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June 2021 Workshop Schedule

Huawei Edinburgh Lab

June meeting 2021

Please see for abstracts and speaker details.


Monday 14 June

UK Time China time Topic/title Speakers
08:00-08:20 15:00-15:20 Informatics welcome, Huawei Welcome, Lab report Jane Hillston (UoE),  Guilei Xie  (Huawei)
08:20-08:35 15:20-15:35 Development of Huawei Research Center in Edinburgh Victor Zhang Xiaofeng  (Huawei)
08:35-08:50 15:35-15:50 Workshop organisation Peter Buneman (UoE)
08:50-09:20 15:50-16:20 New Ways of Development Xinyi Zhang (Huawei)
09:20-09:50 16:20-16:50 Scoring Neural Networks Without Training Them Amos Storkey (UoE)
09:50-10:20 16:50-17:20 The past, present and future of openGauss Jinwei Zhu (Huawei)
10:20-10:50 17:20-17:50 Neural and neuronal networks, or how does the brain compute and learn? Mattias Hennig (UoE)

Tuesday 15 June

Breakout Sessions


UK Time China Time Topic Organizers Topic Organizers Topic Organizers Topic Organizers
08:00-09:30 15:00-16:30 Database (Systems) Nikos Ntarmos/ Jinwei Zhu (Huawei)
Luo Mai (UoE)
Knowledge Graph Jeff Pan (Huawei)

Mark Steedman (UoE)

Programming Language Dan Ghica (Huawei)
Sam Lindley (UoE)
Operating System Yuxin Ren/ Mingzhe Hao (Huawei)
Antonio Barbalace (UoE)
09:30-11:00 16:30-18:00 Database (Models and languages) Markus Pfeiffer (Huawei)
Amir Shaikhha (UoE)
AI/ Machine Learning Lei Chen (Huawei)
Amos Storkey(UoE)
Compilers Jinyun Ye (Huawei)
Mike O’Boyle (UoE)
11:00-12:00 18:00-19:00 Explanation Jeff Pan (Huawei)
Nadin Kökciyan (UoE)

Wednesday 16 June

UK Time China time Topic/title Speakers
08:00-09:15 15:00-16:15 Reports from breakout sessions various
09:15-09:45 16:15-16:45 Technical Challenges in Huawei Petal Search Zhonghua Li  (Huawei)
09:45-10:15 16:45- 17:15 Zero-Shot Cross-lingual Semantic Parsing Mirella Lapata(UoE)
10:15-10:45 17:15-17:45 Operating Systems architecture for emerging non-traditional hardware topologies Antonio Barbalace (UoE)
10:45-11:15 17:45-18:15 Operating System in Cloud Native era Xinwei Hu (Huawei)
11:15-11:45 18:15-18:45 Modelling indoor spatial data for localisation, navigation and search Firas Alsehly (Huawei)




Poster Investigator
TALI – Temporal Audio, Language and Images: A multi-modal dataset … Amos Storkey
Insect Inspired AI Barbara Webb
Learning to Impute: A General Framework for Semi-supervised Learning Hakan Bilen
Probabilistic property-based testing James Cheney
A Context Mechanism for Inference-Based QA Kobby Nuamah
EdgeBoost: Data-Driven Traffic Engineering and Configuration Verification for Cloud Service Assurance Mahesh Marina
Towards Service Assurance in a Multi-Tenant 5G Mobile Network Architecture Mahesh Marina
Exploring Dynamic Parallelism in Training Giant Neural Networks Luo Mai
Do Pre-trained LMs know directional Predicate Entailment? Mark Steedman
Cross-lingual Intermediate Fine-Tuning improves Dialogue State Tracking Nikita_Moghe
A Stochastic Programming-driven Optimization Model for Parallel BFT Consensus Algorithm Tiejun Ma
A Retargetable System-Level DBT Hypervisor Tom Spink
Adaptive Optimisation and Migration of Heterogeneous Parallel Pattern Programs Volker Seeker
The Other Side of Big Graphs: Dependency Theory, Practice and Applications Wenfei Fan
Parallel Graph Computations: Foundation and Practice Wenfei Fan
Data Sharing:Querying and Linking Distributed and Autonomous Data Yang Cao
Various compiler projects Bjoern FRanke

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