February 6, 2024 to March 26, 2024
Virtual Training Series
America/Chicago timezone

Intro to AI-driven Science on Supercomputers Support


Session 2

Feb 13, 2024, 3:00 PM
Zoom (Virtual Training Series)


Virtual Training Series


Session 2: Intro to Neural Networks

  • Bethany Lusch (LCF)
  • Nicola Ferrier (MCS)


Trainees will learn the basics of neural networks, opening up the black box of machine learning by building out by-hand networks for linear regression to increase the understanding of the math that goes into machine learning methods.

Bethany Lusch is a Computer Scientist in the data science group at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility at Argonne National Lab. Her research expertise includes developing methods and tools to integrate AI with science, especially for dynamical systems and PDE-based simulations. Her recent work includes developing machine-learning emulators to replace expensive parts of simulations, such as computational fluid dynamics simulations of engines and climate simulations. She is also working on methods that incorporate domain knowledge in machine learning, representation learning, and using machine learning to analyze supercomputer logs. She holds a Ph.D. and MS in applied mathematics from the University of Washington and a BS in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.

AI for Science Talk Speaker
Nicola Ferrier is a senior computer scientist as part of the Mathematics and Computer Science division at Argonne National Laboratory. Ferrier's research interests are in the use of computer vision (digital images) to control robots, machinery, and devices, with applications as diverse as medical systems, manufacturing, and projects that facilitate ​“scientific discovery” (such as her recent project using machine vision and robotics for plant phenotype studies). She will be speaking on AI @ Edge.

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