INDUSTRY KEYNOTE: Convergence of Simulation, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence in Electromagnetics

This talk will focus on advanced Computational Electromagnetic (CEM) simulation tools that incorporate numerical methods, such as Method of Moments (MoM), Multilevel Fast Multipole Method (MLFMM), Finite Element Method (FEM), Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD), Physical Optics (PO), Ray Lunching Geometrical Optics (RL-GO) (also known as Shooting and Bouncing Ray – SBR method), and Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD). As the complexity of connected devices increases each day, designers are taking advantage of AI/ML to generate trained models for their physical antenna designs and perform fast and intelligent optimization on these trained models. Using the trained models, different optimization algorithms and goals can be run quickly, in seconds, that can be utilized for comparison studies, stochastic analysis for tolerance studies etc. Use of cloud computing combined with AI/ML, many design iterations can be performed in a short period and reducing the time to market. This talk will also focus on future trends in cloud computing for physics-based simulations.