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Program (August 24-27)


August 24, Tuesday
08:45-09:00 Registration

Opening Remarks

1. Prof. Mansun CHAN, Director of Advanced Study Institute 
2. Prof. Tim CHENG, Center Director of AI Chip Center for Emerging Smart Systems 
3. Mr. Albert WONG, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation

09:15-10:15 Public Lecture #1: "Emerging Memory Enabled and Heterogeneously Integrated AI Chips and Systems"
Lecturer: Prof. Tim CHENG (HKUST)
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Workshop #1: "Emerging Memories for Neuromorphic Computing"
Session Chair: Prof. Mansun CHAN (HKUST)

1. Prof. Cheol Seong HWANG (Seoul National University)- "Time-varying Data Processing with Nonvolatile Memristor-based Temporal Kernel"
2. Prof. Yang CHAI (PolyU)- "Near-/in-sensor Computing for Neuromorphic Machine Vision"

12:15-14:00 Lunch (Registered Participants Only)
14:00-15:00 Public Lecture #2: "Semiconductor Technology – the Path Forward for the Coming Decades"
Lecturer: Prof. Philip WONG (Stanford)
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:30 Workshop #1: "Emerging Memories for Neuromorphic Computing"
Session Chair: Prof. Yang CHAI (PolyU)

3. Prof. Kah-Wee ANG (NUS)- "In-Memory Computing Using Memristors with Transition Metal Dichalcogenides"
4. Prof. Yimao CAI (PKU)- "Memristive Neuromorphic Systems and Brain-inspired Processing Concepts"

16:30-16:45 Break
16:45-18:00 Welcome Reception
August 25, Wednesday
09:00-10:00 Public Lecture #3: "Artificial Intelligence with Memristors: from Device to System"
Lecturer: Prof. Huaqiang WU (THU)
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:15 Workshop #2: "Architecture and Technology of Memory-centric Computing"
Session Chair: Prof. Chi Ying TSUI (HKUST)
1. Prof. Chi Ying TSUI (HKUST) "Tight Compression: Compressing CNN Through Fine-Grained Pruning and Weight Permutation for Efficient Implementation"
2. Prof. Wei ZHANG (HKUST)- "Architectural Exploration and Memory Management for Emerging CPU-FPGA Systems"
3. Prof. Hayden SO (HKU)- "Towards Scalable Near-Memory Computing with Reconfigurable Computing Data"
12:15-14:00 Lunch (Registered Participants Only)
14:00-15:00 Poster session "Advances of Semiconductor and AI technologies",
ACCESS Lab Tour/ HK Science Park Tour
15:00-17:00 Workshop #3: "EDA for AI, and AI for EDA"
Session Chair: Prof. Bei YU (CUHK) 
1. Prof. Tsung-Yi HO (CUHK)- "Machine Learning for Microfluidic Design and Automation"
2. Prof. Bei YU (CUHK)- "VLSI Mask Optimization: From Shallow To Deep Learning"
3. Prof. Yibo LIN (PKU)- "Exploring AI-assisted Optimization Opportunities in Placement and Routing"
17:00-17:15 Break
17:15-18:15 Public Lecture #4: "Intelligent Architectures for Intelligent Systems"
Lecturer: Prof. Onur MUTLU (ETH)
August 26, Thursday
09:00-10:00 Public Lecture #5 "Efficient Deep Learning at Scale: Hardware and Software"
Lecturer: Prof. Yiran CHEN (Duke)
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:15 Workshop #4: "AI Applications in Emerging Smart Systems"
Session Chair: Prof. Edmund LAM (HKU)
1. Prof. Edmund LAM (HKU)- "Artificial Intelligence in Computational Imaging Systems"
2. Prof. Philip LEONG (University of Sydney)- "Low Precision Inference and Training for Deep Neural Networks"
3. Prof. Hao YU (Southern University of Science and Technology)- "Edge Computing for Low-carbon Intelligence"
4. Prof. Ping LUO (HKU)- "Differentiable Dynamic Quantization with Mixed Precision and Adaptive Resolution"
12:15-14:00 Lunch (Registered Participants Only)

Poster session "Advances of Semiconductor and AI technologies",
ACCESS Lab Tour/ HK Science Park Tour

15:00-17:00 Close-door Discussion (By Invitation Only)
August 27Friday
09:00-10:00 Public Lecture #6: "TinyML and Efficient Deep Learning"
Lecturer: Prof. Song HAN (MIT)
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 Public Lecture #7: "21st-Century NanoSystems for AI: N3XT 3D, Illusion Scaleup, Co-Design"
Lecturer: Prof. Subhasish MITRA (Stanford)

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof. Ngai WONG (HKU)

1. Mr. Paul KINGSTON, Investment Director, Honeywell Ventures
2. Prof. Edmund LAM, Professor, HKU
3. Mr. Ming NG, Senior Vice President, Operations and Applications, Efinix
4. Mr. Raymond WONG, Head of Investment, HKSTP 
5. Mr. Michael XUE, Investment Director, Lenovo, Capital & Incubator Group

12:15-12:30 Conclusion of the ASI
12:30-14:00 Lunch (Registered Participants Only)
14:00 End of Program