UVa AIML Seminar
The AI and Machine Learning Seminar @ UVa

Transformers on the Edge

Felix Lin
Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia

Time: 2021-10-29, 11 AM - 12 PM EDT
Location: Rice 340 and Zoom


Transformer is an indispensable model in the modern deep learning stack. It already shows tremendous success on NLP, vision, and reinforcement learning. When running on the cloud edge and smart devices, transformers will enable exciting applications. The major obstacle, however, is the high demand for compute and memory resources. In this talk, I will overview recent efforts on efficient transformers, including sparse attention, weight sharing, quantization, transfer learning, and neural architecture search. I will highlight their inadequacies and the directions forward.

Note: this talk will also be recorded