October 13, 2016 07:30 ET

KnuEdge and UC San Diego Announce 2017 Dates/Details for New Academic Workshop on Heterogeneous Neural Networks

KnuEdge and Calit2 Workshop to Focus on Development of Next-Generation Computing Architectures to Power Machine Learning

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 13, 2016) - KnuEdge™, delivering LambdaFabric neural computing technology that accelerates machine learning and signal processing, in partnership with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at UC San Diego, today released additional details about its first-ever workshop on Heterogeneous Neural Networks (HNNs), to be held April 27-28, 2017 at UC San Diego. HNNs, as well as sparse matrix algorithms, hold the promise of delivering a step-function increase in performance for machine learning workloads versus the current dense matrix approach. As machine learning evolves, it is crucial to inspire a new generation of technologists to advance the status quo and develop new approaches. At the inaugural workshop, industry leaders will discuss the HNN algorithms at the forefront of this exciting new paradigm of performance and efficiency.

"We are still in the early days, but the goal is clear: to enable fundamental advancements in the way humans interact with machines," said Dan Goldin, CEO of KnuEdge. "We are in the Wild West of machine learning where new approaches and technologies are proliferating, and there is limited information on the best paths. This workshop will focus on educating and inspiring the new generation of technologists to think and act differently toward new computing frameworks. And I cannot wait to see what they can do."

Details of the workshop include:
Calit2 Theater, Atkinson Hall at UC San Diego
When: April 26-28, 2017

  • Dan Goldin, KnuEdge founder and CEO
  • Larry Smarr, Calit2 founding director
  • Ken Kreutz-Delgado, UC San Diego Professor
  • Dr. Douglas Palmer, KnuEdge CTO
  • David Eames, Chief Engineer, KnuEdge
  • Jose Castillo, Director, Computational Science Research Center, UC San Diego
  • Christopher Paolini, Researcher at UC San Diego

Attendance Fee:

  • General admission: $250
  • Members of academia: $119
  • UC San Diego Students: $50, or free with abstract presented at workshop

Registration for the event opens is now open. For more information and to register, please visit:

Can't make it in person? The sessions will be recorded and available on the web site within one week of the workshop.

Questions on the workshop or submissions can be directed toward:

About KnuEdge Inc. and its KNUPATH Division
KnuEdge™ Inc. is a neural technology innovation company that is transforming human-machine interaction. It was founded by Dan Goldin, the celebrated innovator and former NASA chief who spent the past five decades delivering aerospace and technology products way ahead of the curve. The company has separate divisions for voice biometrics and data center neural computing -- both of which are delivering industry-changing products in fast-growing, multibillion-dollar markets. KNUPATH™ delivers new neural computing processing technology, and it will reset the standard for chip/system-level compute performance in signal processing and machine learning. For more information, visit or @knuedge.

About Calit2 and UC San Diego
The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) founded in 2000 as one of four Gray Davis Institutes for Science and Innovation, with research buildings on both the UC San Diego and UC Irvine campuses. The Qualcomm Institute (QI) is the UC San Diego division of Calit2, housed in Atkinson Hall. Calit2's QI brings together more than 350 UC San Diego affiliated faculty members, nearly 120 technical and professional staff as well as hundreds of student workers, undergraduate scholars, graduate fellows, postdoctoral researchers, project and research scientists. The institute has also worked closely with more than 200 industry partners to date. The institute's strategic vision stresses collaborative, interdisciplinary research in four core areas to benefit society: culture, energy, the environment, and health. QI also provides advanced facilities for using enabling technologies -- wireless communications, photonics, cyberinfrastructure, and nano-MEMS. In addition, the institute plays a leadership role in the development of new institutes and research centers for the UC San Diego campus, on current topics ranging from robotics and the brain to design, cyber-archaeology and healthy aging. QI:; Calit2:

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Marisa Graves
    Bhava Communications for KnuEdge Inc.