Machine Learning, Dynamical Systems and Control

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Machine Learning for Science & Engineering

Workshop | UW Seattle Campus | June 24-25, 2024

Physics-informed Machine Learning (ML) continues to emerge as a leading paradigm that integrates artificial intelligence with engineering dynamic systems. This approach provides new capabilities in real-time sensing, learning, decision-making, and predictions that are ethical, efficient, reliable, safe, and imbued with uncertainty quantification. The foundations of physics-informed ML are rooted in four key disciplines: (i) control theory, (ii) probability and statistics, (iii) optimization, and (iv) dynamical systems (modeling). The integration of all four disciplines is critical for the development of ML algorithms that can be leveraged by engineered systems. Establishing rigorous mathematical connections between these disciplines is a driving inspiration for our efforts in reframing the foundations of ML for the engineering sciences.

Target Audience: This workshop brings together members of the AI Institute in Dynamic Systems with the goal of the continued development of teams and their work. This event coincides with our annual NSF Site Visit.

 

Schedule

Please check back for updates and timing on the following activities:
  • Hackathon
  • Poster Session (limited participation)
  • 2 Panel Sessions on themes of Careers & Internships
  • Networking Activity

Registration

Registration will open mid April. Please check back.

 

Travel Guidance

 
Airport
Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA), also referred to as Sea–Tac, is the primary airport serving the Seattle metropolitan area.

Hotels
There are several hotels in the University District at a variety of price points that are within walking distance of campus. Visitors are encouraged to explore accommodation options and determine the best fit for their needs and budget. (Lodging through Airbnb/VRBO are also options.) Below are nearby options:
 
Transportation App
Transit GO Ticket is an app that allows riders to purchase light rail and bus fare using their mobile device, as well as use a trip planning feature. The Transit Go Ticket works on King County Metro Buses, Sound Transit Express Bus, Light Rail and Sounder, King County Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar and Kitsap Transit routed buses and fast ferry.

Light Rail
Link Light Rail runs from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport through downtown Seattle and connects many destinations, including the UW Seattle campus.

Bus
For information on how to take a bus to the UW Seattle campus or surrounding areas, visit the Metro Trip Planner which helps you determine where and when to catch buses by entering your beginning and end locations as well as times. Google, Apple Maps, or the above mentioned Transit Go Ticket app are also helpful tools.

Taxi/Lyft/Uber
These are additional options for getting to/from your destinations while visiting.

Health & Safety
For detailed information regarding the UW's COVID-19 related prevention practices, policies and resources, please see guidance provided by the University's Office of Environmental Health & Safety. You may also be interested in downloading the Washington Exposure Notification App.

Accommodation Requests
The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Disability Services Office to request accommodations. It is recommended that requests are submitted at least 10 days in advance.

Local Area
For further trip planning, local resources, or learning more about things to do or places to eat, explore Visit Seattle.

 

Funding

Travel funding is limited to faculty, students, and postdocs that are members of the AI Institute in Dynamic Systems. (Members, you do not need to apply for funding.) A suggested limit is $1,500, however this is not a hard limit as we recognize some members may be traveling longer distances. Travel costs such as hotel, flight, and ground transportation are generally reimbursable. Please follow the guidance below before booking travel:

  • Per diem is a daily limit that is allowed to be spent on lodging and meals based on location. (See per diem rates.). Note that lodging at the official workshop hotel meets per diem requirements.
  • The Fly America Act is a federal policy that mandates the use of U.S. certificated air carriers for federally funded international travel. Additionally, upgraded tickets/seats/class are not reimbursable.
  • We cannot reimburse costs associated with personal travel and/or other business-related trips that may be adjacent to this trip. If you have a unique travel situation, please contact us in advance for guidance.
  • Per UW travel reimbursement policies, travelers are generally reimbursed allowable expenses arriving one day before the start of official business and leaving one day after official business has ended. (June 23-26 in this instances.) If personal time is added to your trip, we strongly recommend that at the time of purchase, you create and save a flight comparison showing business dates only. Please know that whichever is lower will be reimbursed. Lodging and/or other costs associated with any personal time, destinations, or items will not be reimbursed.
  • Please save all receipts and the final hotel folio for the reimbursement process.
  • Bundled packages are not recommended as itemized receipts are required.
  • Please see non-reimbursable examples.
  • Reimbursement is processed after the trip and may take approximately 2-3 weeks. Please use this form to submit your request.

Questions

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

Past Events

 

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The AI Institute in Dynamic Systems is supported by NSF.