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Primeur weekly 2020-10-12

Focus

Future of European HPC and TOP500 in the picture at Russian Supercomputing Days ...

Two European approaches for modelling and mapping the COVID-19 pandemic ...

European-Brazilian consortium joins forces in advanced HPC wind turbine simulations for use in on- and offshore wind energy farms ...

Exascale supercomputing

PerMedCoE: Exascale-ready cell-level simulations for European Personalised Medicine ...

Quantum computing

New algorithm could unleash the power of quantum computers ...

Light Rider unveils quantum LiFi technology to create next-generation network security ...

Research and Markets to issue report on Quantum Networking: A Ten-year Forecast and Opportunity Analysis ...

Focus on Europe

Linköping University chooses Atos to build Sweden's largest supercomputer for AI ...

Atos inaugurates BullSequana XH2000 at CSC - the fastest supercomputer in the Nordics ...

Making supercomputers carbon neutral - CSC's data centre will be powered with hydro-electricity supplied by Vattenfall ...

Middleware

Verne Global achieves Dell Technologies Platinum Partner status ...

Altair acquires M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH, leader in plastics material data and technology ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems launches rack DLC CHx200 CDU ...

NVIDIA introduces new family of BlueField DPUs to bring breakthrough networking, storage and security performance to every data centre ...

CoolIT prevails against Asetek, PTAB determines no challenged claims unpatentable ...

CMKL University implementing DDN and NVIDIA solution for AI-centric supercomputing and research ...

OpenFive and AnalogX to provide optimized Chip-to-Chip interface IP solutions ...

Defense and intelligence executive Melvin Cordova joined Tachyum Government Corp. ...

TrendForce announces tech industry trends for 2021 ...

Cerebras Systems appoints Tony Maslowski as Chief Financial Officer ...

DoD deploys three Liqid composable supercomputing facilities powered by NVIDIA A100 GPU computing and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand smart networking ...

Panasas ActiveStor data storage supports materials research for dozens of scientists conducting intensive 4D modelling studies at MINES ParisTech University ...

Pavilion expands a US federal deployment, bringing the multi-year relationship to an eight-figure investment, to safeguard American lives ...

C-DAC to commission India's fastest HPC-AI supercomputer PARAM Siddhi - AI with NVIDIA ...

NVIDIA announces partnership with GSK's AI-powered Lab for Discovery of Medicines and Vaccines ...

NVIDIA announces ready-made NVIDIA DGX SuperPODs, offered by global network of certified partners ...

Supermicro expands its portfolio bringing highest density 4U server with NVIDIA HGX A100s 8-GPU and 8U SuperBlade supporting 20 A100 PCI-E GPUs ...

Supermicro to support NVIDIA Bluefield-2 DPU on industry's broadest portfolio of servers optimized for accelerated computational workloads in AI, AR/DR, and data analytics ...

Applications

NVIDIA building large computing system, dedicated to AI research in health care ...

An electrical trigger fires single, identical photons ...

Could megatesla magnetic fields be realized on Earth? ...

Top computer scientists and statisticians launch Foundations of Data Science conference ...

Comet supercomputer calculations boost understanding of immune system ...

Corona supercomputer gets funding for COVID-19 work ...

Steady progress in the battle against COVID-19 at Brookhaven National Laboratory ...

Texascale Days at TACC: Eight research teams test their codes at the largest scale on Frontera ...

Supercomputing helps advance predictive science, exascale computing ...

The Cloud

Inspur unveils Cloud SmartNIC solution based on NVIDIA DPU at GTC 2020 ...

Top computer scientists and statisticians launch Foundations of Data Science conference

7 Oct 2020 New York - The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) together with the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) will hold the first-ever ACM-IMS Foundations of Data Science (FODS) Conference virtually on October 19-20. This interdisciplinary event will bring together researchers and practitioners to address foundational data science challenges in prediction, inference, fairness, ethics and the future of data science.

