Schedule


Day 1: Wednesday, January 16th

9:00-9:30AM Check-in & Breakfast

9:30-9:35AM Welcome from Google - Sella Nevo

9:35-10:05 AM Google Keynote - Yossi Matias

10:05-10:15 AM Carla Bromberg - AI for Social Good Program

10:15-10:20 AM Rainier Aliment - Overview of Google University Relations

10:20-10:45 AM Coffee Break

10:45 -11:45 AM Introduction Sessions: ML for Hydrologists with Yishay Mansour | Flood Forecasting for CS with Peter Molnar

11:45-1:00 PM Lunch + Poster Session

1:00 - 2:15 PM Faculty and Googler Talks (15 minutes each)

Avinatan Hassidim - ML and Research across Domains

Daniel Wright - Generating large populations of synthetic rainfall events using remote sensing data and stochastic storm transposition

Dhanya C T - Satellite precipitation error characterization

Remko Uijlenhoet - Opportunistic sensing in hydrology: commercial microwave links, smartphones, personal weather stations and more

Sella Nevo - Overview of the Google Flood Forecasting Initiative

2:15-2:45 PM Coffee Break

2:45-4:00 PM Faculty and Googler Talks (15 minutes each)

Adrash M S - Speak about CWC and their efforts/challenges

Peter Salamon - Improving operational global flood risk management

Andras Bradossy - Similarity and dissimilarity of discharge series and their implications on discharge forecasting

Frederik Kratzert - LSTM as catchment aware (global) hydrological model

Vova Anisimov - Towards Hydraulic Modeling at Scale

4:00-5:00 PM Demos + Poster Session

5:15-6:00 PM Leave for dinner on shuttles

6:00-8:30 PM Dinner reception

8:30 PM Shuttle returns to Google

Day 2: Thursday, January 17th

9:00-9:30 AM Check-in & Breakfast

9:30-10:15 AM Faculty Keynote - Paul Bates - High resolution global flood inundation modelling

10:15-10:45 AM Coffee Break

10:45-12:00 PM Faculty and Googler Talks (15 minutes each)

Emmanouil Anagnostou - Hyper-Resolution Hydrologic Simulations at Global-Scale

Efthymios Nikolopoulos - Impact of rainfall and model uncertainty on flood prediction

Efrat Morin - Flood prediction challenges in dry climate regions

Stephan Hoyer - Improved PDE Solvers with Machine Learning

Ami Wiesel - River Discharge Estimation as a Low-Rank Matrix Optimization

12:00-1:15 PM Lunch + Poster Session

1:15-2:00 PM ML Consultation

2:00-2:30 PM Coffee Break

2:30-3:15 PM Faculty and Googler Talks

Zachary Flamig - The NASA GEO Global Flash Flood Prediction Project

Paola Mazzoglio - Extreme rainfall detection system based on both near real-time and forecast rainfall measurements

Jason Hickey - AI for Weather

3:15-3:30 PM Coffee Break

3:30 - 4:15 PM Panel Discussion: Challenges in Flood Forecasting

Paolo Burlando

Dawei Han

Peter Salamon

Tyler Erickson

4:15 PM Workshop Summary