As corporate vice president for Advanced Product Technology Development, Ellie is responsible for Applied’s state-of-the-art Maydan Technology Center and works closely with customers to drive advanced product development and technology roadmaps. In addition, Ellie leads R&D for developing new memory and logic innovations. She received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and holds more than 100 semiconductor engineering patents. In 2016 she was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to scientific and technological communities. She was also named one of the 2015 “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” by the National Diversity Council. Learn more about Ellie’s career journey in this Nanochip article.
Recently I participated in a fascinating panel discussion with experts from Arm, Google, Intel, Microsoft, UC Santa Barbara and VMware to explore how Big Data, AI and cloud computing can be used to help mitigate—rather than contribute to—climate change.
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