Applied Mathematics Intern (3-6 Months) - Physics Informed Machine Learning Model for Numerical Simulation
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Numerical simulation remains the only reliable method to predict the future state of a system - be it weather, fluid flow, landing on Mars or physics powered realistic gaming. A reservoir simulator is used to model fluid flow in porous media for various applications including carbon capture and storage and geothermal energy systems. The drawback of these methods is that they are computationally extremely slow and hence not practical for many realistic workflows. In this project, you will work on developing a machine learning model that is trained on the physics rather than data alone. These models are estimated to be orders of magnitude faster than the conventional simulators. Once the model is trained, it will replace the simulator in workflows with heavy computational loads.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
As part of the numerical simulation team you will work on developing a physics informed machine learning model using autoencoder architecture. This model will be trained on data generated by a numerical simulator. You will also integrating this model in full workflows and show that the workflows can be run orders of magnitude faster. You will exclusively work with Python and TensorFlow and get opportunities to deploy ML pipelines on Azure cloud.
Penultimate or final year student, studying towards Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field.
Experience in one of the following would be advantageous:
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