Issac Set for Live Streaming Presentation This Week as Part of SIAM CSE19 Best Paper Prize

Georgia Tech’s School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Assistant Professor Toby (Tobin) Isaac is one of 17 distinguished individuals being recognized this week at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19).

CSE19 has selected Isaac for a 2019 best paper prize for his work on identifying large-scale climate models of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, and will live stream the paper presentation from the conference Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. PT.

According to Isaac, “The talk focuses on building scalable and efficient algorithms for a large-scale model containing uncertain parameters. The idea comes from the fact we have uncertain measurements being gathered from satellites showing the movement of the ice sheets but no real measurements of parameters required to simulate this movement.”

“We want to make a form of predictive model that, rather than making a single projection, describes the range of possibilities due to uncertainty in the model and the data. We hope to apply these methods to real-world modeling which is helpful for large scale projection of climate models.”

Several Georgia Tech faculty members and CSE students, as well as School of Computer Science Professor Tom Conteare joining Issac at the five-day conference in Spokane, Washington.

Below is a list of Georgia Tech’s spotlight presentations, posters, and workshops being featured at SIAM CSE19 this week.


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