Machine Learning Seminar Series with Tan Bui-Thanh

Enabling approaches for real-time deployment, calibration, and UQ for digital twins

Digital twins (DTs) are digital replicas of systems and processes. At the core of a DT is a physical/mathematical model which captures the behavior of the real system across temporal and spatial scales. One of the key roles of DTs is enabling “what if” scenario testing of hypothetical simulations to understand the implications at any point throughout the life cycle of the process, to monitor the process, and to calibrate parameters to match the actual process. In this talk we will present two real time approaches: 1) mcTangent (a model-constrained tangent slope learning) approach for learning dynamical systems; and 2) TNet (a model-constrained Tikhonov network) approach for learning inverse solutions. Both theoretical and numerical results for various problems including transport, heat, Burgers and Navier-Stokes equations will be presented.

Tan Bui-Thanh is an associate professor, and the endowed William J Murray Jr. Fellow in Engineering No. 4, of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences, and the Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. Bui-Thanh obtained his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007, Master of Sciences from the Singapore MIT-Alliance in 2003, and Bachelor of Engineering from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (DHBK) in 2001. He has decades of experience and expertise on multidisciplinary research across the boundaries of different branches of computational science, engineering, and mathematics. Bui-Thanh is currently a Co-Director of the Center for Scientific Machine Learning at the Oden Institute. He is a former elected vice president of the SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section, and currently the elected secretary of the SIAM SIAG/CSE. Bui-Thanh was an NSF (OAC/DMS) early CAREER recipient, the Oden Institute distinguished research award, and a two-time winner of the Moncrief Faculty Challenging award.

Start date
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 11 a.m.

3-180 Keller Hall or via Zoom