06 October 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Algorithms & Theory

06 October 2021 - Assistant Professor Yang You from the Department of Computer Science recently won the IEEE Computer Society Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) Early Career Researchers Award.

The award recognises up to three individuals who have made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field of high-performance computing within five years of receiving their PhD degree.

“I am very excited to receive this award,” said Dr You, who completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) in 2020.

Dr You is being recognised for his work on designing accurate, fast, and scalable deep learning algorithms on distributed systems. His research interests include scalable algorithms, parallel computing, distributed systems and machine learning.

As AI models increasingly need more floating-point operations and parameters, the invention or identification of algorithms that improve the training efficiency of AI models is becoming more essential. In his research papers, Dr You made several fundamental contributions that significantly reduced the training time of huge deep-learning models on supercomputers.

“I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to my PhD advisor, Professor James Demmel for nominating me for this award. I would also like to sincerely thank Professors Kurt Keutzer and Ming Gu from UC Berkeley, and Professor Cho-Jui Hsieh from the University of California, Los Angeles, for supporting me in my nomination for the award,” said Dr You.

Dr You will receive the award at the SC21 Conference held in Missouri in November this year.