Next Gen Artificial Intelligence

Driving revolutionary advancements in scientific applications using next-gen AI emerging architectures, methodologies and tools.

Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) AI technologies are inadequate for highly-specialized scientific, high-consequence mission space. INL PIs focus on a number of relevant AI/ML science and technology gaps to drive research and demonstration, including 1) coupling domain-aware methods with machine learning, particularly for safeguards and nuclear nonproliferation; developing novel machine learning informed modeling and simulation approaches coupled directly to experimental results to develop mechanistic ML models for battery and catalysis mechanisms, and 3) extending innovative frameworks to incorporate explainability in bioenergy systems as well as critical infrastructure analysis.

Collaborations & Projects:

Explainable AI

The objective of machine learning at its core is the use of available data to predict unobserved instances that may be difficult to measure. Application of machine learning in the physical science domain is particularly difficult as the features must be carefully constructed to provide an interpretable connection to previously developed theory. As such, explainable AI leverages inference and statistical based machine learning to develop not only better prediction performance but also an understanding on how the model is interpreting the data.

Battery Lifetime and Failure Mode Estimation

The prediction of the failure mode of a battery is a difficult and constantly evolving problem as new materials, electrolyte chemistries and environmental conditions affect the overall performance. Traditionally, this is solved by measuring specific conditions and validating root cause performance through physics-based methods. With an increased capability of battery cell testing at Idaho National Laboratory, detailed battery performance data may be collected for the use of machine learning. The goal of this project is to not just predict the lifetime of a battery but integrate the experimental and physics representation to understand the underlying degradation mechanisms providing early and robust measure of a battery’s health.

Example Paper: Bor-Rong Chen, M. Ross Kunz, Tanvir Tanim, Eric Dufek. A Machine Learning Framework for Early Detection of Lithium Plating using Physics-Based Signatures. In Preparation

Figure 1: Classification results over a variety of rates and protocols. Results from Logistic Elastic Net Regression are provided as a probability (P) of being Li plated and compared to the user-based decision tree classification results (N.A. means ambiguous cases) for the (a) training, (b) test, and (c) validation datasets. The various rates and protocols are represented as data points with different shapes. The color inside the data points in (a) and (b) presents the percentage of Li plated area when applicable. Data points overlapping with each other (marked by “+”) are shifted for clear visualization. A misclassified case in the test dataset is marked by the red arrow and a borderline case in the validation dataset is marked by the green arrow.

Insights of Reaction Mechanisms via Transient Kinetics

Understanding of the set of elementary steps and kinetics in each reaction is extremely valuable to make informed decisions about creating the next generation of catalytic materials. Computational catalysis has emerged as the most prominent strategy for obtaining this information through extensive atomistic simulations that are typically validated using steady-state experimental data. However, due to the rough granularity of commonly used steady-state kinetic analysis techniques, there typically exist multiple reaction mechanisms and rate constants that fit the experimental results. This project proposes to help bridge the gap between simulation and experiment through the combination of highly dense transient kinetic measurement and integrated physics-based machine learning. This methodology is proposed as a new approach to characterize how materials control complex reaction mechanisms relying exclusively on experimental data driven approaches.

Example Paper: M. Ross Kunz, Adam Yonge, Rakesh Batchu, Yixiao Wang, Zongtang Fang, Andrew J. Medford, Denis Constales, Gregory Yablonsky and Rebecca Fushimi. Data Driven Reaction Mechanism Estimation via Transient Kinetics and Machine Learning. In Preparation

Figure 2: The comparison of the covariance structure for the reactants and products over the Eley-Rideal (a) and Langmuir-Hinshelwood (b) mechanisms for carbon monoxide oxidation. This covariance structure can be realized with the combination of reactor theory and high-throughput transient data. This process is used in initially classifying the reaction mechanism and then determining a fingerprint of the kinetic coefficients applied to industrial catalysts.

Capabilities: 

High Performance Computing (HPC)

Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) High Performance Computing (HPC) resources offered through Idaho National Laboratory provide scientific computing capabilities to support efforts in advanced modeling and simulation. These resources support a wide range of research activities, including performance of materials in harsh environments (such as the effects of irradiation and high temperatures), performance of existing light water and advanced nuclear reactors, and multiscale multiphysics analysis of nuclear fuel performance.

