2/14-15 Kick-off Meeting: Center for Alternative Sustainable and Intelligent Computing (ASIC)

February 11, 2019

Event Date: 

Thu, 02/14/2019 (All day) to Fri, 02/15/2019 (All day)

Location:  701 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

This year's kick-off meeting of ASIC will be held at the atrium of Chesterfield building.





Day1 and Day2 meeting will be held in Chesterfield Building on February. 14-15, 2019 

701 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701, USA

Day 0: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

7:00 PM   Reception, Location: The Durham Hotel (315 E. CHAPEL HILL ST, DURHAM)

Day 1: Thursday, February 14, 2019 

7:30 AM    Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking Time

8:00 AM    Group Photo

8:05 AM    Welcoming Remarks: 

                  Vice Provost for Research (Lawrence Carin), and Dean (Ravi Bellamkonda)

8:20 AM    Center Operations and Center Research Themes (Yiran Chen, Center Director)

9:00 AM    Notre Dame Site (Yiyu Shi, Site Director)

9:10 AM    Syracuse Site (Qinru Qiu, Site Director)

9:20 AM    NSF I/UCRC Presentation 

                  (Dmitri Perkins, NSF Program Director, and Dee Hoffman, Assessment Coordinator)

10:05 AM  Coffee Break

Research Thrust 1: Efficient Neural Network Design

10:20 AM  Project #1: Advanced network pruning and quantization (Wei Wen)

10:40 AM  Project #2: Fine-grained quantization for deep neural networks and its interpretation (Hsin-Pai Cheng)

11:00 AM  Project #3: Representation power of quantized neural networks: from the complexity        bound to the insight (Yukun Ding)

11:20 AM  Project #4: Biologically plausible spike-domain backpropagation for in-hardware learning (Qinru Qiu)

11:40 AM  Project #5: Attribute-based object localization (Krittaphat Pugdeethosapol)                

12 minute presentation, 4 minutes Q&A, 4 minutes LIFE form completion

12:00 PM   Lunch

Research Thrust 2: Computing Platform and Architecture

1:00 PM    Project #6: Fast prediction for UAV traffic/communication in a metropolitan area (Ziyi Zhao)

1:20 PM    Project #7: Versatile, privacy-preserving, and efficient cloud-edge image rendering (Yiran Chen)

1:40 AM    Project #8: Intelligent P-QRS-T peak detection for ultra-Low power implantable         devices (Boyang Li)

Research Thrust 3: Efficient Applications of Neural Networks

2:00 PM    Project #9: Guide for hybrid quantization of deconvolution-based generators (Jinglan Liu)

2:20 PM    Project #10: Machine learning for datacenter performance scheduling (Ben Lee)

2:40 PM    Project #11:Hybrid parallelism and communication methods for decentralized DNN training (Hai Li)

3:00 PM    Coffee Break

3:20 PM    Description of Evening and Day 2 Activities (Yiran Chen, Center Director)

3:30 PM    IAB Organizational Meeting and Formative Discussion 

                  (attendance restricted to NSF and IAB members) 

Impressions of day 1 Day 2 project voting process Project management & mentoring framework for selected projects Election of IAB Chair and Chair-Elect (secretary)


4:55 PM    Poster Session–light refreshments will be served

6:25 PM    Adjourn. Travel directly to restaurant.

6:45 PM    Dinner at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Day 2: Friday, February 15, 2019

7:30 AM   Meeting room opens (coffee will be available)

8:00 AM    LIFE form review and discussion 

                 (all participants, at IAB discretion - led by Dee Hoffman)

9:30 AM    IAB meeting (attendance restricted to NSF and IAB)

Discussion of proposed projects Voting and discussion of results Formulation of funding recommendation to center leadership Finalize discussion of topics started at Day 1 formative IAB meeting Modification to membership agreement and bylaw 

10:45 AM   Coffee Break

11:00 AM   IAB report and discussion (attendance restricted to center and site directors, NSF, IAB)

11:30 AM   Action items and plans for next meeting (attendance restricted as above)

11:50 AM   Summary and closing remarks (Yiran Chen and Dmitri Perkins)

12:00 PM   Adjourn, box lunches provided

12:40 PM  Travel directly to Duke Gardens

1:00 PM     Duke Gardens Tour (about 1 hour) at 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708, USA