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June 5, 2024 — As we look back over the past academic year, we want to acknowledge the following award recipients!

2023-2024
  • Assistant Professor Melanie Weber, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Mathematics, 2024
  • Assistant Professor Melanie Weber, Selected for “New Faculty Highlights”, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2024
  • Associate Professor Lucas Janson, Noether Early Career Scholar Award, Awarded by the American Statistical Association for exceptional work in non-parametric statistics, 2024
  • Associate Professor Lucas Janson, Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award in Mathematical Statistics, 2023
  • Professor Nathan Kutz, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Christ’s College, Cambridge University, 2024
  • Professor Na Li et al., Best Paper Award by American Society of Heating (ASHRAE), Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers), “Ensembled Deep Learning-based Model Predictive Control for Automatic Window Operations in Winter”, 2023
 
  • Professor Na Li, Awarded the Thoma Manfred Medal, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC Council), 2023
  • Professor Na Li et al., One of the Top 5 papers, “Reinforcement Learning for Selective Key Applications in Power Systems: Recent Advances and Future Challenges”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2023
  • Student Sapphira Akins, Finalist for Student Employee of the Year at the UH Manoa campus, 2024
  • Student Niharika Karnik, Received 1st place in the University of Washington (UW) Mechanical Engineering (ME) Visit Day Poster Competition, 2024
  • Student Niharika Karnik, Received the UW ME Poster Competition People’s Choice Award for work on constrained optimal sensor placement in nuclear digital twins, 2024
  • Student Will Hammond, “Model Graduate Student” award from the Montana State University Department of Mathematical Sciences, 2023-2024
  • Postdoctoral Scholar Esther Lagemann, Awarded the DFG German Research Fellowship, 2023
  • Postdoctoral Scholar Christian Lagemann, Awarded the DFG German Research Fellowship, 2023
  • Professor Steven Brunton et al., Best Poster Award, "Koopman-Assisted Reinforcement Learning", NeurIPS Workshop on AI for Science, 2023
  • Professor Steven Brunton, Recognition for support of students’ professional development through mentorship and career preparation, UW Mechanical Engineering, 2024

2022-2023
  • Associate Professor Scott McCalla, Early Career Editorial Board for Physica D, 2022-2023
  • Professor Nathan Kutz, Elected as SIAM Fellow 2022
  • Assistant Professor Aditya Nair, Department of Energy Early Career Research Award, 2022
  • Professor Steven Brunton, Moore Distinguished Sabbatical Fellow, Caltech, 2022
  • Student Jan Williams, Awarded the UW College of Engineering Dean’s Fellowship, 2022-2023

Institute Members: please reach out to Lauren Lederer with any corrections and/or additions!

 

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May 20, 2024 — We've updated our listing of open-source code and data. Check it out here!

Update

May 20, 2024 — We've updated our listing of open-source code and data. Check it out here!

 

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Event

April 1, 2024 — Announcing our upcoming team-focused workshop on June 24-25, 2024, Machine Learning for Science & Engineering.

 

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Press

March 20, 2024 — Check out the spring issue of AI Magazine on Beneficial AI, featuring NSF AI Institutes including the AI Institute in Dynamic Systems!

 

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Press

January 10, 2024 — Institute PI Hod Lipson and students Gabe Guo, Aniv Ray, Judah Goldfeder at Columbia University, in collaboration with researchers at SUNY Buffalo and Tufts University, use AI to demonstrate that intra-person fingerprints are not unique. The study is published in the journal Science Advances. Read more from Columbia Engineering News.

 

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Key Personnel Update

December 8, 2023 — The AI Institute in Dynamic Systems is excited to welcome Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics and of Computer Science Melanie Weber, to the team at Harvard University.

 

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Event

November 13, 2023 — The annual CTF Workshop will be held in Honolulu, HI, Feb. 20-21, 2024. We will also offer some sessions online! See Workshops for details & registration!

 

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Event

November 2, 2023 — Institute postdoctoral scholar, Samuel Otto, University of Washington, selected to present research work at the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences Trailblazers Symposium at Caltech.

 

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News

October 23, 2023 — Montana State University has launched The Technology and Artificial Intelligence Learning Seminar (TAILS), a weekly seminar on signals, dynamics, statistics, and machine learning as a part of the NSF AI Institute in Dynamic Systems and the Rocky Mountain Data Science student organization. Check out past projects and learn more about getting involved.

 

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Press

October 10, 2023 — Institute postdoctoral scholar, Anastasia Bizyaeva, University of Washington, interviewed on experience in a five-week focus period in the field of Network Dynamics and Control organized by the Excellence Center at Linköping – Lund in Information Technology (ELLIIT). Read more from Linköping University news.

 

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Event

October 9, 2023 — Institute sponsors Autumn School on Scientific Machine Learning and Dynamical Systems with Director Nathan Kutz as co-organizer. This event introduces PhD students, postdocs and early career researchers to the emerging field of Scientific Machine Learning (SciML) in connection with physics applications.

 

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News

October 6, 2023 — UH Mānoa awarded the NSF Traineeship Award for graduate education in data science. Assistant Professor June Zhang, of the AI Institute, is a co-PI on the UH Mānoa National Science Foundation Research Traineeship team. Read more at UH News.

 

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New Course

October 4, 2023 — A new lecture series, Intro to Signal Processing, is posted under Educational Resources.

