Committee: Dr. Shan Lu (Advisor)
Dr. Ben Liblit
Dr. Mike Swift
Dr. Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau
Dr. Karu Sankaralingam
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pmGuoliang JinUW-Madison
Committee: Dr. Shan Lu (Advisor)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pmProf. Jeff Naughton, Prof. Aditya Akella, Prof. Ben Liblit, and Ms. Angela ThorpUW-Madison
SACM conducted a poll for undergraduates and they had various questions about the graduate school app'ing process. So, SACM is organizing a panel discussion for undergrads where students can meet with a panel of experts (Prof. Jeff Naughton, Prof. Aditya Akella, Prof. Ben Liblit and Ms. Angela Thorp) who are/were involved in the grad. school admissions, and clarify questions regarding app'ing process.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pmRicardo PizarroDepartment of Biomedical Engineering, UW-Madison
Abstract: Electrical signals recorded from the scalp or the cortex can shed light into brain function but existing models are limited with regards to network connections. A volume conduction model identifies hot zones as regions of activity and assumes that smaller activity results from an electromagnetic propagation. A neural mass model, developed to characterize neuronal processes underlying recorded signals, was used here to identify potential networks otherwise omitted with the conduction model.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pmVeljko M. MilutinovicUniversity of Belgrade
This presentation analyses the essence of DataFlow SuperComputing, defines its advantages and sheds light on the related programming model. DataFlow computers, compared to ControlFlow computers, offer speedups of 20 to 200 (even 2000 for some applications), power reductions of about 20, and size reductions of also about 20. However, the programming paradigm is different, and has to be mastered. The talk explains the paradigm, using Maxeler as an example, and sheds light on the ongoing research in the field. Examples include Physics, Engineering, DataMining, FinancialAnalytics, etc.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pmAssociate Professor Laura McLay, PhDDepartment of Industrial & Systems Engineering, UW-Madison
Laura McLay will speak on "Delivering Emergency Medical Services: Research, Application and Outreach." Dr. McLay will describe her research projects that apply operations research methodologies to emergency medical services. These projects have resulted in several key insights into optimally using scarce public resources for responding to health emergencies.
Computer Architecture Seminar: Approximate Acceleration: Trading off Certainty for Efficiency and Speed AbstractTuesday, December 2, 2014 - 4:00pmHadi EsmaeilzadehGeorgia Institute of Technology
As our Dark Silicon study shows, the benefits from continuous transistor scaling are diminishing due to energy and power constraints. Further, our results show that the current paradigm of general-purpose processors, multicore processors, will fall significantly short of historical trends of performance improvements in the next decade. These shortcomings may drastically curtail computing industry from continuously delivering new capabilities, the backbone of its economic ecosystem.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pmMarc OrrUW-Madison
Committee: Dr. David Wood, Advisor
Dr. Brad Beckmann
Dr. Mark Hill
Dr. Nam Sung Kim
Dr. Michael Swift
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:00pmJohn KrakauerJohns Hopkins University
The Center for Complexity and Collective Computation (C4) at WID presents the John von Neumann Public Lecture Series in Complexity and Computation, featuring John Krakauer, director of the Brain, Learning, Animation and Movement Lab at Johns Hopkins University.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pmJayneel GandhiUW Madison
Virtualization provides value for many workloads, but its cost rises for workloads with poor memory access locality. This overhead comes from translation lookaside buffer (TLB) misses where the hardware performs a 2D page walk (up to 24 memory references on x86-64) rather than a native TLB miss (up to only 4 memory references). The first dimension translates guest virtual addresses to guest physical addresses, while the second translates guest physical addresses to host physical addresses.
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pmJongwon YoonUW-Madison
Committee: Dr. Suman Banerjee (Advisor)
Dr. Aditya Akella
Dr. Paul Barford
Dr. Parmesh Ramanathan
Dr. Xinyu Zhang
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pmBen BedersonUniversity of Maryland, College Park