From hannahch at uw.edu Wed Oct 2 12:19:17 2019
From: hannahch at uw.edu (Hannah Choi)
Date: Wed Oct 2 12:20:13 2019
Subject: [Amath-seminars] Reminder: Oct 10th: Boeing Distinguished
Colloquium - Missy Cummings
Message-ID:
Reminder-- Our first Boeing Distinguished Colloquium seminar is on next
Thursday! Missy Cummings from Duke University will be giving a talk titled "A
Machine Learning Approach to Modeling Human Interaction with Autonomous
Systems ". The abstract is given below.
Where: Smith Hall 205
When: Thursday October 10th - 4:00pm
The talk will be followed by a reception in the Lewis hall lounge.
Best,
Hannah
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Title: A Machine Learning Approach to Modeling Human Interaction with
Autonomous Systems
Abstract: There is significant interest in the development and deployment
of safety-critical technologies with embedded autonomy. However, most of
these systems require some form of human interaction whether it is humans
supervising these systems like a drone operator, or people working in and
around the system such as pedestrians and driverless cars. This talk will
describe an unsupervised learning approach to modeling human interaction
with autonomous systems and how such models can be used to diagnose system
design issues.
https://amath.washington.edu/calendar?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D133405812%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D
On Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 8:58 AM Tony Garcia wrote:
> Forwarding to proper aliases, please reply to hannahch@uw.edu with any
> inquiries.
>
>
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> From: Hannah Choi
> Date: Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 10:11 AM
> Subject: Oct 10th: Boeing Distinguished Colloquium - Missy Cummings
> To: amath-local@amath.washington.edu ,
> amath-seminars@amath.washington.edu ,
> amath-announce@amath.washington.edu
>
>
> Dear Colleagues,
> We are pleased to invite you to the first Boeing Distinguished Colloquium
> seminar of this academic year. Missy Cummings from Duke University will be
> giving a talk titled "A Machine Learning Approach to Modeling Human
> Interaction with Autonomous Systems ". The abstract is given below.
>
> Where: Smith Hall 205
> When: Thursday October 10th - 4:00pm
>
> The talk will be followed by a reception in the Lewis hall lounge.
>
> Best,
> Hannah
>
>
> *********************************************************************************
> Title: A Machine Learning Approach to Modeling Human Interaction with
> Autonomous Systems
>
> Abstract: There is significant interest in the development and deployment
> of safety-critical technologies with embedded autonomy. However, most of
> these systems require some form of human interaction whether it is humans
> supervising these systems like a drone operator, or people working in and
> around the system such as pedestrians and driverless cars. This talk will
> describe an unsupervised learning approach to modeling human interaction
> with autonomous systems and how such models can be used to diagnose system
> design issues.
>
>
> https://amath.washington.edu/calendar?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D133405812%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D
>
>
>
> --
>
> TONY GARCIA
> Administrative Assistant III
> Applied Mathematics
>
> Lewis Hall Box 353925
> 206.685.9620
> tonyg2@uw.edu
>
>
>
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From hannahch at uw.edu Wed Oct 9 11:29:35 2019
From: hannahch at uw.edu (Hannah Choi)
Date: Wed Oct 9 11:31:13 2019
Subject: [Amath-seminars] Tomorrow!!!: Boeing Distinguished Colloquium -
Missy Cummings
Message-ID:
Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to invite you to the first Boeing Distinguished Colloquium
seminar of this academic year. Missy Cummings from Duke University will be
giving a talk titled "A Machine Learning Approach to Modeling Human
Interaction with Autonomous Systems ". The abstract is given below.
Where: Smith Hall 205
When: Thursday October 10th - 4:00pm
The talk will be followed by a reception in the Lewis hall lounge.
Best,
Hannah
*********************************************************************************
Title: A Machine Learning Approach to Modeling Human Interaction with
Autonomous Systems
Abstract: There is significant interest in the development and deployment
of safety-critical technologies with embedded autonomy. However, most of
these systems require some form of human interaction whether it is humans
supervising these systems like a drone operator, or people working in and
around the system such as pedestrians and driverless cars. This talk will
describe an unsupervised learning approach to modeling human interaction
with autonomous systems and how such models can be used to diagnose system
design issues.
https://amath.washington.edu/calendar?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D133405812%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D
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From bahmang at uw.edu Thu Oct 17 15:14:28 2019
From: bahmang at uw.edu (Bahman Angoshtari)
Date: Thu Oct 17 15:15:53 2019
Subject: [Amath-seminars] Boeing Lecture by Robert Kohn
Message-ID:
Hello everyone,
Our next Boeing Colloquium will be delivered by Professor Robert Kohn (NYU
Courant).
