We are a small research group in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, interested in exploring interesting problems in the area of distributed machine learning, federated learning, cloud computing, security and privacy, and networking. Our group logo represents (guess what?) a Möbius Strip, and blue is our colour (as in “aqua”).

Our lab, located at the Bahen Centre of Information Technology (Bahen 4176), hosts ten cubicle spaces for the team, complete with a fridge, a microwave, a coffee machine, a bookshelf, a projector screen, and two leather sofas.

The lab currently features a Mac Studio powered by the M1 Max CPU with 32 GB of unified memory, as well as a Dell Precision GPU server with 256 GB of physical memory, 40 CPU cores, and 3x NVIDIA RTX A4500 GPUs, each with 20 GB of CUDA memory, where we run our experiments. We also have ready access to 27" LCD displays, most of which are recently purchased 4K displays.

Our group’s internal website is hosted on GitHub, and covers a plethora of information ranging from group policies to detailed guides on how our shared computing resources are to be utilized, such as Using the GPU Server — A Complete Guide.