Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Cifre contract on Device-Assisted Distributed Machine-Learning on Many Cores

Participants : Corentin Hardy, Bruno Sericola.

This is a Cifre contract including a PhD thesis supervision (PhD of Corentin Hardy), done with Technicolor. The starting point of this thesis is to consider the possibility to deploy machine-learning algorithms over many cores, but out of the datacenter, on the devices (home-gateways) deployed by Technicolor in users’ homes. In this device-assisted view, an initial processing step in the device may significantly reduce the burden on the datacenter back-end. Problems are numerous (power consumption, CPU power, network bandwidth and latency), but costs for the operator can be lowered and scale may bring some new level in data processing.