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[REU Seminar] Deep Graph Library: Overview, Updates, and Future Developments

Friday, June 25, 2021

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Deep Graph Library: Overview, Updates, and Future Developments

George Karypis, PhD
AWS Deep Learning Science
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota


Online via Zoom



Learning from graph and relational data plays a major role in many applications including social network analysis, marketing, e-commerce, information retrieval, knowledge modeling, medical and biological sciences, engineering, and others. In the last few years, Graph Neural Networks (GNNs) have emerged as a promising new supervised learning framework capable of bringing the power of deep representation learning to graph and relational data. This ever-growing body of research has shown that GNNs achieve state-of-the-art performance for problems such as link prediction, fraud detection, target-ligand binding activity prediction, knowledge-graph completion, and product recommendations.
Deep Graph Library (DGL) is an open source development framework for writing and training GNN-based models. It is designed to simplify the development of such models by using graph- based abstractions while at the same time achieving high computational efficiency and scalability by relying on optimized sparse matrix operations and existing highly optimized standard deep learning frameworks (e.g., MXNet, PyTorch, and TensorFlow). This talk provides an overview of GNNs and DGL, describes some recent developments related to high-performance multi-GPU, multi-core, and distributed training, and describes our future development roadmap.

About the Speaker

George Karypis is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and an ADC Chair of Digital Technology at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His research interests span the areas of data mining, high performance computing, information retrieval, collaborative filtering, bioinformatics, cheminformatics, and scientific computing. His research has resulted in the development of software libraries for serial and parallel graph partitioning (METIS and ParMETIS), hypergraph partitioning (hMETIS), for parallel Cholesky factorization (PSPASES), for collaborative filtering-based recommendation algorithms (SUGGEST), clustering high dimensional datasets (CLUTO), finding frequent patterns in diverse datasets (PAFI), and for protein secondary structure prediction (YASSPP). He has coauthored over 280 papers on these topics and two books (“Introduction to Protein Structure Prediction: Methods and Algorithms” (Wiley, 2010) and “Introduction to Parallel Computing” (Publ. Addison Wesley, 2003, 2 nd edition)). In addition, he is serving on the program committees of many conferences and workshops on these topics, and on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Social Network Analysis and Data Mining Journal, International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics, the journal on Current Proteomics, Advances in Bioinformatics, and Biomedicine and Biotechnology. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.