Abdul Dakkak is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and a senior compiler developer at Wolfram Research. He is a research assistant in the IMPACT Research Group working with Professor Wen-mei Hwu. Abdul’s research interests are in functional programming languages and how they compile to accelerate single and multi-node systems. To this end, Abdul is a primary developer on the Wolfram compiler. Abdul has been actively involved in teaching activities. He has aided in teaching the Coursera HPP course (3 times), the introductory and advanced CUDA courses (2 times), and was involved in the PUMPS summer school at BSC (4 times). Abdul developed tools to enable teaching for large classrooms and is the author of WebGPU and RAI. Recently Abdul has been developing MLModelScope, which is a distributed platform allowing people to easily deploy, profile, and experiment with ML/DL frameworks and models.
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