[hpc-announce] CFP: 2nd North American Workshop on Silicon Photonics for High Performance Computing (SPHPC19)

Mahdi Nikdast m.nikdast at gmail.com
Sun Mar 31 18:56:48 CDT 2019

**Call For Participation**
2nd North American Workshop on High Performance Computing for High
Performance Computing (SPHPC19)
May 29-30 2019
Stanley Hotel, Estes Park (Gateway to Rocky Mountains), Colorado

(Please see below for Student Travel Grant Opportunity)

**About SPHPC**
Silicon photonics technology has emerged as a promising solution to
realize high performance computing (HPC) systems. Having various
applications, including HPC, data centers, sensors and bio-sensing,
aerospace, etc., it has attracted researchers and industries from
various fields and backgrounds to explore potential benefits and
overcome the challenges of this technology. As an emerging area, it
demands multidisciplinary collaborations and contributions, from
material engineering to realize low-loss CMOS compatible components to
software design tools to explore the design space of the resulting
complex devices and systems.

The 2ndNorth American Workshop on Silicon Photonics for High
Performance Computing (SPHPC) is bringing together experts in Silicon
Photonics and in High Performance Computing (HPC architects,
interconnect architects, HPC systems modeling) to discuss the needs
for Silicon Photonics-based HPC interconnects, as well as the main
challenges that must be addressed to accelerate their development. It
is comprised of invited talks of the highest caliber from both
academia and industry from different disciplines. This is the event
for meeting professionals in the field while exchanging and exploring
new ideas.

Tom Daspit, Mentor Graphics, USA
Michael Haney, DoE/ARPA-E, USA
Di Liang, HPE, USA

**Confirmed Speakers (Complete list on the webpage:
Benoit Charbonnier, CEA-LETI, France
Tian Gu, MIT, USA
Ian Karlin, LLNL, USA
Seth Kruger, AIM Photonics, USA
Takahiro Nakamura, PETRA, Japan
James Pond, Lumerical, Canada
Armin Tajalli, University of Utah, USA
Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford, USA
Mark Wade, Ayar Labs, USA
Chi Xiong, IBM Watson Research, USA
S. J. Ben Yoo, UC Davis, USA
Aaron Zilkie, Rockley Photonics, USA
Alireza Samani, UBC, Canada

**Student Travel Grant and Poster Presentation (Sub. Deadline: April 10, 2019)**
SPHPC19 welcomes Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows working in
the area of Silicon Photonics and High Performance Computing to attend
the workshop. SPHPC19 will provide 10 student travel grants with free
registrations. All the travel grant awardees will be invited to
present a poster at SPHPC19. Please find more information on SPHPC19
webpage: http://www.engr.colostate.edu/SPHPC/student-travel-grant/

**Organizing Committee**
Mahdi Nikdast, Colorado State U, USA (Contact: Mahdi.Nikdast at colostate.edu)
Sudeep Pasricha, Colorado State U, USA
Gabriela Nicolescu, Polytech Montreal, CA
Ashkan Seyedi, HPE Labs., USA
Meisam Bahadori, U of Illinois, USA

Mahdi Nikdast
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
C103A - Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523-1373
Office: +1 (970) 491-6401
Email: Mahdi.Nikdast at colostate.edu
Homepage: http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~mnikdast/

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