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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19: Attend the Pownall Lecture featuring Wilkes grad David Yaron

Wilkes University Presents the Inaugural Henry J. and Linda C. Pownall Lecture in Chemistry

“Using Machine Learning to Improve Quantum Chemistry and to Advance Student Learning”

Presented by David Yaron, PhD
Wednesday, Oct 19 at 7 pm
Stark Learning Center 105

Learn more about how data science impacts two distinct research areas that address long-standing challenges in chemistry: quantum chemistry and student learning. Tools of deep machine learning can help develop low-cost quantum chemistry models that are both computationally fast and accurate. In student learning, open learning initiatives gather millions of records on how students learn chemistry, critical in helping to improve teaching and learning.

This lecture is free and open to the public.
Learn more and register online. Walks in welcome.

About the Speaker
David Yaron is a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. He received a B.S. in chemistry from Wilkes College in 1983, a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1990 and completed postdoctoral work at MIT before joining Carnegie Mellon in 1992.

About the Lecture
The Pownall Lecture in Chemistry was established thanks to Henry J. and Linda C. Pownall. Dr. Henry Pownall graduated from Wilkes College in 1967 with a master’s degree in chemistry. He earned his doctorate from Northeastern University in physical chemistry with postdoctoral fellowships in molecular spectroscopy at the University of Houston, and biochemistry at Baylor College of Medicine with an emphasis on lipid metabolism.