INL HPC computing resources are available to industry, universities, national laboratories, and federal agencies to support research and development. Access is generally granted for research related to the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy and INL’s mission focusing on nuclear energy development, workforce development, and education.

Resources

Sawtooth: an HPE SGI 8600-based system with 99,792 cores, 403 TB of memory and a LINPACK rating of 5.6 Petaflop/s. Sawtooth’s network is a nine-dimensional enhanced hypercube utilizing EDR and HDR InfiniBand. Individual compute nodes contain dual Xeon Platinum 8268 processors with 24 cores each. The majority of compute nodes contain 196 GB of memory while 27 contain 384 GB of memory coupled with four NVIDIA V100 GPUs with 32 GB of on-GPU memory each. Sawtooth came online in late 2019 and ranked #37 on the November 2019 TOP500 list.

Lemhi: a Dell 6420-based system with 20,160 cores, 94 TB of memory and a LINPACK rating of 1.0 Petaflop/s. Lemhi’s network is an OmniPath fat tree. Individual compute nodes contain dual Xeon Gold 6148 processors with 20 cores each and 192 GB of memory. Lemhi came online in fall 2018 and ranked #427 on the November 2018 TOP500 list.

Falcon: a SGI ICE-X distributed memory system with 34,992 cores, 121 TB of memory and a LINPACK rating of 1.1 Petaflop/s. Falcon’s network is a seven-dimensional enhanced hypercube utilizing FDR InfiniBand. Individual compute nodes contain dual Xeon E5-2695 v4 processors with 18 cores each and 128 GB of memory. Falcon came online in fall 2014 and ranked #97 on the November 2014 TOP500 list.

Applied Visualization Laboratory (AVL)

The Applied Visualization Laboratory contains several 3D immersive environments for scientists and engineers to walk into their data, examine it, and provide deep analysis in pursuit of their research. As mixed, virtual, and augmented reality technology evolves, the opportunities for portable, in-depth analysis of complex data sets increases. Augmented reality solutions are envisioned to allow researchers to have CAVE-like experiences anywhere. Web-based 3D geographic information systems, mobile applications (for both phone and tablet) and serious games (games built for training or educational purposes) allow users to conduct research at their desks or in the field, enabling discovery outside the lab. Virtual reality exploration systems offer the ability to create visualizations of large datasets that can be projected and run in real-time simulations. Using six-degrees-of-freedom input devices – which allow a body to move forward and backward, up and down, left to right – and stereoscopic output, they offer the benefits of more realistic interaction.

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) opened its first Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) in 2010. With the new CAVE installed in 2017, CAES’ Applied Visualization Laboratory is even better equipped to provide researchers from universities, industry and government agencies with a user facility where they can visualize and address scientific and technical challenges.

Publications:

