|NVIDIA Names Stanford's Bill Dally Chief Scientist, VP Of Research|
David Kirk Appointed NVIDIA FellowFor further information, contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SANTA CLARA, CA –JANUARY 28, 2009 –NVIDIA Corporation today announced that Bill Dally, the chairman of Stanford University’s computer science department, will join the company as Chief Scientist and Vice President of NVIDIA Research. The company also announced that longtime Chief Scientist David Kirk has been appointed “NVIDIA Fellow.”
“I am thrilled to welcome Bill to NVIDIA at such a pivotal time for our company,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO, NVIDIA. “His pioneering work in stream processors at Stanford greatly influenced the work we are doing at NVIDIA today. As one of the world’s founding visionaries in parallel computing, he shares our passion for the GPU’s evolution into a general purpose parallel processor and how it is increasingly becoming the soul of the new PC. His reputation as an innovator in our industry is unrivaled. It is truly an honor to have a legend like Bill in our company.”
“I would also like to congratulate David Kirk for the enormous impact he has had at NVIDIA. David has worn many hats over the years – from product architecture to chief evangelist. His technical and strategic insight has helped us enable an entire new world of visual computing. We will all continue to benefit from his valuable contributions.”
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