32nd SVEC Annual Engineers Week Banquet and Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

The 32nd SVEC Annual Engineers Week Banquet and Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony took place on February 24, 2023, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. The SVEC successfully organized the event, highlighting the impact of the pandemic and the organization’s initiatives to expand outreach to engineers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The program’s theme was “Artificial Intelligence: From Science to Engineering,” featuring keynote speaker Dr. Kang Shen from Stanford Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Bill Dally, Chief Scientist of NVIDIA, was honored as the 2023 Hall of Fame inductee. Past Hall of Famers and distinguished guests were recognized for their contributions.

Dr. Kang Shen’s keynote speech focused on the frontiers and challenges of neuroscience, discussing topics such as genetic contributions to intelligence, neural mechanisms of spatial navigation, and advancements in artificial retinas.

Dr. Fred Barez introduced Dr. Bill Dally as the 2023 Hall of Fame inductee, recognizing his exceptional contributions to engineering. A tribute video celebrated Dr. Dally’s achievements and highlighted his impact in the field.

During his acceptance speech, Dr. Dally expressed gratitude for the Hall of Fame induction and credited the teamwork behind his accomplishments. He highlighted the evolution of stream processing into GPU Computing, the revolution of deep learning, and the importance of efficiency in GPU Computing.