Huawei Technologies India Private Limited in association with ACM India is organizing 2 day online technical research summit on 27th - 28th Oct. The main theme of this event is advancements and future of large scale multi modal data engineering in AI/ML era.

This two-day tech research summit will bring together technology leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs & thought provokers who are passionate about addressing impactful problems by turning ideas into solutions.
The tech event is comprised of 4 tracks which has following focus areas. Each track consists of invited talks and panel discussion.

Focus Areas

Each track will focus on a specific area with invited talks and a panel discussion.

Latest research and industry challenges/cases sharing on areas of low resource language NLP, NLU, ranking, KG, recommender systems

Proliferation of deep learning techniques and availability of efficient computing infrastructure has allowed research community to make great strides in the areas like NLP, NLU, recommender systems to name a few. The various advancements achieved in the niche areas of

  • NLP, NLU for low resource languages, transfer learning, machine translation, multilingual aspects
  • Knowledge graphs – extraction, construction, refinement
  • Algorithms related to context aware personalized recommendation systems
Advancements in large scale multilingual models, deployments challenges, intelligent operations and site reliability engineering
  • Creative generation using GAN and multi-modal data fusion
  • Multi modal content understanding, correlation and summarization using NLP and computer vision
  • Latest trends in deployment of the large-scale multi-lingual models, recommender systems and fusion data models.
  • Intelligent operations advancement & site reliability engineering (autonomous fault diagnosis & self-healing, autonomous decision making in a highly dynamic cloud environment)
Advancement in multimedia frameworks/pipelines for consumer devices

Increase in the consumer devices and IOT devices with new sensors, multimedia processing intelligently has become an important aspect of consumer domain.

  • Multimedia frameworks/pipelines & it’s future direction, industry adoption strategy, challenges etc (Gstreamer, Piperwire, PulseAudio, StageFright, ffmpeg , Linux foundation NN Streamer, Intel OpenVINO, RidgeRunner, NVidia Jarvis etc)
  • Enhancement of multimedia frameworks with AI
  • IOT world through AI
  • Multimodal, multimedia handling at edge devices
How the modern computer systems and systems-AI are answering the grand challenge problems of data store

Modern computer systems have enabled the AI/ML systems that are compute and data intensive. However the rising demand also brings new challenges and opportunities, some of which are:

  • Lack of memory bandwidth to move data from memory to CPU leading to latency. DIMM capacity is stagnant but the SSD capacity is increasing. These are major choke point for scale and performance for Big data workload.
  • Computational storage is aiding to scale the memory and compute, new ways of achieving scalability. Compute offloading to GPU, SmartNIC in the database (Join)/AI(graph) scenario.
  • OS virtualization, containerization have come up as a new way of computing in the era of cloud computing. The system challenges of scale, performance, reliability.
  • How do we make systems level decisions more robust with the aid of AI/ML for fault prediction, capacity/mem-bandwidth prediction, caching, compression etc.

Conference schedule

Day 1, Wednesday, 27 October 2021 08:00 - 16:00 (GMT+05:30 Indian Standard Time)


Latest research and Industry challenges/cases sharing on areas of low resource language NLP, NLU, ranking, KG, recommender systems.

Advancements in large scale multilingual models, deployments challenges, intelligent operations and site reliability engineering

