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The State of AI/ML and Supercomputing

Date: Thursday, December 03, 2020    
2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time    
Duration: 30 Minutes

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From tackling COVID-19 to exploring the universe, the pervasive impact of AI/ML is shaping the future of human endeavor. Exponential growth in the size and sophistication of neural networks drives rapid advancement in all aspects of computing hardware and software. The emergence of new computing architectures and solutions heralds a renaissance in chip and hardware design. 

In part four of an ongoing conversation on the world of AI/ML, Dr. Steven Woo, fellow and distinguished inventor at Rambus, and William Wong, senior content director and technology editor for Electronic Design, will discuss the latest developments in AI/ML and High Performance Computing with a focus on learnings from the recent SC20 supercomputing conference.


Steve Woo, Fellow and Distinguished Inventor, Rambus

Steven Woo is a Fellow and Distinguished Inventor at Rambus Inc., working in Rambus Labs on technology and business development efforts across the company. His current focus is on technology and memory systems for accelerators and modern computing infrastructures, including machine learning systems, data centers, and advanced computing systems. Since joining Rambus, Steve has worked in various roles leading architecture, technology, and performance analysis efforts, and in marketing, strategy, and product planning roles. Steve received PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and Master of Engineering and BS Engineering degrees from Harvey Mudd College.

William Wong

William Wong, Senior Content Director, Electronic Design Editor

Bill Wong has been with Electronic Design for 20 years covering a range of topics from test and measurement to embedded systems. He has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Masters of Computer Science from Rutgers University. He has held a number of positions including a Member of the Technical Staff at RCA’s Sarnoff Research Center and Lab Director for PC Magazine.