Research

NVIDIA Research Staff

Aditya Agrawal, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
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Aditya Agrawal joined Nvidia research in 2014. He graduated from the university of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Josep Torrellas was titled "Refresh Reduction in Dynamic Memories". During his doctoral studies, he spent about 18 months interning for Intel Corporation contributing to the federal funded UHPC, Fast Forward and XStack projects. He was a receipient of the 2013 Intel Ph.D. fellowship award.

Before starting his doctoral studies, from 2007 to 2009, he worked as an engineer in Hsinchu, Taiwan for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). He completed his Dual Degree (a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Microelectronics) in 2007 from IIT Bombay, India.

Research Interests:

Computer Architecture, Low Power Computer Architecture, Dynamic Memories (eDRAM / DRAM), Process Variation, 3D Stacking, Thermal Management

Timo Aila, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Scientist
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Timo Aila joined NVIDIA Research in 2007 from Helsinki University of Technology, where he led the computer graphics research group. His expertise ranges from real-time rendering in computer games (eg. Max Payne, third-party engine development for numerous games, the first commercial occlusion culling library Umbra) to hardware architectures, and also to high-quality image synthesis with contributions to the PantaRay rendering system used in Avatar, Tintin, and Hobbit. He also gained expertise in mobile graphics as the chief scientist of Hybrid Graphics, which was acquired by NVIDIA in 2006.

Timo is currently working on machine learning in content creation and graphics. Previously he had a central role in NVIDIA's research efforts on ray tracing, stochastic rasterization, and light field reconstruction.

Research Interests:

Deep Learning in Graphics, Dataflow in Massively Parallel Architectures, Computational Photography, Image Processing, Rendering Algorithms

Kaan Akşit, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
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Kaan Akşit received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 2007, his M.Sc. degree in electrical power engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2010, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Koç University, Turkey in 2014. His research through PhD was focused on autostereoscopic displays.

In 2009, he joined visual experiences group at Philips Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, where his research interests included smell-o-vision devices, and optical medical sensing. In Spring 2013, he joined Disney Research, Zurich, Switzerland as an intern, where he worked at Visible Light Communication project.  Since July 2014, he works as a researcher on display technologies at Nvidia Research.

Research Interests:

His research interests are 3D displays, Head Mounted Displays, and displays in general.

My personal page: http://kaanaksit.wordpress.com

My Google Scholar page: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=FhyBsnQAAAAJ

Bob Alfieri
Principal Research Scientist
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Bob Alfieri joined NVIDIA in 1999 and has over 25 years of experience in hardware and software engineering. At NVIDIA, he has worked as a digital designer and technical leader on various GPUs and chipsets, and has created common logic and methodologies used in all NVIDIA chips. He joined NVIDIA Research in 2011, focusing on scalable operating systems and high-level hardware languages. Prior to NVIDIA, he worked at SGI on high-end graphics chips, and at Data General on multiprocessor operating systems and compilers. He holds approximately 25 issued patents. He graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University in 1985.
Research Interests:
Computer Architecture, Parallel Programming Systems, Domain-Specific Languages
Nir Arad
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Nir Arad joined NVIDIA Research in February 2014 as senior research scientist in the Networking Research group. Prior to NVIDIA, he worked 6 years for Mellanox Technologies Limited, based at Yokneam, Israel, as a senior architect. Prior to Mellanox, Nir worked 10 years for Marvell Israel Limited, also based at Yokneam, Israel, which is part of the Marvell Technology Group, based at Santa Clara, CA. Nir served as co-chair of the Link Working Group (LWG) of the Infiniband Trade Association (IBTA) between 2008 and 2013. Nir holds B.Sc. and a Master's degree, both in Electrical Engineering, from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. In the course of his career, Nir was responsible for multiple innovations and award winning products in the companies he worked for. He has 14 patents in various stages of application. You can find his detailed profile here.
Research Interests:

Computer Architecture, Network Architecture, High Performance Computing, High Speed Interconnect Networks

Mike Bauer, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
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Michael Bauer joined NVIDIA Research in October of 2014 after finishing his PhD in computer science at Stanford University.  As part of his thesis, he developed the Legion programming system for high performance supercomputing codes.  Legion is currently deployed in several production applications running on the top supercomputers in the world.  Michael was also the primary author of both the CudaDMA library and Singe DSL compiler, both of which were early examples of warp-specialized GPU programming.

Research Interests:

High Performance Runtime Systems, Performance Portable Programming Models for Supercomputing, Staged Meta-Programming, Resilient Distributed Systems, Warp-Specialized GPU Programming

Nikolaus Binder
Research Scientist
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Nikolaus Binder joined NVIDIA Research in 2011. His research interests include photorealistic image synthesis, ray tracing, and rendering algorithms in general.

Research Interests:

Rendering Algorithms, Photorealistic Image Synthesis, Quasi-Monte Carlo Integration

Matthias Blumrich, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
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After completing my PhD in 1996, I continued working as a Research Associate at Princeton University. I joined IBM Research in 1998 to work on user-level messaging for cluster systems. Soon thereafter I joined the Blue Gene hardware group, where I contributed to the architecture of the Blue Gene/L system and co-designed its collective network. I continued to work on architecture, design, verification, and test of Blue Gene systems, including BG/P (snoop filter) and BG/Q (PCIe and I/O interface). Following Blue Gene, I worked on system software and hardware verification for another government-sponsored supercomputer cloaked in secrecy.
 
I am thrilled to be back in the area of network architecture and design as a part of Nvidia Research!
 
My Google Scholar page: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=EfQZP3QAAAAJ
 

Research Interests:

Computer architecture

Evgeny Bolotin, Ph.D.
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Dr. Evgeny Bolotin joined NVIDIA in March 2013 and is a member of the Architecture Research Group Staff. Evgeny’s primary current focus is on the Memory System Architecture advancements and explorations for future generations of GPU SoCs. Prior to joining NVIDIA Evgeny worked at Intel, Israel where he served as a System Architect responsible for full-chip CPU system integration, as well as developing and managing the memory system architecture development incl. on-chip ring interconnect, cache and advanced memory technologies for Intel client CPUs.  Previously Evgeny also held an adjunct faculty position with Electrical Engineering Department at Technion, and worked at Infineon Technologies and I.C.COM as VLSI systems design engineer. Evgeny holds a Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

 

 

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Cris Cecka, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
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