CVT Workshop, 2016

Workshop Flier

The 2016 CVT Workshop will take place at the Michigan League in Ann Arbor, MI on October 19th & 20th. 

The workshop will feature progress on research activities by faculty and students over the 2nd year of the CVT project. We are planning a variety of activities which will include discussion sessions, oral presentations, and a poster session.


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10/19/16 CVT Workshop at the Michigan League Ballroom.


Michigan League
911 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1265

University of Michigan Parking Information

AGENDA (Interactive)

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  • View the video presentation by clicking the “video” link next to the talk title.
October 18th
1900Welcome DinnerVinologywalking map
October 19th
Michigan LeagueBallroom, 2nd floor (map)
0745Registration, Concourse

Breakfast and Poster Setup, Ballroom

Demonstration set-up, Michigan and Kalamazoo rooms
0815Welcome (video)Prof. Sara Pozzi, UM & Dr. Shaun Clarke, UM
0840DNN Mission needsLTC Ben Miller, Deputy Director, NA-221, DOE
900Research & Development PrioritiesDr. Michael Cai, Technical Advisor, NA-221, DOE
0920CVT Year 2 Accomplishments (video)Prof. Sara Pozzi, UM
0955Thrust Area 1: Treaty Verification: Closing the Gaps with New Technologies and Approaches (video)Prof. Alex Glaser, PU &
Ms. Tamara Patton, PU
1015A Ban on the Production of Highly Enriched Uranium (video)Prof. Frank von Hippel, PU
1035Designing Next Generation Trusted and Non-Intrusive Nuclear Inspections: Opportunities for Collaboration on the Buddy Tag and Virtual Proofs Projects (video)Mr. Sebastien Philippe, PU Graduate Fellow
(student talk)
1110Thrust Area 2: Fundamental Physical Data and Data Acquisition and Analysis Techniques (video)Prof. Al Hero, UM
1130Multi-centrality Graph Spectral Decompositions and their Application to Cyber Intrusion Detection (video)Dr. P.Y. Chen, UM Postdoctoral Associate
1150Measurement of Correlated Data from Nuclear Fission (video)Mr. Matthew Marcath, UM Graduate Associate (student talk)
1210LUNCH, Vandenberg & Hussey rooms

DEMONSTRATIONS, Michigan & Kalamazoo rooms
1340DNN overviewMs. Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, DOE
1400Thrust Area 3: Advanced Safeguards Tools for Accessible Facilities (video)Prof. Zhong He, UM
1420Fissile Material Experiments at the Device Assembly Facility  (video)Mr. Michael Hamel, UM Graduate Associate, Mr. Pete Chapman, NCSU Graduate Associate Mr. Michael Streicher, UM Graduate Fellow (student talk)
1450Data Compression and Analysis Methods for High Throughput Radiation Detector Systems (video)Prof. John Mattingly, NCSU
1510Investigation of fundamental mechanisms related to ambient gas heating and hydrodynamics of laser-induced plasmas (video)Mr. Patrick J. Skrodszki, UM Graduate Fellow (student talk)
1530Fast Neutron Multiplicity Counter: Development of an active-mode counter (video)Mr. Tony Shin, UM Graduate Fellow (student talk)
1550Fitting the AmLi neutron spectrum for Monte Carlo simulations (video)Mr. Robert Weinmann-Smith, UF Graduate Fellow (student talk)
1610GROUP PHOTO, Ballroom


DEMONSTRATIONS, Michigan & Kalamazoo rooms
October 20th
Michigan LeagueBallroom
0815Thrust Area 4: Detection of Undeclared Activities and Inaccessible Facilities (video)Prof. Milton Garces, UH
0835Atmospheric Transport Modeling of Radionuclides (video)Mr. Matthew Krupcale, UM Graduate Fellow (student talk)
0855Seismic monitoring for nuclear explosive testing: projects old (DPRK) and new (data rescue) (video)Prof. Paul Richards, CU
0930Air-Blast Modeling: Yield Determination of Small Near-Surface Explosions  (video)Ms. Julie Schnurr, UH Graduate Fellow (student talk)
0950Development of a Radioxenon Detection System Using CdZnTe, Array of SiPMs, and a Plastic Scintillator (video)Mr. Steven Czyz, OSU Graduate Fellow (student talk)
1010Research Highlights from CVT collaborations at PNNLDr. Ray Klann, PNNL
1020Research Highlights from CVT collaborations at LBNL (video)Dr. John Valentine, LBNL
1030Research Highlights from CVT collaborations at LLNL (video)Dr. Scot S. Olivier, LLNL
1055State-Level Decision-Making in a Regional Model of Proliferation Risk (video)Dr. Meghan McGarry, UW Lab Scientist
1115Thrust Area 5: Disarmament Verification (video)Prof. Areg Danagoulian, MIT
1135Recent progress on physical cryptographic verification of nuclear warheads (video)Mr. Jayson Vavrek, MIT Graduate Associate (student talk)
1155LUNCH, Vandenberg & Hussey rooms

