ALCF Digital Twins Webinar on April 19: How HPC is Personalizing the Future for Complex Systems

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April 17, 2023 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility will host a live streamed webinar on digital twins and HPC on Wednesday, April 19 from 3 to 3:40 pm Eastern Time. The webinar will be presented by Karen E. Willcox, director of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, associate VP for research, and professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin.

Registration is here.

Themes of the webinar include: can you imagine one day having a dynamically evolving virtual replica – a digital twin – of yourself that your doctor could use to drive personalized decisions to optimize your health? In engineering, digital twins are used to drive predictive maintenance decisions for aircraft. This talk will discuss the high-performance computing and computational science that goes into creating digital twins, and look at directions for this technology in engineering, geosciences and medicine.

Wilcox also is external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Prior to joining the Oden Institute in 2018, she spent 17 years as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she served as the founding co-director of the MIT Center for Computational Engineering and the associate head of the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Willcox’s research has produced scalable computational methods for design of next-generation engineered systems, with a focus on model reduction to learn principled approximations from data and on multi-fidelity formulations to leverage multiple sources of uncertain information.

She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, fellow of SIAM and aellow of AIAA. In 2017 she was appointed Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to aerospace engineering and education.

The Supercomputing Spotlights webinar series is presented by the SIAM Activity Group on Supercomputing (SIAG/SC, as part of new initiatives that focus on raising awareness of HPC opportunities.