UPCRC Multicore Applications Workshop – Session # 6 – Human-machine Interaction

Date

May 29, 2009

Overview

***Human-machine Interaction***
1:30 Computational challenges of open-world intelligence, Eric Horvitz (MSR)
2:00 Dynamic Virtual Environments, John Hart (UIUC)
2:30 Parallelizing the Web Browser, Ras Bodik (UCB)
3:00 Designing and Implementing Secure Web Browsers, Sam King (UIUC)

3:30 Wrapup, Jim Larus, Dennis Gannon (MSR)

Speakers

Jim Larus, Rastislav Bodik, Dennis Gannon, Eric Horvitz, and Samuel King

The University Parallel Computing Research Centers at UC Berkeley and University of Illinois are co-sponsored by Microsoft and Intel. The purpose of the Centers is to accelerate the development of parallel computing platforms for consumer and commercial applications for desktop, client, and mobile devices. To foster collaborations, Microsoft is hosting a two day workshop on May 28 and 29 to discuss applications of Multicore computing.Microsoft employees are welcome to attend the talks.

The University Parallel Computing Research Centers at UC Berkeley and University of Illinois are co-sponsored by Microsoft and Intel. The purpose of the Centers is to accelerate the development of parallel computing platforms for consumer and commercial applications for desktop, client, and mobile devices. To foster collaborations, Microsoft is hosting a two day workshop on May 28 and 29 to discuss applications of Multicore computing.Microsoft employees are welcome to attend the talks.

Dennis Gannon is a professor in the department of Computer Science at Indiana University which he chaired from 1997 to 2004. His previous positions include the department of Computer Science at Purdue University. He was also a senior visiting research scientist at the Center for Supercomputer Research and Development, University of Illinois. He was a partner in the NSF Computational Cosmology Grand Challenge project. He is a founding member of the DOE Common Component Architecture software group and the NCSA Alliance. From 1998-2000 he worked on the NASA Information Power Grid. He is on the steering committee for the Global Grid Forum. Gannon is also the Science Directory for the Indiana Pervasive Technologies Labs.

Eric Horvitz, today’s guest, joined Microsoft Research with two colleagues in 1993 to form the Decision Theory and Adaptive Systems group. Since then he has been at the center of a variety of projects focused on machine intelligence and adaptation, and the related tasks of information discovery, collection, and delivery.

Samuel King (http://www.cs.uiuc.edu/~kingst) and Josep Torrellas (http://iacoma.cs.uiuc.edu) are professors at the Computer Science Department of the University of Illinois. They have been working on various aspects of deterministic replay of programs from hardware and software points of view for several years. Their most recent work on this topic appears in ASPLOS 2009.

People

  • Portrait of Dennis Gannon

    Dennis Gannon

  • Portrait of Eric Horvitz

    Eric Horvitz

    Technical Fellow/Managing Director, Microsoft Research Redmond

  • Portrait of Jim Larus

    Jim Larus

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