Research Day – April 5

On this week’s Research Day we have a public program item:

Wednesday, April 5, 2023:

14:00    Mohanamuraly Pavanakumar (CERFACS)

                Learning stable and accurate numerical schemes for time dependent PDEs (abstract below)


Machine learning (ML) has begun to deeply penetrate the field of numerical computation of partial differential equations(PDEs), especially time-dependent

ones. There is significant buzz around completely replacing traditional numerical

schemes with ML. Yet we find no objective or systematic study on why ML is superior

to existing numerical methods. The scepticism of pure ML approaches revolves around

the problem of stability/generalisability and numerical analysis is an indispensable

tool to address both. In this talk, I will outline our work on the Machine-Learned

Two-step Taylor Galerkin Convection (ML-TTGC) scheme developed at CERFACS. Using a

hybrid approach of coupling standard numerical schemes (TTGC) with ML, we achieve

better stability and generalisability and can explain our improved results based

on numerical analysis. Results from the application of ML-TTGC to solve convection

and Burgers’ equation shows the value ML brings to the numerical PDE community.


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