Costas Bekas is managing the Foundations of Cognitive Computing group at IBM Research-Zurich. He received B. Eng., Msc and PhD diplomas, all from the Computer Engineering & Informatics Department, University of Patras, Greece, in 1998, 2001 and 2003 respectively, working under the supervsion of E. Gallopoulos. Between 2003-2005, he worked as a postdoctoral associate with Prof. Yousef Saad at the Computer Science & Engineering Department, University of Minnesota, USA. He has been with IBM since September 2005. Costas's main research interests span Scalable systems for AI and Knowledge Ingestion, HPC and new computing paradigms. Costas is a recipient of the PRACE 2012 award and the ACM Gordon Bell 2013 and 2015 prizes.
Recen key AI papers (2018)
- Supercomputing Froentiers 2018, March 2018, Warsaw, Poland
- 10th Conference of the International PhD in Life Sciences, February 2018, Leukbad, Switzerland
- Translational Medicine in Zurich, January, Zurich, 2018
- SwissText 2018, June 2018, Winterthur, Switzerland
- HPC-LEAP Conference, July 2018, Cambridge, UK
- SE4COG 2018, May 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden
April 2017 Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research - Zurich
April 2016. Principal Research Staff Member, IBM Research - Zurich
March 2016 Best paper award on graph analytics and matrix functions. IPDPS 2016
Dec 2015 Invited talk at PMAA 2016
Dec 2015 Plenary at ATAT 2016
Dec 2015 Matrix function paper to appear at IPDPS. Best paper award
Nov 2013 Gordon Bell Prize on simulating Earth's mantle
March 2015 New paper on energy modeling for Linear Algebra on multicore processors
Jan 2015 PC EnaHPC 2015
Feb 2015 PC (Algorithms) HiPC 2015
Feb 2015 Organizing Committee, SIAM Parallel Processing 2016
Dec 2014 Keynote at PPAM 2015 http://ppam.pl/speakers
Nov 2104 PC (Algorithms) SC 2015
Oct2014 1st Workshop on Approximate Computing at HiPEAC 2015 WAPCO
Sept2014 Invited talk at HiPEAC 2014 HiPEAC
Sept2014 Two posters, one on energy aware computing and the other on HPC graph analytics to appear at SC 2014, New Orleans.
June 2014 Our paper on clasification of the power, energy and runtime performance of sparse matrix-vector multiplication on mutlicore processors to appear at ICPP PASA 2014.
Mar2014 PC, HiPC 2014
Mar2014 PC, Europar WS, 2014
Mar2014 PC, EnaHPC 2014
Mar2014 PC, CCGrid 2015
Jan2014 Our paper on "Changing Computing Paradigms Towards Power Efficiency" to appear nin Phil. Trans. A, Roy. Acad. Sci,
Nov2013 Exact Exchange in CPMD, scaling to 6.4M threads to appear in IPDPS 2014
Nov2013 ACM Gordon Bell 2013 Prize winner Simulations of Cloud Cavitation Collapse
Sept2013 Poster SC13. Highly Scalable Linear Time Estimation of Spectrograms - A Tool for Very Large Scale Data Analysis
Sept2013 PC CCGrid 2014
July2013 ACM Gordon Bell 2013 finalist: 11 PFLOP/s Simulations of Cloud Cavitation Collapse
July2013 PC IPDPS 2014
May2013 ETP4HPC Strategic Vision document published
May2013 PC VHPC, 2013
April2013 Yves Ineichen successfully defends his thesis in multi-objective optimization
Jan2013 PC member. ICPP 2013
Nov2012 PC member. SC13 (Applications)
Nov2012 Guest Editor for PMAA'12 special issue, Parallel Computing.
Nov2012 New EU project: EXA2GREEN, Power Aware HPC
Sept2012 New DARPA XDATA project: RNLA, Randomized Algorithms for Linear Algebra
Aug2012 ISC'13 Steering Committee
June2012 PRACE Award 2012
June2012 Keynote talk: PMAA 2012.
Nov2011 Europar2012 Local Chair: Track 15 (High Performance & Scientific Applications).
Oct2011PC member (Algorithms), SC 2012.
Sept2011 Steering Committee member: ISC 2012.
Sept2011 Energy Aware MD simulations: CECAM Workshop.
April2011 PC member, Ena-HPC.
April2011 PC member, HIPC (Algorithms).
Mar2011 Invited talk: Young & Bright HPC Researchers session, International Supercomputing Conference, Hamburg, June 2011. (link).