Dr. Paolo Rech,

Associate Professor, UFRGS

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Paolo Rech received his master and Ph.D. degrees from Padova University, Padova, Italy, in 2006 and 2009, respectively. He is currently an associate professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

His main research interests include the evaluation and mitigation of radiation induced effects in large-scale HPC centers and safety-critical applications. Paolo lead the group that performed the first radiation experiment on GPUs in 2011. Since then, he has been studying the effects of radiation in parallel HPC devices. Now, he is collaborating with NVIDIA and AMD to evaluate and enhance the reliability of modern architectures. In collaboration with LANL and USRC he is designing experimentally-tuned selective hardening strategies to detect critical SDCs without unnecessary overhead. Lately, Paolo has been working on automotive applications reliability, understanding the error propagation in neural networks and designing novel hardening solutions for embedded safety critical applications.

Dr. Xin Yuan,

Professor, Dept of Computer Science, Florida State University

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Dr. Xin Yuan is currently a full Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University. His research interests include parallel and distributed systems, communication optimizations, interconnection networks, and networking. He obtained his B.S. and M.S degrees in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1989 and 1992, respectively. He earned his Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. He has published more than 80 papers in leading journals and conferences. The STAR-MPI software package that he and his students developed has been incorporated in the MPI stack of the IBM Blue Gene/P system. Dr. Yuan is currently serving on the Editorial Boards of several international journals. He has also served as the Program Chairs and vice-Chairs for several international conferences and workshops such as the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP) and the IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC), and as Program Committee Members for many international conferences and workshops. He is a senior member of ACM and IEEE.

Dr. Yuan worked with Mike Lang, Scott Pakin, and the USRC Systems group on interconnection networks research that covers a spectrum of networking issues including topology, routing, switching, flow control, and congestion control. The goal was to identify the appropriate interconnection network technologies for the next generation supercomputers as well as the future generation exascale supercomputing systems.

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