Pioneering Genomics Researcher, Chrysler Group Product-Design Visionary to Give
Keynote Addresses at GPU Technology Conference
GTC 2013 to Showcase GPU-Enabled Advances in Graphics, Cloud
Computing, Design Engineering, Entertainment, Science and More
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 -- GTC 2013 -- NVIDIA
today announced its lineup of world-class keynote speakers for the
fourth-annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC), which will be held at
the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif., March 18-21.
NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang will discuss the profound
and growing impact of GPU technology in gaming, science, industry,
media and entertainment, design and other fields in an opening
keynote address on Tuesday, March 19 at 9 a.m. PT.
On Wednesday, March 20, Erez Lieberman Aiden, a pioneering genomics
researcher, will discuss his work sequencing the human genome in 3D,
which allows scientists to gain deep insights into gene behavior and
fundamental biological processes of life. Aiden will reveal how his
team harnesses GPUs to accelerate the analysis of massive amounts of
genomic information and simulate the physical process of genome
folding, uncovering insights into gene expression that can now be
used by thousands of researchers.
The keynote address on Thursday, March 21, will feature Ralph V.
Gilles, senior vice president of Product Design, president and CEO of
SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Brand and Motorsports at Chrysler
Group LLC, and the mind behind some of the company's most innovative
products. Providing a behind-the-scenes look at the auto industry,
Gilles will review how GPUs are used to advance every step of the
automobile development process -- from the initial conceptual designs
and engineering phases, through product assembly and marketing. He
will also discuss how Chrysler Group uses GPUs and the latest
technologies to build better, safer cars and reduce time to market.
"GTC has become the single most important event for professionals who
use GPUs to advance their work," said Ujesh Desai, vice president of
corporate marketing at NVIDIA. "Our vision for creating this show was
to give experts a platform to share their research with their peers
-- and GTC 2013 promises to be the best ever."
About the GTC 2013 Guest Keynote Speakers
Erez Lieberman Aiden is an
assistant professor in the Department of Genetics at Baylor College
of Medicine and in the Department of Computer Science of
Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University. He is also
the principal investigator at the CUDA Center of Excellence at Baylor
and Rice University, and a fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows.
He recently invented a method for 3D genome sequencing, working with
a team that created the first three-dimensional map of the human
genome in 2009.
His research has won numerous awards, including: one of the top 20
"Biotech Breakthroughs that will Change Medicine," by Popular
Mechanics; the Lemelson-MIT prize for the best student inventor; the
American Physical Society's Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation
in Biological Physics; and membership in Technology Review's 2009
TR35, recognizing the top 35 innovators under 35.
Ralph V. Gilles is senior vice president of Product Design, and
president and CEO of SRT Brand and Motorsports for Chrysler Group
LLC. Since joining the former Chrysler Corporation in 1992, Gilles
has put his extensive academic background in industrial design and
business administration to use at various positions within the
company. He serves as executive sponsor of the Chrysler African
American Network, in addition to playing a leading role with The
Chrysler Global Diversity Council.
Gilles has earned numerous academic and industry awards, including:
the Michigan State University Eli Broad Graduate School of Management
Young Alumni Achievement Award; the Automotive Hall of Fame Young
Leadership & Excellence Award; NV Magazine Innovation Award; Black
Engineer of the Year President's Award; and the N'Digo Foundation's
"N'Design" Award. He holds an MBA from Michigan State University, and
a Bachelor of Fine Arts in industrial design from the College for
Creative Studies, in Detroit.
About the GPU Technology Conference
GTC is the world's most
important event showcasing breakthroughs in science and industry made
possible with GPU technology. GTC 2013 will provide hundreds of hours
of keynotes, presentations, research posters, tutorials, and
instructional sessions from top experts. It also features the
Emerging Companies Summit, where some of the world's most innovative
startups showcase new technologies. GTC includes networking events
throughout the week, enabling experts to share information.
Sponsors for GTC 2013 include: Dell, HP, Cooley, IBM, IGI, Lenovo,
Microsoft, Cisco, PNY, Supermicro, Synnex Corporation, Acer, TSMC,
Accelereyes, Acceleware, Adobe, Cray, Dassault Systemes, Exxact
Corporation, GE Intelligent Platforms, Mellanox Technologies, Penguin
Computing, PGI, Quantel, RTT, and SK Hynix.
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NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to computer
graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Today, its processors
power a broad range of products from smartphones to supercomputers.
NVIDIA's mobile processors are used in cell phones, tablets and auto
infotainment systems. PC gamers rely on GPUs to enjoy spectacularly
immersive worlds. Professionals use them to create 3D graphics and
visual effects in movies and to design everything from golf clubs to
jumbo jets. And researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of
science with high performance computing. The company has more than
5,000 patents issued, allowed or filed, including ones covering ideas
essential to modern computing. For more information, see
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