PillarCitations
Digital ThreadAhmad Al Rashdan, Jeren Browning, Christopher Ritter, “Data Integration Aggregated Model and Ontology for Nuclear Deployment (DIAMOND): Preliminary Model and Ontology”, September 11, 2019.
Digital ThreadChristopher Ritter, Jeren Browning, Lee Nelson, Tammie Borders, John Bumgardner, Mitchell Kerman, “Digital Engineering Ecosystem for Future Nuclear Power Plants: Innovation of Ontologies, Tools, and Data Exchange”, October 29, 2019.
Digital ThreadChristopher Ritter, Jeren Browning, “Towards a Digital Twin to Detect Nuclear Proliferation Activities”, September 8, 2020.
Digital TwinChristopher Ritter, Jeren Browning, Lee Nelson, Tammie Borders, John Bumgardner, Mitchell Kerman, “Digital Engineering Ecosystem for Future Nuclear Power Plants: Innovation of Ontologies, Tools, and Data Exchange”, October 29, 2019.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceAgarwal, V., N. Lybeck, B. Pham, R. Rusaw, and R. Bickford, 2015, “Asset fault signatures for prognostic and health management in the nuclear industry,” IEEE Reliability Digest, February 2015.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceAgarwal, V., N. Lybeck, B. Pham, R. Rusaw, and R. Bickford, 2015, “Prognostic and health management of active assets in nuclear power plants,” International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management, Special Issue on Nuclear Energy PHM, 6:1–17.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceAl Rashdan, A., J. Smith, S. St. Germain, C. Ritter, V. Agarwal, R. Boring, T. Ulrich, and J. Hansen, 2018, “Development of a technology roadmap for online monitoring of nuclear power plants,” INL/EXT-18-52206, Idaho Falls, ID, USA.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceAl Rashdan, A., and T. Mortenson, 2018, “Automation technologies impact on the work process of nuclear power plants,” INL/EXT-18-51457, Idaho Falls, ID, USA.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceAl Rashdan, A. and D. Roberson, 2019, “A frequency domain control perspective on xenon resistance for load following of thermal nuclear reactors,” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science., Vol. 66, No. 9, pp. 2034–2041.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceAl Rashdan, A., C. Krome, S. St. Germain, J. Corporan, K. Ruppert, and J. Rosenlof, 2019, “Method and application of data integration at a nuclear power plant,” INL/EXT-19-54294, Idaho Falls, ID, USA.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceAl Rashdan, A., M. Griffel, R. Boza, and D. P. Guillen, 2019, “Subtle process anomalies detection using machine learning methods,” INL/EXT-19-55629, Idaho Falls, ID, USA.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceAlamamiotis, M., and V. Agarwal, 2014, “Fuzzy integration of support vector regression models for anticipatory control of complex energy systems,” International Journal of Monitoring and Surveillance Technologies Research, 2(2):26–40.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceFarber, J., D. Cole, A. Al Rashdan, and V. Yadav, 2019. “Using kernel density estimation to detect loss-of-coolant accidents in a pressurized water reactor,” Nuclear Technology, special issue on Big Data for Nuclear Power Plants, 205(8):1043–1052.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceGarcia, H., S. Aumeier, and A. Al Rashdan, 2019, “Integrated state awareness through secure embedded intelligence in nuclear systems: Opportunities and implications,” Nuclear Science and Engineering, accepted for publication. DOI:10.1080/00295639.2019.1698237.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceGarcia, H., S. Aumeier, A. Al Rashdan, and B. Rolston, 2020, “Secure embedded intelligence in nuclear systems: Framework and methods,” Annals of Nuclear Energy, accepted for publication. DOI:10.1016/j.anucene.2019.107261.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceGentillon, C., C. L. Atwood, A. L. Mack, and Z. Ma, 2020, “Evaluation of weakly informed priors for FLEX data,” INL/EXT-20-58327, Idaho Falls, ID, USA.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceGuillen, D., N. Anderson, C. Krome, R. Boza, M. Griffel, J. Zouabe, and A. Al-Rashdan, 2019, “The application of physics-informed machine-learning to predict drywell cooling fan failure,” In: Proceedings of the Big Data for Nuclear Power Plants Workshop 2019.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceManjunatha, K, A. L. Mack, V. Agarwal, D. Adams, and D. Koester, 2020, “Diagnosis of corrosion processes in nuclear power plants secondary piping structures,” ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, July – August (held virtually).
