ECE alumnus named a 2009 Distinguished Engineering Alumni

Jeffrey Fisher (BSEE ‘80), Senior Vice President, Graphics Processing Unit Business, at NVIDIA Corporation, was honored with a 2009 Distinguished Engineering Alumni award.

Jeffrey FisherFisher, an Indianapolis native, found his niche working with small semiconductor start-ups and helping them grow into public companies. Of his career, he says, “I like an adventure and love technology and its impact on the world. Start-ups thrive when the combination of an innovative product, a big market and a great team come together. For an individual, it requires a great deal of commitment and patience.”

Fisher has also remained active at Purdue, taking a role on the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Advisory Council, helping recruit students from California, and bringing both a fellowship and curriculum enhancement to the school to add parallel processing to the undergraduate curriculum. He and his wife, Edie, funded the Vehicle Systems Laboratory in the new Siang-Lang Wang Hall of Electrical and Computer Engineering now under design.

Fisher was nominated for the honor “for his superior achievements in the semiconductor industry and for his loyalty to and support of Purdue University.”