Jim Jeffers is a Sr. Principal Engineer whose expertise spans high-performance computing, software visualization, graphics, TV and video, and data communications.
Currently serving as Sr. Director of Intel Advanced Rendering and Visualization, he and his team design and develop the open source rendering library Intel® Rendering Framework used to create animated movies, special effects, automobile design, and scientific visualization. To hone the library’s capabilities, they’ve worked with top companies such as Disney and DreamWorks, and scientists including Stephen Hawking.
Jim joined Intel in 2008 and participated in the development of manycore parallel computing and the Intel® Xeon Phi™ product family. Among his many accomplishments, he has co-authored four books on manycore parallel programming and helped develop the Tech Emmy-winning virtual “First Down Line” technology used on live American football TV broadcasts.
Jim earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA, USA.