Mathematical Biology Seminar

Speaker: 
Pake Melland
Topic: 
Exploring national labs as an applied mathematician: My summer as a guest scientist

Abstract: 
In the previous week Nick Connolly discussed working in industry as a pure mathematician.  As an alternative to traditional industry, national labs offer an intermediate step, of sorts, between academia and industry.  In this talk I will discuss the opportunity I had to work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory with funding through the NSF-MSGI program https://orise.orau.gov/nsf-msgi/ . I will first discuss the application and selection process (at least how I experienced the process as an applicant).  Then I will discuss the working experience at the lab and the expectations of graduate students through the NSF-MSGI program.  Finally, I will briefly describe my work at the lab giving a conceptual overview of hybrid models which incorporate machine learning into physical models.

Event co-sponsored by The Sloan Center of Exemplary Mentoring at the University of Iowa.

Event Date: 
September 23, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:20pm
Location: 
214 MLH
Calendar Category: 
Seminar
Seminar Category: 
Mathematical Biology