I am excited that the thesis committee (Professor George Deodatis, Professor JS Chen, Professor Richard Regueiro, Professor Marco Giometto and myself) have approved our team member Nick Vlassis's PhD dissertation "Towards Trustworthy Geometric Deep Learning for Elastoplasticity". Nick will continue to collaborate with us on the DOE NNSA project "Center for Micromorphic Multiphysics Porous and Particulate Materials Simulations with Exascale Computing Workflows (MSC)" (by led University of Colorado Boulder) as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist .
Nick's work focuses on formulating geometric learning tasks to create meta-models that generate interpretable constitutive laws from MD, DNF, DEM and experimental data across different length scales, often with physical constraints that often involves higher-order derivatives (see list of publication below). During PhD study, Nick has been awarded the Mindlin Scholarship by the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and a few NSF travel fellowships to conferences.
Congratulations for the well-deserved distinction, Nick! We are looking forward for your outstanding contribution to the DOE NNSA project!
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