Topic Time (GMT+05:30) Speakers Video
Opening Remarks & Context Setting from Huawei 08:10 - 08:20 Mr. Zeng Ronghua
Vice president of the Consumer Cloud Service Advertising BU and Director of the R&D Department of the Advertising BU Huawei Technologies, China
Opening Remarks & Context Setting from ACM 08:20 - 08:30 Dr. Hemant Pande
Executive Director, ACM India Council
Keynote: Towards relation inference and causal reasoning in video 08:30 - 09:10 Prof. Tat Seng Chua
KITHCT Chair Professor, Director at NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Center (NExT), National University of Singapore
Human Inspired Artificial Intelligence 09:10 - 09:50 Dr. Manish Gupta
Director at Google Research India | Infosys Foundation Chair Professor, IIIT Bangalore
Neural Models for Monolingual & Multilingual Information Extraction 09:50 - 10:30 Prof. Mausam
Professor, Jai Gupta Chair, Department of CSE, IIT Delhi
Scaling Natural Language Processing for the Next Billion Users 10:30 - 11:10 Prof. Partha Pratim Talukdar
Associate Professor, Departments of CDS & CSA, IISC Bangalore | Staff Research Scientist at Google Research, Bangalore
Unfolding biases in e-commerce platforms: sponsored recommendations, buybox winners, and beyond 11:10 - 11:50 Prof. Animesh Mukherjee
Associate Professor (A K Singh Chair) Department of CSE, IIT Kharagpur
Panel Discussion on biases and ethical challenges in AI 11:50 - 12:40 Mr. Prabhat Kumar Saraswat (Huawei Technologies, India),
Mr. Debdoot Mukherjee (Sharechat),
Prof. Animesh Mukherjee (IIT Kharagpur)
Prof. Abhijnan Chakraborty (IIT Delhi)
Multilingual content security and it's challenges 12:40 - 13:20 Mr. Kuan Eeik Tan
Head of Europe Cloud Competence Center CBG Cloud Service/Helsinki Research Center at Huawei Technologies, Finland
AIOps Practice For PB-level Data And Hundreds of Millions Users 13:20 - 14:00 Mr. Hu Peng
AIOPS expert at Huawei Technologies, Ireland
Performing physics-based AI for ground truth hard sub-cellular organelle segmentation using simulated expert 14:00 - 14:40 Prof. Dilip K. Prasad
Associate professor, Department of Computer Science, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Machine learning modeling best practices 14:40 - 15:20 Dr. Rajeev Rastogi
Vice President, Machine Learning at Amazon | ACM Fellow
Low resource adaptation of language and speech models 15:20 - 16:00 Prof. Sunita Sarawagi
Institute Chair Professor, Department of CSE, IIT Bombay

Day 2, Thursday, 28 October 2021 08:30 - 16:10 (GMT+05:30 Indian Standard Time)


Advancement in multimedia frameworks/pipelines for consumer devices

Topic Time (GMT+05:30) Speakers Video
Introduction to PipeWire 08:30 - 09:10 Mr. Olivier Crête
Multimedia Lead at Collabora, Canada
OpenVINO™ Toolkit DL Streamer: Developing and deploying optimized video analytics 09:10 - 09:50 Mr. Neelay Shah,
Principal Software Engineer and Solutions Architect, Intel

Ms. Neena Maldikar,
Product Manager, Intel® Edge Software Hub
— Coffee Break : 10 min. —
Data in the Context of IoT: Practices and Recommendations 10:00 - 10:40 Prof. Sudip Misra
Professor, Department of CSE IIT Kharagpur
What does it take to build an autonomous vehicle? 10:40 - 11:20 Prof. Arjun Jain
Adjunct Faculty Member, IISC
Low Latency Video Capture: Challenges and Solution 11:20 - 12:00 Mr. Binu Evamma Rolden
Technologist, Computer Vision & Machine Learning at Ittiam Systems Pvt Ltd
Network Streaming & Multimedia Frameworks 12:00 - 12:40 Mr. Keshav Karunakar
Co-Founder, VP Engineering at Pathpartner Technology

Mr. Adish Kumar
Senior Technical Manager at Pathpartner Technology
— Break : 40 min. —

How the modern computer systems and systems-AI are answering the grand challenge problems of data store

TransJIT: Data Driven Specialization of Compiled Queries 13:20 - 14:00 Mr. Ken Zhang
Chief architect of Huawei Kunpeng Big Data Technology, Director of the Data Application Lab at Huawei Technologies, Canada
Hidden Query Extraction 14:00 - 14:40 Prof. Jayant R. Haritsa
Senior Professor, Department of CDS & CSA, IISC Bangalore | President of ACM India Council
Parallel Graph Processing Systems on Heterogeneous Architectures 14:40 - 15:20 Prof. Bingsheng He
Dean’s Chair Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
Data, Systems and AI: An Industrial Perspective 15:20 - 16:00 Dr. Eliezer Levy
CTO Data Systems & AI at Tel Aviv Research Center, Huawei Technologies, Israel
Closing notes 16:00 - 16:10 Prof. Rajeev Shorey
Chief Executive Officer, University of Queensland - IIT Delhi Academy of Research (UQIDAR) Adjunct Faculty at Department of CSE, IIT Delhi | ACM Distinguished Scientist