Tech Summit

Ian Buck

VP / General Manager, Tesla Data Center Business

Ian Buck is vice president of NVIDIA's Accelerated Computing business unit, which includes all hardware and software product lines, third-party enablement, and marketing activities for GPU computing.
Buck joined NVIDIA in 2004 and created CUDA, which remains the established leading platform for accelerated-based parallel computing. Before joining NVIDIA, he was the development lead on Brook, which was the forerunner to generalized computing on GPUs.

Buck holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University and Bachelor of Science in computer science from Princeton University.



NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. Today, NVIDIA is increasingly known as “the AI computing company.”