Michael Houston is a Distinguished Engineer at Nvidia. He leads the Deep Learning SW team and works on optimizing deep learning frameworks and algorithms for Nvidia platforms. Mike received his BS in Computer Science with honors from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2001. During his time at UCSD, he worked at the San Diego Supercomputer Center in the Visualization Group. He received his PhD from Stanford University where he worked in the Stanford Graphics Lab under the advisement of Pat Hanrahan and received an Intel PhD Fellowship. Mike spent several years at ATI and then as an AMD Fellow in the Advanced Technology Development Group working on hardware and software for heterogeneous computing before coming to Nvidia.