Dave Tuttle is a Research Fellow and PhD Candidate in the areas of Plug-In Vehicle integration and the grid, alternative fuel vehicles, the Smartgrid, and renewable energy systems in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Tuttle is a former IBM and Sun Microsystems executive with a B.S. & M.Eng.degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville and an MBA from the UT-Austin.
His diverse career includes leading the first high-performance microprocessor designed in the Apple/IBM/Motorola alliance used in the original Power MacIntosh, leading the team that designed the POWER2-SC microprocessor used in the 1997 IBM Deep Blue chess playing Supercomputer that beat World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, and building from scratch Sun Microsystem’s Austin design center for power efficient CPUs. Today, he is one of the electric vehicle researchers in Austin’s Pecan Street Consortium/UT-Austin Plug-In Vehicle Smartgrid research project.