Prof Karen Willcox: The predictive power of digital twins

From Saturday Morning, 10:05 am on 13 April 2024

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New Zealand born Aerospace engineer Karen Willcox is on the frontline of the rapidly developing field of digital twins.

Digital twins are two-way data driven virtual representations that predict real world outcomes, with applications spanning aviation, aerospace, medicine and climate change.

Willcox is director of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. Willcox spent 17 years as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she served as the founding co-director of the MIT Center for Computational Engineering.