GPU Technology Conference Keynotes to Feature Pioneering Genomics Researcher and Chrysler Product-Design Visionary

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Today Nvidia 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.

  • Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia’s CEO and co-founder 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.
  • 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 will be on Wednesday, March 20.
  • Ralph V. Gilles, senior vice president of Product Design at Chrysler will provide 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. The keynote will be on Thursday, March 21.

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.”

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