Hardware Acceleration for Data Processing (HADP) - Fall 2017


    Paper ranking submission deadline: September 26th (before the seminar begins). Submit 3 papers and up to one date in which you cannot speak. The papers can be found in Course Material.

    Email for submission: tal.bennun {at) inf ethz ch

    Talk dates will be published before October 3rd. Student presentations begin on October 10th.






The seminar is intended to cover recent results in the increasingly important field of hardware acceleration for data science, both in dedicated machines or in data centers. The seminar aims at students interested in the system aspects of data processing who are willing to bridge the gap across traditional disciplines: machine learning, databases, systems, and computer architecture. The seminar should be of special interest to students interested in completing a master thesis or even a doctoral dissertation in related topics.


The seminar will start on September 19th with an overview of the general topics and the intended format of the seminar. Students are expected to present one paper in a 30 minute talk and complete a 4 page report on the main idea of the paper and how they relate to the other papers presented at the seminar and the discussions around those papers. The presentation will be given during the semester in the allocated time slot. The report is due on the last day of the semester.

Attendance to the seminar is mandatory to complete the credit requirements. Active participation is also expected, including having read every paper to be presented in advance and contributing to the questions and discussions of each paper during the seminar.


Course Material




Seminar Hours

Tuesdays, 13:00-15:00 in ML J 34.1