Lawrence Spracklen leads Ayasdi’s world-class engineering team. He is tasked with building the next generation of Ayasdi’s award-winning platform. He brings to Ayasdi a diverse range of experiences, spanning processor design and research, software optimization and multi-thread scalability, security, and hardware accelerator development.
Prior to joining Ayasdi, Lawrence spent over a decade working at Sun Microsystems, Nvidia and VMware, where he led teams focused on the intersection of hardware architecture and software performance and scalability – delivering high performance processors (in both the enterprise and consumer space), operating systems, compilers and applications. Previously, he was a senior software engineer in VMware's performance group where he focused his research on VDI deployments (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), specifically protocol optimization and multimedia quality monitoring. Lawrence also worked at Nvidia as a performance lead, where he improved performance analysis and compiler design related to next-generation ARM processors. Prior to Nvidia, Lawrence was a senior staff engineer in the UltraSPARC Architecture Group at Sun Microsystems. Before moving to the USA in 2000, he worked as a software consultant for the United Nations and Sun UK.
Lawrence has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Aberdeen University, Scotland, a B.Sc. in Computational Physics from the University of York, England and holds 26 US patents in a diverse range of research fields from computer architecture to cryptography.