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The 2017 Heterogeneous Accelerator Summer School (HASS) is a 6-day live-in summer program hosted at the Harbin Institute of Technology(HIT), Harbin, China. The goal of HASS is to bring together the best researchers and the brightest young postgraduate research students in a weeklong intensive course where participants may exchange ideas and experiences in utilizing state-of-the-art heterogeneous acceleration technologies across different application domains.

During this week, experts from around the world will be delivering lectures and hands-on exercise on the cutting-edge acceleration technologies using FPGAs, GPUs and more. The latest application in deep learning will be introduced as excercise especially. Through these exercises, students get to experience the potential of using heterogeneous accelerator in their research. Students can also get a chance to showcase their latest research, and discuss their need for high-performance computers through poster sessions.

HASS target audiences are PhD or master students in their first 2 years of study, as well as very advanced undergraduate students in their final year. Enrollment will be on a competitive basis.

HASS is free and the organizer will cover the accommodation in Harbin for the students.


Prof. Wayne Luk, Imperial College London
Prof. Philip Leong,University of Sydney
Prof. Steve Wilton, University of British Columbia
Prof. Jason Anderson, University of Toronto
Prof. Martin Herbordt,Boston University
Prof. Lingli Wang, Fudan University
A/Prof. Nachiket Kapre, University of Waterloo
A/Prof. Lesley Shannon, Simon Fraser University
A/Prof. Hayden So,University of Hong Kong


School of Electrical Engineering & Automation
Harbin Institute of Technology
Harbin, China


This course is limited to 30 students and will be conducted in English. See the Application page for more information.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: 22 May, 2017
  • Notification: 29 May, 2017