All presentations will be at the Center for Leadership and Ethics, located in Marshall Hall at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va. Parking at the conference is free.

For talks, participants should bring their presentations on flash drives or on their own computers.

Tutorial Sunday 5 June 1530-1730

"Filter Coefficient Representation of Inverse Heat Conduction Solutions"

Keith Woodbury and Hamid Najafi

Optional Walking Tour of VMI Sunday 1730-1800

Informal dinner (pay on your own) Sunday 1800

The Southern Inn, 37 South Main St., Lexington, Va.

Continental Breakfast Monday 6 June 0800-0830

Welcome and Introduction Monday 0830-0845

Brigadier General Jeffrey G. Smith, Deputy Superintendent for Academics and Dean of the Faculty, Virginia Military Institute

Keynote Presentation Monday 0845-0930

“Estimating Perfusion with a Combined Heat Flux and Temperature Sensor”

Brian Vick and Thomas Diller, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Thermal Application Methods (Chaired by Kevin Cole) Monday 0930-1030

“Sensitivity coefficients in heat conduction for short times using a boundary condition of the 6th kind”

Giacchetti Lorenzo and Filippo de Monte, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy


 “Overview of ASME V&V 20-2009, standard for verification and validation in computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer”

Kevin Dowding, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM


“Application of Bayesian Inference to Active Nitridation of Grapite by Atomic Nitrogen”

Paul T. Bauman, University at Buffalo, State University of New York Buffalo NY.

Coffee Break Monday 1030-1045

Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Inverse Problems (Chaired by Jessica Libertini) Monday 1045-1145

“Equal area rectangle tilings: an inverse problem on resistor networks”

Aaron Abrams Washington and Lee University, Lexington Va. and Richard Kenyon, Brown University, Providence, RI


“A two-step hybrid approach to 1-d formation inversion using adaptive wind driven optimization and Gauss-Newton method”

Zikri Bayraktar, Michael Thiel and Dzevat Omeragic, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, Cambridge Mass.


“Stabilized Richardson leapfrog scheme in explicit stepwise computation of forward or backward nonlinear parabolic equations”

Alfred Carasso, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md.

2017 Conference Announcement 1145-1155

Lunch Monday 1155-1300

Keynote Presentation (Dr. Javier Gazzarri - MathWorks) Monday 1300-1340

Analysis of Thermal Measurements (Chaired by Kevin Dowding) Monday 1340-1500

 “Inverse analysis of thermal barrier coatings for a homogeneous charge compression ignition engine”

Ryan O’Donnell, Tommy Powell, Mark Hoffman, Zoran Filipi, Clemson University, Clemson, SC


 “An inverse heat transfer for simultaneously estimating heat transfer coefficient, thermal conductivity and heat flux inside a melting furnace”

Mohamed Hafid and Marcel Lacroix, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec


“Reconstruction of the spatial distribution of the heat transfer coefficient for an array of air jets”

Arkadiusz Ryfa , Marek Rojczyk and Wojciech Adamczyk, Silesian University of Technology Gliwice, Poland


 “Accounting for ablation on the Mars Science Laboratory thermal protection system”

Robert McMasters, Jack Wilkins, Eric Johnson and Caleb Prather, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va.

Coffee Break Monday 1500-1515

Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Inverse Problems (Chaired by Troy Siemers) Monday 1515-1635

“Reconstruction and identification of characteristic sources in Helmholtz equation”

Roberto da Silva, Nilson Roberty, COPPE-UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Carlos Alves, CEMAT-IST, Lisbon, Portugal


“An A Priori approach to assessing a bayesian design-of-experiment procedure”

Samuel Grauer, P. Hadwin,  and K.  Daun, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont.


