Philipp A. Witte
Philipp A. Witte is a researcher at Microsoft Research for Industry (RFI), a new initiative within Microsoft for developing innovative research solutions for industry-related problems ranging from AI/ML to edge- and high-performance computing. Prior to Microsoft, Philipp received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Hamburg and his Ph.D. in Computational Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. During his Ph.D., Philipp worked with Professor Felix J. Herrmann at the Seismic Laboratory for Imaging and Modeling (SLIM) on computational aspects of least squares seismic imaging and full-waveform inversion. He has authored and contributed to multiple open-source software packages, including Devito, the Julia Devito Inversion framework (JUDI) and InvertibleNetworks.jl, a Julia framework for deep learning with normalizing flows.
We present Redwood, a Julia framework for clusterless supercomputing in the cloud. Redwood provides a set of distributed programming macros that enable users to remotely execute Julia functions in parallel through cloud services for batch and serverless computing. We present the architecture and design of Redwood, as well as its application to existing Julia packages for machine learning and inverse problems.
We present InvertibleNetworks.jl, an open-source package for invertible neural networks and normalizing flows using memory-efficient backpropagation. InvertibleNetworks.jl uses manually implement gradients to take advantage of the invertibility of building blocks, which allows for scaling to large-scale problem sizes. We present the architecture and features of the library and demonstrate its application to a variety of problems ranging from loop unrolling to uncertainty quantification.