04 Nov 2013

Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship nomination for Peter Richtarik

Congratulation to NAIS lecturer, Peter Richtarik, who is the University of Edinburgh nominee for the 2014 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program.

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31 Oct 2013

Intel Award for NAIS Lecturer, Vijay Nagarajan

Congratulations to NAIS lecturer, Vijay Nagarajan, who has been recognised with an Intel Early Career Faculty Honour Program award.  This was one of only 6 faculty awards from across Europe.  Further information is here

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03 Oct 2013

New NAIS Hardware

To complement existing HPC hardware and enable researchers to evaluate and develop on the latest HPC equipment, NAIS has recently purchased a number of NVidia K20 GPGPUs (General-Purpose Graphical Processing Units). These compute resources and available to NAIS members and the wider community for development and simulation.

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02 Sep 2013

NAIS Lecturer to speak at Google and Microsoft Research Workshop

Peter Richtarik, NAIS Lecturer, has been invited to speak at Google (Autumn 2013) and Microsoft Research workshop in India (December 2013).  These activities will continue to strengthen NAIS links with industry

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02 Sep 2013

NAIS Lecturer to speak at Neural Information Processing Systems confrence.

Peter Richtarik, NAIS Lecturer, has been invited to give a plenary talk at the NIPS 2013 conference.  This will strengthen links between NAIS and the machine learning community.

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26 Apr 2013

NAIS Joins the European Exascale Software Initiative

Andreas Grothey (Edinburgh-Mathematics) will act as deputy to Iain Duff (Rutherford Appleton Lab) on the European Exascale Software Initiative, organised by a consortium of European leaders in HPC. The main goal of EESI is to build a European vision and a roadmap to address the challenge of Peta and Exascaling computation and simulation. This will be done by involving large numbers of European actors in the HPC sphere, investigating how Europe is located in the overall international HPC landscape and competition, its strengths and weaknesses, and the topics and challenges that Europe may and must develop. EESI will also identify the sources of competitiveness for Europe induced by the development of Peta/Exascale solutions and usage.

 

 

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20 Mar 2013

Peter Richtarik grant success

Peter Richtarik (University of Edinburgh) one of the NAIS lecturers has been successfully awarded an EPSRC First grant on "Accelerated Coordinate Descent Methods for Big Data Problems".

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04 Mar 2013

16th IMA Leslie Fox Prize competition

Martin Takáč has become a finalist in the 16th IMA Leslie Fox Prize competition.

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