- Academy Member Profiles
Year Inducted / Awarded: 2021
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Michelle Tomasko has over 20 years of technical leadership in the silicon industry and a proven track record for propelling engineering teams to success on ambitious programs with aggressive schedules. She has a passion for data parallel computation, microprocessor architecture and low-power designs. Michelle is currently co-founder and Vice President of Software at photonics-based machine learning chip startup, Celestial AI.
Prior to founding Celestial AI, Tomasko was VP of Engineering at Particle, an IoT startup, and VP of Engineering at Groq, a machine learning silicon startup. In the past, she worked for leading technology companies including NVIDIA, Google Robotics, Google Consumer HW Silicon, and Transmeta. At NVIDIA, she drove all aspects of software for new GPU architectures, from inception to first production. Tomasko also led the SW effort for NVIDIA’s first consumer Android device, Shield. She delivered Google’s first machine learning/image processing accelerator system on a chip, the Pixel Visual Core for the Pixel 2 phone.
Tomasko graduated from UConn in 1995 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering and received her M.S. in Computer Science in 1997 from Colorado State University.