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Successes and Challenges in Applying M&S beyond the research lab. Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira LITE Chief Scientist W. Hansen Hall and Mary Officer Hall/BORSF Endowed Super Chair in Telecommunications University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Background. Early 90’s (Illinois) Developer of 1 st CAVE

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successes and challenges in applying m s beyond the research lab

Successes and Challenges in Applying M&S beyond the research lab

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira

LITE Chief Scientist

W. Hansen Hall and Mary Officer Hall/BORSF Endowed Super Chair in Telecommunications

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

background
Background
  • Early 90’s (Illinois)
    • Developer of 1st CAVE
    • Worked with NCSA and Argonne National Lab to introduce CAVE in scientific research
    • Worked with GM to introduce CAVE in industry
  • 1995-2006 (Iowa)
    • Academic:
      • Many projects with industry on the use of M&S (VR) for training applications
      • Research on educational applications
    • Entrepreneur:
      • Launched several companies/spin-offs focused on deploying M&S in industry (manufacturing)
      • Consulted for major Fortune 500 companies on good practices for M&S
  • 2006-Present (Louisiana)
    • Using M&S for economic development through research
    • Several M&S projects for training/ understanding effects on training
example 1 deere company
Example 1: Deere & Company
  • Develop and deploy virtual prototyping and immersive collaboration tools used in designing, analyzing, and evaluating John Deere products, manufacturing processes, and facilities completely within virtual environments.”
  • 1996 No M&S(VR) in company. Today over 30 installations world-wide across most activities in company
  • Standardized with VRJuggler enterprise-wide, as well as underlying hardware
example 2 p g
Example 2: P&G
  • Phased development
    • Phase 1 (2000-2002): Academic investigation
    • Phase 2 (2002/03): First Immersive VR System
    • Phase 3 (2005): Global Deployment
example 3 higher education
Example 3: Higher Education
  • Training For Field Experiences:
    • Use M&S (VR) to place students in the field
    • Perform activities to understand real phenomena as if they were in the middle of it
    • Phase 1: 2002-2006 – Meteorology:
      • Followed a class for 3 years evaluating learning outcomes
      • Groups using M&S showed significant learning improvements, as well as retention
    • Phase 2: 2007-present – Volcano education
    • Phase 3: 2008-present – Field experiences for Civil Engineering students
example 6 fire safety certification
Example 6: Fire Safety Certification
  • Combine M&S with Supercomputing to create a design and evaluation environment for building design and fire codes
  • Long-term goal: use these environments for fire safety certification
example 7 welder training
Example 7: Welder training
  • After Katrina: Louisiana has still today over 14,000 welding jobs open.
  • Community colleges can graduate approximately 800 welders/year
  • Physical equipment needed: 10-16 welding stations per school. Each station costs $100K to acquire plus $10K/year in operations plus specialized space in building
  • M&S utilized in early training: $3K to $5K per station. Minimal operation costs. Can be set in classrooms.  Reduce training timeline, increase number of students
state of louisiana support for tech transfer
State of Louisiana Support for Tech-Transfer
  • Workforce Development Department:
    • Specialized grants towards improvement on workers training and advanced certifications
  • Louisiana Board of Regents:
    • Seed funding towards research projects that can lead to economic development
  • Louisiana Information Technologies Initiative:
    • Seed funding to incentivize faculty to collaborate with industry partner in Information technology. Majority of grants at the University of Louisiana are for M&S
other efforts
Other efforts
  • Lafayette hosting IEEE VR 2009:
    • http://conferences.computer.org
  • Lafayette Digital Entertainment Day
    • More geared towards games, but also focused on education and training opportunities.
  • Louisiana Digital Entertainment Initiative
  • Digital Technologies & Creative Processes Initiative: State-funded review of current Gaming curricula in State and make recommendations on improvements based on industry needs.
challenges in advancement of m s
Challenges in Advancement of M&S
  • There is a lot of work to be done to deploy and make efficient use of M&S. Most of it is applied research
  • Who does this applied research?
    • R&D in industry is being reduced
    • Academics challenge to get funding from traditional sources for applied work
  • Not much efforts happening on developing some guidelines or standards to unify work and leverage a wide range of technologies
  • What do I buy?? Narrow solutions, targeting one problem, hard to expand to other problems
  • Finding talent for M&S
areas for potential congressional help
Areas for Potential Congressional Help
  • Develop incentives that support medium- and large-scale collaboration between academics and industry
  • Incentivize academic programs to incorporate skills needed for M&S, in particular STEM areas:
    • Universities need to understand that computer science is much more than enterprise computing
  • Incentivize development of domestic talent
  • Keep in mind small companies and entrepreneurial initiatives
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Successes and Challenges in Applying M&S beyond the research lab

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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