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ESS-Seminar Speaker Series: Anuj Karpatne, Ph.D., Asst. Prof., Dept. of Comp. Sci from Virginia Tech

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 11:30 AM
Via Zoom
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ESS-Seminar Speaker Series: Anuj Karpatne, Ph.D., Asst. Prof., Dept. of Comp. S…
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Department of Earth System Science

Please join us for this Virtual Spring Seminar Series with our Speaker: Anuj Karpatne, Ph.D.

Title: Science-guided Machine Learning: Advances in An Emerging Paradigm Combining Scientific Knowledge with Machine Learning

Abstract: This talk will introduce science-guided machine learning, an emerging paradigm of research that aims to principally integrate the knowledge of scientific processes in machine learning frameworks to produce generalizable and physically consistent solutions, even in instances with limited training data. This talk will describe several ways in which scientific knowledge can be combined with machine learning methods using case studies of on-going research in various disciplines including hydrology, fluid dynamics, quantum science, and biology.  These case studies will illustrate multiple research themes in science-guided machine learning, ranging from physics-guided design and learning of neural networks to construction of hybrid-physics-data models. The talk will conclude with a discussion of future prospects in the emerging field of science-guided machine learning that has the potential to impact several disciplines in science and engineering that have a rich wealth of scientific knowledge and some availability of data.

Bio: Dr.Anuj Karpatne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, where he develops data mining and machine learning methods to solve scientific and socially relevant problems. A key focus of Dr. Karpatne’s research is to advance the field of science-guided machine learning for applications in several domains ranging from climate science, hydrology, and ecology to cell cycle biology, mechano-biology, quantum science, and fluid dynamics. In recognition of his interdisciplinary research efforts in geosciences, Dr. Karpatne was named the Inaugural Research Fellow by the IS-GEO (Intelligent Systems for Geosciences) Research Coordination Network in 2018. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota in 2017 under the guidance of Prof. Vipin Kumar.

A special thanks to our ESS Student Committee Member: Zach Perzan for bringing this speaker to us. Also, thanks to Morgan O'Neill and Jamie Jones for co-instructing and running this Virtual Seminar Series This Spring by bringing you experts in the fields as we learn from them.  

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