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Henry Lam receives sponsored funding from NSF CAREER Award

IOE Professor Henry Lam receives sponsored funding from NSF CAREER Award| Short Read
EnlargePortrait of Henry Lam. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering.
IMAGE:  Henry Lam. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering.

Project Title: CAREER: Optimization­-based Quantification of Statistical Uncertainty in Stochastic and Simulation Analysis

Project Description: This Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award will create a systematic framework for designing, analyzing, and implementing statistical uncertainty quantification methodologies that effectively integrate data into stochastic and simulation analyses. The specific research objectives will cover the following four inter-connected problems: 1) Rare-event prediction and computation; 2) Propagation of input model errors in simulation analysis; 3) Calibration of stochastic input models from output data; and 4) Quantification and enrichment of the feasibility of obtained solutions in data-driven stochastic optimization. The research outcomes will aid in developing data-driven simulation-based tools for evaluating automated vehicle safety, provide reliable methodologies to assess risks and calibrate industrial simulation platforms, and equip next-generation engineers with multi-faceted perspectives in using computational and statistical tools that will benefit their future careers.

Portrait of Henry Lam. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering.
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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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