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Steven Young

Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, ORNL


Dr. Steven Young is a research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory working in the Computational Data Analytics Group. He has a PhD in Computer Engineering from The University of Tennessee where he studied machine learning in the Machine Intelligence Lab. He also has a BS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Tennessee.

Dr. Young's research focuses on the intersection of high performance computing and machine learning. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is home to the nations fastest supercomputer. Its heterogeneous CPU/GPU architecture is ideal for large scale deep learning and provides the opportunity to explore datasets and models of a size not capable elsewhere.

Dr. Young's research comprises a wide range from projects focused on machine learning theory to application focused projects in materials science, neutron science, high energy physics, computer vision, and text mining. His work spans from scaling machine learning to optimally utilize supercomputers to developing methods that can utilize low-power embedded devices. Dr. Young is active in professional service and is currently the organizing chair for the Machine Learning in HPC Environments Workshop at Supercomputing.

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