18-847F: Schedule

Tentative Course Calendar

Date Day Seminar Topic Speaker Slides
August

28

Mon.

No Class

30

Wed.

Intro and Logistics

Gauri Joshi

PDF

September

4

Mon.

Labor Day; No Classes

6

Wed.

Overview of Cloud Computing and Storage

Gauri Joshi

PDF

11

Mon.

Scheduling for Parallel Computing

Task Assignment Policies

Daniel Martin

Jianyu Wang

13

Wed.

MapReduce

Tail at Scale

Samarth Gupta

Evans Hauser

18

Mon.

Spark

Sparrow
Souptik Sen

Youzi Wu

20

Wed.

Dolly

Straggler Replication

Aaron Harlap

Andrew Chung

25

Mon.

Efficient Task Replication

Better Model for Redundancy

Ankur Mallick

Shijie Wu

27

Wed.

Guest Lecture: Cloud Spot Markets

Prof. Carlee Joe-Wong
October

2

Mon.

RAID Storage

Google File system

Evans Hauser

Sai Bhargav

4

Wed.

Survey of Codes for Distributed Storage

XORing Elephants

Oyku Han

Youzi Wu

9

Mon.

Guest Lecture: Hitchhiker codes in Distributed Storage, EC-Cache

Prof. Rashmi Vinayak

11

Wed.

Coding For Fast Content Download

When Queueing Meets Coding

Samarth Gupta

Pariskshit Dutt

16

Mon.

Coded MapReduce

Speeding up Machine Learning

Swetha Mandava

TBD

18

Wed.

Guest Lecture: Short-Dot Coded Computation

23

Mon.

No class

25

Wed.

Overview of ML Infrastructure

30

Mon.

Survey of SGD methods

SGD convergence (Pages 21-31)

Oyku Han

Daniel Martin

November

1

Wed.

Distributed Deep Learning

ImageNet Classification with Deep CNNS

Souptik Sen

Swetha Mandava

6

Mon.

HogWild

Model Accuracy-Runtime Trade-offs

Shijie Wu

Andrew Chung

8

Wed.

Asynchrony begets Momentum

Elastic Averaging SGD

TBD

Jianyu Wang

13

Mon.

HyperBand

Generative Adversarial Networks

Ankur Mallick

Sai Bhargav

15

Wed.

Guest Lecture: Learning from the Crowd

Prof. Nihar Shah

20

Mon

Deep Reinforcement Learning

22

Wed.

Thanksgiving break; no classes

27

Mon.

No Class

29

Wed.

Project Presentations

December

4

Mon.

Project Presentations

6

Wed.

Project Presentations