Making Sparse Fast
December 6, 2018, 12:00 PM*
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Saman P. Amarasinghe is the Associate Department Head in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) where he leads the Commit compiler group. Under Saman’s guidance, the Commit group developed the TACO, GraphIt, StreamIt, PetaBricks, StreamJIT, Halide, Simit, and MILK programming languages and compilers, DynamoRIO dynamic instrumentation system, Superword level parallelism for SIMD vectorization, Program Shepherding to protect programs against external attacks, the OpenTuner extendable autotuner, and the Kendo deterministic execution system. His research interests are in discovering novel approaches to improve the performance of modern computer systems without unduly increasing the complexity faced by the end users, application developers, compiler writers, or computer architects. Saman received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Cornell University in 1988, and his MSEE and Ph.D from Stanford University in 1990 and 1997, respectively.
Speaker: Saman Amarasinghe
MIT Distinguished Seminar Series in Computational Science and Engineering