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CS 598 SM - Special Topics - Approx & Probabilistic Comp

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in computer science intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Special Instructions:

This section will be taught on campus.There will be asynchronous recorded lectures and additional synchronous online activities. Course Name: Approximate and Probabilistic Computing Across the Stack Course Abstract: The current drive for energy-efficiency has made approximation a key concept in designing and implementing software in various areas, such as data analytics, mobile computing, multimedia processing, and engineering simulations. This course will focus on foundations and system-level techniques for representing uncertainty in program's data and reasoning about profitable tradeoffs between accuracy, reliability, and energy consumption. In addition to selected algorithmic-level approximations, we will study (i) programming languages that natively operate on probabilistic and/or uncertain data, (ii) compilers that automatically approximate programs while verifying or testing the accuracy of optimized programs, and (iii) hardware devices that expose approximate components. The

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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