Dr. Ball has worked for Intel Corporation for 26 years, during which he has amassed extensive experience in leading businesses, developing leadership products and enabling thriving technology ecosystems in the PC industry and microprocessor design.
He graduated at Rice University in Houston as an electrical engineer. He earned his PhD degree at the same university, and wrote his dissertation on excimer laser induced conductivity in polymers. At the beginning of his career, he also spent a semester at József Attila University (now University of Szeged) doing expatriate graduate research under an NSF fellowship, where he studied light-matter interaction.
In his presentation at our research institute, he talked about the problems of semiconductors in the context of artificial intelligence, and then discussed the topic with the audience.