Nano@Tech: The Future of Computer-Aided Engineering

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Ryan Diestelhorst

Abstract: New advancements in cloud computing and machine learning have created an opportunity for a revolutionary advancement in how hardware engineering is performed. In this talk, Ryan Diestelhorst will discuss his experiences founding a successful MEMS sensor company as a Georgia Tech graduate, and how that journey informed his vision of the future of engineering. He will describe how OnScale is redefining the boundaries of high-performance simulation by giving engineers immediate and unlimited access to super computers to solve their most difficult problems.

Bio: Ryan Dietelhorst is an experienced semiconductor and hardware engineer as well as an accomplished entrepreneur and technologist. He co-founded NextInput, which brought a world-class MEMS force sensing technology to market for mobile, automotive, and industrial applications. In his capacity as CTO he developed a broad IP portfolio, helped raise $30M in seed and venture capital funding, and brought multiple high-volume design wins to mass production. Prior to NextInput, Ryan designed specialized integrated circuits with NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory while completing his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech. Ryan is now the VP of Strategy at OnScale, a cloud-based engineering simulation company seeking to break the legacy simulation model.


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  • Created By:Christa Ernst
  • Created:12/20/2018
  • Modified By:Christa Ernst
  • Modified:03/19/2019