Official Blog of Dr James Garland

  • Come and see my talk at HiPEAC 2019

    I am presenting my second Ph.D. publication entitled “Low Complexity Multiply-Accumulate Units for Convolutional Neural Networks with Weight-Sharing” at HiPEAC 2019. I will be presenting in Session 12 Programming Models, Neural Networks. If you can’t make the talk, I’ll also be presenting a poster of the paper in the Student Poster Session. Finally, if you…

  • Second Ph.D. Paper Published by ACM TACO

    Second Ph.D. Paper Published by ACM TACO

    Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) are one of the most successful machine learning techniques for image, voice and video processing. CNNs require large amounts of processing capacity and memory bandwidth. Hardware accelerators have been proposed for CNNs which typically contain large numbers of multiply-accumulate (MAC) units, the multipliers of which are large in an integrated circuit…

  • Passed My PhD Confirmation Viva

    I undertook my Ph.D. Confirmation viva voce today (6th Feb 2018). This entailed a presentation and a report to two professors, Dr. Jonathan Dukes (presentation chair) and Dr. Michael Manzke (domain expert) of Trinity College Dublin who questioned me during and after the presentation. After a short discussion with my supervisor Dr. David Gregg, they…

  • 13th Summer School on Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation for High-Performance and Embedded Systems

    13th Summer School on Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation for High-Performance and Embedded Systems

    Just a quick note from me to congratulate and thank the organisers and lecturers for what I feel was a very enjoyable, educational, informative and entertaining (Trunk Monkey [1] aside Prof. Huebner) set of courses and keynote talks. I’m still going over it all and digesting it more than a week later! And the photos…

  • First Paper Published of my PhD by IEEE CAL

    First Paper Published of my PhD by IEEE CAL

    Dr. David Gregg and I have had my first paper of my PhD, entitled “Low Complexity Multiply Accumulate Unit for Weight-Sharing Convolutional Neural Networks” published. The IEEE Computer Architecture Letters published it on 23 January 2017. Whilst waiting for the printed version, the IEEE has published it on their on-line pre-print server. It can also be found…

  • First Paper Accepted by arXiv.org today

    First Paper Accepted by arXiv.org today

    Dr. David Gregg and I have had my first PhD paper accepted by the pre-print server arXiv (pronounced archive). The paper, entitled “Low Complexity Multiply Accumulate Unit for Weight-Sharing Convolutional Neural Networks” is a 4 page paper, the PDF for which can be found by searching arxiv.org and directly at Comments welcome!