AI4Science @ Caltech


  • Wednesdays at Noon

    AI4Science Office Hour

    AI4Science Office Hours are held on an approximately bi-weekly basis during the academic year. Come by and have a casual chat with our volunteers on AI/Science related topics! To receive information about upcoming Office Hours as well as other AI4Science events, subscribe to our mailing list.

FRIdAy, OCTOBER 25, 2019

Caltech, Bechtel Dining Room and Outdoor Vicinity (map)


Logan Cross

Graduate Student
Computation and Neural Systems

Wei Gao

Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering

Viviana Gradinaru

Professor of Neuroscience and Biological Engineering;
Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute;
Director, Center for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

Wolfgang Hoenig

Postdoctoral Scholar in Aerospace

Ravi Lanka

Research Technologist
Machine Learning and Instrument Autonomy Group
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Vikram Ravi

Assistant Professor

Adam Wierman

Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences;
Executive Officer for Computing and Mathematical Sciences;
Director, Information Science and Technology

Yisong Yue

Assistant Professor
Computing and Mathematical Sciences


8:30am Check-In & Continental Breakfast
9:00am Opening Remarks [slides] [video]
9:10am Keynote by Yisong Yue [slides] [video]
  Short Technical Talks
10:15am Viviana Gradinaru [slides] [video]
10:45am Wolfgang Hoenig [slides] [video]
11:15am Ravi Lanka [slides] [video]
11:45am Wei Gao [slides] [video]
12:15pm Lunch
  Short Technical Talks, continued
1:45pm Logan Cross [slides] [video]
2:15pm Vikram Ravi [slides] [video]
2:45pm Adam Wierman [slides] [video]
3:15pm Closing Remarks

Organizing Committee

Anima Anandkumar

Bren Professor
Microsoft and Sloan Fellow
Computing and Mathematical Sciences

Yisong Yue

Assistant Professor
Computing and Mathematical Sciences


  • June 21, 2019

    Advanced Deep Learning & Tensor Tutorial

  • March 8, 2019

    PyTorch Tutorial

  • October 5, 2018

    Hands-On Tutorial on Deep Learning and Tensors

  • August 1, 2018
    Inaugural Workshop

About the AI4Science Initiative at Caltech

Across science—from astrophysics to molecular biology to economics—researchers are overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data they are collecting. But, this problem is better viewed as an opportunity since, with the right computing resources and algorithmic tools, scientists might unlock new insights from the swathes of data to carry their field forward.

AI4Science (or artificial intelligence for science) is an initiative at Caltech led by Anima Anandkumar and Yisong Yue that aims to bring together AI researchers with experts from other disciplines to push modern AI tools into every area of science and engineering. Launched in the summer of 2018, the initiative organizes talks, courses, and tutorials aimed at training researchers from across the scientific spectrum in the theory and practice of machine learning algorithms. During the academic year, weekly AI4Science office hours also allow researchers to ask computer scientists for help—hopefully stimulating new interdisciplinary research at Caltech. Additionally, seed grants for researchers applying AI to new applications in the sciences are allocated yearly through the Carver Mead New Adventures Program.

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