Plenary Lectures


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PROF. BRUNO SUDRET 
PROF. BRUNO SUDRET
Bruno Sudret is a professor of Risk, Safety and Uncertainty quantification at ETH Zurich since 2012. His teaching and research interests are computational methods for uncertainty quantification, reliability and sensitivity analysis, Bayesian approaches for model calibration and reliability-​​based design optimization, among others.
B. Sudret received a master’s of science from the Ecole Polytechnique (France) in 1993. He then obtained a master’s degree and a Ph.D in civil engineering from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France) in 1996 and 1999, respectively. Dr. Sudret has been working in probabilistic engineering mechanics and uncertainty quantification for engineering systems since 2000: first as a post-​​doctoral fellow at the University of Berkeley (California), then as a researcher at EDF R&D (the French world leader in nuclear power generation) where he was the head of a group specialized in probabilistic engineering mechanics (2001-​​2008). From 2008 to 2011 he has worked as the Director of Research and Strategy at Phimeca Engineering (France).
B. Sudret is the author and co-​author of more than 250 publications in journal and conference proceedings. He currently serves in the editorial board of Reliability Engineering and Systems Safety, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics and Structural Safety. He promotes the dissemination of uncertainty quantification techniques through the development of the software UQLabcall_made and the community platform UQWorldcall_made.

ETH ZÜRICH, DEPT. OF CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND GEOMATIC ENGINEERING

Surrogate models for uncertainty quantification in computational sciences



PROF. EMÍLIO CARLOS NELLI SILVA 
PROF. EMÍLIO CARLOS NELLI SILVA
Dr. Silva is Professor Titular of Department of Mechatronics and Mechanical Systems Engineering at Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. He obtained Bachelor and master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic School, USP, in 1990 and 1993, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, in 1998. During his Ph.D studies at U. of Michigan, he received two awards: Distinguished Achievement Award and Ivor K. McIvor Award, given in recognition of excellence of academic staff, and excellent performance in research, respectively. Dr. Silva has a productivity research fellowship from CNPq (Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development) level 1A. His research focused primarily in studying topology optimization methods applied to multiphysics problems, including fluidic systems such as blood pumps. Currently, he is also the Director of Engineering Program of Research Center for Gas Innovation (RCGI) (https://www.rcgi.poli.usp.br/pt-br/). As a result of the dissemination of his research work during his career, Dr. Silva has published 130 publications in indexed international scientific journals. Dr. Silva is a member of the editorial board of journals MRC, JSMO, IJSSD, IJCESM, and editor-in-chief of the journal “Polytechnica”. He was the “Chair” of the “MM&FGM2014” congress, held in Brazil, 2014. Dr. Silva acts as an ad hoc consultant for national and international funding agencies.

UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO, POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL

Incompressible Fluid Flow Design: a Topology Optimization Approach



PROF. JUNUTULA NARASINHA REDDY 
PROF. JUNUTULA NARASINHA REDDY
Dr. Reddy is a Distinguished Professor, Regents’ Professor, and inaugural holder of the Oscar S. Wyatt Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Dr. Reddy, an ISI highly-cited researcher, is known for his significant contributions to the field of applied mechanics through the authorship of 24 textbooks and over 800 journal papers. His pioneering works on the development of shear deformation theories (that bear his name in the literature as the Reddy third-order plate theory and the Reddy layerwise theory) have had a major impact and have led to new research developments and applications. Some of the ideas on shear deformation theories and penalty finite element models of fluid flows have been implemented into commercial finite element computer programs like ABAQUS, NISA, and HyperXtrude. In recent years, Reddy‘s research has focused on the development of locking-free shell finite elements and nonlocal and non-classical continuum mechanics problems involving couple stresses and damage and fracture in solids. Dr. Reddy has received numerous honors and awards. Most recent ones include: 2022 IACM Congress (Gauss-Newton) Medal, 2019 SP Timoshenko Medal from American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2018 Theodore von Karman Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the 2017 John von Neumann Medal from the U.S. Association of Computational Mechanics, the 2016 Prager Medal from the Society of Engineering Science, and 2016 ASME Medal from American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a member US National Academy of Engineering and foreign fellow of the Brazilian National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Royal Engineering Academy of Spain, the European Academy of Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

COMPUTATIONAL APPROACHES FOR ARCHITECTED MATERIALS AND FRACTURE IN SOLIDS

PROF. SILVANA MARIA BASTOS AFONSO DA SILVA 
PROF. SILVANA MARIA BASTOS AFONSO DA SILVA
Silvana Maria Bastos Afonso is a full Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil, where she is the co-Leader of the High Performance Computing on Computational Mechanics (PADMEC) group. She also has been a Research Fellow from the Brazilian National Scientific Research Council (CNPq) since 1999 and is she is a Permanent Member of the Graduate Program on Civil Engineering. Silvana has been a member of the Brazilian Association on Computational Methods in Engineering (ABMEC) since its foundation and she is also a member of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM). She has co-authored over 300 research publications in referred journals and in conference proceedings on different subjects. She supervised 135 students of different levels and currently there are 13 students under her supervision. Participant in more than forty awarded projects, mainly as coordinator. She graduated at Civil Engineering from Federal University of Pernambuco (1984), master‘s at Civil Engineering from Civil Engineering (1988) at PUC, Rio de Janeiro and Ph.D. at Civil Engineering from University of Wales – Swansea (1995). From (2002-2003) she did a Pos-Doc at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the Aeronautics and Astronautics department. She has experience in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, focusing on Methods of Synthesis and Optimization applied to the Mechanical Project, acting on the following subjects: surrogate methods, reduced basis method, optimization, shells. Also, about last fifteen years she has been applying optimization methodologies to solve Petroleum Reservoir Engineering problems. Integrity analysis, reliability analysis, maintenance of pipelines with defects and uncertainties considerations in the optimization of problems are other focus of her research in these days.

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PERNAMBUCO, DEPT. OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Reservoir Production Management and Pipeline Integrity Analysis: Strategies for Solving Computationally Challenging Problems.




Foz do Iguaçu - Paraná

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Foz do Iguaçu/PR

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Bourbon Cataratas do Iguaçu Resort

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