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LIVE STREAM Talk with Adam Paszke, Co-Author of PyTorch: “PyTorch: A Modern Library for Machine Learning”
21st November 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
November 21 Talk with Adam Paszke, Co-Author of PyTorch: “PyTorch: A Modern Library for Machine Learning”
Register now for the next free ACM TechTalk, “PyTorch: A Modern Library for Machine Learning,” presented onThursday, November 21 at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT by Adam Paszke, co-author and maintainer of PyTorch. Erik Meijer, Director of Engineering at Facebook, Founder and CEO of Applied Duality, and member of the ACM Queue Editorial Board, will moderate the questions and answers session following the talk.
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The recent explosion in the power and popularity of machine learning techniques has been fueled in part by the ecosystem of open source Python libraries. One of those was PyTorch, a successor to Torch7, which is rapidly becoming one of the most essential tools in every ML researcher’s toolbox.
However, research is not the end of the story. Machine learning is transforming entire fields, meaning that efficient inference is now becoming more important than ever. Even though PyTorch has strong roots in research applications, inference functionality is one of our recent focuses and has driven us to develop some innovative solutions in that space.
In this talk I will present the ideas underlying the library and how it can be utilized in the variety of scenarios in which machine learning appears, which range from research all the way to production.
Duration: 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)
Adam Paszke, Co-Author and Maintainer, PyTorch; University of Warsaw
Adam is an author and maintainer of PyTorch. He has already worked with large organizations like Facebook AI Research, Google, and NVIDIA, despite the fact that he has only recently graduated from the Master’s program in Computer Science at the University of Warsaw. Currently, he is also finishing his second major in Mathematics. His general interests include graph theory, programming languages, numerical computing, and machine learning.
Erik Meijer, Director of Engineering, Facebook; Founder and CEO, Applied Duality; ACM QueueEditorial Board
Erik Meijer is a Dutch computer scientist and entrepreneur. From 2000 to 2013 he was a software architect for Microsoft where he headed the Cloud Programmability Team. His work at Microsoft included C#, Visual Basic, LINQ, Volta, and the Reactive programming framework (Reactive Extensions) for .NET. His research has included the areas of functional programming (particularly Haskell) compiler implementation, parsing, programming language design, XML, and foreign function interfaces. In 2011, Erik was appointed part-time professor of Cloud Programming within the Software Engineering Research Group at Delft University of Technology. Since 2013 he is also an Honorary Professor of Programming Language Design at the School of Computer Science of the University of Nottingham, associated with the Functional Programming Laboratory.
Currently, Erik is CEO of Applied Duality Inc., which he founded in 2013. Since then he has worked on the Hack language with Facebook, RxJava library with Netflix, and Dart language with Google. In the past, he was an associate professor at Utrecht University. He received his Ph.D from Nijmegen University. Erik is the recipient of the Microsoft Outstanding Technical Leadership Award (2009) and the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award as a member of the C# team (2007). In October 2015, Erik joined Facebook to support the goal of Bono and Mark Zuckerberg to unite the world by connecting it. He teaches the “Principles of Reactive Programming” course through Coursera, and “Introduction to Functional Programming” through edX. He is also a member of theACM Queue Editorial Board.
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