"Data science is a new, emerging field, building its foundations from computer science, statistics, and many other quantitative disciplines", stated FODS General Co-chair Jeannette Wing, Columbia University, and Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery. "Big Data is not new: through large, one-of-a-kind, expensive instruments, scientists have been collecting and generating massive amounts of data for decades. What has changed is that the internet has become an instrument for anyone, not just scientists, to collect and generate data, and that that data is about people. We also have powerful AI, machine learning, and statistical techniques that allow us to interpret and gain value from the data in new ways. And because so much data is about people, we must address up front questions of ethics and privacy. We are witnessing a new era where every sector, including healthcare and finance, is being transformed by data science. We believe that our interdisciplinary approach to organizing this conference will make it an important research gathering for many years to come."

"FODS is a first-of its-kind conference in that it is a collaboration between the two leading scientific societies in computing and statistics", added FODS General Co-chair, David Madigan, Northeastern University, and Fellow, Institute for Mathematical Statistics. "We believe this cross-collaboration between computer scientists and statisticians is the most effective way to foster groundbreaking new research in this field. Building on the success of the initial summit ACM and IMS co-organized in 2019, we have put together an exciting programme featuring the world's top researchers and practitioners. We also hope that the virtual nature of this year's conference will encourage participants from around the world to engage with us."

ACM-IMS FODS 2020 highlights include the following:

1. Keynote Speakers

  • "AutoML and Interpretability: Powering the Machine Learning Revolution in Healthcare" by Michaela van der Schaar, The Alan Turing Institute

AutoML and interpretability are both fundamental to the successful uptake of machine learning by non-expert end users. This keynote presents state-of-the-art AutoML and interpretability methods for health care developed in Michaela van der Schaar's lab and how they have been applied in various clinical settings, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, cystic fibrosis, and recently Covid-19, and then explains how these approaches form part of a broader vision for the future of machine learning in health care.

  • "Semantic Scholar, NLP, and the Fight Against COVID-19" by Oren Etzioni, Allen Institute for AI (AI2)

Oren Etzioni's talk will describe the dramatic creation of the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) at the Allen Institute for AI and the broad range of efforts, both inside and outside of the Semantic Scholar project, to garner insights into COVID-19 and its treatment based on this data. The talk will highlight the difficult problems facing the emerging field of Scientific Language Processing.

  • FODS 2020 Papers

a. "Incentives Needed for Low-Cost Fair Data Reuse" by Roland Maio, Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University

One of the central goals in algorithmic fairness is to build systems with fairness properties that compose gracefully. Although the importance of this goal was recognized early, limited progress has been made. In this work, Roland Maio and Augustin Chaintreau propose a fresh approach to building fairly composable data-science pipelines by incorporating information about parties' incentives into fairness interventions. Their results open several new directions for research on fair data-science pipelines, fair machine learning, and algorithmic fairness more broadly.

b. "Applying Algorithmic Accountability Principles and Frameworks to Ecosystem Forecasting: A Case Study in Forecasting Shellfish Toxicity in the Gulf of Maine" by Isabella Grasso, David Russell, Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University; Abigail Matthews, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Nick Record, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Ecological forecasts are used to drive decisions that can have significant impacts on the lives of individuals and on the health of ecosystems. In this paper, the authors discuss their experience with applying algorithmic accountability principles and frameworks to ecosystem forecasting, in particular to forecasting shellfish toxicity in the Gulf of Maine using a dataset produced by the Marine Biotoxin Monitoring Programme conducted by the Department of Marine Resources (DMR).

c. "StyleCAPTCHA: CAPTCHA based on style-transferred images to defend against Deep Convolutional Networks" by Haitian Chen, Bai Jiang and Hao Chen

CAPTCHA has found widespread applications for bot detection in the cyberspace. Many CAPTCHAs are based on visual perception tasks such as text recognition, objection recognition and image classification. However, they are under serious threat from modern visual perception technologies, especially deep convolutional networks (DCNs). The authors propose a novel CAPTCHA, called StyleCAPTCHA, which asks users to classify stylized human versus animal face images. Each stylized image in StyleCAPTCHA is created by combining the content representations of a human or animal face image and the style representations of a style reference image, both of which are hidden from the user.

For a list of all accepted papers, you can visit the FODS 2020 programme website.

