Weinan E, Princeton University, USA

2020.10.02 15:00-16:00

Room 300, No. 5&6 Science Building, Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

The heart of machine learning is the approximation of functions using finite pieces of data. This is one of the main pillars of computational mathematics. Thus it is not surprising that the success of machine learning in dealing with functions in very high dimensions has opened up some brand new territories in computational mathematics, with potentially unprecedented impact for years to come.

In the first part of this talk, I will review some of the most exciting advances of using machine learning to address problems in scientific computing and computational science.

In the second part of this talk, I will discuss how machine learning can be formulated as a problem in computational mathematics and how ideas from numerical analysis can be used to understand machine learning as well as construct new machine learning models and algorithms.

Weinan E, mathematician, is mainly engaged in the research of machine learning, computational mathematics, applied mathematics and their applications in the fields of mechanics, physics, chemistry and engineering. In 1999, he became a professor of the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and Computational Mathematics of Princeton University. In 2011, he was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2012, he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

- Institute of Natural Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
- Ministry of Education Key Lab in Scientific and Engineering Computing
- Shanghai Center for Applied Mathematics (SJTU Center)
- School of Mathematical Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong Unviersity
- Wu Wen-Tsun Center of Mathematical Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong Unviersity
- Center of Mathematical Foundation of AI, Shanghai Jiao Tong University