BBD 2019 Agenda and Proceedings
Monday October 14th, 2019, 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast and coffee available
Registration table open Networking
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. (10 mins, 5 mins transition time)
Topic: Welcome Remarks
Speaker: Dr. David Jackson, Vice Provost, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Session Chair: Dan Linzell
Over the last 20 years, huge investments have been made in metropolitan areas to understand the immense volume of data collected about the citizens inhabiting these cities. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent combining data with emerging mobile, sensor and machine learning technologies. This is all done with the goal to improve infrastructure and the well-being of citizens. But twenty years later, we find ourselves worse off than when we started. In this talk, Stephen will discuss IBM’s enterprise asset management solution that will help organizations monitor the structural health of bridges, tunnels, highways, dams, grids, railways and more, extending the lifespan of assets by optimizing maintenance and providing early warnings of deterioration and damage.
Session Chair: Deepak Khazanchi
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. (15 mins)
Networking (Coffee and snacks provided)
SMARTI Project Impact
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (60 mins)
Topics: Enduser perspectives: Existing Data-driven Solutions, Gaps and Needs discussed by representatives from SMARTI public and private industry, government and academic partners Speakers:
- Kent Miller, Bridge Division, Nebraska Department of Transportation (NEDoT) (10:00 - 10:30 a.m.)
In this talk Kent will discuss how NEDoT and other bridge and roadway owners can make the best use of their data and data collection practices. He will also have an open conversation with the audience about the feasibility and processes of using machine learning to make bridge work candidate selections and bridge work strategy decisions.
- Tim Bowley, Bridge Division, Union Pacific (10:30 - 11:00 a.m.)
Tim has over 40 years of experience with Union Pacific Railroad. He has taken on roles of a Bridge Foreman, Bridge Inspection Supervisor, Manager of Bridge Maintenance and he is currently the Manager of Bridge Inspections at Union Pacific. In this talk, he will discuss current procedures for structure inspections and how automated defect reporting saves time. He will also discuss ways to improve the safety quality and productivity of inspections using technology.
Session Chair: Robin Gandhi
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (60 mins)
Topics: Data clearinghouses and other innovations in bridge health management
Ann Christine Catline, datacenterhub.org, Purdue University
Talk: Lifecycle Support for Scientific Investigations: Integrating Data, Computing, and Workflows with DEEDS (11:00 - 11:30 a.m)
Decades of government funding has targeted development of platforms that fully support team-shared research and are effective across science domains. Even so, most existing platforms offer support only for specific research activities, such as file sharing or HPC computing, and platforms that offer more complete support are heavily customized for specific scientific disciplines. As a result, most researchers continue to carry out their investigations in an ad hoc manner. This means their collected data, files, code, analyses and outcomes are fragmented, seriously complicating data preservation, sharing, interoperability, results traceability, publication, reuse and re-interpretation. In this presentation, we introduce the Digital Environment for Enabling Data-driven Science (DEEDS), a platform that provides comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for data, computing and scientific workflows..read more.
Sattar Dorafshan, Federal Highway Administration
Talk: Federal Highway Administration NDE Program Vision for 21st Century Bridge Data (11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m)
Authors: Sattar Dorafshan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate and Hoda Azari, Ph.D., NDE Program Manager.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Laboratory is a world-class facility to conduct state-of-the-art research, development, and implementation of NDE systems and technologies to improve the Nation’s highway infrastructure assets. Since its establishment in 1998, the NDE Laboratory has been maintained as an open resource for the FHWA, State departments of transportation (DOTs), industry, and academia. To address the needs of the 21st century, the NDE program has been moving towards automation to infrastructure construction, inspection, monitoring, and management. In this presentation, a brief overview of the FHWA NDE program is introduced. In addition, the past and present research investigations for using robotic data acquisition and autonomous data interpretation using artificial intelligence are presented…read more.
Session Chair: Chungwook Sim
12:00 - 1:00 p.m (60 mins)
Emerging SMARTI Solutions: Posters and Demonstration over Coffee
1:00 - 2:15 p.m (75 mins)
Session Chair: Saeed Azam and Brian Ricks
Lightning Talks for Posters
- Low-cost durable sensing solutions, Alberto Mannil, Innovation Program Manager, SIGFOX
- Data Products for State DoT, Mark Floresh, President and CEO, Catch Intelligence
- Analyzing the structural health of civil infrastructures using correlation networks, Prasad Chetti, Ph.D. Student, University of Nebraska at Omaha
- Identifying Predictors of Bridge Deterioration in The United States From A Data Science Perspective, Akshay Kale, Ph.D. Student, University of Nebraska at Omaha
- Bridge predictive maintenance, an Actuarial life model approach, O’Brien Chen, M.S. Student, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
- Application of Hololens for Bridge Inspection, Matt Neitzke, Attic/CMIT, University of Nebraska at Omaha
- Computer Vision Based UAV for Steel Bridge Connections, Jiyoung Lee, PhD Student in Computer Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- Automated bridge deck Transverse Crack Detection System with Optical Sensors, Chungwook Sim, Asst. Prof at University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- Full-Scale Experiments for Development and Validation of a Robust Damage Detection Tool, Emmanuel Akintunde, PhD Student, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- Influence of Modeling Errors on Deficiency Identification in a Steel Railway Bridge Floor System, Ahmed Rageh, PhD Student, University of Nerbaska, Lincoln
- Virtual Sensing and Machine Learning for Low-Cost Bridge Health Monitoring, Saeed Azam, Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- Brillouin Fiber-Optic Distributed Sensing: Instrumentation Strategy for Bridge Monitoring, Yusuf Alhowaidi, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Networking (Coffee and snacks provided)
Facilitated Working Session
Session Chair: Brian Ricks
2:30 to 3:15 p.m. (45 mins)
Breakout: Discussing SMARTI Data Products.
3:15 to 3:30 p.m. (15 mins)
Breakout: Summarize findings from the Breakouts
3:30 to 4:15 p.m. (30 mins, 15 mins Q&A)
Topic: Realizing Connected Infrastructure: People and Technology
Speaker: Nigel Jacob, City of Boston
Nigel Jacob is the Co-founder of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, a civic innovation incubator and R&D Lab within Boston’s City Hall. Nigel’s work is about making urban life better via innovative, people-oriented applications of technology and design. Prior to joining the City of Boston in 2006, Nigel worked in a series of technology start-ups in the Boston area. He was also previously the Urban Technologist in Residence at Living Cities, a philanthropic collaboration of 22 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions, is currently a board member at organizations such as Code For America and coUrbanize, and is an Executive-in-Residence at Boston University. Nigel’s work has been written about extensively in magazines such as Wired, MIT Technology Review, Fast Company and books including The Responsive City, by Stephen Goldsmith and Susan Crawford and Smart Cities by Anthony Townsend. This ground-breaking work has earned Nigel a number of awards including being named a Public Official of the year in 2011 by Governing Magazine, a Whitehouse Champion of Change and the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation award for 2012. Nigel is also a 12th level Wizard-Pirate with a special focus on causing chaos in large municipal bureaucracies via befuddlement spells.
Session Chair: Deepak Khazanchi
4:15 to 4:30 p.m. (15 mins)
Topic: Workshop closing comments Session Chair: Dan Linzell and Robin Gandhi