Together with the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and the IEEE Electron Devices Society, IBM Research is hosting the 4th AI Compute Symposium virtually.

The IBM and IEEE sponsored Symposium will bring together dreamers, thinkers, and innovators in cutting-edge research for a two-day forum to explore AI Compute challenges and future research directions. This symposium is free of charge.

The symposium will have eminent invited speakers as well as a student poster session. Students are encouraged to submit poster abstracts during registration. Top posters will be invited to submit long-form papers to a special issue IEEE journal. A best poster will also be awarded.

This event is an initiative of the IBM Academy of Technology.








Topics to explore

Cloud / Data Center AI Acceleration
AI at the Edge / AI in IoT
Analog Computing and Emerging Devices for AI
Neuromorphic Architectures

In Memory Computing
AI Algorithms & Applications
Approximate Computing



Distinguished invited speakers (accepted so far)

  • Venkat Thanvantri, Cadence
  • Evgeni Gousev, Qualcomm
  • Song Han, MIT
  • Teo Laino, IBM
  • Philip Wong, TSMC/Stanford
  • Hoi-Jun Yoo, KAIST
  • Pradeep Dubey, Intel
  • Steve Pawlowski, Micron
  • Gunnar Hellekson, Red Hat
  • SukHwan Lim, Samsung Electronics



Poster abstracts (2 pages maximum) are invited that address advanced results in AI Compute topics. Authors of the accepted posters will be requested to produce a short video describing the poster.

Abstract submission: 21 September 2021
Notification: 28 September 2021
Symposium: 13-14 October 2021


Watch this space to find out about our 2021 poster session winners!



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Advisory Committee

Poster Session Chairs

General Chairs

  • Rajiv Joshi

Program Committee

  • Arvind Kumar
  • Matthew M. Ziegler
  • Jin-Ping Han
  • Kaoutar El Maghraoui
  • Krishnan Kailas
  • Xin Zhang

Publicity Chairs

Registration Chair

ThinkLab/Auditorium Event Head

  • Anna Topol

IBM System Support
(IBM Research Europe)

  • Linda Rudin (Zurich, Switzerland)