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March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Distributed deep learning on AWS using MXNet

Anima Anandkumar (UC Irvine)
11:00am11:40am Thursday, March 16, 2017
Secondary topics:  Cloud, Deep learning, Hardcore Data Science
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What you'll learn

  • Understand how to perform large-scale machine learning on AWS


Deep learning is the state of the art in domains such as computer vision and natural language understanding. MXNet is a highly flexible and developer-friendly deep learning framework designed for both efficiency and flexibility. The library is portable and lightweight, and it is suitable for deployment in everything from multiple GPUs and multiple machines to embedded systems such as smartphones and embedded GPUs. Anima Anandkumar demonstrates how to use preconfigured Deep Learning AMIs and CloudFormation templates on AWS to help speed up deep learning development and shares use cases in computer vision and natural language processing.

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Anima Anandkumar

UC Irvine

Anima Anandkumar is a principal scientist at Amazon Web Services. Anima is currently on leave from UC Irvine, where she is an associate professor. Her research interests are in the areas of large-scale machine learning, nonconvex optimization, and high-dimensional statistics. In particular, she has been spearheading the development and analysis of tensor algorithms. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT and a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research New England. Anima is the recipient of several awards, including the Alfred. P. Sloan fellowship, the Microsoft faculty fellowship, the Google research award, the ARO and AFOSR Young Investigator awards, the NSF CAREER Award, the Early Career Excellence in Research Award at UCI, the Best Thesis Award from the ACM SIGMETRICS society, the IBM Fran Allen PhD fellowship, and several best paper awards. She has been featured in a number of forums, such as the Quora ML session, Huffington Post, Forbes, and O’Reilly Media. Anima holds a BTech in electrical engineering from IIT Madras and a PhD from Cornell University.