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One of the joint research work between the C3SR team and the IBM Research, titled “Evaluating Characteristics of CUDA Communication Primitives on High-Bandwidth Interconnects,” won the Best Research Paper Award at the 10th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE).

The winning team members were Carl Pearson, Abdul Dakkak, Sarah Hashash, Cheng Li, I-Hsin Chung, Jinjun Xiong, and Wen-mei Hwu.

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On Jan 29th, 2019, C3SR members held one of UIUC Engineering Research Fair booths in the university union for the undergraduate students. This event included poster sessions where we presented our works such as DNNBuilder and Dr. Babel fish.

You can find more details of the C3SR undergraduate research opportunities via
the ISUR C3SR-URAI program.

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The C3SR Center is partnering with Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research (ISUR) Program to launch a new innovative program, titled Undergraduate Research in Artificial Intelligence (URAI). The new initiative, ISUR C3SR-URAI, will provide two-semester research experiences to domestic and international students. C3SR-URAI scholars will be assigned to research projects focusing on fundamental cognitive computing and AI science, applied AI engineering and technologies, and practical AI solutions and systems. They will receive the same benefits as any ISUR scholar, such as $1000 research scholarship for the academic year ($500/semester), participation in research seminar series luncheons, and presentation of research projects in the year-end ISUR Poster Expo.

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On Nov 16, 2018, IBM VP, Ms. Radha Ratnaparkhi, and Director, Dr. Lisa Amini, as representatives of the IBM AIHN program came to the C3SR center and conducted the year-end C3SR Executive Review.

You can find more details about the IBM AI Horizons Network here.

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One of the joint research work between the C3SR team and the IBM China Research Lab, titled “DNNBuilder: an Automated Tool for Building High-Performance DNN Hardware Accelerators for FPGAs,” won IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla Best Paper Award at the 2018 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD).

The winning team members were Xiaofan Zhang, Junsong Wang, Chao Zhu, Yonghua Lin, Jinjun Xiong, Wen-mei Hwu and Deming Chen.

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Publications

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ArXiv 2018, 2018

2018 International Conference On Computer Aided Design, 2018

The 51st Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, 2018

Recent region-based object detectors are usually built with separate classification and localization branches on top of shared feature extraction networks. In this paper, we analyze failure cases of state-of-the-art detectors and observe that most hard false positives result from classification instead of localization. We conjecture that: (1) Shared feature representation is not optimal due to the mismatched goals of feature learning for classification and localization; (2) multi-task learning helps, yet optimization of the multi-task loss may result in sub-optimal for individual tasks; (3) large receptive field for different scales leads to redundant context information for small objects.We demonstrate the potential of detector classification power by a simple, effective, and widely-applicable Decoupled Classification Refinement (DCR) network. DCR samples hard false positives from the base classifier in Faster RCNN and trains a RCNN-styled strong classifier. Experiments show new state-of-the-art results on PASCAL VOC and COCO without any bells and whistles.
European Conference on Computer Vision, 2018

European Conference on Computer Vision, 2018

European Conference on Computer Vision, 2018

28th International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications, 2018

Frontiers in ICT, 2018

The 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2018

The 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2018

Invited Talks

Cloud Tools and Libraries for Exploriting Heterogeneous Cognitive Computing Systems
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Architecture and Software for Emerging Low-Power Systems
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Crowdsensing, Crowdsourcing, and Creativity
Thu, Jun 1, 2017
Cognitive Computing on Heterogeneous Hardware Systems for the AI Revolution
Sat, Jul 8, 2017
Innovative Applications and Technology Pivots – A Perfect Storm in Computing
Sat, Feb 11, 2017
Best Research Paper Award, "Evaluating Characteristics of CUDA Communication Primitives on High-Bandwidth Interconnects,"
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
Best Paper Award, "DNNBuilder: an Automated Tool for Building High-Performance DNN Hardware Accelerators for FPGAs,"
Mon, Nov 5, 2018
Third Place, 2018 ICPC Mid-Central USA Programming Contest, Team: Haoming Lu, Yunqi Li, Linyi Li
Sat, Nov 3, 2018
Best Paper Award Nomination, "Application-Transparent Near-Memory Processing Architecture with Memory Channel Network"
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
The C3SR team was one of the Finalists for the 2018 Champions at the 2018 IEEE GraphChallenge and will present their work at the 2018 IEEE HPEC (High Performance Extreme Computing) conference
Tue, Sep 25, 2018
The C3SR team won the Student Innovation Award at the 2018 IEEE GraphChallenge and will present their work at the 2018 IEEE HPEC (High Performance Extreme Computing) conference
Tue, Sep 25, 2018
The C3SR team won the 3rd place for the Nvidia AI City Challenge for traffic flow estimation at 2018 CVPR workshop on NVIDIA AI CITY CHALLENGE
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
The C3SR team won the 1st place for the Nvidia AI City Challenge for traffic camera object detection and classification
Wed, Aug 9, 2017