Illinois GIS Day 2021: Machine Learning for Climate and Environmental Sciences: Advances and Challenges
From Michael Minn
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Dr. Arindam Banerjee, Founder Professor, Department of Computer Science, the University of Illinois, delivered the keynote address at Illinois GIS Day on 17 November, 2021.
Vast amounts of spatially indexed data are being routinely collected for a variety of climate and environmental science problems. With the tremendous advances in machine learning (ML) especially over the past decade, the hope is that such ML methods will in turn help make advances on these key scientific problems. In this talk, I will share some progress we have made over the past decade in applying ML methods to problems in climate and environmental sciences. I will also discuss some key challenges in applying modern ML methods to such scientific problems. Finally, I will briefly discuss the ongoing TorchGeo project, which is combining the power of modern ML with geospatial data.</li>