Performance-Aware Programming with Application Accelerators

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The Croucher Summer Course on Performance-Aware Programming using Application Accelerators (PAPAA) is a 5-day live-in summer program hosted at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The goal of the course 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 acceleration technologies across different application domains.

During the week, experts from around the world will be delivering lectures and hands-on exercises on cutting-edge acceleration technologies using FPGAs, GPUs and more. Through these exercises, students get to experience first hand the potential of using application accelerators in their research. Students also get a chance to showcase their latest research, and discuss their need for high-performance computers through poster sessions.

The course’s 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.


Martin Herbordt, Boston University, U.S.A.
Wayne Luk, Imperial College, UK
Philip Leong, University of Sydney, Australia
Jason Anderson, University of Toronto, Canada
Lesley Shannon, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Nachiket Kapre, University of Waterloo, Canada


Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong


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

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: 15 May, 2018 (HKT)
  • Notifcation: 1 June, 2018 (HKT)
  • Confirm attendance: 8 June, 2018 (HKT)