On November 17, Moscow Aviation Institute conducted the 1st International Conference "Mathematical Modelling". The event was held online as part of the 19th International Conference "Aviation and Cosmonautics" and brought together the researchers from major universities and research institutes who are engaged in research using mathematical modelling, and experts from the industry. The conference was attended by participants from more than 80 organizations from 10 countries of Europe and Asia.
The mathematical modeling is one of the key technologies of the Industry 4.0 and also is one of the most prioritized growth areas of MAI. The mathematical modelling methods allow change the approaches to complex equipment design, significantly reducing the time required and increasing the efficiency of work. MAI participates in many promising projects using mathematical modeling, they are related to various areas: aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, reducing the weight of aircraft structures, improving their reliability, etc.
The study and development of mathematical modelling methods are being carried out at a number of MAI departments: at the Institute No. 1 "Aviation Engineering", No. 6 "Aerospace", No. 8 "Information Technologies and Applied Mathematics", No. 9 "General Engineering". The University has a laboratory named "Mathematical modelling" and the MAI IT-Center, with a top-of-the-line computer at its disposal. Together with colleagues from the Institute of system programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a new master’s program for training specialists in supercomputer modeling of complex technical systems was launched this year. This is the core and around it the whole educational process of further top-level personnel in this area is to be built.
The conference "Mathematical Modelling" was opened by the plenary session with the speeches of the Moscow Aviation Institute rector, RAS academician Mikhail Pogosyan, Director of the Institute for system programming RAS, academician Arutyun Avetisyan, Professor of the University of Luxembourg Bernhard Peters, Professor of Shanghai University of Transport Decheng Wang, research fellow, National center for scientific research of France Josue of Melguizo-Gavilanes, Professor, RAS Institute of Applied Mathematics named after M.V. Keldysh, corresponding member of RAS Vladimir Tishkin.
Mikhail Pogosyan emphasized the rapid development of the market of mathematical modeling and the necessity to create a new environment for solving complex problems and managing the product lifecycle. He noted the interdisciplinary nature of the new challenges and the importance of consolidating the representatives of different activities in order to implement modern approaches, exchange experience and maximize the use of the opportunities emerging.
The conference participants’ reports were presented in three sections: "Mathematical Modelling of Physical Processes and Phenomena", "Supercomputer Software and its Application for Engineering", "Artificial Intelligence and Data Science".
Speakers from the Beijin University of Aviation and Cosmonautics (China), University of Luxembourg, Shanghai University of Transport (China), National Center for Scientific Research of France, Zelenogur University (Poland), National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, South Kazakhstan State University, Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University, research institutes that are part of the Rosatom State Corporation, institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, State Research Institute of Aviation Systems shared their experience, as well as companies from Siemens Russia, VMware Russia, Dell Technologies, HPE, etc. In total, more than 70 reports were read out, demonstrating practical cases of using mathematical modeling methods, high-performance calculations, and artificial intelligence to create high-tech products in aviation and other industries.
The first "Mathematical Modelling" Conference showed high demand for the events that allow combining the experience of leading organizations from different countries, establishing new mutually beneficial contacts, and creating a whole picture of breakthrough research and emerging industry needs. The results of the conference can be the creation of the basis for launching of a number of joint international projects. The development of this experience will allow MAI to form a new point of consolidation of the international scientific community and industry for comprehensive work on current problems in the field of mathematical modeling that nowadays cannot be solved by a single institution or a country.