Taking a Bold Step Forward
Join us on Friday, September 13, 2019 as we officially open MSOE's home to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Diercks Hall helps position MSOE at the forefront of artificial intelligence education and next generation technologies.
We hope you can join us for this day-long celebration that includes guest speakers providing insight on the advances in AI and how they will impact virtually every product and service industry. The day will also feature demonstrations, displays and interactive exhibits.
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 – Invitation Required
Pre-Grand Opening Celebration Dinner
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 – Invitation Required
Official Ribbon Cutting and Remarks: University Leadership, Dr. Dwight Diercks '90, Esteemed Guests (Seating has sold out, however the ribbon cutting will also be live streamed to the athletic field and here on the MSOE website)
11 a.m. – Noon, Diercks Hall Auditorium
Keynote Address: Jensen Huang, Founder, President and CEO of NVIDIA
Noon, Direct Supply Innovation and Technology Center
Luncheon (in partnership with Direct Supply)
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 – Open to MSOE Community & Guests
Noon – 1 p.m., MSOE Athletic Field
Picnic Lunch for MSOE Community Visit the MSOE Athletic Field to view a live stream of the day's events, activities, games and music provided by 91.7 WMSE. MSOE ID required for lunch. (in partnership with Direct Supply)
1 – 3 p.m., Diercks Hall Auditorium
1 – 4 p.m., Diercks Hall Open House & Interactive Sessions
Jensen Huang founded NVIDIA in 1993 and has served since its inception as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors. Starting out in PC graphics, NVIDIA helped build the gaming market into the largest entertainment industry in the world today. Its invention of the GPU in 1999 made possible real-time programmable shading, which defines modern computer graphics, and later 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.
Huang is a recipient of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award, and honorary doctorate degrees from Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University and Oregon State University. In 2017, he was named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year. In 2018, Harvard Business Review ranked him No. 2 on its list of the world's 100 best-performing CEOs over the lifetime of their tenure.
Prior to founding NVIDIA, Huang worked at LSI Logic and Advanced Micro Devices. He holds a BSEE degree from Oregon State University and an MSEE degree from Stanford University.