Montag, 3. Mai 2021

[HIForum] [Kolloquium] Informatisches Kolloquium (Online) am Montag, den 10.05.2021, 17:15 *** Dr. David Greenberg

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Dies ist eine Einladung zum Informatischen Kolloquium am Montag, den 10.05.2021 um 17:15 Uhr

Die Veranstaltung findet bis auf weiteres online statt. 

Der Vortrag mit dem Titel „Guiding Scientific Simulators with Machine Learning“ wird von Dr. David Greenberg (Helmholtz Zentrum Hereon Geesthacht) gehalten.

Das Kolloquium wird online mit Zoom abgehalten. Die Zugangsdaten finden Sie unten.



This is an invitation to the next informatics colloquium (online) on Monday, 10. May 2021, at 17:15.

The talk is entitled „Guiding Scientific Simulators with Machine Learning“ and will be given by Dr. David Greenberg from Helmholtz Centre Hereon Geesthacht.

The colloquium will be held online using zoom. You will find the access data below.



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Meeting ID: 937 3517 4299

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Im Namen des Kolloquiumkomitees

On behalf of the colloquium committee

Carolin Psyk



Dr. David Greenberg

Guiding Scientific Simulators with Machine Learning



Simulations are a powerful tool for combining and exploring scientific insights, and their predictions generalize better to new scenarios than non-physical data-driven aproaches. However, the problem of assimilating noisy and incomplete observations of the simulated system to constrain parameters or initial conditions is challenging, since for many important simulators the data likelihood is intractable. I will describe two recent machine learning-based approaches addresing this problem: Bayesian inference with normalizing flows and optimization with differentiable emulators. Both of these approaches use model simulations as training data, allowing the machine learning model to benefit from the scientfic insight used to design the simulator.



After a studying mathematics at Brown University, David Greenberg completed his PhD in computational neuroscience and computer vision at the Caesar research institute, Bonn. After completing a Postdoc on simulation-based inference at TUM, he joined Helmholtz Zentrum Hereon in Geesthacht in 2020 as a young investigator group leader, developing machine learning methods for Earth science. His work combines data-centric and physics-based approaches to forecasting, model tuning and uncertainty quantification.


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