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Cinegrid Spotlight: AI

CHASE-CI Workshop  May 14, 2018, UCSD - Qualcomm Institute
CineGrid Spotlight: AI   May 15, 2018, UCSD - Qualcomm Institute
Co-sponsored by the Pacific Research Platform (PRP) &
The CHASE-CI Workshop was an all-day event, which took place on Monday, May 14th. Many of the computer scientists across the University of California and Cal State campuses, as well as other CHASE-CI grant research partners, gathered to discuss the status of the CHASE-CI roll-out of FIONA8-based Machine Learning (ML) systems, best practices for development with Kubernetes, and the status of their ML and AI research projects, among their peers.  David Arbuckle, the engineering director for Comcast's on-demand video services, presented on Comcast's implementation of Kubernetes, as the basis of their dev/ops environment.  The presentation was well received, because it emphasized that Kubernetes is implemented in commercial, mission-critical media applications.
The CineGrid Spotlight: AI event on the morning of Tuesday, May 15th, (9:00AM - 1:00 PM) featured presentations and panels from technical leaders in the Media and Entertainment (M&E) community, highlighting the use of AI/ML in optimizing global VFX pipelines (Jean Bolot - Technicolor AI Lab); broadcast sports (Jerry Gutierrez - IBM Cloud); research in visual perception (Tomáš Izō - Google Research) and new proposed architectures for content-centric networks (Michelle Munson - Eluvio).  
A panel, moderated by Jeffrey Weekley - UC Merced, was held including these presenters, David Arbuckle and Falko Kuester, a UCSD professor of Virtual Reality and re-creation of archeology sites using 3D immersive environments.
The CineGrid Spotlight attendees who arrived on the morning of May 14th, had the opportunity to sit in on the afternoon CHASE-CI workshop sessions. and learned more about the various ML-enhanced CHASE-CI scientific research projects, using the CHASE-CI FIONA8 AI servers.  Everyone attended the evening wine & cheese reception, which featured the latest demonstrations in the 500 Megapixel 70-GPU walk-in virtual environment called the SunCAVE, tours of the VROOM display and Drone Lab.
Detailed agendas for each day, bios of the presenters, as well as links to the streaming videos, are below:
DAY ONE: CHASE-CI Workshop (May 14)
Pacific Research Platform
Co-sponsored by Pacific Research Platform (PRP) and
Hosted by Calit2's Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego
Location: QI auditorium, 1st Floor, Atkinson Hall, UCSD, La Jolla, California
AGENDA: CHASE-CI Workshop – Monday, May 14, 2018
8:00-9:00 Registration and coffee at Atkinson Hall, UCSD campus 
9:00-9:45  Welcome and PRP/CHASE-CI Overview: Larry Smarr and Ken Kreutz-Delgado, UCSD 
9:45-10:30  Comcast's Implementation and Scaling of Kubernetes: David Arbuckle, Comcast
10:30-11:30  PRP's Use of Kubernetes to Manage FIONAs and Ceph in Detail: John Graham, UCSD
11:30-12:00  CHASE-CI GPU-centric Use of Kubernetes, in Detail: Dmitry Mishin, SDSC
12:00-14:00  Lunch Break
12:00-14:00  Optional Hands-on Deep Dive into Containerization: CHASE-CI Members Only
Location: VROOM (Registration closed)
(Note: Lab participants are strongly urged to bring their code to containerize, or show interest in working with sample code in our Jupyter  notebook)
14:00-17:15  CHASE-CI Member Research Presentations
14:00-14:20  FIONA8s & Kubernetes for Thousands of Students in Instructional Labs: Adam Tilghman, UCSD 
14:20-14:40  Deep Learning Astronomical Survey Data: Shaw Dong, UCSC
14:40-15:00  Land Cover Maps from Satellite Imagery on CHASE-CI: Mai Nguyen, SDSC; Jessica Block, UCSD/Calit2; Daniel Crawl, SDSC; Ilkay Altintas, SDSC/UCSD
15:00-15:15     An Open Source Library for Large Scale Biologically Detailed Spiking Neural Network Simulation: Jeffrey Krichmar, UCI
15:15-15:30  Hyperparameters - The Bane of Current (Deep) Machine Learning: Robert L. Logan IV and Padhraic Smyth, UCI
15:30-15:45     FIONA8 Kubernetes Modifications for Computer Graphics and Vision: Alexandr Kuznetsov, and Ravi Ramamoorthi, UCSD
15:45-16:00  Interpretable Deep Learning Models for Genomics: Anna Shcherbina and Anshul Kundaje, Stanford University
16:00-16:15  Short Break 
16:15-16:30  GPU-Enabled Kubernetes for VR/Visualization and Point Clouds: Vid Petrovic, UCSD Calit2
16:30-16:45  Using Multicore Computing for Model-Free Point Prediction and Interval Estimation on Locally Stationary Time Series: Srinjoy Das and Dimitris Politis, UCSD
16:45-17:00  Embedded Learning on Neuromorphic Systems - Towards a Unified Computing Network: Emre Neftci, UCI
17:00-17:15  The Explainable AI Project's Experience Running on CHASE-CI GPUs: Jürgen Schulze, UCSD 
17:15-19:00  Wine and Cheese Reception/Demos
Wine & Cheese reception for registered participants, featuring: Jürgen Schulze, Falko Kuester, Tom DeFanti, Joel Polizzi, Eric Lo, Vid Petrovic and Chris McFarland, leading demonstrations in the SunCAVE, DroneLab and VROOM
AGENDA: CineGrid Spotlight: AI (May 15 - Half Day)
Co-sponsored by the Pacific Research Platform (PRP) &

