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Workshop
Mon Dec 13 08:55 AM -- 06:00 PM (PST)
ML For Systems
Benoit Steiner · Jonathan Raiman · Martin Maas · Azade Nazi · Mimee Xu · Anna Goldie





ML for Systems is an emerging research area that has shown promising results in the past few years. Recent work has shown that ML can be used to replace heuristics, solve complex optimization problems, and improve modeling and forecasting when applied in the context of computer systems.

As an emerging area, ML for Systems is still in the process of defining the common problems, frameworks and approaches to solving its problems, which requires venues that bring together researchers and practitioners from both the systems and machine learning communities. Past iterations of the workshops focused on providing such a venue and broke new ground on a broad range of emerging new directions in ML for Systems. We want to carry this momentum forward by encouraging the community to explore areas that have previously received less attention. Specifically, the workshop commits to highlighting works that also optimize for security and privacy, as opposed to metrics like speed and memory and use ML to optimize for energy usage and carbon impact. Additionally, this year we will encourage the development of shared methodology, tools, and frameworks.

For the first time since the inception of the workshop, we will organize a competition. This competition will showcase important systems problems, and challenges the ML community to test their methods and algorithms on these problems. Our competition tasks are designed to have a low barrier of entry that attracts newcomers as well as systems veterans.

This setup will allow attendees to meet with top researchers and domain experts, old and new, bridging cutting edge ML research with practical systems design. We hope that providing a prestigious venue for researchers from both fields to meet and interact will result in both fundamental ML research as well as real-world impact to computer systems design and implementation.

Poster Session & Hallway Track (gather.town)
Opening Remarks (Introduction)
Towards instance-optimized data systems (Invited Talk)
Accelerating Systems and ML for Science (Invited Talk)
Learning Neurosymbolic Performance Models (Invited Talk)
Lunch Break & Poster Session (gather.town)
Towards Intelligent Load Balancing in Data Centers (Spotlight)
Learning to Combine Instructions in LLVM Compiler (Spotlight)
Generative Optimization Networks for Memory Efficient Data Generation (Spotlight)
DeepRNG: Towards Deep Reinforcement Learning-Assisted Generative Testing of Software (Spotlight)
Interpretability of Machine Learning in Computer Systems: Analyzing a Caching Model (Spotlight)
Automap: Towards Ergonomic Automated Parallelism for ML Models (Spotlight)
Resource Allocation in Disaggregated Data Centre Systems with Reinforcement Learning (Spotlight)
Reinforced Workload Distribution Fairness (Spotlight)
Community Infrastructure for Applying Reinforcement Learning to Compiler Optimizations (Spotlight)
Neuroevolution-Enhanced Multi-Objective Optimization for Mixed-Precision Quantization (Spotlight)
Low-Precision Training in Logarithmic Number System using Multiplicative Weight Update (Spotlight)
Data-Driven Offline Optimization for Architecting Hardware Accelerators (Spotlight)
Achieving Low Complexity Neural Decoders via Iterative Pruning (Spotlight)
Gather.town Q&A with Speakers of Contributed Talks (gather.town)
Learned Compiler Optimizations (Invited Talk)
ML for Autotuning Production ML Compilers (Invited Talk)
ML-guided iterative refinement for system optimization (Invited Talk)
Closing Remarks (Outro)