Synergies in Turbulent Natural Convection: Bridging Convolutional Neural Networks, Physics- Informed Machine Learning, and High-Performance Computing for improved modeling

30/06/2024 – 01/07/2024 all-day

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Laboratoire/Entreprise : LISN – UMR9015
Durée : 12 (+6)
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Date limite de publication : 2024-06-30

Contexte :
The mechanical engineering department of the LISN lab invites applications for a one-year postdoctorate position to conduct cutting-edge research at the intersection of turbulent natural convection, convolutional neural networks (CNN), physics-informed machine learning, and high-performance computing (HPC). The successful candidate will work on advancing the field of super-resolution analysis for turbulent fluid flows using innovative approaches based on numerical and
experimental ombroscopy techniques.

Supervision and research team

The Postdoc will work in collaboration with Didier Lucor and Anne Sergent from LISN, and Julien Salort and Francesca Chillà from the Physics Lab of ENS Lyon ( Thus, the research team is composed by physicist, fluid mechanics and artificial intelligence researchers from different laboratories, leading to a multidisciplinary project funded by ANR.


This project is funded by the ANR research project THERMAL.
The post-doctoral position is a one-year full-time appointment starting during 2024. Gross salary will depend on the experience of the candidate, up to approx. 40,000 €/year (net salary: up to approx. 32,000 €/year). The candidate will also benefit from French social insurance.
Within the framework of the ANR project THERMAL the postdoc will have funding for participation in conferences, publication fees and visits to Lyon lab. Moreover, the postdoc will have access to compute servers from University Paris-Saclay and GENCI national supercomputers.

Deadline for Applications: first semester 2024
The Postdoc is expected to start in 2024 (preferably during the first semester)

Application Process
Interested candidates should submit the following documents to and :
1. Curriculum Vitae (CV) including a list of publications.
2. Cover letter detailing the candidate’s research experience and interest in the position.
3. Contact information for three references.

Sujet :
The research will build upon recent surveys on machine-learning-based super-resolution reconstruction of turbulent flows. The candidate will explore and develop methods to enhance the resolution of turbulent flows through the application of CNN-based techniques, physics-informed loss
functions with access to direct numerical simulations databases produced with high-performance computing technologies on national supercomputers. The goal is to reconstruct instantaneous vortical
flows and temperature fields with high fidelity, even in scenarios with limited/partial training data and noisy inputs.

Key Responsibilities

1. Implement and refine machine-learning models, particularly CNN-based methods, for super-resolution reconstruction of turbulent flows.
2. Investigate the use of physics-informed loss functions and neural network structures to improve the accuracy and robustness of super-resolution models.
3. Collaborate with the lab team to integrate multi-scale filters, unsupervised techniques, and spectral properties into the super-resolution models.
4. Assess the robustness and sensitivity of models against noisy inputs, especially in the context of experimental measurements.
5. Contribute to the development of super-resolution models in wavespace for incorporating specific spectral properties.

Profil du candidat :
– Ph.D. in Computational Fluid Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering, Applied mathematics, Computer Science or a related field.
– Proven track record of publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals.

Formation et compétences requises :
– Strong background in machine learning, particularly convolutional neural networks.
– Experience in physics-informed machine learning and high-performance computing.
– Very good programming skills (e.g., Python, TensorFlow, PyTorch).

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LISN lab (CNRS & Université Paris Saclay):
The mechanical engineering department develops broad-spectrum research activities mainly in fluid mechanics and computer science. Over the last decade, expertise has developed at the interface of computational fluid mechanics, HPC and physics-informed machine learning, uncertainty
quantification and data assimilation techniques.

Document attaché : 202312141407_postdoc-anr-thermal_v2.pdf