Biography: 

John Owens is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Davis, where he joined the faculty in 2003. His group pursues research problems in GPU computing in both GPU fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, and multi-GPU computing) and applications. His graduate students have won five NVIDIA Graduate Research Fellowships. John received the DOE Early Career Principal Investigator Award in 2004, earned an NVIDIA Faculty Teaching Fellowship in 2006, and was the first recipient of his department's Graduate Teaching and Mentorship Award in 2009. He graduated from Stanford with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2002 and from Berkeley with a B.S. in EECS in 1995.