David Nellans


David Nellans currently manages the System Architecture Research group at NVIDIA where he has been for the last 6 years. His team provides co-designed SW and HW solutions to enable scalable GPU performance and energy efficiency in a post-Moore's world. By definition, system architecture and design spans multiple sub-specialties and his team looks for novel solutions that can vary from circuits to software. NVIDIA maintains a culture of open research with a strong track record of publishing and supporting the academic community, while also maintaining close ties with product groups to ensure that research positively effects the company within the next 5-10 years. Prior to NVIDIA, Dave was an early technical manager at Fusion-IO helping the company grow from 50 to 1000 employees, while successfully deploying the first PCIe attached NAND-Flash systems within Facebook and Apple data centers. Fusion-IO went public in 2011 with a valuation of 1.5B USD. Dave holds a BA from Colgate University and a PhD from the University of Utah, both in computer science.