2. Tutorials

  • "Causal Reasoning Tutorial" by David Blei, Columbia University

David Blei is a professor of Statistics and Computer Science at Columbia University. He is also a member of the Columbia Data Science Institute. He works in the fields of machine learning and Bayesian statistics.

  • "Fairness, Privacy and Ethics in Data Science Tutorial" by Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania

Michael Kearns is a professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Founding Director of the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include topics in machine learning, algorithmic game theory and microeconomics, computational social science, and quantitative finance and algorithmic trading.

Source: Association for Computing Machinery - ACM

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Primeur weekly 2020-10-12

Focus

Future of European HPC and TOP500 in the picture at Russian Supercomputing Days ...

Two European approaches for modelling and mapping the COVID-19 pandemic ...

European-Brazilian consortium joins forces in advanced HPC wind turbine simulations for use in on- and offshore wind energy farms ...

Exascale supercomputing

PerMedCoE: Exascale-ready cell-level simulations for European Personalised Medicine ...

Quantum computing

New algorithm could unleash the power of quantum computers ...

Light Rider unveils quantum LiFi technology to create next-generation network security ...

Research and Markets to issue report on Quantum Networking: A Ten-year Forecast and Opportunity Analysis ...

Focus on Europe

Linköping University chooses Atos to build Sweden's largest supercomputer for AI ...

Atos inaugurates BullSequana XH2000 at CSC - the fastest supercomputer in the Nordics ...

Making supercomputers carbon neutral - CSC's data centre will be powered with hydro-electricity supplied by Vattenfall ...

Middleware

Verne Global achieves Dell Technologies Platinum Partner status ...

Altair acquires M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH, leader in plastics material data and technology ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems launches rack DLC CHx200 CDU ...

NVIDIA introduces new family of BlueField DPUs to bring breakthrough networking, storage and security performance to every data centre ...

CoolIT prevails against Asetek, PTAB determines no challenged claims unpatentable ...

CMKL University implementing DDN and NVIDIA solution for AI-centric supercomputing and research ...

OpenFive and AnalogX to provide optimized Chip-to-Chip interface IP solutions ...

Defense and intelligence executive Melvin Cordova joined Tachyum Government Corp. ...

TrendForce announces tech industry trends for 2021 ...

Cerebras Systems appoints Tony Maslowski as Chief Financial Officer ...

DoD deploys three Liqid composable supercomputing facilities powered by NVIDIA A100 GPU computing and NVIDIA Mellanox HDR 200Gb/s InfiniBand smart networking ...

Panasas ActiveStor data storage supports materials research for dozens of scientists conducting intensive 4D modelling studies at MINES ParisTech University ...

Pavilion expands a US federal deployment, bringing the multi-year relationship to an eight-figure investment, to safeguard American lives ...

C-DAC to commission India's fastest HPC-AI supercomputer PARAM Siddhi - AI with NVIDIA ...

NVIDIA announces partnership with GSK's AI-powered Lab for Discovery of Medicines and Vaccines ...

NVIDIA announces ready-made NVIDIA DGX SuperPODs, offered by global network of certified partners ...

Supermicro expands its portfolio bringing highest density 4U server with NVIDIA HGX A100s 8-GPU and 8U SuperBlade supporting 20 A100 PCI-E GPUs ...

Supermicro to support NVIDIA Bluefield-2 DPU on industry's broadest portfolio of servers optimized for accelerated computational workloads in AI, AR/DR, and data analytics ...

Applications

NVIDIA building large computing system, dedicated to AI research in health care ...

An electrical trigger fires single, identical photons ...

Could megatesla magnetic fields be realized on Earth? ...

Top computer scientists and statisticians launch Foundations of Data Science conference ...

Comet supercomputer calculations boost understanding of immune system ...

Corona supercomputer gets funding for COVID-19 work ...

Steady progress in the battle against COVID-19 at Brookhaven National Laboratory ...

Texascale Days at TACC: Eight research teams test their codes at the largest scale on Frontera ...

Supercomputing helps advance predictive science, exascale computing ...

The Cloud

Inspur unveils Cloud SmartNIC solution based on NVIDIA DPU at GTC 2020 ...