Novel techniques that combine human understanding with machine intelligence
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Center for Applied Scientific Computing

Explainable Artificial Intelligence

CASC is looking for creative team members at all stages of their careers. We invite you to browse the information below and apply to our open positions. Please contact us with any questions.

A key difference in how we in CASC use ML compared to the commercial sector is that a working model is rarely the ultimate goal. High-sensitivity predictive models lead to new insights and enable us to form new hypotheses about physical phenomena.

We are developing techniques that reveal the interpretable components in these often opaque models as well as approaches for effective communication between model and domain user. This strategy calls for novel techniques that combine human understanding and machine intelligence.

Explainable artificial intelligence (AI) lies at the intersection of ML, statistics, visualization, human–computer interaction, and more. This emerging research area is rapidly becoming not only a crucial capability for LLNL but also a core strength. CASC’s integrated research teams jointly tackle these challenges, earning widespread recognition for their contributions.

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Meet a Data Science Expert

Jay Thiagarajan’s research involves different types of large-scale, structured data that require the design of unique ML techniques.

Harsh Bhatia

Meet a Data Viz Expert

Harsh Bhatia, PhD, was a Lawrence Graduate Scholar and an LLNL postdoctoral researcher before joining CASC full time in 2017.

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AI and Aging Materials

AI-driven data analytics provide opportunities to accelerate materials design and optimization.

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AI Accelerators in HPC

CASC group leader Brian Van Essen talks to the Next Platform about the convergence of HPC and AI tech.