CogArch 2016 - The 2nd Workshop on Cognitive Architectures @ ASPLOS 2016 - Workshop Program


1:30 – 2:15 PM Keynote: Investigating the Brain’s Computational Paradigm, James. E. Smith (Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

2:15 - 2:30 PM Low Precision Neural Networks using Subband Decomposition, Sek Chai

2:30 - 2:45 PM A Case for Situationally Adaptive Many-core Execution Model for Cognitive Computing Workloads, Masab Ahmad, Christopher Michael and Omer Khan

2:45 - 3:15 PM Invited talk: Hierarchical Temporal Memory on Micron's Automata Processor, Mircea Stan (University of Virginia)

3:15 - 3:30 PM Coffee Break

3:30 - 4:00 PM Invited talk: Towards Cognitive Computers: Practical Considerations, Jeff Burns (IBM T.J Watson Research)

4:00 - 4:15 PM  DNNWEAVER: From High-Level Deep Network Models to FPGA Acceleration, Hardik Sharma, Jongse Park, Emmanuel Amaro, Bradley Thwaites, Praneetha Kotha, Anmol Gupta, Joon Kyung Kim, Asit Mishra and Hadi Esmaeilzadeh

4:15 - 4:30 PM The Case for Node Multi-Versioning in Cognitive Cloud Services: Achieving Responsiveness and Accuracy at Datacenter Scale, Matthew Halpern, Todd Mummert, Miroslav Novak, Evelyn Duesterwald and Vijay Janapa Reddi

4:30 - 5:30 PM Panel Discussion: 'Do Cognitive Applications need Cognitive Architectures?',

Panel: Jim Smith, Mircea Stan, Jeff Burns, Pradip Bose (Moderator)

Is the 'Cognitive Era' a purely software play, or, is there true potential in terms of a commercial differentiator in the hardware space as well? For instance, is there a promising hardware acceleration paradigm than conventional CPU/GPU based systems?

5:30 PM Concluding Remarks