UQ: Engineering and Renewable Energy Opening Workshop - September 19-21, 2011

Workshop Information

September 19, 2011 - 8:00am - September 21, 2011 - 12:00pm

General Information

The Opening Workshop for the Engineering and Renewable Energy theme of the SAMSI program on Uncertainty Quantification will be held on Monday-Wednesday, September 19-21, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel in Research Triangle Park, NC. The location is in close proximity to SAMSI.

From Monday to mid-day Wednesday, invited speakers will give presentations.  There will be a poster session and reception on Monday, September 19. Additional activities will be organized later during the week at SAMSI for initial working group meetings. This workshop also immediately precedes the Opening Workshop for the Geosciences part of the SAMSI UQ program and will kick off a series of activities for the whole year.



To begin the application process login and register, then click on "Apply for workshop" at the top of this page.  Be sure to click on the green "Sign Up" button at the end of the application form.

This form also includes the application for financial support. You will be notified as soon as possible after your application if your participation will be possible; regrettably, limited seating will preclude acceptance of all applications. New researchers (graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in the early stages of their careers) and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The application/registration deadline is August 19, 2011. Note, however, that capacity might be reached before this deadline. Also, any application that requests support for expenses should typically be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance of the workshop.

After SAMSI has accepted your participation in the workshop, you may access the payform here.

Please make reservations at the Radisson RTP as soon as possible. The SAMSI room block and rate ($109) is effective until August 19. After this date, there is no guarantee a room will be available.  If you have a change in plans, individual room reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival. Check-in is at 3:00 PM; check-out is 12:00 noon.

If you need further information please send an email to [email protected].


Monday, September 19, 2011
Radisson RTP

8:00-8:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Welcome; Program Description
  Application Oriented Talks
9:00-9:45 Renewable Energy: Marija Ilic (Carnegie Mellon)
Toward Qualitative and Quantitative Sustainability Models of Electric Energy Systems
9:45-10:30 Materials: Greg Olson (Northwestern)
Probabilistic Materials Science: From Genome to Flight
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Nuclear Energy: Rose Montgomery (TVA)
Nuclear Fuel Performance, Simulation and UQ
11:45-12:30 Engineered systems: Sankaran Mahadevan (Vanderbilt)
12:30-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:30 Sustainability: Thomas Russell (NSF)
NSF Sustainability Activities from the Perspective of the Mathematical Sciences
2:30-2:45 Organization of Break Out Session
2:45-4:30 Breakout (all themes)
  Renewable Energy - Room E
  Nuclear Energy - Room H
  Sustainability - Room D
  Materials - Room G
  Engineereed Systems - Room F
4:30-5:30 Reconvene and Report on Themes
5:30-5:45 Poster Advertisements
6:00-8:00 Poster Session and Reception

SAMSI will provide poster presentation boards and tape. The board dimensions are 4 ft. wide by 3 ft. high. They are tri-fold with each side being 1 ft. wide and the center 2 ft. wide. Please make sure your poster fits the board. The boards can accommodate up to 16 pages of paper measuring 8.5 inches by 11 inches.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Radisson RTP

8:15-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
  Methodology Oriented Talks
9:00-9:45 Renewable Energy: Joseph DeCarolis (NCSU)
Approach to Uncertainty Analysis with an Energy Economy Optimization Model
9:45-10:30 Materials: Wing Kam Liu (Northwestern)
Archetype-Blending Stochastic Multiresolution Theory for Materials Design
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Nuclear Energy: Hany Abdel-Khalik (NCSU)
Uncertainty Quantification and Sensitivity Analysis Methodologies in Nuclear Reactor Calculations
11:45-12:30 Engineered systems: Robert Moser (UT Austin)
Quantifying Uncertainty in Simulations of Complex Engineered Systems
12:30-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:30 Sustainability: Anna Nagurney (U. Mass. Amherst)
Methodology with Applications
2:30 -2:45 Break
2:45-4:30 Breakout (all themes)
  Renewable Energy - Room E
  Nuclear Energy - Room H
  Sustainability - Room D
  Materials - Room G
  Engineereed Systems - Room F
4:30-5:15 Reconvene and Report on Themes

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Radisson RTP

8:15-9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Working Group Formation and Initial Meeting
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Working Group Reports
12:00 Lunch