When: Thursday October 24th - 4:00pm
Where: Smith Hall 205
There will be a reception in the Lewis hall lounge after the talk.
Please find below the title and abstract of the lecture.
====================
Title:
The Mathematics of Wrinkles and Folds
Abstract:
The wrinkling and folding of thin elastic sheets is very familiar: our
skin wrinkles; a crumpled sheet of paper has folds; and a flat sheet
stretched over a round surface must wrinkle or fold.
What kind of mathematics is relevant? The stable configurations of a sheet
are local minima of a variational problem involving its elastic energy --
which consists of a nonconvex membrane energy (favoring isometry) plus a
small coefficient times bending energy (penalizing curvature). The bending
term is a singular perturbation; its small coefficient is the sheet
thickness squared. The patterns and defects seen in thin sheets arise from
energy minimization -- but not in the same way that minimal surfaces arise
from area minimization. Rather, the analysis of wrinkles and folds
involves the asymptotic character of minimizers as the sheet thickness
tends to zero.
What kind of methods are useful? It has been fruitful to focus on the
energy scaling law, in other words the dependence of the minimum energy
upon the thickness of the sheet. Optimizing within an ansatz gives an
upper bound. A key mathematical challenge is to obtain ansatz-free lower
bounds. When the lower and upper bounds are close to agreement they
demonstrate the adequacy of the ansatz, and the underlying arguments help
to explain why certain configurations are preferred.
A current frontier is the study of wrinkling due to geometric
incompatibility. Such wrinkling occurs, for example, when a flat sheet is
wrapped around a sphere or a curved shell is flattened by placing it on
water. My talk will include some problems of this type, including dramatic
recent progress by Ian Tobasco on wrinkling driven by geometric
incompatibility in a regime involving "asymptotic isometry."
https://amath.washington.edu/calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D133511164
====================
Best,
Bahman
--
Bahman Angoshtari
Research Associate
University of Washington, Department of Applied Mathematics
+1 (206) 543-4065
http://faculty.washington.edu/bahmang/
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From bahmang at uw.edu Wed Oct 23 12:31:58 2019
From: bahmang at uw.edu (Bahman Angoshtari)
Date: Wed Oct 23 12:32:44 2019
Subject: [Amath-seminars] Boeing Lecture by Robert Kohn
In-Reply-To:
References:
Message-ID:
Dear All,
This is a final reminder for the Boeing Colloquium by Professor Robert Kohn
tomorrow. Please see my earlier email below for the details.
Best,
Bahman
--
Bahman Angoshtari
Research Associate
University of Washington, Department of Applied Mathematics
+1 (206) 543-4065
http://faculty.washington.edu/bahmang/
On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 3:14 PM Bahman Angoshtari wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> Our next Boeing Colloquium will be delivered by Professor Robert Kohn (NYU
> Courant).
>
> When: Thursday October 24th - 4:00pm
> Where: Smith Hall 205
>
> There will be a reception in the Lewis hall lounge after the talk.
>
> Please find below the title and abstract of the lecture.
>
> ====================
> Title:
> The Mathematics of Wrinkles and Folds
>
> Abstract:
> The wrinkling and folding of thin elastic sheets is very familiar: our
> skin wrinkles; a crumpled sheet of paper has folds; and a flat sheet
> stretched over a round surface must wrinkle or fold.
>
> What kind of mathematics is relevant? The stable configurations of a sheet
> are local minima of a variational problem involving its elastic energy --
> which consists of a nonconvex membrane energy (favoring isometry) plus a
> small coefficient times bending energy (penalizing curvature). The bending
> term is a singular perturbation; its small coefficient is the sheet
> thickness squared. The patterns and defects seen in thin sheets arise from
> energy minimization -- but not in the same way that minimal surfaces arise
> from area minimization. Rather, the analysis of wrinkles and folds
> involves the asymptotic character of minimizers as the sheet thickness
> tends to zero.
>
> What kind of methods are useful? It has been fruitful to focus on the
> energy scaling law, in other words the dependence of the minimum energy
> upon the thickness of the sheet. Optimizing within an ansatz gives an
> upper bound. A key mathematical challenge is to obtain ansatz-free lower
> bounds. When the lower and upper bounds are close to agreement they
> demonstrate the adequacy of the ansatz, and the underlying arguments help
> to explain why certain configurations are preferred.
