To Fuse Wisely in Serverless DAGs: A Sigmetrics Winner

This post gives a high-level view of our Sigmetrics 2022 paper, which was recently announced at the conference as the best paper winner. Ashraf Mahgoub, Edgardo Barsallo Yi (Purdue University), Karthick Shankar (CMU), Eshaan Minocha (Purdue University), Sameh Elnikety (Microsoft Research), Saurabh Bagchi, and Somali Chaterji (Purdue University). WISEFUSE: Workload Characterization and DAG Transformation for […]

LiteReconfig at Eurosys 2022: Cost and Content-Aware Video Object Detection for Mobile GPUs

Object detection is arguably one of central problems in computer vision. Much progress has been made over the past few years in deep learning based object detectors. Despite their impressive accuracy results on standard benchmarks, these models come at a price of their complexity and computational cost. This imposes a major barrier to deploy these […]

Your Job Can Be Done Better By My Algorithm

Citation Reams have been written on jobs being replaced by algorithms and by robots running on algorithms. Much of the most impactful writing has come from economists — my two favorite ones are Joseph Stiglitz and Daron Acemoglu, or for a more lay person perspective read this NYTimes article that covers their work. Some of […]

OpenReview: A Positive Direction for Peer Review?

Citation I recently had occasion to use OpenReview as the reviewing platform for a conference. The conference was the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), a core Machine Learning conference. I used it both as a reviewer and as an author. OpenReview is a platform that is distinguished by two features: It facilitates dialog between […]

Three algorithms to live by: LSTM, FedAverage, C-W

Citation We come across many algorithms in our education and work. Here I look at three relatively recent ones from the area of Machine Learning (ML), and more specifically from my vantage point of reliability and security of ML. There have been reams written on each, at various levels of technical depth. So obviously I […]

Big Data and Security: Oxymoron?

Citation Big data technologies have dramatically changed the world we live in, and in double quick time. And you know that unless you have been living under a Martian rock. We take it for granted in many of our daily interactions — in our personal lives as well as at work. Big data technologies fuel […]