MacIntyre Named NVidia 'Professor-Partner'

July 15, 2009

Blair MacIntyre, associate professor of Interactive Computing, has been awarded a Professor-Partnership by NVidia and will be a featured speaker at the company's Research Summit this fall in San Jose, Calif.

MacIntyre will speak during a session on "Visual Computing Trends" and will discuss mobile augmented reality. The Professor-Partnership, which carries with it an unrestricted award of $30,000, is the second such honor received by a College of Computing professor. David Bader, professor of Computational Science and Engineering, received the award in 2008.

The Research Summit is one part of NVidia's GPU Technology Conference, to be held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in San Jose. In addition to his talk, MacIntyre also will participate in panel discussions for the conference. Founded in 1993, NVidia is one of the world's leading manufacturers of the GPU (graphics processing unit), a specialized processor designed to handle graphics-intensive computing.