2020 Digital Twin Forum Keynote Speakers Announced

ASSESS: Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering Software Strategies to enable a significant increase in usage and benefit of these technologies.

ASSESS: Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering Software Strategies to enable a significant increase in usage and benefit of these technologies.

ASSESS Initiative, a multi-industry initiative to facilitate enablement that will vastly increase the availability and effectiveness of engineering simulation, announces the keynote speakers for the 2020 Digital Twins Forum, July 7-8 at the Georgia Tech Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory.  

The first speaker is Dimitri Mavris, Ph.D., director of the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory & Boeing Chaired Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the Boeing chaired professor of Advanced Aerospace Systems Analysis in Georgia Tech’s School of Aerospace Engineering, Regents Professor, and an S.P. Langley NIA distinguished professor. Additionally, he is the director of its Georgia Tech Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL) and executive director of the Professional Master’s in Applied Systems Engineering program.

For the past 25 years, Prof. Mavris and ASDL have specialized in the integration of multidisciplinary physics-based modeling and simulation tools. ASDL’s signature methods streamline the process of integrating parametric simulation toolsets and enable huge runtime improvements that facilitate large scale design space exploration and optimization under uncertainty. 

The second speaker is Robert Hester, Ph.D., professor of Physiology, H.C. Simulation, and University of Mississippi Medical Center.Dr. Robert Hester is also the interim chair of the Department of Data Sciences, Director of the Center for Computational Medicine and a Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor. 

Dr. Hester’s research focus is the development of HumMod and other integrative physiological models for understanding human physiology. His current work focuses on using the large scale integrative physiology model, HumMod, for “in silico” clinical trials.       

“We are honored to have Dr. Mavris and Dr. Hester as our keynote speakers for the upcoming Digital Twins Forum,” says Joe Walsh, CEO, and co-founder of the ASSESS Initiative. “We look forward to their insights on how Digital Twins can be used and are being used in widely varying applications.” 

The 2020 Digital Twins Forum will be held at the ASDL offices on the Georgia Tech Campus for a two-day caucus. Attendance at the Digital Twins Forum is limited to 50 attendees and is by invitation only.  Registration for the 2020 Digital Twins Forum is now open.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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