Hey, I'm Ash!

I do all kinds of stuff, but mostly:

  • Artificial Intelligence,
  • High-Performance Computing and
  • Risky Investment Stretegies.

My Timeline

πŸ‘ΆπŸ» I wrote my first line of code in elementary school.
πŸ‘¦πŸ» Freelanced as a web-developer in middle school.
πŸ§”πŸ» Launched my first profitable IT business in high school.
πŸ”­ Dropped my Astrophysics degree. Twice.
πŸ’΅ Sitting on semiconductor & tech stocks since 2013.
🏒 Invested over 6 years of research to design Unum, self-funded!
🌍 Visited ~50 countries across 4 continents, lived in 11 of them.
πŸ‘… Fluent in Russian, Armenian & English.
πŸ’» These days, I code in C++ 20, CUDA 17, Python, and Assembly on x86/ARM.
❀️ Science, big servers & chess!

Current Activities

Talks

Most materials are in English, unless β€œflagged” otherwise. The absolute majority is on the subjects of Systems Development, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. If a talk is marked with πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ - I was just a wingman supporting another speaker. If it’s marked with πŸ—£οΈ - it’s not technical.

2019

  • Computational graphs and AI in C++ @ Synopsys HQ in Palo Alto, CA, USA. GitHub.
  • Efficient GPGPU Programming @ JetBrains HQ in St. Petersburg, Russia. GitHub, YouTube.
  • Deep dive into GPGPU programming @ CppRussia Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia. GitHub, YouTube.

2020

  • A conversation about High Performance Computing @ Pure Virtual Cast #4. YouTube. πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί
  • SIMD = Performance you have already paid for @ CppRussia Online. GitHub, Conference. YouTube, Russian. πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί
  • SIMD. From Basic Terminology To Frequency Scaling Licenses And Speculative Execution @ CppArm Meetup #1. GitHub, Youtube.
  • Artsakh Must Be Independent. YouTube. πŸ—£οΈ

2021

  • Evolution: C++11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26? @ CppArm Meetup #2. YouTube
  • Peta-Scale software in 2021 @ Code Republic. YouTube. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²
  • On High Performance Computing @ Mars Podcast. YouTube. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡²
  • On the Gituzh Scientific Initiative @ FM106.5. YouTube. πŸ‡¦πŸ‡² πŸ—£οΈ
  • SIMD with EVE by Denis Yaroshevskiy @ CppRussia 2021. YouTube. πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ

2022

  • From OpenCL, Thrust & CUB to raw CUDA Kernels & SyCL @ CppArm Meetup #3. GitHub.
  • Accelerated Datascience Tools Overview @ PYerevan Meetup #16. YouTube.
  • A Practical Approach to Error Handling by Arno SchΓΆdl @ CppRussia 2022. YouTube. πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ
  • Unsafe Math, GCC Attributes and Nifty Tricks for Google Benchmark @ CppArm Meetup #4. GitHub.
  • Fast Inference for Large Language Models with Vladimir Orshulevich @ PyData Yerevan Meetup #2. YouTube. πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ
  • Bindings 101: CPython, cGo and Java Native Interface @ CppArm Meetup #5. GitHub, YouTube.
  • Persistent Memory Overview @ AMD & Xilinx.

Upcoming

  • Accelerated Data Science Libraries @ PyData Yerevan 2022 Conference.
  • 3M: Prospects and Challenges with Multi-Modal Models @ DataFest Yerevan 2022 Conference.