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Herman Lam

  • University of Florida
  • Center Co-Director
  • ECE Associate Professor

Herman Lam is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. He has over 25 years of research and development experience in the areas of distributed computing, service-oriented computing, and database management. Currently, Dr. Lam’s main research interest is in reconfigurable computing (RC), focused upon methods and tools for the acceleration and deployment of scientifically impactful applications on scalable RC systems like the Novo-G reconfigurable supercomputer. He was a Co-PI of the 2012 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technology Innovation from the National Science Foundation for “Novo-G: An innovative and synergistic research project and the world’s most powerful reconfigurable supercomputer”. Dr. Lam also led a team of graduate students at the University of Florida to win the 2018 Dell EMC AI Challenge, recognized for developing and demonstrating a heterogeneous computing (HGC) system that can support a complete workflow–data analysis and pre-processing, model training, and deployment and inferencing–for machine learning.