Pruning for Success
Pruning for Success

Abstract: 

Mark Kurtz will demonstrate how to prune models for performance. Mark will cover an overview of pruning, including benefits and downsides. He will then share easy ways to prune models and showcase tools that make pruning easy and successful. Lastly, Mark will share how to get performance out of a pruned model in production.

Bio: 

Mark Kurtz is the Machine Learning Lead at Neural Magic. He's an experienced software and machine learning leader with a demonstrated success in making machine learning models successful and performant. Mark manages teams and efforts that ensure organizations realize high returns from their machine learning investments. He is currently building a "software AI" engine at Neural Magic, with a goal to bring GPU-class performance for deep learning to commodity CPUs.