Operational Artificial IntelligenceMandelli, D., C. Wang, S. Staples, C. S. Ritter, A. L. Mack, S. W. St. Germain, A. Alfonsi, C. Rabiti, and R. Kunz, 2018, “Cost risk analysis framework (CRAFT): An integrated risk analysis tool and its application in an industry use case,” INL/EXT-18-51442, Idaho Falls, ID, USA.
Cyber & Data Resilience Pillar"Data Fidelity: Security's Soft Underbelly" (RCIS 2017),"Data Fidelity in the Post-Truth Era" (ICCWS 2018)
Decision Sciences & VisualizationToba, A.L., Griffel, L.M., & Hartley, D.S., (2020). Devs Based Modeling and Simulation of Agricultural Machinery Movement. In Press, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.
Decision Sciences & VisualizationHartley, D.S., Thompson, D. N.; Griffel, L. M., Nguyen, Q. A and Roni, M.S. 2020. The effect of biomass properties and system configuration on the operating effectiveness of biomass to biofuel systems. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. In Press. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06551
Decision Sciences & VisualizationWang, Y, Wang, J, Schuler, J, Hartley, D., Volk, T and Eisenbies, M. 2020. Optimization of harvest and logistics for multiple lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks in the northeastern United States. Energy (197)117260. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2020.117260.
Decision Sciences & VisualizationWahlen, B. D., Wendt, L. M., Murphy, A., Thompson, V. S., Hartley, D. S., Dempster, T. and Gerken, H. 2020. Preservation of Microalgae, Lignocellulosic Biomass Blends by Ensiling to Enable Consistent Year-Round Feedstock Supply for Thermochemical Conversion to Biofuels. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.(8)316. DOI:10.3389/fbioe.2020.00316
Decision Sciences & VisualizationMeyer, P. A., Snowden-Swan, L. J., Jones, S. B., Rappe, K. G. and Hartley, D. S. 2020. The effect of feedstock composition on fast pyrolysis and upgrading to transportation fuels: Techno-economic analysis and greenhouse gas life cycle analysis. Fuel (259)116218. DOI:10.1016/j.fuel.2019.116218
Decision Sciences & VisualizationGriffel, L. M., Vazhnik, V., Hartley, D. S., Hansen, J. K., and Roni, M. 2020. Agricultural field shape descriptors as predictors of field efficiency for perennial grass harvesting: An empirical proof. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (168)105088. DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2019.105088
Decision Sciences & VisualizationAbou Ali, H., Delparte, D., & Griffel, L. M. (2020). From Pixel to Yield: Forecasting Potato Productivity in Lebanon and Idaho. The International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 42, 1-7. DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-3-W11-1-2020.
Decision Sciences & VisualizationHansen, J. K., Roni, M. S., Nair, S. K., Hartley, D. S., Griffel, L. M., Vazhnik, V., & Mamun, S. 2019. Setting a baseline for Integrated Landscape Design: Cost and risk assessment in herbaceous feedstock supply chains. Biomass and Bioenergy, 130. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2019.105388
Decision Sciences & VisualizationJin, H., Reed, D. W., Thompson, V. S., Fujita, Y., Jiao, Y., Crain-Zamora, M., Fisher, J., Scalzone, K., Griffel, L. M., Hartley, D. and Sutherland, J. W. (2019). Sustainable bioleaching of rare earth elements from industrial waste materials using agricultural wastes. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7(18), pp.15311-15319. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b02584.
Decision Sciences & VisualizationRoni, M.S., Thompson, D.N. and Hartley, D.S., 2019. Distributed biomass supply chain cost optimization to evaluate multiple feedstocks for a biorefinery. Applied Energy, 254, p.113660.
Decision Sciences & VisualizationLangholtz, M., Davis, M., Hartley, D., Brandt, C., Hilliard, M., Eaton, L. 2019. Cost and profit impacts of modifying stover harvest operations to improve feedstock quality. Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining.
Decision Sciences & VisualizationNarani, A., Konda, N.V.S.N.M, Chen, C.-S., Tachea, F., Coffman, P., Gardner, J., Li, C., Ray, A.E., Hartley, D.S., Simmons, B., Pray, T.R., Tanjore, D. 2019. Simultaneous application of predictive model and least cost formulation can substantially benefit biorefineries outside Corn Belt in United States: A case study in Florida. Bioresource Technology. 271:218-227.
