Dr. John Hu is currently director of advanced technology in Nvidia Corporation. Throughout his more than 20 years career, he has worked on technical and management roles across various area of the IC industry, including semiconductor materials, device fabrications and device physics, IC process technology development, interconnect technology and 3D chip integrations, design methodology and design for manufacturing/reliability, test chips and technology driver products, and GPU/ CPU and mobile SOC technologies. John has served as the liaison for technology partnerships with various IC industry groups, companies and academics. John has also been board member of various organizations, as well as committee member and paper reviewer of technical meetings/journals. He has published more than 20 papers and has more than 10 patents granted or pending. John holds a BS degree from University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D from Auburn University, in the field of solid state physics and microelectronics.