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Invited Talk Profile: “AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) – Envisioning High Performance Human-Centered AI for Industry” by Satoshi Sekiguchi

Speaker: Satoshi Sekiguchi Time: Wednesday, November 14th, 3:30pm – 4:15pm Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) is leading the world’s industrial revolution in relation to IoT, Big Data, Robot, advanced biotechnology, new manufacturing industry, and so on. Although there is an ongoing discussion of the AI singularity, there is a more immediate need

Invited Talk Preview: “China’s Effort on Exascale Computing: Current Status and Perspectives” by Beihang University’s Depei Qian

Speaker: Depei Qian Time: Wednesday, November 14th, 11:15am – 12pm Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: Description: After a brief introduction to the key project on HPC under the national key R&D program, this talk focuses on the progress made by the key project, including the exascale prototype system development, the HPC applications and enabling platforms

Invited Talk Profile: “Urban Energy Science and High Performance Computing” by LBNL’s Mary Ann Piette

Pesenter: Mary Ann Piette from Lawrence Berkley National Lab (LBNL) Time: Wednesday, November 14th, 4:15pm-5pm Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: “Urban Energy Science and High Performance Computing” will cover current research to evaluate how to reduce energy use in cities and report on progress of exascale computing funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Several national laboratories

Invited Talk Preview: “The Age of Data – Visualizing the Revolution” by Chris Johnson

Speaker: Chris Johnson, University of Utah Time: Tuesday, November 13th, 10:30am – 11:15am Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: We live in the Age of Data. Approximately 90% of all data in the world has been created in the past two years at a rate of Exabytes per day. New data is growing exponentially in every way: structured, unstructured,

Invited Talk Preview: “Brain-Inspired Massively-Parallel Computing” by Stephen Furber

Speaker: Steve Furber, University of Manchester Time: Tuesday, November 13th, 11:15am – 12pm Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: Neuromorphic computing, that is, computing based upon brain-like principles – can be traced back to the pioneering work of Carver Mead in the 1980s. Academic research into neuromorphic systems has continued since then in various forms, including

Invited Talk Preview: “Applying Deep Learning” by Bryan Catanzaro

Presenter: Bryan Catanzaro, NVIDIA Time: Tuesday: November 13th, 4:15pm–5pm Location: Exhibit Hall B Abstract: I will discuss how we go about applying deep learning to our work at NVIDIA, solving problems in a variety of domains from graphics and vision to text and speech. I’ll discuss the properties of successful machine learning applications, the criteria

Invited Talk Preview: “The Human Side Data Science” by Cecilia Aragon

Presenter: Cecilia Aragon, University of Washington in Seattle Time: Thursday, November 15th, 9:15am – 10am Location: Exhibit Hall B Extraordinary advances in our ability to acquire and generate data are transforming the fundamental nature of discovery across domains. Much of the research in the field of data science has focused on automated methods of analyzing

SC18’s Jack Dongarra Unveils Impressive Speaker Line-up for 12 Invited Talks

Invited Talks are a premier component of the SC Conference Program and complement nicely the presentations of the regular Technical Papers Program Speakers including global, bleeding-edge leaders across multiple industries. Invited Talks typically describe innovative technical contributions and their application to address the critical challenges of the day. From Jack Dongarra – the Invited Talks

Watch Computing Pioneer Dr. Gordon Bell’s Entire Invited Talk on SC’s YouTube Channel

Computing Pioneer Gordon Bell Shared Insights at SC17 in this dynamic talk titled “Marking 30 Years of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize”. Everyone knows that computers have grown exponentially faster and more powerful. But only a few know exactly why and how – and Gordon Bell has been a sage among them since the 1960s

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