Decision Sciences & VisualizationEmerson, R.M., Hernandez, S., Williams, C.L., Lacey, J.A., Hartley, D.S. 2018. Improving bioenergy feedstock quality of high moisture short rotation woody crops using air classification. Biomass and Bioenergy. 117:56-62
Decision Sciences & VisualizationWendt, L.M., Smith, W.A., Hartley, D.S., Wendt, D.S., Ross, J.A., Sexton, D.M., Lukas, J.C, Nguyen, Q.A., Murphy, A.J., Kenney, K.L. 2018. Techno-economic assessment of a chopped feedstock logistics supply chain for corn stover. Frontiers in Energy Research. 6(90).
Decision Sciences & VisualizationLamers, P., Nyugen,R., Hartley, D., Hansen, J. and Searcy, E., 2018. Biomass market dynamics supporting the large-scale deployment of high-octane fuel production in the United States. GCB Bioenergy. 10(7):460-472
Decision Sciences & VisualizationRoni, M.S., Thompson, D., Hartley, D., Searcy, E. and Nguyen, Q., 2018. Optimal blending management of Biomass Resources Used for Biochemical Conversion. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 12(4):624-648
Decision Sciences & VisualizationGriffel, L. M., Delparte, D., & Edwards, J. (2018). Using Support Vector Machines classification to differentiate spectral signatures of potato plants infected with Potato Virus Y. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 153, 318-324. DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2018.08.027.
Decision Sciences & VisualizationOlsson, O., Roos, A., Guisson, R., Bruce, L., Lamers, P., Hektor, B., Thrän, D., Hartley, D., Ponitka, J. and Hildebrandt, J., 2018. Time to tear down the pyramids? A critique of cascading hierarchies as a policy tool. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment.7(2),e279
Decision Sciences & VisualizationNair, S. K., Griffel, L. M., Hartley, D. S., McNunn, G. S., & Kunz, M. R. (2018). Investigating the efficacy of integrating energy crops into non-profitable subfields in Iowa. BioEnergy Research, 11, pp. 623-637. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-018-9925-0.
Decision Sciences & VisualizationNarani, A., Coffman, P., Gardner, J., Li, C., Ray, A.E., Hartley, D.S., Stettler, A., Konda, S.N.M., Simmons, B., Pray, T., Tanjore, D., 2017. Predictive modeling to de-risk bio-based manufacturing by adapting to variability in lignocellulosic biomass supply, Bioresource Technology.243:676-685
Decision Sciences & VisualizationLiu, W, Wang, J., Richard, T., Hartley, D., Spatari, S., Volk,T., 2017. Economic and Life Cycle Analyses of Biomass Utilization for Bioenergy and Bioproducts. Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining. 11(4):633-647
Decision Sciences & VisualizationWendt, L.M., Wahlen, B.D., Li, C., Ross, J.A., Sexton, D.A., Lukas, J.A., Hartley, D.S. and Murphy, J.A., 2017. Evaluation of a high-moisture stabilization strategy for harvested microalgae blended with herbaceous biomass: Part II- techno-economic assessment. Algal Research. 25:676-685
Decision Sciences & VisualizationThompson, V.S., Lacey, J.A., Hartley, D.S., Jindra, M. A., Aston, J. E., Thompson, D. N., 2016. Application of air classification and formulation to manage feedstock cost, quality and availability for bioenergy. Fuel, 180: 497-505.
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Next Gen Artificial IntelligenceYonge, Adam, et al. "TAPsolver: A Python package for the simulation and analysis of TAP reactor experiments." arXiv preprint arXiv:2008.13584 (2020) https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.13584
Next Gen Artificial IntelligenceKunz, M. Ross, et al. "Probability theory for inverse diffusion: Extracting the transport/kinetic time-dependence from transient experiments." Chemical Engineering Journal 402 (2020): 125985 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385894720321136
Next Gen Artificial IntelligenceMedford, Andrew J., et al. "Extracting knowledge from data through catalysis informatics." ACS Catalysis 8.8 (2018): 7403-7429 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acscatal.8b01708
Next Gen Artificial IntelligenceKunz, M. Ross, et al. "Pulse response analysis using the Y-procedure: A data science approach." Chemical Engineering Science 192 (2018): 46-60 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009250918304561
Operational Artificial IntelligenceD.P. Guillen, N. Anderson, C. Krome, R. Boza, L. M. Griffel, J. Zouabe, and A. Al Rashdan, 2020, "A RELAP5-3D/LSTM Model for the Analysis of Drywell Cooling Fan Failure," Progress in Nuclear Energy 130, December 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnucene.2020.103540.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceA. Alfonsi, C. Wang, J. Cogliati, D. Mandelli, C. Rabiti “Status of Adaptive Surrogates within the RAVEN framework”, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, INL/EXT 17 43438
