Panel Discussion: Digital Twin Standards

Gregory D. Durgin

Gregory D. Durgin: (moderator) Greg Durgin is a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. He is a winner of a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2001-2002) as well as numerous IEEE best paper awards for conference and journal articles. He currently serves as President-Elect of the IEEE Council on RFID. He published the first textbook on space-time radio communications (Space-Time Wireless Channels, Pearson, 2002) and maintains a popular YouTube channel (profdurgin) for educational engineering lectures with 1M views and 10k+ subscribers. He has co-authored over 160 peer-reviewed articles in science and engineering.

Vartan Piroumian

Vartan Piroumian: Vartan Piroumian is an MIT alumnus who is president of VP consulting. He is a TOGAF® 9 Certified Enterprise Architect (EA), C-level strategy and technology consultant and adviser. He has advised clients in enterprise-level strategy, organizational management and transition and transformation in the delivery of enterprise-scale strategic and tactical business value through technology. He is currently recognized as a world leader in Digital Twin Technology and is a frequently-invited presenter and panelist at Digital Twin and IoT conferences and world forums. Mr. Piroumian advises and consults across numerous technology areas, industries and vertical markets.

Christopher R. Anderson

Christopher R. Anderson: Christopher R. Anderson is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). He is the Founder and Director of the Wireless Measurements Group (WMG), a focused research group that specializes in spectrum, propagation, and field strength measurements in diverse environments and at frequencies ranging from 300 MHz to 28 GHz. He has over two decades of experience in radiowave propagation measurements and modeling, software-defined radios, and dynamic spectrum sharing. From 2016-2018 he served as a Visiting Researcher at the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) Institute for Telecommunication Sciences in Boulder, CO where he concentrated on developing propagation models for cluttered environments. His current research interests include radiowave propagation and spectrum coexistence. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, NASA, the Defense Spectrum Organization, and the Federal Railroad Administration. Dr. Anderson is a former Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and was a Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal On Selected Areas In Signal Processing Special Issue on Non-Cooperative Localization Networks. He was the General Chair of the 2018 NTIA International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies. He is currently the Chair of the Electromagnetic Metrology Commission in the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Radio Science.