>
> A current frontier is the study of wrinkling due to geometric
> incompatibility. Such wrinkling occurs, for example, when a flat sheet is
> wrapped around a sphere or a curved shell is flattened by placing it on
> water. My talk will include some problems of this type, including dramatic
> recent progress by Ian Tobasco on wrinkling driven by geometric
> incompatibility in a regime involving "asymptotic isometry."
>
>
> https://amath.washington.edu/calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D133511164
> ====================
>
> Best,
> Bahman
> --
> Bahman Angoshtari
>
> Research Associate
> University of Washington, Department of Applied Mathematics
> +1 (206) 543-4065
> http://faculty.washington.edu/bahmang/
>
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From ellag9 at uw.edu Thu Oct 24 19:02:55 2019
From: ellag9 at uw.edu (Gabrielle Gutierrez)
Date: Thu Oct 24 19:03:18 2019
Subject: [Amath-seminars] Boeing Lecture on October 31st, Anima Anandkumar
Message-ID:
Dear colleagues,
Next week on Thursday, October 31st, we will have a Boeing seminar with
Anima Anandkumar from Caltech. The details of her talk are below.
Title: Infusing Structure into Machine Learning Algorithms
Standard deep learning algorithms are based on a function-fitting approach
that do not
exploit any domain knowledge or constraints. This has several shortcomings:
high
sample complexity, and lack of robustness and generalization, especially
under domain
or task shifts. I will show several ways to infuse structure and domain
knowledge to
overcome these limitations, viz., tensors, graphs, symbolic rules, physical
laws, and
simulations.
To meet with our speaker, please sign up for slots here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-qnhRkL_NmviklEwlBXjzCZ_p3maMR5fysu1dHMLl6I/edit?usp=sharing
Please note that all meetings are to take place in Lewis Hall. If you do
not have an office in Lewis Hall, you may use room 304 in Lewis Hall to
conduct your meeting.
Best wishes,
Gabrielle
******
Gabrielle Gutierrez, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington
www.gabriellejgutierrez.com
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From ellag9 at uw.edu Wed Oct 30 16:25:31 2019
From: ellag9 at uw.edu (Gabrielle Gutierrez)
Date: Wed Oct 30 16:26:32 2019
Subject: [Amath-seminars] Boeing Lecture tomorrow, October 31st,
Anima Anandkumar
Message-ID: <8B89B6F2-8B32-43D3-9838-AF8CC5091B9B@uw.edu>
Dear colleagues,
Tomorrow, Thursday, October 31st, we will have a Boeing seminar with Anima Anandkumar from Caltech at 4pm in Smith Hall, room 205. The details of her talk are below.
Title: Infusing Structure into Machine Learning Algorithms
Standard deep learning algorithms are based on a function-fitting approach that do not
exploit any domain knowledge or constraints. This has several shortcomings: high
sample complexity, and lack of robustness and generalization, especially under domain
or task shifts. I will show several ways to infuse structure and domain knowledge to
overcome these limitations, viz., tensors, graphs, symbolic rules, physical laws, and
simulations.
If you have made a meeting with the speaker, please check your time slot here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-qnhRkL_NmviklEwlBXjzCZ_p3maMR5fysu1dHMLl6I/edit?usp=sharing . At this time, meeting slots have been filled, but please check for openings in case someone cancels their meeting. The speaker will be based in Lewis room 304.
Please note that all meetings are to take place in Lewis Hall. If you do not have an office in Lewis Hall, you may use room 304 in Lewis Hall to conduct your meeting.
Best wishes,
Gabrielle
******
Gabrielle Gutierrez, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington
www.gabriellejgutierrez.com
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From oadekoya at uw.edu Mon Nov 4 17:59:43 2019
From: oadekoya at uw.edu (oadekoya)
Date: Mon Nov 4 18:40:28 2019
Subject: [Amath-seminars] Boeing Lecture by Rachel Levy (Reminder)
In-Reply-To:
References: ,
,
Message-ID:
Hello everyone,
I Just wanted to send another reminder that our next Boeing Colloquium will be delivered Dr. Rachel Levy (MAA) this Thursday Nov 7, at 4pm in Smith Hall 205. There will be a reception in the Lewis hall lounge after the talk.
Please find below the title and abstract of the lecture.
Title:
Mathematical Modeling from Kindergarten to Industry
Abstract:
Mathematical Modeling is taking off at all levels of mathematics education, because of its connections to data science and careers, the creativity inspired by problems with multiple solutions, and new connections in the K-12 curriculum. Programs like MAA PIC Math are preparing university faculty to engage their students in industrial problems. Modeling competitions such as the Mathworks Mega Math Challenge (M3 by SIAM) and Mathematical/Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (MCM/ICM by COMAP) are inspiring students internationally to engage in recreational mathematics that they report to be inspiring and fun.
