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Colloquium Series

Once every week while school is in session, EECS invites a distinguished researcher or practitioner in a computer science or electrical and computer engineering-related field to present their ideas and/or work. Talks are generally targeted to electrical engineering and computer science graduate students. This colloquium series is free and open to everyone.

Upcoming Colloquia

The Quest for The Ultimate Learning Machine

Monday, October 24, 2016 -
4:00pm to 4:50pm
DEAR 118

Speaker Information

Pradeep Dubrey


Traditionally, there has been a division of labor between computers and humans where all forms of number crunching and bit manipulations are left to computers; whereas, intelligent decision-making is left to us humans.  We are now at the cusp of a major transformation that can disrupt this balance. There are two triggers for this: first, trillions of connected devices (the “Internet of Things”) converting the large untapped analog world around us to a digital world, and second, (thanks to Moore’s Law) beyond-exaflop levels of compute, making a large class of structure learning and decision-making problems now computationally tractable. In this talk, I plan to discuss real challenges and amazing opportunities ahead of us for enabling a new class of applications and services, “Machine Intelligence Led Services”.  These services are distinguished by machines being in the ‘lead’ for tasks that were traditionally human-led, simply because computer-led implementations are about to reach and even surpass the quality metrics of current human-led offerings.

Speaker Bio

Pradeep Dubey is an Intel Fellow and Director of Parallel Computing Lab (PCL), part of Intel Labs. His research focus is computer architectures to efficiently handle new compute-intensive application paradigms for the future computing environment. Dubey previously worked at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, and Broadcom Corporation. He has made contributions to the design, architecture, and application-performance of various microprocessors, including IBM® Power PC*, Intel® i386TM, i486TM, Pentium® Xeon®, and the Xeon Phi™ line of processors. He holds over 36 patents, has published over 100 technical papers, won the Intel Achievement Award in 2012 for Breakthrough Parallel Computing Research, and was honored with Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award from Purdue University in 2014. Dr. Dubey received a PhD in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Past Colloquia

Charalampos Papamanthou
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 -
10:00am to 11:15am
Quanyan Zhu
Monday, February 25, 2013 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Harish Krishnaswamy
Friday, February 22, 2013 -
2:00pm to 2:50pm
Zachary Tatlock
Friday, February 15, 2013 -
10:00am to 11:10am
Eric Walkingshaw
Thursday, February 14, 2013 -
8:30am to 9:40am
Ravi Chugh
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 -
10:00am to 11:10am
Barrie Gilbert
Monday, February 11, 2013 -
4:00pm to 4:50pm
Mike Rosulek
Friday, February 8, 2013 -
10:00am to 11:10am
Selcuk Uluagac
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 -
10:00am to 11:10am