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Julia - A Fresh Approach to Technical Computing

Join this meeting to learn about Julia Programming Language from Dr. Viral B. Shah, co-founder and CEO of Julia Computing

"Julia is a modern open source programming language, originally created in 2009, and now used by over half a million users worldwide. It was designed to solve the two language problem - and provides the ease of use of Python, R, SAS, or Matlab with the performance of C++ and Fortran. Today, Julia has over 2,500 community created packages, and the ability to use existing libraries written in other languages.

Julia is also at the forefront of scientific machine learning, with its focus on differentiable programming. These techniques make it possible to train ML and AI models with lesser data and accelerate modeling and simulation workloads by 100x.

With our products - JuliaTeam and JuliaRun, we help our customers adopt Julia and provide a path for translating existing software to Julia. This reduces hardware and software costs significantly, while providing a better Total Cost of Ownership."

Julia is a modern open source programming language, originally created in 2009, and now used by over half a million users worldwide. It was designed to solve the two language problem - and provides the ease of use of Python, R, SAS, or Matlab with the performance of C++ and Fortran.

Viral B. Shah, PhD

Dr. Viral B. Shah is a co-creator of the Julia language. He is also Co-founder and CEO of Julia Computing. He received the James H. Wilkinson prize for Numerical software in 2019 for his work on Julia. Julia has been covered in Nature magazine and received over 1,000 citations. Viral received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. 


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  • Source:
    VLS - Virtual Local Section
  • Language:
    English
  • Skill Level:
    Basic
  • Duration:
    1 hour
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