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Colloquium – Yuhao Zhu
October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Prof. Yuhao Zhu
University of Rochester
Friday, October 8 2021
This is a virtual talk over Zoom, but please feel free to join the in-person attendees (and refreshments) in the Utah Arch Lab (MEB 2170).
Horizontal Visual Computing
Abstract: Addressing the world’s more pressing issues such as environmental sustainability and cultural heritage preservation increasingly relies on diverse visual applications running on emerging platforms such as AR/VR headsets, autonomous machines, and smart sensor nodes. In real-time and using low power, visual computing systems must generate visual data for human to consume, immersively, or interpret visual data to provide personalized services, intelligently.
In this talk, I will explain why today’s computer systems and architecture are not ready for generating and analyzing the next quintillion pixels, and outline the road that might get us there. Fundamentally, we have been over-emphasizing the vertical, domain-specific architecture design while future visual applications inherently encompass tasks from multiple domains. Simply stitching together systems designed for individual domains leads to a sub-optimal whole. I promote a horizontal, cross-domain mindset toward next-generation mobile visual computing systems.
Bio: Yuhao Zhu is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Rochester. His research group focuses on applications, algorithms, and computer systems for visual computing. His work is recognized by the Honorable Mention of the 2018 ACM SIGARCH/IEEE-CS TCCA Outstanding Dissertation Award and multiple IEEE Micro Top Picks designations. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2020. More about his research can be found at: http://horizon-lab.org/.