Prof. Topper Gives Invited Lectures

April 20, 2018

Prof. Topper gave an invited lecture titled "Stochastic Searching and Machine Learning Methods for Acceleration and Analysis of Atomistic Simulations" at the College of New Jersey on April 18, 2018.

He was also invited to attend the Friedman Lecture at Brooklyn College in honor of Bruce Berne, a professor at Columbia, and gave a chalk talk on research he has been working on at an invitation-only mini-symposium at Columbia University on April 19-20, 2018.

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