At 2 pm on December 5, the Sub-forum of the School of Software Engineering of 'Outstanding Young Scholars Forum at Home and Abroad' of South China University of Technology invited Dr. Wen Zeyi, a researcher at the National University of Singapore, to present a report entitled “Redesigning Support Vector Machines on Modern Hardware”. The party and government leaders, academic leaders and some teachers and students of the School of Software Engineering attended the forum.
In the report, Dr. Wen Zeyi introduced the main research results in the Thunder SVM project. A report on Kaggle 2017 shows that 26% of data mining researchers still use SVMs to solve their problems. SVM algorithms are commonly used for sample classification, outlier detection, and spam filtering. However, the cost of training SVM model and predictions for large-scale data and complex problems is often large. So Dr. Wen introduced his latest research project “ThunderSVM”, which uses high-performance graphics processing units (GPUs) and multi-core central processing units (CPUs) to improve the training efficiency of SVC, SVR, and one-class SVMs models. After the report, the participating teachers and students interacted with the reporter on the research direction and questions of their interest, and the atmosphere was very active.
Dr. Wen Zeyi graduated from the School of Software Engineering of South China University of Technology in 2010. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2015 and is currently a researcher at the National University of Singapore. His main research interests include data mining, machine learning, and high performance computing.
It is reported that the 'Outstanding Young Scholars Forum at Home and Abroad' of South China University of Technology was launched in November 2015. It aims to invite young talents with different academic backgrounds around the world, explore and communicate on international science frontiers, hot research fields and technical issues of industry. Through this platform, we will inspire each other, broaden our horizons, enhance international exchanges and cooperation, and promote mutual development.