Learning-based Learning Systems
In this talk, I will present a new approach that uses machine learning to automate system optimizations. I will describe our approach in the context of deep learning deployment problem. I will first discuss how to design invariant representations that can lead to transferable statistical cost models, and apply these representations to optimize tensor programs used in deep learning applications. I will then describe the system improvements we made to enable diverse hardware backends. TVM, our end-to-end system, delivers performance across hardware back-ends that are competitive with state-of-the-art, hand-tuned deep learning frameworks. Finally, I will discuss how to generalize our approach to do full-stack optimization of the model, system, hardware jointly, and how to build systems to support life-long evolution of intelligent applications.
Tianqi Chen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, working with Carlos Guestrin on the intersection of machine learning and systems. He has created three major learning systems that are widely adopted: XGBoost, TVM, and MXNet(co-creator). He is a recipient of the Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Machine Learning.
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