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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Thursday, January 31, 2019
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Artificial Intelligence in Fluid Mechanics
Petros Koumoutsakos, Professor, Computational Science , ETH Z├╝rich ,

This talk will discuss the  automation of reasoning and problem solving for Fluid Mechanics. Fluid flows involve complex, multi-scale physics  whose understanding and control remain to a large extent unresolved. I will discuss how developments in Artificial Intelligence  present great promise for advancement in this field.  I will reflect on past connections between AI and Fluid Mechanics and  outline  algorithms for search, learning and reasoning with data in nano-fluidics,  chaotic systems  and collective swimming. I will discuss successes and  failures for this approach and outline new horizons for human thinking that remains the critical component  in understanding and solving Fluid Mechanics problems.

For more information, please contact Sohee Lee by phone at 6263954193 or by email at [email protected].