Dr. Walt Witkowski of Sandia National Labs to Keynote ASSESS 2019 Congress

ASSESS: Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering Software Strategies to enable a significant increase in usage and benefit of these technologies

Clarkesville, GA ASSESS Initiative, a broad reaching multi-industry initiative to facilitate a revolution of enablement that will vastly increase the availability and effectiveness of Engineering Simulation is proud to announce that Dr. Walt Witkowski, Senior Manager of the Computational Simulation Group in the Engineering Science Directorate at Sandia National Laboratories will be a keynote speaker for the upcoming ASSESS 2019 Congress, to be held at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Oct 27h -29th, 2019. Dr. Witkowski’s keynote presentation’s title is “Significant Advances in Computational Simulation Workflow for National Security Applications.”

“I’m elated to be afforded the opportunity to discuss some of the new and exciting computational simulation initiatives being pursued at Sandia National Laboratories.,” said Dr. Walt Witkowski, the Senior Manager of the Computational Simulation Group at Sandia National Laboratories. “The reliance on credible computational simulation is only growing which makes presenting to this energetic and important community even more important. “

Dr. Witkowski received his Ph D in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. Walt has been with the labs for over 29 years working in the general area of engineering sciences. Specifically, he has technical experience in verification, validation, model identification, credibility processes, numerical optimization, uncertainty quantification, parameter estimation of complex extreme computational engineering problems and artificial muscles. Dr. Witkowski has programmatic responsibilities as the Sandia Integrated Codes co-lead for the Advanced Simulation and Computing element for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the deputy to run the SNL Engineering Science Research Foundation and as a senior leader for the Goodyear, AWE, and JPL partnerships. Dr. Witkowski will be presenting “Significant Advances in Computational Simulation Workflow for National Security Applications”.

“We are very honored and excited to have Dr. Witkowski present at our Congress,” says Joe Walsh, CEO & Co-Founder of the ASSESS Initiative. “Dr. Witkowski and the Sandia National Labs have been a world-leader in advanced use of Engineering Simulation”

The ASSESS 2019 Congress is the 4th annual congress for ASSESS organized to “enable” both strategies and relationships related to significantly increasing the use and benefit of Engineering Simulation. Key business drivers are forcing a “simulation revolution” to overcome the issue of required expertise which is limiting the expansion of Engineering Simulation usage. The theme of the ASSESS 2019 Congress is “Advancing the Engineering Simulation Revolution.”

Registration for the ASSESS 2019 Congress is by invitation only and is limited to 105 attendees. Registration will close either when all available seats are taken but no later than October 24, 2019.

The ASSESS Initiative was formed to bring together key players, both users and developers of simulation software, to guide and influence the software tool strategies for performing model-based analysis, simulation, and systems engineering with a vision “To significantly expand the use and benefit of software tools for model-based analysis, simulation, and systems engineering in the engineering applications domain.”

The ASSESS Initiative Membership program provides the ability for the ASSESS Initiative to expand its efforts and community benefits beyond the annual congress. The ASSESS Membership Program is appropriate for all organizations engaged in Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering activities related to Engineered products & processes. The ASSESS Membership Program is offered in individual or group memberships. Active ASSESS Initiative Members receive access to Members Only content on the ASSESS website and a discount on the ASSESS Congress Registration Fees.

About the ASSESS Initiative

ASSESS Initiative LLC was formed in mid-2016 for bringing together the key players to guide and influence the software development and implementation strategies related to model-based analysis, simulation, and systems engineering, with the primary objective of expanding the use and business benefit of Engineering Simulation. ASSESS Initiative LLC is based in Clarkesville, GA, USA. Please refer to our website www.assessinitiative.com and the following brief summary “ What is the ASSESS Initiative and why is it important?” for more information.


Joe Walsh
CEO & Co-Founder

ASSESS Initiative LLC
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