Magic 2020

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Virtual Event
September 29 – October 1, 2020
Madison, WI

Central time – Chicago

TRACK 1: Machine-Ground Interaction Consortium (MaGIC)  Organizer: Dan Negrut, UW-Madison

Tuesday, September 29

8:00am-8:15am Welcome and Logistics, Professor Dan Negrut, UW-Madison
8:15am-8:40am Practical Coarse Graining of Granular Materials, Professor Ken Kamrin, MIT
8:40am-9:05am Robotic Simulation in Chrono: State of the Art and Perspective, Alessandro Tasora, University of Parma, Italy
9:05am-9:30am Locomotion on and with Granular Media, Professor Dan Goldman, Georgia Tech
9:30am-9:50am Break
9:50am-10:15am Fluid-Solid Interaction with Proteus and Chrono, Dr. Chris Kees, US Army, ERDC
10:15am-10:40am Fidelity, Realism, and Parameterization of Models for Soil-machine Interaction, Professor James Paul Hambleton, Northwestern
10:40am-11:05am Multibody Simulation Platform for Amazon Scout, Kishor Bhalero, Amazon
11:05am-11:30am Off-road autonomous Vehicle Simulation in Chrono, Professor Dan Negrut, UW Madison
11:30am-12:15pm Lunch Break
12:15pm-1:00pm Detecting Changes in Complex Environments Professor Becca Willet, University of Chicago  (Keynote)
1:00pm-1:45pm Planning Transportation Capacity at Amazon Russell Allgor, Chief Scientist, Amazon (Keynote)
1:45pm-1:55pm Break
1:55pm-2:40pm Computational Imaging of Cellular Signatures,  Kevin Eliceiri, UW-Madison (Keynote)
2:40pm-3:00pm Supporting Current and Future Researchers Through Data and Software Cyberinfrastructure, Stefan Robila, Program Director, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation
3:00pm-5:00pm Poster Session

Wednesday, September 30

8:00am-8:30am State of the Simulation-Based Engineering Lab, Dan Negrut, UW-Madison
8:30am-8:45am Machine Learning with GymChrono & PyChrono, Simone Benatti, PhD Italy
8:45am-9:00am Chrono::Sensor For Robotics & Autonomous Vehicle Simulation, Asher Elmquist, SBEL PhD Student 
9:00am-9:15am SynChrono for Multi-agent Autonomous Vehicle Simulation: Jay Taves, SBEL MS Student
9:15am-9:30am Chrono Granular, Luning Fang, SBEL PhD Student
9:30am-9:45am Using Continuum Representations for Granular Material Dynamics: Wei Hu, SBEL Post-Doc Student
9:45am-10:00am Multi-phase Flows with Chrono:: FSILijing Yang, SBEL PhD Student
10:00am-11:00am Q&A Session: Chrono Development Team
11:00am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm-2:30pm Tutorial Chrono::Sensor, Asher Elmquist & Han Wang
3:00pm-5:00pm Tutorial Chrono::FSI, Wei Hu & Lijing Zhang

Thursday, October 1

8:30am-10:30am Overview of Chrono, Radu Serban
10:30am-12:30pm Tutorial PyChrono & GymChrono: Support for AI & ML in Chrono, Simone Benatti & Alex Pletta
12:30pm-1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm-3:00pm Tutorial SynChrono: Support for Multi-Agent Simulations for on/off-road Autonomy, Jay Taves, Aaron Young, Yan Xiao
3:00pm-5:00pm Tutorial Chrono::Granular, Luning Fang, Ruochun Zhang, and Jason Zhou