Algorithm/Architecture Co-design for Smart Signals and Systems in Cognitive Cloud/Edge

Seminar | IST Anfiteatro Abreu Faro | 15:30

Gwo Giun Chris Lee,

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)


Niklaus Emil Wirth introduced the innovative idea that Programming = Algorithm + Data Structure. Inspired by this, we advance the concept to the next level by stating that Design = Algorithm + Architecture. With concurrent exploration of algorithm and architecture entitled Algorithm/Architecture Co-exploration (AAC), this methodology introduces a leading paradigm shift in advanced system design from System-on-a-Chip to Cloud and Edge. As algorithms with high accuracy become exceedingly more complex and Edge/IoT generated data becomes increasingly bigger, flexible parallel/reconfigurable processing are crucial in the design of efficient signal processing systems having low power. Hence the analysis of algorithms and data for potential computing in parallel, efficient data storage and data transfer is crucial. With extension of AAC for SoC system designs to even more versatile platforms based on analytics architecture, system scope is readily extensible to cognitive cloud and reconfigurable edge computing for multimedia, a cross-level-of abstraction topic which will be introduced in this tutorial together with case studies.


Chris Gwo Giun Lee is an investigator in the field of signal processing systems including multimedia and bioinformatics. His endeavors in system design, based on analytics of algorithm concurrently with analytics architecture, has made possible computations on System-on-Chip and cloud platforms in resolving complex problems with both accuracy and efficiency. Having previously held leading and managerial positions in the industry such as System Architect in former Philips Semiconductor in Silicon Valley, Lee was recruited to NCKU in 2003 where he found and is currently directing the Bioinfotronics Research Center. Lee received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Massachusetts. He has contributed more than 130 original research and technical publications with the invention of 60+ patents worldwide. Lee serves as the AE for IEEE TSP and Journal of Signal Processing Systems. He was formerly the AE for IEEE TCSVT for which he received the Best Associate Editor’s Award in 2011.

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