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Heiland Lecture: Dr. Andrew Valentine
February 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
“What can the data science revolution do for geoscience?”
Dr. Andrew Valentine, Australian National University
The modern world is built on machine learning and data science: an explosion of research activity has resulted in mathematical tools that underpin financial trading, enable self-driving cars, and help you select films on Netflix. Supporting this is a wealth of innovative research within the fields of statistics and computer science. How can these ideas benefit geoscience?
In this talk I will highlight a variety of areas where ideas borrowed from data science have enabled something fundamentally new—from data processing through to earthquake early warning. Geoscience is data-rich, but we often cannot directly observe the systems we care about: we must work with incomplete, sometimes contradictory measurements made at the Earth’s surface and at the present time. The tools of machine learning are designed to help untangle this kind of puzzle, and will allow new insights into the workings of our planet.
4:00 p.m. at Coolbaugh Hall 209
Host: Professor Ebru Bozdag