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August 2–4, 2021

Online Course

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This course is firmly grounded in the TMS science and technology accelerator study, Accelerating the Broad Implementation of Verification & Validation in Computational Models of the Mechanics of Materials and Structures. It will cover principles of the topic from the study’s report, research and expertise of the course instructors, and practical examples.

What You Gain

  • Practical working knowledge of the various detailed practices and techniques for the verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification (V&V/UQ) of computational models
  • The value proposition and practical examples of robust V&V/UQ practices
  • References and resources for further in-depth study on V&V/UQ

Who Should Take This Course

  • Anyone involved in projects that include predictive computational modeling, both modelers and experimentalists, who want to gain practical insight and knowledge of various V&V/UQ practices, including industry professionals, researchers, and university students, as well as leaders and managers who would like to have a deeper understanding of V&V/UQ

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Conference Sponsors and Organizers

This course was organized by the following individuals:

Lead Instructors

  • Jacob Hochhalter, University of Utah
  • Sankaran Mahadevan, Vanderbilt University
  • David Moorcroft, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Michael Tonks, University of Florida


  • Kenneth Aycock, US Food and Drug Administration
  • Joshua Kaizer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Thomas L. Paez, Consultant
  • Anthony D. Rollett, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Andrew Slaughter, Idaho National Laboratory

Go to the Instructors section to view bios and learn more about their research and professional experience.

For More Information

For more information about this course, please contact:

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