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December 5-6, 2016: Training
December 6–8, 2016: Tutorials & Conference

Office Hour with Qirong Ho (Petuum, Inc.)

Qirong Ho (Petuum, Inc.)
2:35pm–3:15pm Thursday, December 8, 2016
Location: Table A

Interested in optimizing speed and performance for machine learning and artificial intelligence applications or current research trends in machine learning and artificial intelligence? Meet with Qirong.

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Qirong Ho

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).