“On the solutions instability of the one class of Volterra equations of the first kind“

Anatoly Apartsyn, I. Sidler, Melentiev Energy Systems Institute, Irkutsk, Russia


“Optimal regularized inverse matrices for inverse problems”

Matthias Chung and Julianne Chung, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Transportation to Natural Bridge, Va. (provided as part of registration) Monday 1730-1800

Social Time- Natural Bridge, Va. Monday 1800-1830       

Symposium Banquet - Natural Bridge, Va. Monday 1830-2030

“Geological Perspectives on Virginia’s Natural Bridge - Engineering Geologic Evaluation of Rock Slope Stability at Natural Bridge, Virginia”

Presentation by Prof. Chester F. Watts, Department of Geology, Radford University,

Optional Evening Activities Monday 2030-2130

Access to the Natural Bridge Park, dramatic presentation under the Bridge, return transportation to VMI.

Continental Breakfast Tuesday 7 June 0800-0830

Keynote Presentation Tuesday 0830-0910

 “Optimal experiments for estimating thermal conductivity and volumetric heat capacity”

James Beck, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

Electrical Applications (Chaired by James Beck and Keith Woodbury) Tuesday 0910-1010

“Forward models for the electrocardiography problem: voltage sources versus current sources”

Kevin Cole, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln Neb., Y. S. Dogrusoz, Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, Turkey B. Cetin, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey


“A Filter Design for Reverse Engineering with Blind Deconvolution to Retrieve Unknown RDF/RTN Factors from SRAM Margin Variations”

Hiroyuki Yamauchi, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan and Worawit Somha, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand


Krylov Recycling for Uncertainty Quantification in Electrocardiographic Imaging”

Jessie France, and Chris Johnson, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Coffee Break Tuesday 1010-1025

Biological and Mechanical Systems Applications (Chaired by James Beck and Keith Woodbury) Tuesday 1025-1145

“Early detection of breast cancer through an inverse problem approach to stiffness mapping: preliminary results from tissue phantom experiments”

Lorraine Olson,  Robert Throne, Adam Nolte, Wanli He, Nicolae Iovanac, Thomas Janssen, Tressa Lauer, Xiaoyin Ling and Michael Samp, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Ind.


“Common midpoint and common offset in seismic imaging”

Raluca Felea, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY


omFBA: A novel computational platform to solve inverse problems in cell metabolism”

Weihua Guo and Xueyang Feng, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.


“Microbial growth parameters estimation at continuously changing food storage temperature conditions”

Kirk Dolan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. and Vasilis Valdramidis, University of Malta

Lunch Tuesday 1145-1245

Parameter Estimation (Chaired by Lorraine Olson and Filippo de Monte) Tuesday 1245-1425

“Retrieving thermal conductivity of the anisotropic solid body”

Wojciech Adamczyk, A. Ryfa1, Z. Bulinski1, Z. Ostrowski1, R.A. Bialecki, Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Thermal Technology, Gliwice, Poland.


“Estimation of kinetic parameters of anthocyanins and color degradation in vitamin C fortified cranberry juice during storage”

Sunisa Roidoung and Kirk D. Dolan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.


“A method for determining parameter sensitivity under static environmental conditions using microbial inactivation as a case study”

Kaitlyn E. Casulli, Bradley P. Marks, and Kirk D. Dolan, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.


 “Oxygen and free radical permeation through the interfacial materials in oil-in-water emulsion”

Rohan Tikekar, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.


“A simple method to measure water flow rates in pipes”

Forooza Samadi and Keith Woodbury, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Coffee Break Tuesday 1425-1440

Food Science Problems (Chaired by Kirk Dolan) Tuesday 1440-1540

“Development of dose-response models for predicting the relationship of human Toxoplasma gondii infection associated with meat consumption”

Abani Pradhan, and Miao Guo, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.


“Development of growth-survival models for S. enterica and L. monocytogenes during non-isothermal time-temperature profiles in leafy greens”

Abhinav Mishra and Abani K. Pradhan, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.


“Identifying and Modelling Meteorological Risk Factors associated with Preharvest Contamination of Listeria Species in Mixed Produce and Dairy Farms”

Hao Pang, Rachel McEgan, Shirley Micalef and Abani K. Pradhan, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

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