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USENIX FAST - February 23, 2021

Facebook’s Tectonic Filesystem: Efficiency from Exascale

Satadru Pan, Theano Stavrinos, Yunqiao Zhang, Atul Sikaria, Pavel Zakharov, Abhinav Sharma, Shiva Shankar, Mike Shuey, Richard Wareing, Monika Gangapuram, Guanglei Cao, Christian Preseau, Pratap Singh, Kestutis Patiejunas, JR Tipton, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Wyatt Lloyd

USENIX Security - February 22, 2021

SocialHEISTing: Understanding Stolen Facebook Accounts

Jeremiah Onaolapo, Nektarios Leontiadis, Despoina Magka, Gianluca Stringhini

ICPR - January 15, 2021

Meta Learning via Learned Loss

Sarah Bechtle, Artem Molchanov, Yevgen Chebotar, Edward Grefenstette, Ludovic Righetti, Gaurav S. Sukhatme, Franziska Meier

IJCAI - January 5, 2021

IR-VIC: Unsupervised Discovery of Sub-goals for Transfer in RL

Nirbhay Modhe, Prithvijit Chattopadhyay, Mohit Sharma, Abhishek Das, Devi Parikh, Dhruv Batra, Ramakrishna Vedantam

IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control - January 1, 2021

Asynchronous Gradient-Push

Mahmoud Assran, Michael Rabbat

EC - December 23, 2020

Matching Algorithms for Blood Donation

Duncan C. McElfresh, Christian Kroer, Sergey Pupyrev, Eric Sodomka, Karthik Abinav Sankararaman, Zack Chauvin, Neil Dexter, John P. Dickerson

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PyTorch is a Python package that provides two high-level features: tensor computation (like NumPy) with strong GPU acceleration and deep neural networks built on a tape-based autograd system.

Dense human pose estimation aims at mapping all human pixels of an RGB image to the 3D surface of the human body.

Torch is a scientific computing framework with wide support for machine learning algorithms. It is easy to use and efficient, thanks to an easy and fast scripting language, LuaJIT, and an underlying C/CUDA implementation.

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