Computational Math Colloquium • From Sorcery to Science: How Hollywood Physics Advances Computational Engineering
Eitan Grinspun, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
Blockbuster films depend on computational physics. The focus is on models that capture the qualitative, characteristic behavior of a mechanical system. Visual effects employ mathematical and computational models of hair, fur, skin, cloth, fire, granular media, and liquids. This is scientific computing with a twist. But techniques developed originally for film can also advance consumer products, biomedical research, and basic physical understanding.
Master’s Thesis Presentation • Artificial Intelligence — Applications of Artificial Intelligence to the NHL Entry Draft
Brandon Alcox, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
This thesis investigates the application of various fields of artificial intelligence to the domain of sports management and analysis. The research in this thesis is primarily focused on the entry draft for the National Hockey League, though many of the models proposed may be applied to other sports and leagues with minimal adjustments.
Eunsol Choi, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science
University of Washington
Real world entities such as people, organizations and countries play a critical role in text. Reading offers rich explicit and implicit information about these entities, such as the categories they belong to, relationships they have with other entities, and events they participate in.