Jul 27 – 31, 2020
Virtual event
Europe/Berlin timezone

Discovering the governing PDE of an active nematic system from video data

Jul 27, 2020, 7:30 PM
1h
Poster Posters 1

Speaker

Connor Robertson (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Description

Within each animal cell is a complex infrastructure of microtubules and motor proteins that translate energy from ATP cycles into a complex fluid flow. Although this process is vital for intracellular transport of nutrients, a quantitative mathematical model for this system remains elusive. Recent experimental work has produced high-resolution video of this system and made possible attempts to derive a model directly from data. In this poster, I will discuss the application of a data-driven model discovery method called ”PDE-Find” to this complex system. I will describe the accuracy and robustness of PDE-Find for the simplified task of reconstructing a proposed model from simulation data and discuss the corresponding challenges. I will also propose methodologies for overcoming those challenges and future steps to utilize the experimental data.

Primary author

Connor Robertson (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Co-authors

Dr Travis Askham (New Jersey Institute of Technology) Dr Anand Oza (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Presentation materials