In my research, I have explored whether students as young as Kindergarten can engage in mathematical modeling in ways that resonate with the ways my undergraduates at Harvey Mudd College engaged in industry-based problems. Here modeling means going beyond courses where models are presented as finished products to be used in clearly defined ways (such as a mass-spring-damper system in a typical differential equations course) to projects more like the mathematical modeling competitions that ask a big messy important question and leave it to the modelers to develop and justify a useful solution.
In this talk I?ll share with you some surprising insights from elementary school mathematical modelers and discuss how observing their teachers improved my own practice as a mathematical modeling educator and researcher.
Hope to see you there!
Best Regards,
Oreoluwa
OREOLUWA ADEKOYA
Postdoctoral Associate
Dept. Applied Mathematics
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From oadekoya at uw.edu Thu Nov 7 12:18:00 2019
From: oadekoya at uw.edu (oadekoya)
Date: Thu Nov 7 12:19:54 2019
Subject: [Amath-seminars] Boeing Lecture by Rachel Levy
Message-ID:
Hello All,
This is just a final reminder about today?s Boeing Lecture that will be given by Dr. Rachel Levy (MAA), at 4pm in Smith Hall 205. Everyone is welcome and there will be a reception in Lewis Hall lounge after the talk.
Please find below the title and abstract of the lecture.
Title:
Mathematical Modeling from Kindergarten to Industry
Abstract:
Mathematical Modeling is taking off at all levels of mathematics education, because of its connections to data science and careers, the creativity inspired by problems with multiple solutions, and new connections in the K-12 curriculum. Programs like MAA PIC Math are preparing university faculty to engage their students in industrial problems. Modeling competitions such as the Mathworks Mega Math Challenge (M3 by SIAM) and Mathematical/Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (MCM/ICM by COMAP) are inspiring students internationally to engage in recreational mathematics that they report to be inspiring and fun.
In my research, I have explored whether students as young as Kindergarten can engage in mathematical modeling in ways that resonate with the ways my undergraduates at Harvey Mudd College engaged in industry-based problems. Here modeling means going beyond courses where models are presented as finished products to be used in clearly defined ways (such as a mass-spring-damper system in a typical differential equations course) to projects more like the mathematical modeling competitions that ask a big messy important question and leave it to the modelers to develop and justify a useful solution.
In this talk I?ll share with you some surprising insights from elementary school mathematical modelers and discuss how observing their teachers improved my own practice as a mathematical modeling educator and researcher.
Hope to see you all there!
Best Regards,
Ore Adekoya
OREOLUWA ADEKOYA
Research Associate
Dept. Applied Mathematics
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From delahunt at uw.edu Fri Nov 15 16:54:32 2019
From: delahunt at uw.edu (Charles Delahunt)
Date: Fri Nov 15 16:54:57 2019
Subject: [Amath-seminars] Boeing Lecture: Alan Edelman and Julia
Message-ID:
All-
Next week the Applied Math Boeing lecture will feature Alan Edelman, with
special guest Julia.
When: Thursday November 21st - 4:00pm
Where: Smith Hall 205
Reception in the Lewis hall lounge afterwards.
Abstract:
Julia: Differentiable Programming and Software 2.0
Slowly, many people are starting to understand the rich possibilities
offered by the Julia Programming language. We believe the best is yet to
come. In this talk, we will discuss what can be possible for performance,
for composability, and for innovation when a computer language design has
thought carefully about the interplay between mathematics and the
underlying computer.
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From delahunt at uw.edu Wed Nov 20 16:26:37 2019
From: delahunt at uw.edu (Charles Delahunt)
Date: Wed Nov 20 16:27:12 2019
Subject: [Amath-seminars] Boeing Lecture tomorrow: Alan Edelman and Julia
Message-ID:
All-
Tomorrow (Thursday) the Applied Math Boeing lecture will feature Alan
Edelman, with special guest Julia.
When: Thursday November 21st - 4:00pm
Where: Smith Hall 205
Reception in the Lewis hall lounge afterwards.
Abstract:
Julia: Differentiable Programming and Software 2.0
Slowly, many people are starting to understand the rich possibilities
offered by the Julia Programming language. We believe the best is yet to
come. In this talk, we will discuss what can be possible for performance,
for composability, and for innovation when a computer language design has
thought carefully about the interplay between mathematics and the
underlying computer.
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