Magnus Ekman, Ph.D., is a director of architecture at NVIDIA Corporation. His doctorate is in computer engineering, and he is the inventor of multiple patents. He was first exposed to artificial neural networks in the late nineties in his native country, Sweden. After some dabbling in evolutionary computation, he ended up focusing on computer architecture and relocated to Silicon Valley, where he lives with his wife Jennifer, children Sebastian and Sofia, and dog Babette. He previously worked with processor design and R&D at Sun Microsystems and Samsung Research America, and has been involved in starting two companies, one of which (Skout) was later acquired by The Meet Group, Inc. In his current role at NVIDIA, he leads an engineering team working on CPU performance and power efficiency for system on chips targeting the autonomous vehicle market.