Digital Twins: More than a Buzzword

Monday, February 6, 2023 at 12:00pm

Fulton Hall, 227
301 W. 14th St., Rolla, MO, 65409

Missouri S&T Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science's seminar speaker this upcoming Monday 2/6 will be Dr. Matthew Bonney 

We welcome alumni, students, faculty, and staff to join us on Monday at 12pm in Fulton 227!

Digital Twins in recent years have reached the peak of Gartner hype cycle and its currently in the trough of desillusionment. Researchers (and more specifically companies) have exclaimed the potential benefits of digital twins with very few able to deliver on these promises. Because of this, funding agents, reserchers, and the public have started to associate digital twins with buzzwords and snake oil. This seminar presents a breif history of the development of digital twins, some of the core concepts, and modern interpretations being researched and sold, including proprietary and opensource solutions for various industrial sectors. One particular focus of this seminar is the differentiation between digital twins and traditional approaches such as IoT platforms and calibrated models. 


Dr. Bonney is an expert on multidisciplinary digital twins working on some of the largest digital twin research projects in the UK at the Univeristy of Sheffield. He focuses on the development of the open-source, interoperable, and accessible digital twins for a wide variety of systems ranging from civil structures to aerospace systems. Additionally, he oversees multi-univeristy project coordination for the UKRI funded project Digital Twins for Improved Dynamic Design. Dr. Bonney previously worked at the French Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission developing tools to evaluate seismic reliablitity of nuclear reactor core components. He received his Ph.D (2017) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison while working at Sandia National Labroatory studying stochastic reduced order models of aerospace components. 

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