A Dr. David B. Kirk whom is the Chief Scientist at NVIDIA has just recently earnt himself quite an achievement, having just been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his role in bringing us the high-performance graphics NVIDIA bring to us today.
NVIDIA's supporting announcement covers all the details.
SANTA CLARA, CA-FEBRUARY 24, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processing technologies, today announced that Dr. David B. Kirk Ph.D., Chief Scientist at NVIDIA, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his role in bringing high-performance graphics to personal computers.
Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions that may be awarded to an engineer. According to the NAE, academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, and education.