We have participated in IPDPS 2024

Hello, this is Katayama, a first-year Master’s student.

From May 24th to May 31st, I attended IPDPS 2024 (the 38th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium) held in San Francisco. From our laboratory, I presented at the co-located workshop iWAPT, and Choi presented at the co-located workshop JSSPP. Professor Takizawa gave a proxy presentation for Aoyagi, who graduated last year, at the co-located workshop APDCM. This paper received the Best Paper Award at APDCM. Additionally, Professor Takizawa gave proxy presentations for Ishii and Nakai, who also graduated last year, at the co-located workshop JSSPP.

Please refer to the program of the IPDPS main conference and the co-located workshops here.

Through the conference, I was able to gather information on the latest research trends in the field of high-performance computing and engage in highly beneficial discussions. I am deeply grateful to the professors and senior colleagues who have provided guidance and advice, enabling me to gain such a valuable experience. I will continue to strive in my research activities.

B4 participated in a local seminar!

Hello! My name is Koda of M2

The other day, B4 students participated in the weekly local seminar held at Takizawa Lab.
In the local seminar, students report on the progress of their research and receive advice on their research from their supervisors.
B4’s research theme has been decided, and M1 and M2 will start their research activities for the conference in earnest, so let’s keep up the good work!

Hennepata Seminar has begun!

Hello, my name is Tanizawa, M1 student.

The Hennepata seminar, a joint effort between Takizawa Laboratory and Kobayashi/Sato Laboratory, started the other day.
The Hennepata Seminar is a seminar in which students read the book “Computer Organization and Design” written by Patterson and Hennessy and present the contents of the book.

This year, three B4 students from Takizawa Laboratory and a total of five B4 and B3 students from Kobayashi and Sato Laboratories participated as presenters. In addition, three M1 students from each laboratory are participating as advisors.

I hope to deepen my understanding of the basics of computer configuration and apply it to my future research.

Jin had a presentation at COOL Chips 27

Hi, this is D3 student Jin Yifan.

The 27th IEEE Symposium on Low-Power and High-Speed Chips and Systems (COOL Chips 27) was successfully held during April 17-19, 2024.

The presentations and discussions on PiM (Processing in Memory) and CiM (Compute in Memory) at the conference were impressive.
How to use these techniques to mitigate the huge amount of energy consumption generated by AI computation is becoming an important topic.

I was delighted to present the progress of my research as a poster.
I received many useful comments and suggestions from other participants.
Additionally, the discussions with other poster presenters were interesting.

Laboratory Seminars has started.

Hello, this is Tanizawa of M1.

The Laboratory Seminars has resumed the other day.
The Laboratory Seminars is a weekly seminar held in the entire laboratory. B4 students also started participating from today.
M1 students will also introduce their papers from this year, so let’s work even harder!

Cherry blossom viewing was held!

Hello, this is Tanizawa of M1.

The other day, we had a cherry blossom viewing in front of Kawauchi Hagi Hall. It was a lot of fun for everyone to bring food and drinks and talk with each other.
The cherry blossoms bloomed earlier than normal this year, and it was a very nice day for cherry blossom viewing. It is nice to spend time outside once in a while for a change.

There was a degree conferment ceremony!

Hello, my name is Tanizawa, and I will be an M1 student from April.

On March 26, we had a graduation and degree conferment ceremony. I have mixed feelings of happiness and sadness when I think that this is the end of my undergraduate life.
From April, the seniors who have taken care of me will be gone, and at the same time, the environment will change drastically. With a fresh start, I will do my best in my future research.

Koda presented at a Multidisciplinary Seminar

Hello! My name is Koda, M1.

A Multidisciplinary Seminar was held on March 6. M1 student Koda gave a presentation at the seminar.
In the Multidisciplinary Seminar, we present our research results and future research plans to M1 students in other laboratories.

It was very difficult to explain our current research to students from other fields in an easy-to-understand manner. However, we received comments from various perspectives, and it was a very valuable time for us.
I would like to do my best in my future research by referring to the comments I received!

We submitted our graduation thesis!

Hello, my name is Tanizawa from B4.

The other day, I successfully submitted my graduation thesis.
Thanks to the guidance and support I received from my professors and seniors in various aspects from research policy to writing the thesis, I was able to complete my graduation thesis. Thank you very much.
I would like to make the most of what I have learned in my graduation research and continue to work hard on my research in the master’s program!

A farewell party was held!

Hello, this is Tanizawa from B4.
We held a farewell party the other day.
This year, Mike, Liu, Aoyagi, Ishii, and Nakai will graduate.
New members will join us from April, and we will start a new laboratory life in Takizawa Lab. I would like to do my best to become as good as my seniors.
I wish them all the best in their new endeavors and for the further development of Takizawa Lab!