CALCM Seminars

The CALCM seminar series is a weekly meeting of faculty and students with broad interests in Computer Architecture, and is open to all. The seminar is an excellent medium for CALCM students/faculty to present their recent research results and/or practice conference presentations, for students to polish their presentation skills and present external results from recent conferences, and for outside speakers to tell us about their work.

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When / Where?

Usually every Tuesday 4:30-5:30 PM in CIC Panther Hollow (Fall 2015), unless otherwise noted.

If you are interested in giving a CALCM talk or have general questions, please contact the seminar organizer: Richard Veras (

Fall 2015 Seminar Schedule

Date Title Speaker Location & Time Material
September 11th Spatial Computing: Programming our way into the post-Moore era Joel Emer (NVIDIA/MIT) CIC Panther Hollow, 2:30PM-3:30PM
September 29th Exploiting Inter-Warp Heterogeneity to Improve GPGPU Performance Rachata Ausavarungnirun (CMU) CIC Panther Hollow, 4:30PM-5:30PM Preprint Slides
October 6th Decoupled Direct Memory Access: Isolating CPU and IO Traffic by Leveraging a Dual-Data-Port DRAM Donghyuk Lee (CMU) CIC Panther Hollow, 4:30PM-5:30PMPreprint
October 13th Joint CSD/ECE Distinguished Lecture David Patterson Rashid Auditorium 4:30 pm
October 20th Toward Accelerating Deep Learning at Scale Using Specialized Hardware in the Datacenter Eric Chung (MSR) CIC Panther Hollow, 4:30PM-5:30PM
October 22nd ECE Research Seminar: Mathematical and Computational Problems in Radiation Therapy Dr. Yevgen Voronenko (RefleXion Medical) Hamerschlag Hall D-210, 1:00PM-2:00PM
October 27th Performance Matters Emery Berger (UMass) CIC Panther Hollow, 4:30PM-5:30PM StabilizerCoz
November 3rd High-bandwidth, Energy-efficient DRAM Architectures for GPU Systems Mike O’Connor (NVIDIA) CIC Panther Hollow, 4:30PM-5:30PM
November 10th LEAP Scavenger: Automating the Construction of Application-Optimized Memory Hierarchies on FPGAs Michael Adler (Intel) CIC Panther Hollow, 4:30PM-5:30PM
November 13th Library-based Memory-side Acceleration for Portable Energy Efficiency Qi Guo (CMU) Hamerschlag Hall D-210, 4:30PM-5:30PM
November 17th TBD TBD CIC Panther Hollow, 4:30PM-5:30PM
December 1st TBD Cagla Cakir (CMU) CIC Panther Hollow, 4:30PM-5:30PM
December 2nd DataFlow SuperComputing for BigData Prof. Veljko Milutinovic (Univ. of Belgrade) CIC Panther Hollow, 1:00PM-4:30PM Paper 0Paper 1 Demo 0 Demo 1
December 8th TBD TBD CIC Panther Hollow, 4:30PM-5:30PM
December 15th TBD TBD CIC Panther Hollow, 4:30PM-5:30PM


Past CALCM Seminars

See a listing of Past Semester Seminars

CALCM Best Student Presentation Award

CALCM Seminar Czars

  • Richard Veras; F15; Franchetti
  • Vivek Seshadri; S15; Mowry
  • Berkin Akin; F14; Franchetti/Hoe
  • Kevin Chang and Rachata Ausavarungnirun; S14; Mutlu
  • Gabe Weisz; F13; Hoe
  • Gennady Pekhimenko; S13; Mowry
  • Da-Cheng Juan; F12; Marculescu
  • HanBin Yoon and Hongyi Xin; S12; Mutlu
  • Michael Papamichael; F11; Hoe
  • Weinan Ma; S11; Mai
  • Evangelos Vlachos; F10; Mowry
  • Sidarth Garg; S10; Marculescu
  • Yoongu Kim; F09; Mutlu
  • Eric Chung; S09; Hoe
  • Eric Menedez; F08; Mai
  • Theo Strigkos; S08; Mowry
  • Jangwoo Kim; F07; Falsafi
  • Sebastian Herbert; S07; Marculescu
  • Mike Ferdman; F06; Falsafi
  • Nikos Hardavellas; S06; Falsafi
  • Eriko Nurvitadhi; F05; Hoe
  • Jared Smolens; S05; Hoe
  • Brian Gold; F04; Falsafi
  • Thomas Wenisch; S04; Falsafi
  • Girish Venkataramani; F03; Goldstein
  • Philip Stanley; S03; Marculescu
  • Roland Wunderlich; F02; Hoe
  • Se-Hyun Yang; S02; Falsafi
  • Cycle: Franchetti;Hoe;Mutlu;Marculescu;Lucia;Mowry;Mai;