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

Sharan Narang
Researcher, Baidu

Sharan Narang is a senior researcher on the systems team at Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL), where he leads the effort to benchmark deep learning applications. He released DeepBench in 2016, an open-source benchmark that measures the performance of deep learning workloads. Sharan also focuses on research to improve the performance of deep learning models by reducing their memory and compute requirements. He has explored techniques like pruning neural network weights and reduced precision to achieve this goal. Previously, Sharan worked on next-generation mobile processors at NVIDIA.

Sessions

4:50pm5:30pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Implementing AI
Location: Grand Ballroom West Level: Beginner
Sharan Narang (Baidu)
Artificial intelligence has had a tremendous impact on various applications at Baidu, including speech recognition and autonomous driving, although the performance requirements for all of these applications are very different. Sharan Narang outlines the challenges in inference for deep learning models and different workloads and performance requirements for various applications. Read more.