Put AI to work
June 26-27, 2017: Training
June 27-29, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Qirong Ho

Qirong Ho
Vice President, Technology, Petuum, Inc.


Qirong Ho is vice president of technology at Petuum, Inc., an adjunct assistant professor at the Singapore Management University School of Information Systems, and a former principal investigator at A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research. Qirong’s research focuses on distributed cluster software systems for machine learning at big data and big model scales, with a view toward theoretical correctness and performance guarantees, as well as practical needs like robustness, programmability, and usability. Qirong also works on statistical models for large-scale network analysis and social media, including latent space models for visualization, community detection, user personalization, and interest prediction. He is a recipient of the Singapore A*STAR National Science Search Undergraduate and PhD fellowships and the KDD 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Award (runner up).


4:00pm4:40pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Implementing AI
Location: Gramercy East/West Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Hardware, Machine Learning
Qirong Ho (Petuum, Inc.)
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Petuum, Inc. builds software that lets enterprises develop AI solutions in multiple programming languages and deploy them at scale and with high performance to internal, private computing resources that include a heterogeneous mix of workstations, clusters, CPUs, and GPUs. Qirong Ho outlines the architectural design choices and technical foundation needed to achieve these targets. Read more.