Jeff Kodosky

Cofounder and Business and Technology Fellow

Known as the Father of LabVIEW by engineers and scientists worldwide, Jeff Kodosky cofounded NI in 1976. He pioneered the graphical system design approach through LabVIEW and continues to mentor the global R&D organization.


Kodosky’s invention of LabVIEW was named as one of the “Top 50 Milestones for the Industry” by Electronic Design magazine and is recognized with more than 100 national and international awards from major industry publications including EE Times, Electronics Weekly, Elektronik, Engineering for You, EDN, NASA Tech Briefs, and Test & Measurement World.


Kodosky holds 68 patents associated with LabVIEW technology and was inducted into the Electronic Design Engineering Hall of Fame for his invention.


Jeff K, as he is known around NI, has a personal passion for education and opera. He has been recognized with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship for his work with organizations including The University of Texas at Austin UTeach program and College of Natural Sciences, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Board of Trustees, and the Austin Lyric Opera.


Kodosky holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.