University of Washington Cloud

- Workshop – 2020

The IAP University of Washington Workshop on the Future of Cloud Computing Applications and Infrastructure will be conducted Friday, June 5, 2020 on the University of Washington campus. This will be the second IAP Cloud Workshop at UW.

What is a “Cloud Workshop”?
It’s a full day of talks by leading experts in academia and industry working in AI and machine learning, hardware acceleration, operating systems, networking, Big Data, security, storage and data management - all in the context of distributed systems – from mammoth data centers to tiny IoT devices on the edge of the cloud.


8:00AM–5PM (Badge Pick-up at 8:00AM – Advance Registration is Required)


Admission is Free for undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, and professors to attend this Workshop on emerging Cloud and IoT Technologies.

IAP Workshops feature a Technical Forum with a full day of in-depth technical presentations, with a student poster session conducted during the breaks and lunch. Students in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, engineering, math, the physical and biosciences are welcome.


Cornell Cloud Workshop - 2019
The University of Washington graduate program in Computer Science was recently ranked one of the top programs in the world by US News and World Report. .

What to Expect at the 2020 UW Cloud Workshop
Students can expect (1) a rich technical program of speakers from academia and industry, including fellow students, (2) multiple opportunities to network with technical managers, scientists and engineers from companies that provide solutions for all aspects of the cloud and IoT, (3) the prospect to present your cloud related research project in a poster session and win Best Poster with $300 cash awards. For further glimpses of what you can expect, please see the summaries of recent Workshops at Berkeley, CMU, Cornell, MIT, Stanford-UCSC, UT Austin, and UW.


Poster Session: The student poster session is for both undergraduate and graduate students to describe their cloud related research projects and findings. Students may submit an abstract and compete for the $300 cash awards for Best Undergraduate and Best Graduate Poster. Awards will be presented for Best Posters during the Reception in the late afternoon after the general sessions (see photos of the winners at the recent Workshops listed above).



Professor Ken Birman, the N. Rama Rao Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University, “I actually thought it was a fantastic workshop, an unquestionable success, starting from the dinner the night before, through the workshop itself, to the post-event reception for the student Best Poster Awards.”  


Professor David Patterson, the Pardee Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley, “I saw strong participation at the Cloud Workshop, with some high energy and enthusiasm; and I was delighted to see industry engineers bring and describe actual hardware, representing some of the newest innovations in the data center.”


Professor Christos Kozyrakis, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Stanford University, “As a starting point, I think of these IAP workshops as ‘Hot Chips meets ISCA’, i.e., an intersection of industry’s newest solutions in hardware (Hot Chips) with academic research in computer architecture (ISCA); but more so, these workshops additionally cover new subsystems and applications, and in a smaller venue where it is easy to discuss ideas and cross-cutting approaches with colleagues.”


Professor Hakim Weatherspoon, Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University, “I have participated in three IAP Workshops since the very first one at Cornell and it is great to see that the IAP premise was a success now as it was then, bringing together industry and academia in a focused workshop and an all-day exchange of ideas.  It was a fantastic experience and I look forward to the next IAP Workshop.”  


Dr. Carole-Jean Wu, Research Scientist, AI Infrastructure, Facebook Research, and Professor of CSE, Arizona State University, “The IAP Cloud Computing workshop provides a great channel for valuable interactions between faculty/students and the industry participants. I truly enjoyed the venue learning about research problems and solutions that are of great interest to Facebook, as well as the new enabling technologies from the industry representatives. The smaller venue and the poster session fostered an interactive environment for in-depth discussions on the proposed research and approaches and sparked new collaborative opportunities. Thank you for organizing this wonderful event! It was very well run.”


Nathan Pemberton, PhD student, UC Berkeley, "IAP workshops provide a valuable chance to explore emerging research topics with a focused group of participants, and without all the time/effort of a full-scale conference. Instead of rushing from talk to talk, you can slow down and dive deep into a few topics with experts in the field." 


Vishal Shrivastav, PhD Student, Cornell University, Best Poster Award Winner, “Attending the IAP workshop was a great experience and very rewarding. I really enjoyed the many amazing talks from both the industry and academia. My personal conversations with several industry leaders at the workshop will definitely guide some of my future research."


Ana Klimovic, Research Scientist at Google Brain, “I have attended three IAP workshops and I am consistently impressed by the quality of the talks and the breadth of the topics covered. These workshops bring top-tier industry and academia together to discuss cutting-edge research challenges. It is a great opportunity to exchange ideas and get inspiration for new research opportunities."

Dr. Pankaj Mehra, VP of Product Planning, Samsung, "Terrific job organizing the Workshop that gave all parties -- students, faculty, industry -- something worthwhile to take back."


Shay Gal-On, Principal Engineer, Marvell, “The IAP workshop was well worth the time spent, with high quality topics explored at a good depth, as well as an excellent candidate pool for internships. I will definitely come again.” 


Dr. Richard New, VP Research, Western Digital, “IAP workshops provide a great opportunity to meet with professors and students working at the cutting edge of their fields.  It was a pleasure to attend the event – lots of very interesting presentations and posters.”


UW 2020 Workshop Organizers include Professor Arvind Krishnamurthy and the IAP.