2nd US-Japan Workshop on Data-Driven Fluid Dynamics

Dates: September 5-7, 2022
Location: Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel, Kobe, Japan

Over the past two decades, the fluid dynamics community has enjoyed the advancement in computational, experimental, and theoretical techniques to analyze a variety of fluid flows. Developments in computational and experimental hardware, numerical algorithms, and unsteady measurement techniques have enabled not only detailed analysis of flow physics but also initiated cross-talks amongst the various disciplines of fluid mechanics. With these powerful toolsets now available, the fluid dynamics community has started to examine complex flows with high levels of unsteadiness, nonlinearity, and multi-scale dynamics. However, there still exist limitations on how modern analysis techniques can be applied to specific fluid dynamics problems. Theoretical and computational approaches are often limited to relatively simple flows at low Reynolds numbers, while practical applications require extension to more complex unsteady and turbulent flows. Extending the current state of the art in flow analysis to higher Reynolds number flows requires tackling high-dimensional physics and the associated big-data from numerical simulations or experimental measurements. Some of the recent innovations in data science may hold the key to address these issues. The aim of this workshop is to gather fluid dynamics and data science experts from their respective areas and discuss their ongoing progress and challenges in emerging analysis techniques, including data science, computational & theoretical fluid dynamics, and advanced experimental diagnostic methods, that can be shared with others to facilitate breakthroughs as a community. This event will stimulate discussions and collaborations between members of the research communities to identify key areas that can make the largest impact and to offer a vehicle to further strengthen research collaborations across the Pacific. Following the success of the first "US-Japan Workshop on Bridging Data Science and Fluid Mechanics," we are holding the second workshop now entitled "US-Japan Workshop on Data-Driven Fluid Dynamics."

Target Areas

Data-inspired techniques for fluid dynamics, including but not limited to data-driven analysis, modeling, estimation, and control of fluid flows.

Workshop Program

Full workshop booklet (includes schedule and title/abstracts; updated: Aug 22, 2022) - [pdf]

Workshop Location

Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel [website]
Kobe, Hyogo, Japan


Kunihiko Taira (UCLA)
Kozo Fujii (Tokyo University of Science)
Koji Fukagata (Keio University)
Masamichi Nakamura (Morgenrot)
Taku Nonomura (Tohoku University)
Steve Brunton (University of Washington)
Maziar Hemati (University of Minnesota)


This workshop is an invitation-only event due to space limitation. Please contact K. Taira for details. The list will be updated in May. (Updated: July 20, 2022)

Yoshiaki Abe (Tohoku University)
Kei Ambo (Honda R&D)
Dave Amels (Intelligent Light)
Byungjin An (Ebara)
Hessam Babaee (University of Pittsburgh)
Ryan Carr (AOARD)
Jiro Doke (Mathworks)
Kozo Fujii (Tokyo University of Science)
Koji Fukagata (Keio University)
Kai Fukami (UCLA)
Susumu Goto (Osaka University)
Hiroshi Gotoda (Tokyo University of Science)
Michael Graham (University of Wisconsin)
Maziar Hemati (University of Minnesota)
Tomoyuki Hosaka (Hitachi)
Traian Iliescu (Virginia Tech)
Michio Inoue (Mathworks)
Anya Jones (University of Maryland)
Yoshinobu Kawahara (Kyushu Univ/RIKEN)
Soshi Kawai (Tohoku University)
Yoimi Kojima (JAXA)
Petros Koumoutsakos (Harvard University) - keynote speaker
Steve Legenski (Intelligent Light)
Rajat Mittal (Johns Hopkins University)
Takemasa Miyoshi (RIKEN) - keynote speaker
Takayuki Nagata (Tohoku University)
Kumi Nakai (AIST)
Masamichi Nakamura (Morgenrot)
Yuki Nakamura (Honda R&D)
Akira Namatame (AOARD)
Taku Nonomura (Tohoku University)
Fortunato Nucera (Honda R&D)
Shigeru Obayashi (Tohoku University)
Kie Okabayashi (Osaka University)
Yuya Omichi (JAXA)
Yasuo Sasaki (Tohoku University)
Koma Sato (Hitachi)
Koji Shimoyama (Tohoku University)
Douglas Smith (EOARD)
Kunihiko Taira (UCLA)
Tomoaki Tatsukawa (Tokyo University of Science)
Atsushi Toyoda (Intelligent Light)
Aiko Yakeno (Tohoku University)
Chi-An Yeh (North Carolina State University)


We thank the generous support from:

Army Research Office
Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development
Ebara Corporation
Hitachi Ltd.
Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Intellient Light

Staying in Kobe


As of June 16, 2022, entry to Japan is restricted. If you are a non-Japanese citizen, you must obtain a visa to enter Japan (unless you are visiting for official government business). Please see the email from K. Taira for detailed information. Official guidelines can be found here (as of June 15, 2022; make sure to check for the latest information): [website 1, website 2].


We will have a limited number of special-rate rooms at the conference hotel. Details on lodging will follow. Attendants are also welcome to make his/her own accomodations through Expedia or Jalan.


Train Station: Sannomiya Station (local), Shin-Kobe Station (Shinkansen)

Airports: You can reach Kobe using international airports in Osaka/KIX (closer) and Tokyo/HND or NRT (more flights from the US). You can take the bullet train from Tokyo to Shin-Kobe. There is also a domestric airport in Kobe. See the linked pdf for some additional information on reaching the conference venue. [PDF]

Last Workshop (2018)

1st US-Japan Workshop on Merging Data Science and Fluid Mechanics (March 26-28, Tokyo, Japan) - [link]


For questions, contact Kunihiko Taira (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA, ktaira@seas.ucla.edu).