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Tuesday October 13, 2020 - Workshops

Workshop 07 - 14:00 to 15:30

Digital twin in medicine: are we [im] patients?
Chared by Philippe Gesnouin Project Officer EIT Health and EIT Digital, Inria

Digital and Hybrid Twins of Human Models
By Francisco Chinesta, Directeur scientifique, ESI Group

Last century engineering was based on physics-based models efficiently manipulated by techniques of applied mathematics. Despite of a certain euphoric period, many applications resisted the application of that virtual paradigm because of three main reasons:

  • the computational complexity;
  • the model’s reliability;
  • the too vast parametric space to be explore.

Bioengineering and biomedicine were confronted simultaneously to the three just referred difficulties.

At the beginning of the third millennium, a new paradigm emerged, the one related to the data-driven modelling and decision-making, and in many cases data-driven replaced some inefficient physics-based models in a variety of applications, where advanced machine learning techniques reached unimaginable performances.

However, sometimes data is not so abundant, and learning must be performed online under the stringent real-time constraints. It was in that situation that a new hybrid paradigm irrupted, that enables models becoming more accurate when enriched with data, and data becoming smarter when driven by models. Biomechanics, bioengineering and biomedicine found an excellent potential within that hybrid  extremely-powerful framework.  

Biography  : Francisco Chinesta is currently full Professor of computational physics at Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology (Paris, France), Honorary Fellow of the “Institut Universitaire de France” – IUF- and Fellow of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering. He is the president of the ESI Group scientific committee and director of its scientific department. He was (2008-2012) AIRBUS Group chair professor and since 2013 he is ESI Group chair professor on advanced modeling and simulation of materials, structures, processes and systems. He received many scientific awards (among them the IACM Zienkiewicz, the ESAFORM, …) in four different fields: bio-engineering, material forming processes, rheology and computational mechanics (with pioneering contributions in Model Order Reduction and Engineered Artificial Intelligence, both integrated in the so-called Hybrid paradigm of Simulation Based Engineering). He is author of more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and more than 600 contributions in conferences. He is president of the French association of computational mechanics (CSMA) and director of the CNRS research group (GdR) on model order reduction techniques in engineering sciences. He is editor and associate editor of many journals. He received many distinctions, among them the Academic Palms, the French Order of Merit, … in 2018 the Doctorate Honoris Causa at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and in 2019 the Silver Medal from the French CNRS.

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