Chris Malachowsky

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Chris Malachowsky
Born (1959-05-02) May 2, 1959 (age 64)
Alma materUniversity of Florida
Santa Clara University
Known forCo-founding Nvidia
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical engineering
Sun Microsystems

Chris Malachowsky (born May 2, 1959) is an American electrical engineer, one of the co-founders of computer graphics company Nvidia.

Raised in the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Malachowsky graduated from Ocean Township High School in 1976.[1] He received a B.S. degree in 1983, in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and an M.S. degree in 1986 from Santa Clara University.[2][3][4] In 2008, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Santa Clara University[4] and received Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Florida College of Engineering in 2017.

Early in his career, he worked for Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems.[2][5][6] He co-founded Nvidia in April 1993 with Curtis Priem and Jen-Hsun Huang and is a Senior Vice President for Engineering and Operations.[2][5][6]

In November 2023, the Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology was officially opened at the University of Florida.[7]


  1. ^ "Ocean Township Students Gain Diplomas, Honors", Asbury Park Press, June 18, 1976, page B2. Accessed January 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Corporate biography of Malachowsky, NVIDIA, retrieved 2010-03-10.
  3. ^ ECE Academy 2009 Inductees Archived 2010-06-20 at the Wayback Machine, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, retrieved 2010-03-10.
  4. ^ a b NVIDIA Founder Shares Secrets of Success Archived May 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, Horizons in Engineering, Santa Clara University School of Engineering, Winter 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
  5. ^ a b 15 years in 3D: NVIDIA cofounder Chris Malachowsky speaks, Jon Stokes, Ars Technica, September 3, 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
  6. ^ a b Age of Nvidia, Daniel Drew Turner,, May 15, 2002. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
  7. ^ Lawson, Lillian (November 3, 2023). "New UF building to act as hub for artificial intelligence, data science". The Gainesville Sun. Retrieved December 28, 2023.