 he is a full professor in the area of "languages and computer systems", and his teaching is mainly related to Operating Systems.

His current research areas are in the field of concurrency, specifically in formal models for the analysis and design of concurrent systems and real-time systems.