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CRISTIANA BARBOSA BENTES

Topic: Exploiting Concurrency in GPUs

Cristiana Bentes received the B.S. degree in Mathematics from the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil, in 1988, with specialization in Computer Science. She received the M.Sc. (1991) and Ph.D. (1998) degrees in Systems Engineering and Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is currently Full Professor at the Systems Engineering and Computer Science Department of the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She worked on a number of research projects, collaborating with research groups in Brazil and France. Her research interests are High-performance Computing, Parallel Programming, Novel Parallel Architectures and Cloud Computing. Much of her recent work has been on exploiting the power of GPUs to accelerate a number of applications. She has published numerous journals and conference papers on these subjects, and she is an active member of her research community, co-organizing different HPC conferences. See more...

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MARKUS EGER

Topic: AI meets Humans

Dr. Markus Eger is currently an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Cal Poly Pomona, and previously was a visiting professor at the University of Costa Rica in the School of Computer Science and Informatics. His research group is called SLOTHLab, which is short for Symbolic Logic Operations and Transactions with Humans. Together with his students, Markus does research on interactions between humans and AI agent, using video games as an application domain. He got his PhD from NC State University in 2018, working on a dissertation titled "Intentional Agents for Doxastic Games", which laid the foundations for his ongoing work on how to build AI agents that communicate effectively with human collaborators. This work combines applications of AI techniques with work on human communication and psychology, and has been published at leading game research conferences such as AIIDE, CIG, or FDG. As an active member of this community, Markus has also served on the program committee for AIIDE, FDG, and several of their satellite workshops. See more...

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FEDERICO SILLA

Topic: Improving data center efficiency with GPU virtualization: the rCUDA case

Federico Silla received the MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He is currently a Full Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering at that university. He worked for two years at Intel Corporation. He is the coordinator of the rCUDA remote GPU virtualization project since it began in 2008. He has published more than 100 papers in conferences and journals, as well as 10 book chapters. He has been member of Program Committees in many of the most prestigious conferences in his area, including CCGRID, SC, PACT, ISCA, ICS, MICRO, etc. He is also an Associate Editor of JPDC journal since 2015. See more...

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SHENGXIANG YANG

Topic: Swarm Intelligence for Dynamic Optimization Problems

I am now a Professor in Computational Intelligence and Director of the Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI), School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University. Before joining De Montfort University in July 2012, I worked as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Information Systems and Computing (now Department of Computer Science), Brunel University from July 2010 to June 2012, as a Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, University of Leicester from November 2000 to June 2010, and as a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the Algorithm Design Group of the Department of Computer Science (now the Algorithms and Bioinformatics Group of the Department of Informatics), King's College London from October, 1999 to October 2000, respectively. See more...