Together with the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and the IEEE Electron Devices Society, IBM Research is hosting the 5th 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. A best poster will also be awarded.

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


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Live presentations from the IEEE AI Compute Symposium will be streamed on the Day of the conference via Streaming Channel


Information for in-person attendance






Topics to explore

Sustainable Compute Architectures
AI for Sustainable Energy Use
Cloud / Data Center AI Acceleration
AI at the Edge / AI in IoT

Analog Computing and Emerging Accelerators for AI
Neuromorphic Architectures
Approximate Computing
AI Algorithms & Applications
AI for EDA and related applications in the cloud


Distinguished Speakers



  • Tamar Eilam, IBM Research, IBM Fellow Chief Scientist Sustainable Computing Research
  • Christopher Hill, MIT Principal Research Engineer, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and MIT Center for Global Change Science
  • Robert Muchsel, ADI Fellow, expert in system architecture for embedded machine learning accelerators
  • Prashant Shenoy, University of Massachusetts, Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean College of Information and Computer Sciences
  • Aaron Thean, Professor of the National University of Singapore, Dean of College of Design and Engineering



Day 1 (October 12, 2022)

Time Topic Speaker
9:00 - 9:15 Opening & Introductions
Presentations: 40 minutes each - talk 30 minutes, Q&A session 10 minutes
9:15 - 9:55 Improving Privacy and Energy Usage by Pushing AI Inference to the Edge of the IOT frontier Robert Muchsel, ADI
10:00 - 10:40 Novel Material-System Co-Design Opportunities for Analog-Non-Volatile In-Memory Computing and Reconfigurable Edge-AI Aaron Thean, National University of Singapore
10:45 - 11:25 Technology Co-Design and Innovation forthe Age of Ambient Intelligence Tsu-Jae King Liu, UC Berkeley
11:30 - 12:10 Using Coral for scalable and sustainable AI at the edge Bill Luan, Google
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
1:05 - 1:45 Confluence of AI & Cloud with EDA Arun Venkatachar, Synopsys
1:50 - 2:30 Automated Synthesis and Architecture Optimization for Deep learning Accelerator Designs Jason Cong, UCLA
2:30 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 5:00 Poster Session
Agenda and information to join the virtual and in-person poster sessions.
5:00 - 6:00 For in person participants only: Optional Networking & IBM Research Tour
(Quantum Computer, Material Research Laboratories, Pictures at Watson Jeopardy! Stand)

Day 2 (October 13, 2022)

Time Topic Speaker
8:45 - 9:00 Opening & Recap
9:00 - 9:40 New Materials for Three Dimensional Ferroelectric Microelectronics Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Penn State
9:50 - 10:30 TinyML Goes Heterogeneous Multi-core Marian Verhelst, KU Leuven
10:40 - 11:20 Machine learning for real: Thinking more carefully about efficiency, loss functions, and GANs Steve Teig, Perceive
11:30 - 12:10 AI at the Open Edge Stefanie Chiras, Red Hat
12:15 - 1:55 Lunch
1:05 - 1:45 The Road to Sustainable Computing Tamar Eilam, IBM
1:50 - 3:20 Sustainability Panel Session
3:20 - 3:50 Award Ceremony & Closing
3:50 - 4:50 For in person participants only: Optional IBM Research Tour
(Quantum Computer, Material Research Laboratories, Pictures at Watson Jeopardy! Stand)



The poster session is also in a hybrid format. Physical attendance is highly encouraged. Posters’ abstracts (2 pages maximum) are invited that address advanced results in AI Compute topics. Please submit original work. Authors of accepted posters will be requested to produce a poster and a short video describing their poster, they will be contacted with submission details. The in-person participants will be asked to showcase a print-out of their poster (during the poster session). Please send poster abstracts as PDF attachments to the symposium email address:

Abstract submission: 23 September 2022
Notification: 26 September 2022
Poster submission: 3 October 2022
Symposium: 12 & 13 October 2022

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  • Abstract template: IEEE 2-column format
  • Video: 2 min video in MP4 format


Winners of the 2022 Poster Sessions


Poster Track 1 - AAI Systems and Applications

  1. Wachirawit Ponghiran (Purdue University)
    Machine Learning-Based Power Modeling of Digital Circuits (In-person session)

Poster Track 2 - AI Architectures and Algorithms

  1. Hadjer Benmeziane (Universite ́Polytechnique Hauts-de-France)
    Pareto Rank-Preserving Supernetwork for HW-NAS (Virtual session)

Poster Track 3 - Emerging Hardware for AI Compute

  1. Zhenyu Wang (Arizona State University)
    Big-Little Chiplets for In-Memory Acceleration ofDNNs: A Scalable Heterogeneous Architecture (Virtual session)



Advisory Committee

  • Amara Amara (IEEE CAS)
  • Fernando Guarin (GF)
  • Hai Li (Duke University)
  • Yong Lion (IEEE CAS)
  • Ravi Todi (IEEE EDS)
  • IBM Academy of Technology
  • John Handy Bosma (IBM)
  • Manuel Delgado (IEEE CAS)

Poster Session Chairs

  • Krishnan Kailas
  • Jin-Ping Han
  • Kaoutar El Maghraoui

General Chair

  • Rajiv Joshi

Program Committee

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

Registration Chair

  • Anna Topol

ThinkLab/Auditorium Event Head

  • Jenna Gray
  • George Tulevski


  • Bryan Dumas
  • John Noschese

IBM Web Support

  • Linda Rudin (Zurich, Switzerland)