Physics-informed machine learning and its real-world applications

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Advances in machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) are undoubtedly enabling significant breakthroughs in all areas of science and technology. ML/DL models, however, do not necessarily obey the fundamental governing laws of physical systems and often fail to describe and predict scenarios beyond the ones they have been trained on. In addition, training deep neural networks requires a huge amount of quality data, which is not always available for scientific problems. To solve these challenges, a new paradigm that integrates physical principles into ML models is emerging: physics-informed machine learning. Incorporating physics into ML models makes it possible to build physically consistent predictive models which are faster to train, more generalizable, interpretable, and trustworthy.

This Collection aims to gather the latest advances in physics-informed machine learning applications in sciences and engineering. Submissions that provide evidence of scalable, robust, and reliable physics-informed machine learning approaches for large-scale, real-world applications are particularly welcome.

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  • Eleni Chatzi

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland

  • Marta D'Elia

    Sandia National Laboratories, USA

  • Jian-Xun Wang

    University of Notre Dame, USA

Collections articles undergo Scientific Reports' standard peer review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. This includes the journal’s policy on competing interests. The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.

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