AK01 - AI, Computing and Thinking: Algorithmic Alloys for Advancing Scientific Discovery
DescriptionOur generation has experienced more than a billion-fold increase in computer hardware capabilities and a dizzying pace of acquiring and transmitting massive amounts of data. Harnessing this resource has introduced a new form of inquiry: Computing. Computing is transforming our Thinking for solving complex problems and it is fueling the Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution that is changing our world. I believe that we are at the dawn of a new era in science that would benefit from forming “alloys” of AI, Computing and Thinking. I will present two examples of this process: Learning the Effective Dynamics of multi-scale systems and a fusion of Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning and HPC for modeling and control of biological and turbulent flows. I will juxtapose successes and failures and argue that the proper integration of domain knowledge, AI expertise and Computing are essential to advance scientific discovery and technology frontiers.
TimeWednesday, June 289:00 - 9:30 CEST
Petros Koumoutsakos is the Herbert S. Winokur Jr., Professor for Computing in Science and Engineering and the Area Chair of Applied Mathematics at Harvard University. Petros held previously the Chair for Computational Science at ETHZ (2000-2020). He is elected Fellow of the the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Physical Society (APS). He is recipient of the ACM/SIAM Gordon Bell prize in Supercomputing (2013) and he is elected International Member to the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) (2013). His research interests are on the fundamentals and applications of computing and AI to understand, predict and optimize complex systems in engineering, nanotechnology, and medicine.