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Convolutional Neural Networks: Co-Design of Hardware Architecture and Compression Algorithm

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Researchers at Soongsil University (Korea) published “A Survey on Efficient Convolutional Neural Networks and Hardware Acceleration.”

Abstract:
“Over the past decade, deep-learning-based representations have demonstrated remarkable performance in academia and industry. The learning capability of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) originates from a combination of various feature extraction layers that fully utilize a large amount of data. However, they often require substantial computation and memory resources while replacing traditional hand-engineered features in existing systems. In this review, to improve the efficiency of deep learning research, we focus on three aspects: quantized/binarized models, optimized architectures, and resource-constrained systems. Recent advances in light-weight deep learning models and network architecture search (NAS) algorithms are reviewed, starting with simplified layers and efficient convolution and including new architectural design and optimization. In addition, several practical applications of efficient CNNs have been investigated using various types of hardware architectures and platforms.”

Find the technical paper here. Published March 2022.

Ghimire, D.; Kil, D.; Kim, S.-h. A Survey on Efficient Convolutional Neural Networks and Hardware Acceleration. Electronics 2022, 11, 945. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11060945.

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