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.



Registration is now closed.

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.



Monday, June 24
9:45am Recommended arrival time
10 am - 10:50 am Career Focused Panel
11 am - 11:50 am Career Focused Panel
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Poster Session & Lunch*
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Hackathon Intro
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Closed Session*
Tuesday, June 25
9 am - 12 pm Hackathon
12 pm - 2 pm Break
2 pm - 4 pm Hackathon Continued
4:30 pm - 6 pm Networking Session

*NSF Site Visit Event
Schedules are subject to change - please check back for updates.


On-Site Workshop Details

It may be easier to arrive to campus via light rail or bus, however, if you need to park on campus, please see information regarding visitor parking, in particular the self-serve parking option. Visitor Parking


June 24: CSE2 G01 (Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering)
June 25: MEB 246 & 248 (Mechanical Engineering Building)
Campus Map


  • Restrooms are available on every floor.
  • We will offer complimentary coffee and tea. The nearest coffee shop is the Microsoft Cafe. Food & drink is not allowed inside classrooms. Bottled water is fine.
  • We recommend bringing your own reusable water bottle to fill at nearby water fountains!
A number of dining halls and cafes on campus are open to the public. (No cash accepted.) Additionally, there are many options along University Way ("The Ave"), which offer a variety of price points. University Village also has several restaurant options.
  • Wi-Fi login will be posted as soon as possible.
    • Visitors who are affiliated with a participating Eduroam campus or institution can access the UW Wi-Fi network through that service.
    • Proper Use - Using UW Wireless to send spam, illegally trade files, or spread viruses will result in restriction of UW network privileges. Follow the University of Washington's Ethics in Computer and Network Use, which can be found online here.
  • A reminder that local travel guidance and accommodation requests may be found below.
  • We recommend you bring a laptop. Note that charging outlets are limited, but we will try to provide a few power strips for sharing.
  • Please discard items in recycling, compost, trash to help us keep facilities clean.
Code of Conduct
See policy


Local Area


Travel Guidance


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

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!

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.

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.



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 $1,250, 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 one of the official workshop hotels 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 instance.) 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 itemized 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.



Please feel free to contact us with any questions.



Many thanks to Burak Boyacıoğlu, Hangjun Cho, Andrei Klishin, Christian Lagemann, Esther Lagemann, Mel Mashiku, Sajeda Mokbel, Prerna Patil for their efforts toward this event. Special thanks to our panelists as well for their gift of time and insights!


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The AI Institute in Dynamic Systems is supported by NSF.