Esteban Clua

Universidade Federal Fluminense UFF Medialab


Lecture Information:
  • April 7, 2016
  • 2:00 PM
  • ECS: 349

Speaker Bio

Esteban Clua is associate professor at Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, coordinator of UFF Medialab and vice-director of the Computer Science Institute. He received the prize of Young Scientist of the State of Rio in 2009 and 2013. In 2015 he was nominated as NVIDIA Fellow (the only one in Latin America). His main research and inovation area are GPU Computing, Digital Games and Computer Graphics. He is one of the founders of SBGames (Brazilian Symposium of Games and Digital Entertainment) and was the president of Game Committee of the Brazilian Computer Society from 2010 through 2014. Today he is the commission member for Brazil at the Technical Committee of Entertainment at the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) and honorable member of the board council of ABRAGAMES (Brazilian Association for Game Development). In 2007 he received the prize from ABRAGAMES as the main contributor from the academia for the development of the game industry at Brazil. He is today the coordinator of the NVIDIA Center of Excellence, that is located at the CS Institute of UFF. He is also the director of the Virtual Knowledge House, with facilities at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, with projects for spreading innovation and new technologies at schools using games and virtual reality. Esteban belongs to the council of innovation of the Culture Secretary of the State of Rio, is member of the permanent commission of Rio Criativo, Member of the permanent board of innovation and technology at the Legislative board of Rio and member of the Inovation Agency at UFF. Since 2014 he is acting as collaborator for the ministry of communication for the InovaApps and for the startup Brasil from CNPq. In the last 5 years Esteban has participated in the incubation and creation of different companies related to Digital Entertainment and GPU Computing, now established on the state of Rio.

Abstract

GPUs became important hardware for High Performance Computing. Today, near 90 of the 500 top World Clusters are highly based on the GPU power. This talk will briefly explain why and where this power comes from and what can we expect from the next generation of GPUs. The talk will also give an overview of new NVIDIA Technologies, going from Graphics through Deep Learning and mobile super computing.