HKUST Engineering x HKSTP Distinguished Speaker Series Webinar - Intelligent Architectures for Intelligent Machines

Speaker :
Prof. Onur Mutlu
Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich
Date : 7 Oct 2020 (Wed)
Time : 5:00 pm
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Organizer : School of Engineering, HKUST
HKUST AI Chip Center for Emerging Smart Systems and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Language : English

Computing is bottlenecked by data. Large amounts of application data overwhelm storage capability, communication capability, and computation capability of the modern machines we design today. As a result, many key applications' performance, efficiency and scalability are bottlenecked by data movement.

Jointly hosted by SENG, HKUST AI Chip Center for Emerging Smart Systems and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, this webinar features a renowned computer architecture expert, Prof. Onur Mutlu from ETH Zurich. We will discuss the major shortcomings of modern architectures, the recent research that could enable computation close to data, as well as the guiding principles for future computing architecture and system designs. (Please click here for more information.)

Moderated by Prof. Tim Cheng, Dean of Engineering, register to get more insights on how intelligent architecture could be designed to handle data well.

About the Speaker: Prof. Onur Mutlu

Onur Mutlu is a Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich. He is also a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, where he previously held the Strecker Early Career Professorship. His current broader research interests are in computer architecture, systems, hardware security, and bioinformatics. A variety of techniques he, along with his group and collaborators, has invented over the years have influenced industry and have been employed in commercial microprocessors and memory/storage systems. He obtained his PhD and MS in ECE from the University of Texas at Austin and BS degrees in Computer Engineering and Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He started the Computer Architecture Group at Microsoft Research (2006-2009), and held various product and research positions at Intel Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices, VMware, and Google.

About the Moderator: Prof. Tim Cheng

Prof. Tim CHENG Kwang-Ting became the Dean of Engineering in May 2016 in concurrence with his appointment as Chair Professor jointly in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 1988 with a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Before joining HKUST, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he served since 1993. Prior to teaching at UC Santa Barbara, he spent five years at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

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