 

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National AI Research Institutes Hill Day

September 5, 2023 — The Institute is participating in the National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes Congressional Showcase on Capitol Hill. Learn more about the NSF AI Institutes in the AI Institutes Hill Day Booklet.

 

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Web Update

August 8, 2023 — As part of the Institute's efforts toward inclusion, we have updated our website with accessibility in mind using the Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE).

 

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New Courses

June 21, 2023 — Check out the new lecture series on data-driven models for unsteady fluid flows and a miniseries on observability theory under Educational Resources

 

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Key Personnel Update

June 13, 2023 — The AI Institute in Dynamic Systems is excited to officially welcome Assistant Professor Chrisy Xiyu Du to the team at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa as well as Assistant Research Professor Bree Cummins and Assistant Professor John Smith to the team at Montana State University.

 

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New Ethics Course Series

May 16, 2023 — New lecture series on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence posted under Educational Resources

 

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Award: Department of Defense DEPSCoR

May 10, 2023 — The research team of PI Aditya Nair and collaborator Floris van Breugel received the Department of Defense DEPSCoR award for their project on Cluster‐based Estimation and Control of Turbulent Aeroelastic Flows. Both Nair and van Breugel are faculty at partner institute University of Nevada, Reno. [VIEW]

 

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Event: Machine Learning for Science & Engineering Workshop

May 1, 2023 — Registration is now open for the Machine Learning for Science & Engineering workshop taking place June 27-28. This workshop brings together members of the AI Institute in Dynamic Systems with the goal of the continued development of teams whose focus is to develop the core mathematical architectures as well as domain applications. [VIEW]

 

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Press: Chickensplash! Exploring the health concerns of washing raw chicken

March 24, 2023 — Journal article co-authored by Institute PI Scott McCalla featured in several news outlets. McCalla is faculty at partner institute Montana State University. Read the research article here. [VIEW]

 

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Event: Common Task Framework Workshop

February 14, 2023 — The Institute hosts the Common Task Framework Workshop bringing together a broad range of researchers at the interface of data-driven modeling of systems in engineering and science. [ VIEW ]

 

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Press: ‘Consciousness’ in Robots Was Once Taboo. Now It’s the Last Word.

January 6, 2023 — PI Hod Lipson (Columbia) featured in article on artificial awareness as humankind’s next moonshot. [ VIEW ]

 

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Press: UW to construct new Interdisciplinary Engineering Building, expanding contemporary educational spaces for students

August 4, 2022 — The new engineering building on UW Campus will provide state-of-the-art spaces for students to learn and collaborate. Made possible, in part, by a $10 million donation from Boeing [ VIEW ]

 

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AWARD: Li Na (Harvard)

Congratulations to Li Na, winner of the Manfred Thomas Medal for outstanding contributions as a young researcher and/or engineer under the age of 40 to the field of systems and control. [VIEW ]


 

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PRESS: COLUMBIA ENGINEERING ROBOTICISTS DISCOVER ALTERNATIVE PHYSICS [VIEW ]

July 25, 2022 — Columbia University press article sponsored by the College of Engineering featuring the AI for physics modeling by Lipson.

 

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PRESS: A ROBOT LEARNS TO IMAGINE ITSELF [VIEW ]

July 13, 2022 — Columbia University press article sponsored by the College of Engineering featuring the AI for physics modeling by Lipson.

 

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PRESS: AI FOR ENGINEERING [VIEW ]

June 13, 2022 — University of Washington press article sponsored by the College of Engineering featuring the work AI Institute and the leadership of Brunton, Kutz and Manohar.

 

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PRESS: POWERFUL 'MACHINE SCIENTIST' DISTILL THE LAWS OF PHYSICS FROM RAW DATA [VIEW ]

May 10, 2022 —Quanta Magazine article highlighting work of Brunton, Lipson and Kutz.

 

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AWARD: Aditya Nair (Nevada)

Professor Nair wins DOE Early Career Award [VIEW ]


 

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AWARD: Floris Van Breugel (Nevada)

Professor Van Breugel wins the Air Force Young Investigator Program (YIP) award [VIEW ]


 

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Boyuan Chen (2021-2022)

AI Institute PhD graduate student Boyuan Chen from Columbia University accepts Assistant Professor faculty position at Duke University in Fall 2022.

 

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Urban Fasel (2021-2022)

AI Institute postdoctoral Fellow Urban Fasel from the University of Washington accepts Lecturer position at Imperial College London in Fall 2022.

 

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Shaowu Pan (2021-2022)

AI Institute postdoctoral Fellow Shaowu Pan from the University of Washington accepts Assistant Professor faculty position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Fall 2022.

 

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Isabel Scherl (2022)

AI Institute PhD graduate student at the University of Washington Isabel Sccherl accepts postdoctoral position at the California Institute of Technology starting in Fall 2022.

 

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Andy Goldschmidt (2021-2022)

AI Institute PhD graduate student at the University of Washington Andy Goldschmidt accepts postdoctoral position at the University of Chicago starting in Fall 2022.

 

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Katherine Owens (2021-2022)

AI Institute PhD graduate student at the University of Washington Katherine Owens accepts postdoctoral position at the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center in Spring 2022.

 

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Diya Sashidhar (2021-2022)

AI Institute PhD graduate student at the University of Washington Diya Sashidhar accepts position at Amazon starting Winter 2022.

 

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Florian McLelland (2021-2022)

AI Institute MS graduate student Florian McLelland from the University of Nevada Reno accepts position at Los Alamos National Laboratories in Summer 2022.