EMC2: Energy Efficient Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing (5th edition)
Raj Parihar · Raj Parihar · Michael Goldfarb · Michael Goldfarb · Satyam Srivastava · TAO SHENG · Debajyoti Pal

Fri Dec 13th 08:00 AM -- 06:40 PM @ West 306
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A new wave of intelligent computing, driven by recent advances in machine learning and cognitive algorithms coupled with process technology and new design methodologies, has the potential to usher unprecedented disruption in the way modern computing systems are designed and deployed. These new and innovative approaches often provide an attractive and efficient alternative not only in terms of performance but also power, energy, and area. This disruption is easily visible
across the whole spectrum of computing systems -- ranging from low end mobile devices to large scale data centers and servers including intelligent infrastructures.

A key class of these intelligent solutions is providing real-time, on-device cognition at the edge to enable many novel applications including computer vision and image processing, language understanding, speech and gesture recognition, malware detection and autonomous driving. Naturally, these applications have diverse requirements for performance, energy, reliability, accuracy, and security that demand a holistic approach to designing the hardware, software, and
intelligence algorithms to achieve the best power, performance, and area (PPA).

- Architectures for the edge: IoT, automotive, and mobile
- Approximation, quantization reduced precision computing
- Hardware/software techniques for sparsity
- Neural network architectures for resource constrained devices
- Neural network pruning, tuning and and automatic architecture search
- Novel memory architectures for machine learning
- Communication/computation scheduling for better performance and energy
- Load balancing and efficient task distribution techniques
- Exploring the interplay between precision, performance, power and energy
- Exploration of new and efficient applications for machine learning
- Characterization of machine learning benchmarks and workloads
- Performance profiling and synthesis of workloads
- Simulation and emulation techniques, frameworks and platforms for machine learning
- Power, performance and area (PPA) based comparison of neural networks
- Verification, validation and determinism in neural networks
- Efficient on-device learning techniques
- Security, safety and privacy challenges and building secure AI systems

08:00 AM TBD (Grand Keynote) Yann LeCun
08:45 AM Efficient Computing for AI and Robotics (Keynote) Vivienne Sze
09:30 AM Putting the “Machine” Back in Machine Learning: The Case for Hardware-ML Model Co-design (Invited Talk) Diana Marculescu
10:00 AM Poster Session 1 (Break) Simeon Spasov, Prateeth Nayak, Ferran Diego Andilla, Tianyi Zhang, Amit Trivedi
10:30 AM Abandoning the Dark Arts: New Directions in Efficient DNN Design (Invited Talk) Kurt Keutzer
11:00 AM Hardware-aware Neural Architecture Design for Small and Fast Models: from 2D to 3D (Invited Talk) Song Han
11:30 AM Oral Session 1 (Presentation) Jiahui Yu, David Hartmann, Meng Li, Javad Shafiee, Huanrui Yang, Ofir Zafrir
12:30 PM Lunch (Break)
02:00 PM Cheap, Fast, and Low Power Deep Learning: I need it now! (Keynote) Edward Delp
02:45 PM Advances and Prospects for In-memory Computing (Invited Talk) Naveen Verma
03:15 PM Algorithm-Accelerator Co-Design for Neural Network Specialization (Invited Talk) Zhiru Zhang
03:45 PM Poster Session 2 (Break) Gabriele Prato, Urmish Thakker, Laura I Galindez Olascoaga, Tianyu Zhang, Vahid Partovi Nia, Kamil Adamczewski
04:15 PM Adaptive Multi-Task Neural Networks for Efficient Inference (Invited Talk) Rogerio Feris
04:45 PM Kernel and Graph Optimization for DL Model Execution (Invited Talk) Jinwon Lee
05:15 PM Configurable Cloud-Scale DNN Processor for Real-Time AI (Invited Talk) Bita Darvish Rouhani
05:45 PM Oral Session 2 (Presentation) Shun Liao, Jeff McKinstry, Peter Izsak, Meng Li, Qijing (Jenny) Huang, Gonçalo Mordido

Author Information

Raj Parihar (Microsoft)
Raj Parihar (Microsoft)
Michael Goldfarb (Nvidia)
Michael Goldfarb (Qualcomm)

SoC Architecture Research @ Qualcomm

Satyam Srivastava (Intel Corporation)
TAO SHENG (Amazon)
Debajyoti Pal (Cadence Design Systems, Inc.)