Ostoja-Starzewski gives lecture as Rothschild Fellow at Isaac Newton Institute


Prof. Martin Ostoja-Starzewski gave his lecture within the institute's "Uncertainty quantification and stochastic modelling of materials" program.

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MechSE Professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski recently presented the Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellow Lecture within the institute’s “Uncertainty quantification and stochastic modelling of materials program. The program runs July 10 to September 1 at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellows give keynote seminars at the Institute and around the UK. The fellowships are supported by a generous endowment from the NM Rothschild & Sons to the Isaac Newton Institute to support visits from pre-eminent mathematicians around the world. 

The program “Uncertainty quantification and stochastic modeling of materials” is motivated by a challenge to predict the deformation or damage to soft manufactured and natural materials (e.g. plants, brain tissue or 3D printing composites). The commonly used deterministic mathematical modeling approaches do not account for the range in experimental data and may therefore misrepresent the location and extent of the deformation or damage. Stochastic methods provide a way to account for the uncertainties and can significantly improve predictions. However, the application of stochastic modeling to material deformation remains largely unexplored. A key aim of the program is to bring together international experts and young researchers interested in methodological advances and applications of uncertainty quantification to the stochastic modeling of materials.

Watch the Isaac Newton Institute’s interview with Ostoja-Starzewski:

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This story was published July 31, 2023.