Dave presented “Enabling Near-Data Accelerators in Datacenters” which is a spin-off his PhD dissertation work. Co-authors were Dave’s advisor, Dr. Darin Acosta, Prashanth Thinakaran from PennState University, and Jayson Strayer and Gaurav Kaul, both from Intel. Dave Ojika won the Best Poster award at the 2015 Intel Big Data Software Summit in Santa Clara, California on September 11th 2015


Congratulations David! For winning the 'Best poster' award @ the Big Data Software Summit 2015.  Your poster secured the most number of audience votes based on the concept, technology, value for Intel and poster design. Congratulations!  -- From the Big Data Software Summit Committee


Dave is a third year doctoral student of ECE. He is also mentoring 4 ECE graduate students and 1 BME graduate student, and leading them to represent UF ECE at the Large-Scale Visual Recognition Challenge. The team is called GatorVision.