Month: April 2021

Quaisr: Digital twins for the machine-learning age

Omar Matar, CEO Quaisr, Vice Dean of Engineering and Professor of Multiphase Fluid Dynamics at Imperial College London.

Digital twins have been around for some time (in fact, the term ‘Digital Twin’ was coined in 2003 by Michael Grieves of Florida Institute of Technology) and are used in a variety of sectors, from manufacturing to energy to consumer goods. One way to define a digital twin, inspired by Arup, is a combination of computational models and a real-world system capable of monitoring, controlling, and optimising its functionality, of developing capacities for autonomy, and of learning from and reasoning about its environment through data and feedback, both simulated and real.