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October 2020

SIG Seminar: “A History of Crowd Simulation and Rendering at Pixar”

October 9 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This talk will cover how Pixar's crowds pipeline evolved from "A Bug's Life" to "Onward", and how the studio's artists and engineers refined and re-invented their tools over the years to create memorable animated crowd scenes.  We'll cover the progression from finite state machine control, to agent based crowd simulation, to sketch based workflows, using case studies from Pixar's feature films.

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PICS Seminar: “Scaling down the laws of thermodynamics”

October 9 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Zoom – Email CIS for link, cherylh@cis.upenn.edu

Abstract: Thermodynamics provides a robust conceptual framework and set of laws that govern the exchange of energy and matter. Although these laws were originally articulated for macroscopic objects, nanoscale systems also exhibit “thermodynamic-like” behavior – for instance, biomolecular motors convert chemical fuel into mechanical work, and single molecules exhibit hysteresis when manipulated using optical tweezers. To what extent can the laws of thermodynamics be scaled down to apply to individual microscopic systems, and what new features emerge at the nanoscale? I…

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PSOC Webinar: “Manipulating Macrophage Signaling” (Meghan Morrissey)

October 12 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Manipulating Macrophage Signaling - How macrophages measure 'Eat me' and 'Don't eat me' signals" Physical Sciences in Oncology Center PSOC@Penn Fall 2020 Webinar Series Mondays @ Noon (EST) For webinar links, please contact manu@seas.upenn.edu

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MEAM Seminar: “Real-Time Reduced Order Modeling using Time-Dependent Basis: Applications in Turbulent Flows and Combustion”

October 13 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Zoom – Email MEAM for Link, peterlit@seas.upenn.edu

The question of "what set of basis functions should be used?" is of fundamental importance to scientific computing. The performance of different choices of basis is assessed primarily by the rate of convergence and robustness. However, when the one-dimensional basis is extended to higher dimensions d, the computational complexity increases exponentially with respect to d. This fundamental challenge has been dubbed the curse of dimensionality and it is one of the greatest impediments to solving many important problems in science…

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ESE Seminar: “Data-driven Decision Making and Estimation in CPS/IoT Networks”

October 13 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Zoom – Email ESE for Link jbatter@seas.upenn.edu

The modern instantiation of a sensor network is a cyberphysical (CPS) system where CPS subsystems can be interconnected by a shared communication network of limited bandwidth. A common problem in CPS networks is the sensing and communication of spatio-temporal signals. However, there are fundamental differences between estimation (sensing) and communication. For example, the type of signal one would design to optimize sensing is very different from that for optimized communication. In this talk, we explore some of these differences and…

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CBE Seminar: “Fuels and Chemicals Decarbonized”

October 14 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Zoom – Email CBE for link

Abstract Fuels based on hydrocarbons, taken together with the processing of raw hydrocarbons into chemicals, account for about half of the United States’ CO2 emissions. Efforts to lessen the CO2 footprint of these activities have the potential to make a significant impact on total greenhouse emissions. We focus on taking CO2 and – with energy supplied by low carbon/renewable electricity – turning it into fuels and fuel additives such as methane, ethanol, and propanol. I will update on progress in…

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MSE Seminar: “The interplay between phase transformation and deformation mechanisms in multicomponent metal alloys”

October 15 at 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Phase prediction in multicomponent alloys remains one of the most fundamental challenges. Navigating the vast compositional space of these alloys requires a predictive capability to efficiently guide alloy discovery and microstructure design. Recently, Dr. Ghazisaeidi has developed a Multicell Monte Carlo (MC)^2 method, based on first-principles calculations, to study phase formation in multicomponent alloys. This method is particularly powerful when applied to multicomponent systems, for which phase diagrams do not exist. First, she introduce the (MC)^2 method and present its…

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SIG Seminar: “Uncertainty-Driven Geometry Reconstruction and Understanding”

October 16 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Zoom – Email CIS for link, cherylh@cis.upenn.edu + Google Map

Choosing suitable data representations is one of the most critical topics when installing machine learning on 3D data. This talk discusses several recent works on utilizing uncertainty as a lens to develop suitable data representations and formulations for geometry reconstruction and understanding. We will discuss both theoretical results and applications in multi-scan registration, pose estimation, and scene understanding.

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PICS: “C++ Workshop”

October 17 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Zoom – Email CIS for link, cherylh@cis.upenn.edu

The Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS) is proud to host a C++ workshop on Saturday, October 17 from 10:00am – 3:30pm via Zoom. This one day workshop will teach students the basic skills needed to program in C++. We ask that anyone who attends has at least one year of prior programming experience in any language. You must click here and RSVP to attend this event. The class will be capped at 30 people. Students enrolled in the PICS…

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PSOC Webinar: “A three dimensional extracellular matrix supports organoid phenotype by reducing cortical actin tension to maintain endoplasmic reticulum function” (FuiBoon Kai)

October 19 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

“A three dimensional extracellular matrix supports organoid phenotype by reducing cortical actin tension to maintain endoplasmic reticulum function” Physical Sciences in Oncology Center PSOC@Penn Fall 2020 Webinar Series Mondays @ Noon (EST) For webinar links, please contact manu@seas.upenn.edu

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