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ICME Xpo Research Symposium

May 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:50pm

ICME's annual research symposium, Xpo, was held virtually on Thursday, May 28, 2020. This event was held for Stanford faculty, staff and students, and external partners of ICME.


Xpo Videos Available Here

Every May, ICME holds a Research Symposium, providing an up-close and inside look at current research and future plans for ICME faculty and students. ICME is engaged with over 50 faculty from 20-plus departments throughout Stanford. This is a unique opportunity to see how computational mathematics, data science, machine learning, scientific computing, and related fields are applied across a wide range of domain areas.


To see speaker abstracts and bios and to learn more about the research presented during Xpo, visit the Xpo 2020 Program Page



Thursday, May 28, 2020
9:00-12:50 pm PDT

9:00-9:20am Computational Math is Everywhere *video available here*

Presented by Prof. Gianluca Iaccarino, ICME Director

  • Update on ICME research, curriculum, and impact

9:20-10:00am Computational Math: Human Centered *video available here*

Moderated by Alison Marsden, Prof. of Pediatrics and Bioengineering

  • Gabe Maher, ICME PhD Student - "Acceleration and Geometric Uncertainty Quantification of Patient-Specific Cardiovascular Modeling with Neural Networks"
  • Julia Palacios, Prof. of Statistics and of Biomedical Data Science - "Phylodynamics of Covid-19"
  • Sylvia Plevritis, Prof. and Chair of Biomedical Data Science and of Prof. of Radiology - "Computational Modeling of Tumor Microenvironment Interactions"
  • Q&A

10:10-10:10am Break

10:10-11:00am Computational Math: Society Centered *video available here*

Moderated by Ashwin Rao, ICME Faculty 

  • Ashish Goel, Prof. of Management Science & Engineering - "Decision Making at Scale"
  • Allison Koenecke, ICME PhD student - "Racial Disparities in Automated Speech Recognition"
  • Alan Gous, ICME Faculty - "What’s the use of privacy?"
  • Peter Glynn, Prof. of Management Science & Engineering - "Analytics When the Data Quality is Bad: COVID-19 Hospital Operations"
  • Q&A

11:00-11:10am Break

11:10-11:50am Computational Math: Planet Centered *video available here*

Moderated by Prof. Gianluca Iaccarino

  • Catherine Gorlé, Prof. of Civil and Environmental Engineering - "Computational Wind Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities"
  • Rahul Sarkar, ICME PhD student - "Can a Quantum Computer Help in Creating a Sustainable Future?"
  • Biondo Biondi, Prof. of Geophysics - "Taking the Pulse of our Cities by Fiber-Optic Seismology"
  • Q&A

11:50-12:00pm Break

12:00-12:15pm AI for Good *video available here*

Karen Matthys, ICME Executive Director, External Partners and AI for Good Co-Instructor

  • Key takeaways from the ICME 2020 Seminar Class

12:15-12:40pm NeurIPS 2019 Highlights

*video available here* (begins at 14:32)

  • James Zou, Prof. of Biomedical Data Science - "How to Make AI Forget You? Adventures in Making Algorithms More Grown-Up."
  • ICME PhD Student Panel: Tetiana Parshakova, Junzi Zhang, and Ines Chami
  • Q&A

12:40-12:50pm Wrap-Up


Information for students found here».


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