Differentiable Physics: Computer Graphics as an Inductive Bias

Derek Nowrouzezahrai
McGill University
10.12.2021 15:30 to 17:00

IRB 4105

Also available on zoom- https://umd.zoom.us/j/4603492472
After briefly touring the increasing interplay between computer graphics and machine learning, I will highlight one recent path of growing intersection between these two communities: the development and application of differentiable simulators.Here, I make the specific claim that expertise and advances development in the computational physics, statistical and numerical methods, and — ultimately — computer graphics communities can lead to powerful inductive biases in physics-oriented learning tasks. I will survey the many reasons — motivated in part by a recent case study — for my excitement in maintaining and a research agenda that combines computer graphics-oriented methodologies to physics-based machine learning.