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Colloquium: Game of Domains Season 1: The Accelerators are coming!, Prof. Pedro Trancoso (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), Monday, July 11, 2022, 10:00-11:00 EEST.

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Game of Domains Season 1: The Accelerators are coming!


Speaker: Prof. Pedro Trancoso
Affiliation: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Monday, July 11, 2022
Time: 10:00-11:00 EEST
Host: Dr. Haris Volos (hvolos01-AT-cs.ucy.ac.cy)
URL: https://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/colloquium/index.php#cs.ucy.2022.trancoso

For a long time, applications have relied on general-purpose processors for their execution. Their increasing demands were met with the improvement in technology predicted by Moore’s Law. Nevertheless, the technology gains are diminishing and at the same time the diversity and increasing demands of the applications lead to the fact that the one-size-fits-all approach has reached its limits. As such, more efficient and powerful solutions focus on the development of different computer architectures for different application domains. While the number of domain specific architectures, also known as accelerators, available in the market is increasing significantly, there are still many challenges and open questions! In this presentation I will outline the current research of our team – The Accelerators – on this first phase of the different projects we are participating. The work focuses on the design of efficient, scalable, and flexible architectures for different domains with a special emphasis on deep learning and quantum computer simulation. We are looking at solutions that exploit the use of hardware-software co-design approach for efficiency, reconfigurable computing for flexibility, and processing-in-memory for scalability. I will briefly present the projects we are involved with as well as our latest research results and future directions.

Short Bio:
Pedro Trancoso is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He has an engineering degree from Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal (1993) and a MSc and PhD (1998) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. Before joining Chalmers, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Cyprus from 2002 to 2017. His research interests are in computer architecture (memory hierarchy, multicore processors, reconfigurable computing, and energy efficiency) with main focus on the hardware acceleration for emerging applications such as machine learning. He has published more than 80 papers in the topics above in international journals and conferences. He is currently actively collaborating in four EU research projects (VEDLIoT, eProcessor, and EPI SGA2), two Swedish research projects (PRIDE and QuantumStack) and one EU Masters project (EUMaster4HPC). He is also the director of the Masters programme on High-Performance Computer systems (MPHPC) at Chalmers since its start in 2019.

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