Duncan G. Hudson III is a business and technology fellow for National Instruments. In this role, he serves as an internal consultant by leading architecture and technology decision processes for product initiatives on a global scale as well as continuing to develop and mentor R&D talent within the company.
Hudson joined the NI LabVIEW R&D group in 1992, and has led the development of the LabVIEW system design software for science and engineering since 1998. His team grew from two dozen developers working on one product to a few hundred engineers working on dozens of products across several global R&D centers in Austin, China, India, and Germany.
Hudson cofounded the NI annual technology conference; created the NI Vision to Architecture group, which aims to solve the company’s toughest technology and architecture problems; and most recently received the 2011 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Technology Innovation from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). Hudson’s current areas of interest span the LabVIEW portfolio of products for test and measurement, embedded system design, and science and engineering education.
Hudson received his master’s degree in computer science at The University of Texas at Austin in 1989. His research at UT focused on graphical programming and parallel numeric computation, applications, and compilation.