Big Data Challenges for Predictive Modeling of Complex Systems 

November 26-30, 2018  |  The University of Hong Kong


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Poster Presentation


Location: Library Extension Building LE5

Morning Session Chair:  ProfYanzhao Cao, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University

9:00 - 9:45

KEYNOTE TALK: Dr. Marius Stan, Program Lead, Intelligent Materials Design, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Title: Improved Thermodynamic Models of Complex Materials

Abstract | Video | Slides

9:45 - 10:15

Speaker: Prof. Yang Xiang, Dept. of Mathematics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Title: The Effect of Randomness on the Strength of High-Entropy Alloys

Abstract | Video | Slides

10:15 - 10:45      

Speaker: Prof. Jiguang Wang, Division of Life Sciences and Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Title: Modeling Tumor Evolution Informs Precision Cancer Medicine

Abstract | Video | Slides

10:45 - 11:00 BREAK, Atrium

11:00 - 11:45

KEYNOTE TALK: Prof. Michael K. Ng, Chair Professor in Mathematics, The Hong Kong Baptist University

Title: Robust Tensor Completion and its Applications

Abstract | Video | Slides

11:45 - 12:15

Speaker: Prof. Yiwen Wang, Dept. of Electronic and Computer Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Title: Tracking Neural Plasticity in Motor Cortex for Brain Machine Interfaces

Abstract | Video | Slides

12:15 - 1:30

LUNCH (Click for list of places to eat)

Afternoon Session Chair: Prof. Eric Cancès, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and INRIA Paris

Location: Main Building G/F - MBG07

1:30 - 2:15

KEYNOTE TALK: Prof. Nicholas Zabaras, Center for Informatics and Computational Science, University of Notre Dame

Title: Physics-Informed Learning for Multiscale Systems

Abstract | Video | Slides

2:15 - 2:45

Speaker: Prof. Walter Scheirer, Dept. Of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Title: Statistical Methods for Open Set Recognition

Abstract | Video | Slides

2:45 - 3:15

Speaker: Prof. Sheung Chi Phillip Yam, Dept. of Statistics, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Title: Control-Boosting Algorithm

Abstract | Video | Slides

3:15 - 3:45 BREAK, Atrium

3:45 - 4:15

Speaker: Prof. Alexandros Taflanidis, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Title: Enhanced Decision Support for Resilience to Natural Hazards at Multiple Scales

Abstract | Video | Slides

4:15 - 4:45

Speaker: Prof. Aijun Zhang, Dept. of Statistics and Actuarial Science, The University of Hong Kong

Title: A Constructive Approach to Explainable Neural Networks

Abstract | Video | Slides

4:45 - 5:15

Speaker: Prof. Dik Lun Lee, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Title: Big Data Challenges in Recommendation Systems

Abstract | Video | Slides