The combination of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with machine learning (ML) is a recently emerging research direction with the potential to enable the solution of so far unsolved problems in many application domains. Machine learning is already applied to a number of problems in CFD, such as the identification and extraction of hidden features in large-scale flow computations, finding undetected correlations between dynamical features of the flow, and generating synthetic CFD datasets through high-fidelity simulations. These approaches are forming a paradigm shift to change the focus of CFD from time-consuming feature detection to in-depth examinations of such features, and enabling deeper insight into the physics involved in complex natural processes.
The workshop is designed to stimulate this research by providing a venue to exchange new ideas and discuss challenges and opportunities as well as expose this newly emerging field to a broader research community. It brings together researchers and industrial practitioners working on any aspects of applying ML to the CFD and related domains, in order to provide a venue for discussion, knowledge transfer, and collaboration among the research community.