Hardware Acceleration for Data Processing (HADP) - Fall 2019

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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 17th 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 (20.12.2019).


1) The first introductory class will take place on 17th September 2019 at 13:15 in ML J 34.1 followed by the opening talk at 14:15.

2) Selection of papers (3 papers max) and presentation dates (3 slots max) are expected to be ready by 24th September 2019. Please send your preferences to user_name[at]inf.ethz.ch, where user_name is amit[dot]kulkarni.


Speaker Title Date
Prof. Gustavo Alonso Introduction to the seminar 17 Sep 13:15
Cedric Renggli SparCML: High-Performance Sparse Communication for Machine Learning 17 Sep 14:15
Dr. Muhsen Owaida Lowering the Latency of Data Processing Pipelines Through FPGA based Hardware Acceleration 24 Sep 13:15
David Dao   24 Sep 14:15


Name Paper Date Mentor
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    5 Nov 13:15  
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Seminar Hours

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

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.



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