December 2021 Workshop Schedule

Huawei Edinburgh Lab

December meeting 2021


Monday 13 December

UK Time China time Topic/title Speakers
08:00-08:10 16:00-16:10 Informatics welcome, Huawei Welcome, Lab report Jane Hillston (UoE)
08:10-08:25 16:10-16:25 Development of Huawei Research Center in Edinburgh Li Bo  (Huawei)
08:25-08:35 16:25-16:35 Workshop organisation Peter Buneman (UoE)
08:35-09:25 16:35-17:25 Semantic Parsing for Conversational Question-Answering (Abstract/Bio) Mark Steedman (UoE)
09:25-09:40 17:25-17:40 Coffee break
09:40-10:40 17:40-18:40 QA in petal search: challenges, opportunities and future directions Dawud Hage (Huawei)
MT in petal search: challenges and opportunities Talaat Khalil (Huawei)
Petal Maps: challenges, opportunities and future directions Dmitry Sharipo (Huawei)
Challenges and research opportunities of Natural Scene Text Recognition: A Use case of automatic POI name extractions fro Petal Maps Shubhyabrata Roy (Huawei)
10:40-11:20 18:40-19:20 KG/NLP challenge talk Jeff Pan (Huawei)

Tuesday 14 December

UK Time China time Topic/title Speakers
08:00-08:50 16:00-16:50 DB talk Yang Cao (UoE)
08:50-09:30 17:00-17:30 DB challenge talk Nikos Ntarmos (Huawei)
09:30-09:45 17:30-17:45 Coffee break
09:45-10:35 17:45-18:35 Compiler/architecture talk Mike O’Boyle/Bjoern Franke (UoE)
10:35-11:15 18:35-19:15  A review of CPU performance trends and scaling Jim Whittaker (Huawei)
11:15-11:55 19:15-19:55 Compiler Challenge Talk Jinyun Ye (Huawei)

Wednesday 15 December

UK Time China time Topic/title Speakers
08:00-08:45 16:00-16:45 Programming Language talk 1 Philip Wadler
08:45-09:30 16:45-17:30 Programming Language talk 2 Roberto Ierusalimschy
09:30-09:45 17:30- 17:45 Coffee break
09:45-10:30 17:45-18:30 Making Concurrency Functional  (Abstract/Bio) Glynn Winskel (Huawei)
10:30-11:15 18:30-19:15 Operating system talk Adam Barker (Huawei)
11:15-12:00 19:15-20:00 Progamming Language challenge talk Dan Ghica (Huawei)


Titles, Abstracts and Bios

Posters  (to be revised)


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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