This Friday, I had the pleasure of giving a guest lecture about “Digital Twins: Foundations, applications, and the state of the art” at Toronto Metropolitan University, albeit in a virtual setting, in Professor Sadaf Mustafiz‘ course on Model-Driven Engineering.
Digital twins are live, high-fidelity representations of real-life systems. Digital twins continuously process the real-time data stream from the sensors the physical system is instrumented with and use this data in complex real-time analysis and simulation mechanisms for decision-making and control purposes. Thanks to its immense benefits, digital twinning has become a well-established technique in an array of domains, including cyber-(bio)physical systems, smart cities, and sustainable systems engineering. This lecture provides an introduction to the foundations and applications of digital twins, touching upon the main trends and key research opportunities in the field.
My slides are available here.