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Master’s Thesis Defense: Mr. Rishi Pawar

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Study of Machine Learning
Techniques for Dynamical System

Mr. Rishi Pawar
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Graduate Student

Dynamical Systems are ubiquitous in mathematics and science and have been used to model many important application problems such as population dynamics, fluid flow, and control systems. However, some of them are challenging to construct from the traditional mathematical techniques. To combat such problems, various machine learning techniques exist that attempt to use collected data to form predictions that can approximate the dynamical system of interest. This thesis will study some basic machine learning techniques for predicting system dynamics from the data generated by test systems. In particular, the methods of Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD), Sparse Identification of Nonlinear Dynamics (SINDy), Singular Value Decomposition (SVD), and machine learning regression will be studied. Such techniques provide alternatives to determine the dynamics of a system of interest without needing to resort to the computationally expensive elementary methods. From numerically testing a few linear and nonlinear systems of ordinary differential equations, it was observed that the methods of DMD and SVD could approximate linear systems effectively but performed poorly against nonlinear systems. The approach of machine learning regression proved effective for both linear and nonlinear dynamical systems

Committee Members:
Profs. Dexuan Xie (advisor), Istvan Lauko, and Gabriella Pinter

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May 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


The Department of Mathematical Sciences