Uday Kurkure is a Lead Staff Engineer with VMware Performance Engineering.

As lead performance engineer for machine learning at VMware, Uday Kurkure is a prolific inventor, author, and speaker. He is deeply experienced in optimizations for performance and machine learning, with a broad suite of skills that includes writing compilers, designing accelerator ASICs/FPGAs, computer graphics, and VMware virtualization technologies. Uday is currently focused on hardware accelerators for machine learning at VMware.

A prominent voice in the technology industry especially in the areas of AI, ML, Virtualization and Cloud Computing, Uday is a frequent speaker and presenter to include VMworld and other international events. He has keynoted the Center for Domain Specific Computing at UCLA and the NextGenCloud session of the 47th International Conference on Parallel Processing 2018, while also being a multiyear presenter at the NVIDIA Global Technology Conference (2016-2019) and VMworld (2017-2018). In 2019, for the second consecutive year, Uday is co-chair and organizer of the Virtualization in High-Performance Computing and Simulation special session at the IEEE High Performance Computing Conference.

Uday’s work in machine learning on virtualized GPUs is pioneering. Important presentations in machine learning and vGPUs include the 12th Workshop in Virtualization in High Performance Computing at ISC 2017, June 2017, in Frankfurt, Germany and the IEEE 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Simulation, July 21, 2018, in Orleans, France. Co-published papers resulting from these events include Machine Learning Using Virtualized GPUs in Cloud Environments and Virtualized GPUs in High Performance Data Centers.

Uday holds an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University and a BS in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.  An author of numerous research papers, blogs and articles and owner of more than a dozen patents, Uday received the  prestigious VMware Prolific Inventor Award in 2018. Uday also enjoys travelling, playing tennis as he frequently competes in US Tennis Association tournaments throughout the year.




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