By all accounts, the event, organized by Rangarajan, fellow Lehigh engineering faculty members Jeetain Mittal and Joshua Agar, and Payel Das of IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center, was a success.
“Attendees were impressed with the beauty of Lehigh’s campus, the spectacular setting for the conference, the list of speakers, and the diversity and range of topics,” says Mayuresh V. Kothare, chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. “It’s an example of how I-DISC is promoting new knowledge by creating new networks of professionals in these complex domains.”
The second workshop in the series, scheduled for early Fall 2019, will focus on machine learning topics related to robotics, automated control, and dynamical systems.
Story by Christine Fennessey
Photos by Kate Duffy Photography
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