Operational Artificial IntelligenceA. S. Epiney, A. Alfonsi, C. Parisi, R. Szilard, “RISMC Industry Application #1 (ECCS/LOCA): Core characterization automation: Lattice Codes interface for PHISICS/RELAP5-3D”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 345, pp-15-27, 2019
Operational Artificial IntelligenceV. Narcisi, P. Lorusso, F. Giannetti, A. Alfonsi, G. Caruso, “Uncertainty Quantification method for RELAP5-3D© using RAVEN and application on NACIE experiments”, Annals of Nuclear Energy, vol. 127, pp. 419-432, 2019
Operational Artificial IntelligenceD. Mandelli, D. Maljovec, A. Alfonsi, C. Parisi, P. Talbot, J. Cogliati, C. Smith, “Mining data in a dynamic PRA framework”, Progress in Nuclear Energy, 108, 99-110, September 2018.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceA. Alfonsi, G. Mesina, A. Zoino, N. Anderson, C. Rabiti, “Combining RAVEN, RELAP5-3D and PHISICS for Fuel Cycle and Core Design Analysis”, ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, vol. 3, num. 2, # NERS-16-1120
Operational Artificial IntelligenceC. Rabiti, A. Alfonsi, A. S. Epiney, “New Simulation Schemes and Capabilities for the PHISICS/RELAP5-3D Coupled Suite”, Nuclear Science and Engineering, vol.182, num. 1, pp 104-118
Operational Artificial IntelligenceA. Alfonsi, A. Hummel, J. Chen, G. Strydom, H. Gougar, “Decay Heat Surrogate modeling for High Temperature Reactors”, Proceedings of HTR 2018, Warsaw, Poland, October 8-10, 2018
Operational Artificial IntelligenceA. Alfonsi, C. Wang, D. Mandelli, C. Rabiti, “Adaptive Surrogates within the RAVEN Framework for Dynamic Probabilistic Risk Assessment Analysis”, Proceeding of Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty International Conference, Lucca, Italy, May 13-18.
Operational Artificial IntelligenceA. Alfonsi, C. Rabiti, D. Mandelli, "Assembling Multiple Models within the RAVEN Framework", Proceedings of 2017 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, June 11-15, 2017, San Francisco
Operational Artificial IntelligenceC. Picoco, T. Aldemir, V. Rychkov, A. Alfonsi, D. Mandelli, C. Rabiti, "Coupling of RAVEN and MAAP5 for the Dynamic Event Tree analysis of Nuclear Power Plants", proceedings of European Safety and Reliability Conference - ESREL, June 18-22, 2017, Portoroz, Slovenia
Operational Artificial IntelligenceD. Mandelli, A. Alfonsi, C. Smith, C. Rabiti, “Generation and Use of Reduced Order Models for Safety Applications Using RAVEN,” Proceedings American Nuclear Society 2015 Winter Meeting, November 8-12, 2015, Washington, DC, US
Operational Artificial IntelligenceA. Alfonsi, G. Mesina, A. Zoino, C. Rabiti “A fuel cycle and core design analysis method for new cladding acceptance criteria using PHISICS, RAVEN and RELAP5-3D” Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE24), June 26-30, 2016, Charlotte, USA
Operational Artificial IntelligenceA. Alfonsi, D. Mandelli, C. Rabiti “RAVEN Facing the Problem of assembling Multiple Models to Speed up the Uncertainty Quantification and Probabilistic Risk Assessment Analyses “Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (PSAM 13), Oct. 2-6 2016, Seul, South Korea
Operational Artificial IntelligenceC. Rabiti, D. Mandelli, A. Alfonsi, J. Cogliati, R. Kinoshita “Introduction of Supervised Learning Capabilities of the RAVEN Code for Limit Surface Analysis,” Proceedings American Nuclear Society 2014 Annual Meeting, June 15-19, 2014, Reno, NV, US
Operational Artificial IntelligenceD. Mandelli, C. Smith, C. Rabiti, A. Alfonsi, R. Youngblood, V. Pascucci, B. Wang, D. Maljovec, P. T. Bremer “Dynamic PRA: An Overview of New Algorithms to Generate, Analyze and Visualize Data,” Proceedings American Nuclear Society 2013 Winter Meeting, November 10-14, 2013, Washington, DC
Operational Artificial IntelligenceA. Alfonsi, C. Rabiti, D. Mandelli, J. Cogliati, S. Sen, C. Smith, "Improving Limit Surface Search Algorithms in RAVEN Using Acceleration Schemes," INL/EXT-15-36100, July 2015

Our Team:

Chris Ritter

DICE Director

David Chichester

Next Gen Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lead

Ross Kunz

Artificial Intelligence Advisor

Eric Dufek

Team Member

Shiloh Elliott

Team Member

Rachel Emerson

Team Member

Gorakh Pawar

Team Member

​Cristian Rabiti

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