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The C3SR hosted its inaugural Open House Event at ECE Building’s Lobby on Sept 28 from 11 - 2 PM. C3SR students prepared more than 18 posters on a wide range of AI research topics currently going on at the center. We also had a live demo on deep neuron network based object detection running on an FPGA platform. The event was a huge success with many students and faculty stopped by at the posters, learned about the center’s AI research, and discussed potential collaborations and engagement with the center.

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C3SR Co-directors Prof. Wen-mei Hwu and Dr. Jinjun Xiong were invited to speak about C3SR research at the inaugural Illinois Ignite event on September 27, 2018 in Chicago, IL. The talk has generated a lot of interests from audiences consisting of well-known VCs, prominent researchers from universities in Illinois, and innovators and entrepreneurs. It was a great showcase of C3SR’s broad and impactful research porforlio.

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Register link: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/6721376. Do you want to check out the latest AI technologies? Please come to visit the IBM-ILLINOIS Center for Cognitive Computing Systems Research (C3SR) Open House on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 11 - 2 PM at the ECE Building Lobby. We will showcase many COOLEST AI research, systems, and demos students and faculty at C3SR are pursuing. Come to listen to the talk on “Game Changing AI and Block Chain Systems at C3SR” in Room 3002 at ECE Building.

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Congratulations to the C3SR iSmart2 team winning the Third Place in the 2018 DAC System Design Contest at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco.

The C3SR winning team members are Cong Hao, Yuhong Li, Sitao Huang, Xiaofan Zhang, Tianqi Gao, Jinjun Xiong (IBM Research), Kyle Rupnow (Inspirit IoT), Huafeng Yu (Boeing), Wen-mei Hwu, Deming Chen.

For details, please check out the following IBM blog post.

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The C3SR team won the Honorable Mention in the IEEE HPEC GraphChallenge at the IEEE HPEC (High Performance Extreme Computing) conference.

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The C3SR post-doctoral Snigdha Chaturvedi will join the Computer Science Department of the University of California at Santa Cruze in Spring 2018.

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The C3SR team wins 1st place for the Nvidia AI City Challenge for traffic camera object detection and classification.

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Wen-mei Hwu gave the keynote address at ISLPED 2017.

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Deming Chen presented at the 2017 ShanghaiTech Workshop on Emerging Devices, Circuits and Systems, cognitive computing and development of AI.

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Lav R. Varshney presented at the 2017 International Association for World Englishes (IAWE).

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