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Maplesoft e-Symposium Series - Industry experts share their experiences and expertise on new developments in engineering and mathematics

These webinars offer an opportunity for you to listen to industry leading professionals from some of the most prominent organizations in the world. Throughout the series these industry experts will share their experiences and expertise on a variety of topics. Get valuable information about important new developments in the field of engineering and mathematics. As new live E-Symposiums become available, they will be posted here.

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Past E-Symposium Webinars

The Evolution of Multi-Domain Modeling and Simulation
Dr. Richard Gran, President and CEO
Mathematical Analysis Company
During this presentation, Dr. Richard Gran will discuss the importance of the new multi-domain techniques that are being developed in the industry today. He will draw on his past experiences to illustrate the evolution of multi-domain modeling and simulation over 5 generations. Examples he will discuss include the Lunar Excursion Module from the 1960s; the Tokamk Fusion Test Reactor Hardware from the 1970s; the X-29, a forward swept wing aircraft design from the 1980s; a magnetically levitated train design from the 1990s; and a home heating system model from the current decade.

Computer Algebra's Deep Dark Secrets… or… Why won't Maple do this &%*#@ thing?!?
Dr. Stephen Watt, Professor, Department of Computer Science
University of Western, Ontario, Canada
How does Maple do its magic? In less than a second, it can compute algebraic answers to problems that would have taken a human hours or even days. Of course the related question is why won’t Maple do this seemingly simple operation when it's such an obvious step? This engaging Webinar deals with these fundamental questions and more. Dr. Watt, a renowned authority in symbolic and algebraic computing and one of the true creative thinkers of the field offers us a unique and accessible look at the inner workings of symbolic computation and the related field computer algebra. No, they are not the same thing and you’ll find out why.
Friday Specials!
Professor Jack Weiner, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
"Friday Specials!": another great idea from one of the most creative math professors in the business. Professor Jack Weiner from the University of Guelph is renowned for his energy, creativity, and an effervescent style second to none.
Physics-based Plant Modeling for Automotive Control Design
Dr. Ken Butts, Executive Engineer
Toyota Technical Center
Over the past 15 years, the automotive industry has succeeded in addressing the need for fast and effective design, simulation, and development of control systems through “off-the-shelf” software tools. Companies such as Toyota have led the adoption of such tools and the concept of Model-Based Design. In this e-Symposium, Dr. Ken Butts of the Toyota Technical Center, USA presents some of the physical modeling challenges facing the company today and its vision for the future development of Rapid Plant Modeling methodologies based on symbolic computation.
Challenges and Solutions in Implementing Technology in Distance Education in (STEM) Programs
Dr. Annette M. Burden, Interim Distance Learning Director, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics, Youngstown State University
Distance education programs have become a key dimension in collegiate education and society’s need for rich lifelong learning is demanding an ever higher quality in these programs.
Rapid Prototyping of Advanced Mechatronic Systems
Dr. Jacob Apkarian, Founder and CTO
Quanser Inc.
The ‘traditional’ definition of rapid prototyping is the automatic construction of physical objects using solid freeform fabrication. The concept of rapid prototyping however need not be limited to the physical realm.
Now That Machines Do Math, What Do Teachers Teach?
Dr. John Kenelly, Alumni Distinguished Professor
Clemson University, Treasurer of the Mathematical Association of America
More and more the manipulation in mathematics is done by a machine and users are forced into using their energy in design and interpretation vs. past energy that was spent on “working the problem” How does that change teaching?
Advanced Research Techniques in Mechatronics: Vehicle Dynamic Modeling in Steer-By-Wire Systems
Dr. Venkat Krovi, Director of Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics Laboratory
SUNY Buffalo
Today’s vehicles are demanding increasingly sophisticated models in order to complete the design and prototyping process in a timely manner. Automotive OEMs continue to look to new-generation modeling, simulation, and control techniques to provide them with an analytical and competitive edge. This e-Symposium presents the work of Dr. Venkat Krovi, of the State University of New York, and his innovative application of new design software tools to accelerate the model development process and simultaneously increase model fidelity.