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MEMS Seminar: Predicting Rare Events in Complex Dynamical Systems

Duke Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Dr. Tuhin Sahai | United Technologies Research Center

Modern day engineering systems can display a wide range of complex behavior that can make the design and analysis of robust systems particularly challenging. In particular, predicting the dynamic probability (along with the associated mechanism) of high consequence catastrophic events is especially germane to this setting. Accurate and efficient algorithms for the computation of rare events are critical for safe operation and design of such systems.

Tuhin Sahai is an Associate Director at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) where he leads multiple projects in the area of Applied Mathematics. He currently serves as a PI on the DARPA EQUiPS program where his project focuses on rare event estimation in complex systems. He also serves as a PI for the DARPA Lagrange program, where his team is building efficient algorithms for nonlinear mixed-integer programs. He previously has served as a PI for AFOSR's CCMI, DARPA GUARD-DOG and DARPA N7 programs. His research expertise lies in the areas of uncertainty analysis, dynamical systems, and scalable graph and data analytics. Sahai received the 2012 Technical Excellence Award, the highest individual award at UTRC.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 am.

Hosted by Dr. Wilkins Aquino.

Contact: Laura Dzwonczyk