Update: Online Workshop: Digital Twins

DIGITAL TWIN Interest Group

A Google group (mailing list) was created to facilitate the exchange of ideas and resources. It is open to everyone in the Texas A&M system. You can follow this link to join the group. The recorded presentations will be posted on this page soon.


According to the Digital Twin Consortium, a Digital Twin (DT) is a virtual representation of real-world entities and processes, synchronized at a specified frequency and fidelity. The concept of DT can be traced back to the numerical simulation of physical systems, where theory- and/or data-driven methodologies were adopted to make predictions. With the rapid development of sensing, communication, and computing technologies, DTs have been developed and used to simulate real-world conditions with real-time data, improve operations, and enable optimizations at various scales. 

This informal workshop is intended to help identify and bring together members of the academic community at Texas A&M who are interested in studying and building digital twins. Through the exchange of ideas and results, we hope to foster coherent research efforts that can lead to scientific and engineering advances and enhance competitiveness for external funding.

No registration is required to attend. The workshop will comprise (1) Short invited talks from Texas A&M speakers with plenty of time for technical discussion; (2) A round table discussion to identify challenges and opportunities for digital twins and devise strategies to strengthen Texas A&M’s ability to address them.

The workshop is brought to you with support from the Texas A&M Department of Visualization, Texas A&M Institute of Data Science, the Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center, and Texas A&M High Performance Research Computing. Please feel free to contact Dr. Jian Tao if you have any questions or suggestions.


8:30 AM Organizers Welcome remarks
8:50 AMWalt Magnussen Jr5G Support for Digital Twins – What Does it Mean?
9:10 AMLisa PerezTexas A&M High Performance Research Computing (HPRC) Resources to
Build Your Digital Twin Faster
9:30 AMAndre ThomasRapid highly scalable high-fidelity digital replica creation of the built environment
9:50 AMZheng O’NeillTowards Smart and Connected Buildings and Cities: Intelligent Building Operations
for Efficient, Resilient and Healthy Buildings
10:10 AMWei YanAugmented Reality for Digital Twins: from LEGO to Buildings
10:30 AMBreak
10:50 AMXinyue YeDigital twin for urban disaster science
11:10 AMZhe ZhangUrban Computing Cyberinfrastructure: Visualizing Human Sentiment
using Social Media and Augmented Reality
11:30 AMJean RagusaProgress towards a digital twin for radiation source accountancy and control
11:50 AMJian TaoA virtual 3D Environment for self-driving Cars
12:10 PMBreak
1:00 PMTim MclaughlinConsiderations for VIsual Fidelity in the Representation of Digital Twin Environments
1:20 PMYoungjib HamDigital Twin for Smart City Resilience and Age-friendly Communities
1:40 PMXin LiDigital Reconstruction and Modeling of Incomplete Visual Data for Forensic Restoration
2:00 PMSatish BukkapatnamDigital Twin for Quality and Integrity Assurance in Smart Manufacturing
2:20 PMJinsil Hwaryoung SeoInteractive Immersive Environments in Medical and Nursing Education
2:40 PMBreak
3:00 PMJuan A. LandivarIn-Season Management of Agriculture Crops Using “Digital Twins” Models
3:20 PMRui TuoGaussian Process Based Surrogate Models
3:40 PMEduardo GildinModel Reduction as an Enabler for Digital Twins in Reservoir Simulation
4:00 PMAkram AbuodehA Short Overview of Simulations Activities
4:20 PMEveryoneRoundtable discussion
4:40 PMOrganizersWrapup