Intel @ Technion

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    Shlomit Weiss

    Game Changing Design

    When and where
    Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 11:30 Room 337 CS Building 

    Abstract
    produce design developed in through the years in many fronts and requirements. Today SOC products require aggressive targets in all fronts: frequency, performance, low cost, low power……  To address those new and growing requirement there needs to be a basic change in the design concept and solutions.  Working in parallel convergence, parallel fronts and analyze tradeoffs together is the approach used to being the best SOC products to the market. This talk is describing the challenge and principals in applying the new approach.

    Short bio
    Shlomit Weiss, VP Data Center Group – General Manager Silicon Development Networking Group, Intel.  In her previous role Shlomit was GM of Client Products Development responsible design of all Client SOC products. In her role managed a cross site organization of about 650 people. Between the products designed and developed in the organization 6th generation “Core names Best processor Ever”. She is based in Intel Israel, has been at Intel since 1989, with a third of her time in different positions in the US. In her career at Intel Weiss has worked in various projects starting in validation, design, cluster manager, and architecture. Previously Weiss managed the architecture of the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor definition receiving an Intel Achievement Award, one of most prestigious Intel awards, for the architecture of that CPU. Weiss earned her master's degree cum laude in computer engineering from Technion in Haifa, Israel. In her limited free time, Shlomit enjoys traveling, folk dancing and spending time with her family.
     


    Ayal Zaks

    AVX-512: new opportunities and challenges for compilers and programmers
     
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    When and where
    Wednesday, 6th January 2016, 11:30 Room 337 CS Building 

    Abstract
    The next generation of Intel’s multicore and many-core product lines will use AVX-512, the biggest extension to Intel Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). This extension will provide new HW capabilities, yet poses a critical challenge for SW – how can modern compilers and programmers make efficient use of these new capabilities? This talk will discuss recent research and development advancements in coping with this challenge, in terms of innovative compilation technology, programming models, and the interaction between the two.

    Short bio
    Ayal Zaks joined Intel's Software & Services Group in Haifa late in 2011 where he manages a compiler development team. Prior to that Ayal spent 15 years at the IBM Haifa Research Laboratory where he worked on compiler optimizations and managed its compiler technologies group. In parallel, Ayal has been active academically, working with research students, serving on program committees, publishing nearly fifty papers and co-organizing international workshops. He received B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics and Operations Research from Tel Aviv University, and is an adjunct lecturer on Compilation at the Technion. In recent years, he is a parental fan of FIRST robotics competitions.


    Nava Levy

    Cloud Computing – The Beginning Or The End?
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    When and where
    Wednesday, 27th January 2016, 11:30 Room 1061 EE Building 

    Abstract
    Cloud Computing is considered to be one of the most important paradigm shifts of this century. In this presentation we will explain what cloud computing is all about, review the key drivers and inhibitors of cloud and what is fueling its exponential growth. We will examine its effects across the ecosystem and megatrends as Mobile and Internet Of Things, including the threats and the opportunities. We will also try to determine where we are in this shift – is the end in sight or is it just the beginning ? Finally, we will discuss as some of its implications to companies, entrepreneurs and academy

    Short bio
    Nava Levy joined Intel to the Strategic Technologies Group of Intel Labs where she is responsible for identifying and incubating long-lead technologies that are disruptive or transformational for the domain of Cloud & Big Data. Nava brings with her over 20 years of experience in Hi-Tech as well as almost a decade in Cloud & Big Data domains in a variety of roles. Most recently Nava founded LerGO (www.lergo.org.il) , a cloud based nonprofit venture dedicated to kids’ education. Prior to that Nava led cVidya’s efforts in SaaS & Big Data as VP Cloud Solutions and before that she was the head of Amdocs' SaaS/Cloud program.


    Dr. Gershom Kutliroff

    On the way to visual understanding…
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    When and where
    Wednesday, 10th February 2016, 11:30 Room 337 CS Building 

    Abstract
    In the past several years, the field of computer vision has chalked up significant achievements, fueled by new algorithms (such as deep neural networks), new hardware (such as consumer 3D cameras) and new available processing (such as GPU’s). When we consider the problems that tomorrow’s household robots and autonomous vehicles will have to solve, however, there is evidently still a ways to go. In this talk, I will discuss current work within Intel’s Perceptual Computing on a scene understanding pipeline, based on 3D camera data. The aim of this work is to enable a far deeper understanding of an environment than existing techniques currently provide

    Short bio
    Dr. Gershom Kutliroff. Over the last 20 years, Gershom has held multiple positions in the computer vision and graphics industries, leading R&D efforts in the areas of human-computer interaction and visual understanding, and is an inventor on over 20 patents and patents pending. He was the CTO and co-founder of Omek Interactive, which developed hand tracking and gesture control technology, and was acquired by Intel in 2013. Dr. Kutliroff continues to pursue his interest in computer vision as a Principal Engineer within Intel’s Perceptual Computing group. He earned his Ph. D. and M. Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University, and his B. Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University. Dr. Kutliroff is married with five children, but he still holds out hope to one day hike the Appalachian Trail


    Shahar Cohen

    Enabling Breakthroughs in Parkinson’s Disease with Wearables and Big Data Analytics

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    When and where
    Wednesday, 9 March 2016 11:30 Room 337 CS Building 

    Abstract
    Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive, degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It is characterized by significant motor symptom, such as: tremor, slowness of movement, and gait deficiencies; but also entails non-motor symptoms, such as: depression, cognitive slowness and sleep difficulties.
    Intel Corporation is running a joint project with the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson’s research, to promote research on PD, as well as patients’ daily care. As part of this project, sensory data from wearable devices is collected through a massive health-IoT platform that was developed by Intel. The sensorial data is then analyzed with Machine Learning and Digital Signal Processing algorithms, and objective Parkinsonian measures are extracted.
    In this talk we will introduce the promise as well as the algorithmic challenges on the way for enabling breakthroughs in PD through the usage of wearable devices and big data analytics.

    Short bio
    Shahar Cohen is a data scientist and product visionary and strategist at Intel. Currently, he helps in building a vision for the Intel and Michael J. Fox Foundation joint venture for enabling breakthroughs in research on Parkinson’s disease through big data analytics; and developing algorithms to support and materialize that vision. Before joining Intel, Shahar gathered entrepreneurship experience as a co-founder and CTO of Optimove.com, a customer retention automation platform. He has also served as a machine learning and product consultant to several Israeli startups. Shahar has over 15 years of experience in machine learning, data mining, and decision support systems, as a hands-on algorithms developer as well as entrepreneur and strategist.



    Shahaf Kieselstein

    High speed I/O ports for Client Compute devices

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    When and where
    Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 11:30 Room 861 EE Building 

    Abstract
    The high speed I/O market in client platforms is going through major changes in the last few years, with latest silicon process that enable high bit rate on the wire while using low power to drive those bits. Where are those trends leading ? what is the impact on the user ? In this lecture we will review the changes in the USB & Thunderbolt technologies over the last few years, and will look forward to estimate where we think the latest developments will land, and what new use cases will be possible as a result of it.

    Short bio
    Shahaf Kieselstein, Vice President in the Client Computing Group and General Manager of the Client Connectivity Division at Intel Corporation. Responsible for Thunderbolt technology product lines and Go to Markets activities