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Navigating the Emerging Landscape of Computational Mechanics

Krishna Garikipati, University of Michigan

Arif Masud, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The landscape of Computational Mechanics has always been dynamic. This is true especially today. The field sees new horizons in artificial intelligence, data-driven science, precision medicine, advanced manufacturing to name just a few. Broader themes of digital twins and cyber-physical systems cut across these horizons. Altogether, the computational mechanician is presented with an array of scientific opportunities. How to navigate this landscape for optimal scientific and professional rewards is a question on the minds of virtually every member of the community. This special symposium will feature invited talks and a panel discussion featuring experts from academia, national laboratories and federal agencies addressing opportunities in this emerging landscape, and thoughts for how to navigate it.