PDL Summer 2023 Talk Series

INFO & Agenda

We are pleased to welcome PDL Consortium Members to our 2023 PDL Talk Series!
This will be an ongoing series of talks by PDL students, faculty and member company folks. Talks will occur every one to two weeks, with one or two talks per event on Thursdays starting at 12 noon ET. (So, to be safe, Greg is blocking off Thursdays, noon-2pm ET on his calendar :))

Registration is required to attend (you only need to register once to receive all future talk announcements and details). A new zoom room will be used for each talk date, and zoom links will be emailed to registered people a couple days in advance.


THURSDAY, June 8, 2023  

Saurabh Kadekodi, Google

Andy Pavlo, CMU

Improving Data Reliability in Exascale Storage Clusters

Why Machine Learning for Automatically Optimizing Databases Doesn't Work

THURSDAY, June 15, 2023  

Pat Helland, Salesforce

Michael Kuchnik, CMU

I'm SO Glad I'm Uncoordinated!

Optimizing Deep Learning Training and Validation Pipelines

THURSDAY, June 22, 2023  

Daniel Berger, Microsoft Research

Datacenter Sustainability Meets the Compute Express Link (CXL): A match made in heaven!

THURSDAY, June 29, 2023  

Akshitha Sriraman, CMU

Lifting the Systems Ostrich’s Head from the Sand: Introducing Ethical Systems

THURSDAY, July 6, 2023  


no talks this week

THURSDAY, July 13, 2023  

Jignesh Patel, (Incoming) CSD at CMU, CEO @ DataChat

Towards a Hardware-software Approach for High-performance Databases

THURSDAY, July 20, 2023  

Tirthankar Lahiri, Vice President, Data and Inmemory Technologies, Oracle
Beda Hammerschmidt, Senior Director, JSON Technologies, Oracle

Document Relational Duality: The Revolutionary Convergence of Documents, Objects, and Relational Data

THURSDAY, July 27, 2023  

Dimitrios Skarlatos, Assistant Prof., CSD, CMU

Contiguitas: The Pursuit of Physical Memory Contiguity in Datacenters

THURSDAY, August 3, 2023  

Sue K. Lee, Database Architect, Oracle and
Akshay Shah, Director of Development, Virtual OS, Oracle

Thomas Kim, Architect/Engineer, LayerZero Labs

Resource Management in Oracle Cloud Databases

Design Principles for Replicated Storage Systems Built on Emerging Storage Technologies

THURSDAY, August 10, 2023  

Francisco Maturana, PhD Student, CMU

Tuning Storage Codes to Heterogeneity: Theory and Practice

THURSDAY, August 17, 2023


Marcos K. Aguilera, Principal Researcher, VMware

Memory Disaggregation: Why it will happen now and bring a surprise impact

THURSDAY, August 24, 2023


Bibek Wagle, Senior Member Technical Staff, Oracle

Designing for Consensus in Data Plane



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