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Scalable and Sustainable Data-Intensive Systems

Bo Zhao
Lecturer Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London and an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London
SWS Colloquium

Bo Zhao is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London and an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Bo’s research focuses on efficient data-intensive systems at the intersection of scalable reinforcement learning systems and distributed data management systems, as well as compilation-based optimization techniques. His long-term goal is to explore and understand the fundamental connections between data management and modern machine learning systems to make decision-making transparent, robust and efficient. Please find more details via
AG 1, AG 2, AG 3, INET, AG 4, AG 5, D6, SWS, RG1, MMCI  
AG Audience

Date, Time and Location

Thursday, 25 May 2023
60 Minutes
E1 5


Efficient data-intensive systems translate data into value for decision making. As data is collected at unprecedented rates for timely analysis, the model-centric paradigm of machine learning (ML) is shifting towards a data-centric and system-centric paradigm. Recent breakthroughs in large ML models (e.g., GPT 4 and ChatGPT) and the remarkable outcomes of reinforcement learning (e.g., AlphaFold and AlphaCode) have shown that scalable data management and its optimizations are critical to obtain state-of-the-art performance. This talk aims to answer the question “how to co-design multiple layers of the software/system stack to improve scalability, performance, and energy efficiency of ML and data-intensive systems”. It addresses the challenges to build fully automated data-intensive systems that integrate the ML layer, the data management layer, and the compilation-based optimization layer. Finally, this talk will sketch and explore the vision to leverage the computational advantage of quantum computing on hybrid classic/quantum systems in the post-Moore era.

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