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Coming in March - Dr. Hans Paerl

Dr. Hans Paerl
Friday, March 30, 2018
105 Cargill

Hans W. Paerl is the Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences.  Dr. Paerl will be joining us to talk about harmful algal blooms.  Check back for details in February.

Big Data in Water: Opportunities and Challenges for Machine Learning

Photo of Dr. Vipin KumarDr. Vipin Kumar
Friday, January 19, 2018
St. Paul Student Center, Northstar Ballroom

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Water resources worldwide are coming under stress due to increasing demand from a growing population, increasing pollution, and depleting or uncertain supplies due to changing climate in which drought and floods have both become more frequent. As domains associated with Water continue to experience tremendous data growth from models, sensors, and satellites, there is an unprecedented opportunity for machine learning to help address urgent water challenges facing the humanity. This talk will examine the role of big data and machine learning can play in advancing water science, challenges faced by traditional Machine learning methods in addressing the domain of water, and some early successes.

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The goal of the new Headwaters Lecture series is to bring internationally known scholars to discuss frontier research issues with the University water community.