Computing in Engineering Forum 2021


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Virtual Event
September 21 – 23, 2021
Madison, WI

For a showcase of emerging computing technologies, cutting edge AI research, networking opportunities and posters from UW-Madison’s best computing students, don’t miss the Computing in Engineering Forum!

Keynote Speakers:

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Karen Willcox, University of Texas-Austin

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Karen E. Willcox is Director of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Associate Vice President for Research, and Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds the W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Simulation-Based Engineering and Sciences and the Peter O’Donnell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Computing Systems. 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 Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the founding Co-Director of the MIT Center for Computational Engineering, and the Associate Head of the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She is also an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Willcox holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and masters and PhD degrees from MIT.

Her research has produced scalable computational methods for design of next-generation engineered systems, with a particular focus on model reduction as a way to learn principled approximations from data and on multi-fidelity formulations to leverage multiple sources of information in decision-making and uncertainty quantification

Geroge Karniadakis, Brown University


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George Karniadakis received his S.M. (1984) and Ph.D. (1987) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 1987 and subsequently he joined the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford / Nasa Ames. He joined Princeton University as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and as Associate Faculty in the Program of Applied and Computational Mathematics. He was a Visiting Professor at Caltech (1993) in the Aeronautics Department. He joined Brown University as Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Center for Fluid Mechanics and has been a full professor since 1996.  He has been a Visiting Professor and Senior Lecturer of Ocean/Mechanical Engineering at MIT since 2000. He was a Visiting Professor at Peking University (Fall 2007 & 2013) and he has had a joint appointment with PNNL since 2013.

His current research interests are on machine learning for scientific computing (Scientific Machine Learning), that is how to solve and discover new PDEs via deep learning, hence removing the tyranny of grids and using gappy data only.

Lee Redden, Blue River Technology


Lee Redden is the Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Blue River Technology, and chief scientist of John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions group. He specializes in computer vision systems for centimeter level plant-by-plant actions and weed removal. Since the Blue River acquisition, Lee has been focused on advanced control systems to make highly dynamic machines.

Laura Albert, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Professor Laura Albert’s research applies operations research methodologies to important societal applications.  Her primary methodological base is discrete optimization, including integer programming and Markov decision processes.  She has applied operations research methodologies to address public sector problems related to emergency medical services, homeland security, critical infrastructure protection, public safety, and disaster response and recovery.

List of 2020 Participating Organizations:

360 Med Care • Aarhus University •Advanced Science and Automation Corp. • Akamai Technologies • Amazon • Amcor • Aston University • Argonne National Laboratory • Arizona State University • ATA Engineering • Autonomous Solutions Inc. • British Aerospace Engineering • Caterpillar • CAVS-Mississippi State University • CIMSS/SSEC • Clemson University • CM Labs Simulations Inc. • Dow Chemical Company • DSIM TECH • Dynamic Dimension Technologies • Engys • ExxonMobil • Function Bay • Georgia Tech • Harley-Davidson Motor Co. • Herman Design Works •  Hexagon • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology • Illinois Institute of Technology • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis • ISAE Supaero • Jet Propulsion Laboratory • John Deere • Johns Hopkins University • MathWorks, McGill University • Michigan Technological University • MIT • Nevada Automotive Testing Center • National Science Foundation • NCD Technologies • Northwestern University • Louisiana State University • Ohio State University • OPPO US Research Institute • Oshkosh Corporation • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory • RAMDO Solutions • Rutgers University • Simulation Based Engineering Lab •  Software Cradle • S. Africa Council for Scientific and Industrial Research • TOPS Lab • Universidad Austral de Chile • University of Iowa • Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo • University of British Columbia •  University of Chicago •  University of Parma • University of Wisconsin – Madison • UPC Barcelona • US Army GVSC Analytics • US Army Research Office • USACE Engineer Research and Development Center • Tesla • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) • Worcester Polytechnic Institute • More!

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