Cornell Cloud Workshop - 2019

The IAP Cornell Workshop on the Future of Cloud Computing will be conducted on Friday, May 3, 2019 in Upson Hall, Room 106 on the Cornell campus at 124 Hoy Road, Ithaca, NY.

Time: 8:00AM–5PM (Badge Pick-up at 8:00AM – Advance Registration is Required)

Admission is Free for undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and professors to attend this Workshop on emerging Cloud and IoT Technologies.  This event is co-organized by Professor José Martínez and the IAP.

IAP Workshops feature a Technical Forum with a full day of in-depth technical presentations, with a student poster session conducted during the breaks and lunch.  Students in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, engineering, math, the physical and biosciences are welcome. Please check back later for speaker and agenda updates. 

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Computer Science Professor Ken Birman and grad student John Hohm chat during the Poster Session in Duffield Atrium at a previous IAP Cornell Workshop.

What to Expect at the 2019 Cornell Cloud Workshop

Attendees can expect (1) a rich technical program of speakers and panelists from academia and industry, (2) multiple opportunities to network with experts in academia and industry who research and provide solutions for all aspects of the cloud, (3) a poster session (open to any student) with Best Poster Awards of $300 cash. For further glimpses of what you can expect, please see the summaries of recent Workshops at Berkeley, CMU, Cornell, MIT, Stanford-UCSC, UT Austin, and UW.


Technical Forum
Hear informed perspectives on the technology needs to support the future data center, cloud and IoT solutions from professors and industry experts in heterogeneous computing solutions, memory and storage technologies, networking, cloud security, and big data. 


Confirmed speakers and presentation titles are listed below (alphabetical order). Please check back later for speaker updates and the detailed agenda with abstracts and bios.

  • Prof. Ken Birman, Cornell, Computer Science, “Using Derecho to Build Smart and Responsive Cloud Services for IoT Applications”
  • Prof. Christina Delimitrou, Cornell, ECE, “Leveraging Machine Learning to Improve Performance Predictability in Cloud Microservices”
  • Prof. Chris De Sa, Cornell, Computer Science, “Distributed Learning with Compressed Communication”
  • Dr. Yang Seok Ki, Samsung, Sr. Director and Architect of Memory Solutions Lab, “Opportunities and Challenges in Computational Storage”
  • Dr. Jian Li, Huawei, Sr. Director of Research and Planning, “Case Studies of ICT Platform and Its Applications”
  • Prof. José Martínez, Cornell, ECE, “PARTIES: QoS-Aware Resource Partitioning for Multiple Interactive Services”
  • Dr. Ed McLellan, Marvell, Distinguished Engineer, “Computing on the Mobile Edge”
  • Dr. Richard New, Western Digital, VP Engineering, “The Changing Landscape of Data – New Storage Device Technologies, Interface Models, and Storage Architectures”
  • Prof. Kevin Tang, Cornell, ECE, “Towards Autonomous Fine-Grained Network Management”
  • Prof. Robbert van Renesse, Cornell, Computer Science, “X-Containers: Breaking Down Barriers to Improve Performance and Isolation of Cloud-Native Containers”
  • H. K. Verma, Distinguished Engineer, Xilinx, “Database Acceleration using FPGAs” 
  • Prof. Hakim Weatherspoon, Cornell, Computer Science, “The Edge Supercloud: Blockchains for the Edge”


Poster Session: The student poster session is for both undergraduate and graduate students to describe their cloud related research projects and findings. Students may submit an abstract and compete for the $300 cash awards for Best Undergraduate and Best Graduate Poster. Awards will be presented for Best Posters during the Reception in the late afternoon after the general sessions (see photos of the winners at Berkeley, CMU, Cornell, MIT, Stanford-UCSC, UT Austin, and UW.


Quotes from STUDENTS
“It was a fantastic experience to connect with industry leaders, and also learn more about current technological trends in cloud computing. We would love to participate in the next workshop. We greatly appreciate making this event possible!" – Hyun Ryong Lee and Shiwani Bisht, Cornell Electrical and Computer Engineering, Co-Winners of Best Undergrad Poster Award

“Thank you very much for the workshop! The talks were very interesting and very relevant. I got a great view of the problems in cloud computing that industry is facing.” Sagar Jha, Cornell Computer Science, Best Graduate Poster Award 

Quotes from FACULTY
"Participation was quite high, in both attendance and caliber, and it was very active, which the IAP Workshop format supports quite naturally. The Workshop included my colleagues from both ECE and CS here at Cornell, so we had broad academic participation, which brought some fresh perspectives to the problems and solutions impacting the future of cloud computing.” – Prof. Jose Martínez, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

“Thank you again for organizing the event -- it's great to bring top people from tech companies to Ithaca. I really enjoyed it!” – Professor Nate Foster, Cornell CIS, Department of Computer Science

“I actually thought it was a fantastic workshop, an unquestionable success, starting from the dinner the night before, through the workshop itself, to the post-event reception for the student Best Poster Awards.” – Professor Ken Birman, the N. Rama Rao Professor of Computer Science

Quotes from INDUSTRY

“The quantity and quality of the information flowing at the workshop was tremendous. The workshop activities and format provided ample opportunity to dialog with the other attendees and initiate new relationships.  Bottom line, I left Cornell with some new relationships and ideas that will positively impact our work supporting cloud computing solutions at Samsung.” – Farhad Tabrizi, Senor Vice President, Samsung

“Congratulations on a very successful Cloud Workshop. Personally, it was very rewarding for me. I was delighted to find some common interests with both the students and professors regarding my work in cloud monitoring solutions!" – Tong Li, Senior Software Engineer, IBM

“It was a real pleasure to attend the Cornell Workshop, and interact with so many talented students and professors!” – Ed McLellan, Distinguished Engineer, Marvell

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