[hpc-announce] Call for Participation: The 2nd North American Workshop on Silicon Photonics for High Performance Computing

Mahdi Nikdast m.nikdast at gmail.com
Wed May 8 12:20:02 CDT 2019

**Apologies if you have received multiple copies of this announcement.
There was a typo in the workshop's title in the previous email, now
corrected in the message below!**
**Call For Participation**
The 2nd North American Workshop on Silicon Photonics for High
Performance Computing (SPHPC19)
May 29-30 2019
Stanley Hotel, Estes Park (Gateway to Rocky Mountains), Colorado

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

**Luncheon with Lumerical**
Get Your Hands on SiPh Device Simulation and Fabrication

**Registration (Deadline May 13, 2019)**
(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.

**Confirmed Speakers (Complete list on the webpage:
Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford, USA
S. J. Ben Yoo, UC Davis, USA
Di Liang, HPE, USA
Tom Daspit, Mentor Graphics, USA
Mark Wade, Ayar Labs, USA
Takahiro Nakamura, PETRA, Japan
Armin Tajalli, University of Utah, USA
Michael Haney, DoE/ARPA-E Program, USA
Seth Kruger, AIM Photonics, USA
Tian Gu, MIT, USA
Aaron Zilkie, Rockley Photonics, USA
Chi Xiong, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
James Pond, Lumerical, Canada
Ian Karlin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), USA
Benoit Charbonnier, CEA-LETI, France
John Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
Ajay Joshi, Boston University, USA
Lieven Verslegers, Google, USA
John R. Cary, University of Colorado at Boulder and Tech-X Corporation, USA
Clint Schow, University of California at Santa Barbara, UCSB, USA

**Student Travel Grant and Poster Presentation (Sub. Deadline: May 05, 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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