Soumith Chintala

Researcher, Facebook AI

Soumith Chintala is a Researcher at Facebook AI Research, where he works on high-performance deep learning. Soumith created PyTorch, a deep learning framework that has traction among researchers. Prior to joining Facebook in August 2014, he worked at MuseAmi, where he built deep learning models for music and vision targeted at mobile devices. He holds a Masters in CS from NYU, and spent time in Yann LeCun’s NYU lab building deep learning models for robotics, pedestrian detection, natural image OCR, depth-images among others.

Past sessions

Summit 2021 A Vision for the Future of ML Frameworks

May 26, 2021 03:15 PM PT

This session, by the co-creator of the PyTorch framework, Soumith Chintala, will explore the evolution of machine learning frameworks through the eyes of three personas, defined as prod, modeler, and compiler.

Soumith will explain the software stack for machine learning before and after deep learning frameworks became popular. He also makes some predictions about the future generation of machine learning frameworks.

The session discusses how recent framework evolutions have heavily favored the modeler at the expense of the prod and compiler personas, and why the modeler has had the leverage necessary to make this happen.

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Summit Europe 2018 Keynote from Soumith Chintala

October 26, 2021 11:33 AM PT