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)
08:25-08:40 16:25-16:40 Workshop organisation Peter Buneman (UoE)
08:40-09:30 16:40-17:30 Semantic Parsing for Conversational Question-Answering (Abstract/Bio) Mark Steedman (UoE)
09:30-09:50 17:30-17:50 Coffee break
09:50-10:50 17:50-18:50 QA in petal search: challenges, opportunities and future directions (Abstract/Bio) Dawud Hage (Huawei)
MT in petal search: challenges and opportunities (Abstract/Bio) Talaat Khalil (Huawei)
Petal Maps: challenges, opportunities and future directions(Abstract/Bio) Maciej Zembrzuski (Huawei)
Challenges and research opportunities of Natural Scene Text Recognition: A Use case of automatic POI name extractions fro Petal Maps (Abstract/Bio) Shubhyabrata Roy (Huawei)
10:50-11:30 18:50-19:30 Knowledge Graphs and Search: Past, Present and Future (Abstract/Bio) Jeff Pan (Huawei)

Tuesday 14 December

UK Time China time Topic/title Speakers
08:00-08:50 16:00-16:50 Querying Distributed and Shared Data (Abstract/Bio) Yang Cao (UoE)
08:50-09:30 16:50-17:30 (Graph) Database Challenges @ Huawei ERC (Abstract/Bio) Nikos Ntarmos (Huawei)
09:30-09:45 17:30-17:45 Coffee break
09:45-10:35 17:45-18:35 Rethinking optimizing compiler technology (Abstract/Bio) Mike O’Boyle (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 Challenges in Huawei Compiler (Abstract/Bio) Jinyun (Joey) Ye (Huawei)

Wednesday 15 December

UK Time China time Topic/title Speakers
08:00-08:45 16:00-16:45 GATE: Gradual Algebraic Effect Types  (Abstract/Bio) Philip Wadler (UoE)
08:45-09:30 16:45-17:30 Lua and Pallene  (Abstract/Bio) Roberto Ierusalimschy (PUC-Rio)
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 Systems Research at Huawei  (Abstract/Bio) Adam Barker (Huawei)
11:15-12:00 19:15-20:00 Terms, diagrams, graphs — a syntactic trinity   (Abstract/Bio) Dan Ghica (Huawei)


Projects and Posters


Project Investigator(s) Poster
The Other Side of Big Graphs: Dependency Theory, Practice and Applications Wenfei Fan poster
Building and Interrogating Knowledge Graphs from Text Mark Steedman
McDoC – Many-Core In-Memory Database on a Chip Björn Franke
Towards Multi-Service and Multi-Operator Softwarized 5G Mobile Networks Mahesh Marina poster
EdgeBoost: Data-driven Traffic Engineering and Configuration Verification Mahesh Marina poster
Deep Learning in Dynamic, Constrained and Embedded Systems Amos Storkey
Splitchain Prahmod Bhatotia
Joint Inference Multi-Task Networks Hakan Bilen poster
Performance optimisation of distributed trusted middleware system Tiejun Ma
Parallel Graph Computations: Foundation and Practice Wenfei Fan poster
Huawei Data-Centric Parallelisation Björn Franke
Probalistic Property-Based Testing James Cheney/Vaishak Belle poster
Asterism/Quicksilver: A Pattern Aware Parallel Compiler and Runtime Toolchain Björn Franke/Volker Seeker poster
Semantic Parsing and Dialog for Knowledge-Graph Query Mark Steedman poster
JIT Compilation as a Service Björn Franke
Data Sharing: Querying and Linking Distributed and Autonomous Data Yang Cao poster
Efficient Training of Giant Neural Networks Luo Mai poster
In-Database Universal Analytics Using Compilation Amir Shaikhha
Learning Structured Decompositions of Data for Interpretability Siddharth Narayanaswamy poster
A safe heterogeneous systems programming language Michel Steuwer
A High-Performance Polyhedral Core Library Tobias Grosser
Argument Mining for Argumentation based decision making Nadin Kokciyan poster
Intelligent Question Answering Kobby Nuamah poster

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