The CineGrid Spotlight: AI seminar on the morning of Tuesday, May 15th includes presentations and panels from technical leaders in the Media and Entertainment (M&E) community, highlighting the use of AI/ML in optimizing global VFX pipelines; broadcast sports; film restoration and machine learning for efficient, just-in-time content distribution.  One goal of this CineGrid Spotlight event is to expose those in the scientific community to the AI/ML research being implemented, across a wide range of M&E applications, share expertise and experiences from these varied disciplines, and identify AI/ML research topics of mutual interest.

As part of the CineGrid 2.0 initiative, another objective of this CineGrid Spotlight: AI event, is to identify the key AI/ML research areas, where CineGrid members would add significant value and foster collaborative research projects among the science, data science and creative media communities.
AGENDA: CineGrid Spotlight: AI – Tuesday, May 15, 2018
All lectures are in the QI Auditorium in UCSD's Atkinson Hall
8:00-9:00 Registration and coffee, tea
9:00-9:10 Introduction and Overview: Louise Ledeen, - Moderator 
9:10-9:40 Welcome: The Synergy between CHASE-CI and CineGrid: Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2-UCSD/UI
9:40-10:00    Accelerating the VFX Pipeline Through Predictive Forecasting: Jean Bolot, Vice President, Research and Innovation - Technicolor AI Lab
10:00-10:20     Cloud-based AI & Cognitive Analytics in Sports Broadcasting: Jerry Gutierrez, Global HPC/AI Solution Leader, IBM Cloud
10:20-10:40 AI: Finding Aids for Archival Film - Using the New to Find the Old: Jim Lindner, Chief Investigator, FILMIC Project
10:40-11:00 Machine Learning for Efficient, Just in Time Content Distribution:  Michelle Munson, CEO and Co-Founder, Eluvio
11:00-11:15  Break
11:15-11:45 CineGrid Spotlight Presenters: Q&A Session
11:45-12:45  Panel: The Confluence of AI/ML Research in the Sciences & Media and Entertainment
Moderator: Jeffrey Weekley - Director of Cyberinfrastructure & Research Computing, UC Merced
Panelists: CineGrid Spotlight presenters and: Tomáš Ižo, Engineering Director, Machine Perception Group, Google Research; Falko Kuester, Calit2 Professor of Visualization & Virtual Reality, UCSD; Ravi Ramamoorthi, Ronald L. Graham Professor of Computer Science and Director, Center for Visual Computing, UC San Diego
12:45-13:00   Closing Comments: Tom DeFanti, UCSD
13:00  Adjourn
13:00-14:00      Box Lunch for registered participants (optional)

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