Workshop: Machine Learning and the Physical Sciences

Anima Anandkumar, Kyle Cranmer, Shirley Ho, Mr. Prabhat, Lenka Zdeborová, Atilim Gunes Baydin, Juan Carrasquilla, Adji Dieng, Karthik Kashinath, Gilles Louppe, Brian Nord, Michela Paganini, Savannah Thais

2020-12-11T07:00:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T15:15:00-08:00
Abstract: Machine learning methods have had great success in learning complex representations that enable them to make predictions about unobserved data. Physical sciences span problems and challenges at all scales in the universe: from finding exoplanets in trillions of sky pixels, to finding machine learning inspired solutions to the quantum many-body problem, to detecting anomalies in event streams from the Large Hadron Collider. Tackling a number of associated data-intensive tasks including, but not limited to, segmentation, 3D computer vision, sequence modeling, causal reasoning, and efficient probabilistic inference are critical for furthering scientific discovery. In addition to using machine learning models for scientific discovery, the ability to interpret what a model has learned is receiving an increasing amount of attention.

In this targeted workshop, we would like to bring together computer scientists, mathematicians and physical scientists who are interested in applying machine learning to various outstanding physical problems, in particular in inverse problems and approximating physical processes; understanding what the learned model really represents; and connecting tools and insights from physical sciences to the study of machine learning models. In particular, the workshop invites researchers to contribute papers that demonstrate cutting-edge progress in the application of machine learning techniques to real-world problems in physical sciences, and using physical insights to understand what the learned model means.

By bringing together machine learning researchers and physical scientists who apply machine learning, we expect to strengthen the interdisciplinary dialogue, introduce exciting new open problems to the broader community, and stimulate production of new approaches to solving open problems in sciences. Invited talks from leading individuals in both communities will cover the state-of-the-art techniques and set the stage for this workshop.



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2020-12-11T07:00:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T07:10:00-08:00
Session 1 | Opening remarks
2020-12-11T07:10:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T07:35:00-08:00
Session 1 | Invited talk: Lauren Anderson, "3D Milky Way Dust Map using a Scalable Gaussian Process"
Lauren Anderson, Atilim Gunes Baydin
2020-12-11T07:35:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T07:45:00-08:00
Session 1 | Invited talk Q&A: Lauren Anderson
2020-12-11T07:45:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T08:10:00-08:00
Session 1 | Invited talk: Michael Bronstein, "Geometric Deep Learning for Functional Protein Design"
Michael Bronstein, Atilim Gunes Baydin
2020-12-11T08:10:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T08:20:00-08:00
Session 1 | Invited talk Q&A: Michael Bronstein
2020-12-11T08:20:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T09:50:00-08:00
Session 1 | Poster session
2020-12-11T09:50:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T09:55:00-08:00
Session 2 | Opening remarks
2020-12-11T09:55:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T10:20:00-08:00
Session 2 | Invited talk: Estelle Inack, "Variational Neural Annealing"
Estelle Inack, Atilim Gunes Baydin
2020-12-11T10:20:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T10:30:00-08:00
Session 2 | Invited talk Q&A: Estelle Inack
2020-12-11T10:30:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T10:55:00-08:00
Session 2 | Invited talk: Phiala Shanahan, "Generative Flow Models for Gauge Field Theory"
Phiala Shanahan, Atilim Gunes Baydin
2020-12-11T10:55:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T11:05:00-08:00
Session 2 | Invited talk Q&A: Phiala Shanahan
2020-12-11T11:05:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T12:35:00-08:00
Session 2 | Poster session
2020-12-11T12:35:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T12:40:00-08:00
Session 3 | Opening remarks
2020-12-11T12:40:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T13:05:00-08:00
Session 3 | Invited talk: Laura Waller, "Physics-based Learning for Computational Microscopy"
Laura Waller, Atilim Gunes Baydin
2020-12-11T13:05:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T13:15:00-08:00
Session 3 | Invited talk Q&A: Laura Waller
2020-12-11T13:15:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T14:45:00-08:00
Session 3 | Community development breakouts
2020-12-11T14:45:00-08:00 - 2020-12-11T15:15:00-08:00
Session 3 | Feedback from community development breakouts