Agenda

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Hackathon

9:15 Shuttle pickup at Courtyard Boulder

9:35 Shuttle pickup at Homewood Suites to NCAR

10:00 - 10:30 Arrival at NCAR Mesa Lab: registration, coffee and introduction

10:30 - 12:30 Session 1

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch (provided) and discussion of initial results

1:30 - 3:00 Session 2

3:00 - 3:15 Coffee break

3:15 - 5:00 Session 3

5:00 - 6:00 Group presentations and closing

6:15 Shuttle departs NCAR for Homewood Suites and Courtyard Boulder

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

7:30 Shuttle pickup at Courtyard Boulder

7:50 Shuttle pickup at Homewood Suites to NCAR

8:15 - 8:45  Registration and continental breakfast

8:45 - 9:00  Opening remarks

9:00 - 10:00  Invited talk: Qi (Rose) Yu: Deep Learning for Large-Scale Spatiotemporal Data

10:00 - 10:30  Coffee break

10:30 - 11:30  Invited talk: Eric Maloney: Critical challenges in the simulation of tropical clouds and climate

11:30 - 1:00  Group photo, then lunch (cafeteria serves food from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

1:00 - 2:00  Invited talk: Gustau Camps-Valls: Unsupervised Deep Feature Learning with Sparse Codes and Gaussianization

2:00 - 3:00  Poster introductions (1 minute each)

3:00 - 3:30  Break

3:30 - 4:00  Spotlight presentations (2 @ 15 min)

3:30 - 3:45 Sijie He: Land climate prediction using sea surface temperatures

3:45 - 4:00 Sookyung Kim: Deep-Hurricane-Tracker: Tracking Extreme Climate Events

4:00 - 5:00 Invited talk: Lucas Joppa: AI for Earth

5:00  Poster session and reception, Mesa Lab Cafeteria

7:00 Shuttle departs NCAR for Homewood Suites and Courtyard Boulder

 

Friday, September 21, 2018

7:30  Shuttle pickup at Courtyard Boulder

7:50 Shuttle pickup at Homewood Suites to NCAR

8:15 – 8:30  Continental breakfast

8:30 - 9:30  Invited talk: Julien Emile-Geay: Paleoclimate informatics: enabling knowledge discover about past climates

9:30 - 10:15  Spotlight presentations (3 @ 15 min)

9:30 - 9:45 Trevor Harris: Evaluating proxy influence in data assimilation based climate field reconstructions using data depth

9:45 - 10:00 Gabriela Aznar Siguan: Modelling socio-economic impacts of weather and climate with CLIMADA

10:00 - 10:15 Malcolm Itter: Methods to filter weather data using ecological memory functions

10:15 - 10:45  Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45  Invited talk: Christopher Wikle: Using parsimonious “deep” models for efficient implementation of multiscale spatio-temporal statistical models applied to long-lead forecasting

11:45 - 12:15 Industry panel

  • Steve Sain, Jupiter Intel
  • David Hall, NVIDIA
  • Kalai Ramea, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
  • Jason Hickey, Google

12:15 - 1:30  Lunch (cafeteria serves food from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. [not 1:30] on 9/21 due to the Up the Hill race)

1:30 - 2:00  Spotlight presentations (2 @ 15 min)

1:30 - 1:45 Xavier-Andoni Tibau: SupernoVAE: VAE based Kernel-PCA for analysis of spatio-temporal earth data

1:45 - 2:00 Savini Samarasinghe: Causal discovery in the presence of latent variables for climate science

2:00 - 3:00  Panel

3:00 Extra UCAR Shuttle departs Mesa Lab for King Soopers shopping center

3:00 - 3:30  Hackathon presentation

3:30 Extra UCAR Shuttle departs Mesa Lab for King Soopers shopping center

3:30  Closing remarks

3:45  Community-building via hiking around NCAR

There will be no afternoon transportation provided, please make your own arrangements.