12:30 – 1:00, DAF planning discussion, Vanderberg room

12:30 – 1:00, LTC Ben Miller discussion with students, Hussey room

(Demos must be broken down by the end of lunch on this day)
1315Timely Verification at Large-scale Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants (video)Mr. Mark Walker, PU Graduate Associate (student talk)
1335Statistical Scoring and Benchmarking Results for Automated Isotope Identification Algorithm (video)Prof. Clair Sullivan, UI 
1355Research Highlights from CVT collaborations at LANL (video)Dr. James Miller, LANL
1405Research Highlights from CVT collaborations at SNL Dr. Rob Tachau, SNL
1415Research Highlights from CVT collaborations at INLDr. David Chichester, INL
1425Closing Comments / Student Awards Prof. Sara Pozzi & LTC Benjamin Miller

Tour participants may leave there belongings in the Hussey room during the tour. The room will be locked during the tour.

1500Departing Bus to UM North Campus 
1515Lab Tours
1) Dual Particle Imager, Prof. Sara Pozzi
2) Lambda3 Laboratory, Prof. Igor Jovanovic
3) Radiation Detection and Imaging Laboratory, Prof. David Wehe
1645Return Bus to Michigan League
1700ADJOURN, Day 2 

All demonstrations will occur on day 1 of the workshop (10/19) only.

Presenter NameDescriptionLocation
Alexander Glaser, PU & Tamara Patton, PUVirtual Reality DemonstrationKalamazoo Rm.
Eric Becker, OSUMulti-channel processor, using a waveform generator to generate input signals, and displaying output on a laptop.Michigan Rm.
Mateusz Monterial, UM3D Radiation Imaging with Augmented Reality DisplayMichigan Rm.
Meghan B McGarry, UWA Demonstration of Fuel Cycle Modeling using the Cyclus Nuclear Fuel Cycle SimulatorMichigan Rm.
Zhong He, UM & David Isaac Goodman, UMOrion research group will demonstrate 3-D CZT detector technology pioneered by our UM group, and is being commercialized for applications in national security, medical and nuclear power plants. One Orion digital 3-D CZT detector prototype system will be on display and for hand-on experience by workshop attendees.Michigan Rm.
Milton Garces, UHInfrasound demo with haptics. Self-contained and self-powered in a chair-backrest form factor.Michigan Rm.
Tony Shin, UMFast Neutron Multiplicity Counter for Safeguards Applications.Michigan Rm.

Odd numbered posters must be attended during the first hour of the poster session (1610 – 1710). Even numbered posters must be attended during the 2nd hour of the poster session (1710 – 1810). 

Poster No.NamePoster Title
01Elizabeth Hou, UM
Graduate Fellow
Penalized Ensemble Kalman Filters for High Dimensional Non-linear Systems
02Kevin Liang, DU
Graduate Fellow
Deep Learning for Complex Image Analysis
03Yoann Altmann, UM
Postdoctoral Associate
Advanced analytic methods for neutron spectra unfolding and pulse shape discrimination
04Bennett Williams, UM
Graduate Fellow
SNM Physical Dimension and Enrichment Characterization Using CdZnTe Detector Arrays
05Charles Stephen Sosa, UM
Graduate Fellow
Organic scintillators and light collection
06David Isaac Goodman, UM
Graduate Fellow
Gamma-Ray Imaging in 3D, Pixelated CdZnTe Using Stochastic Origin Ensembles
07Emily King, UM
Undergraduate Fellow
Pulse Shape Fitting for Double Pulse Recovery
08William Steinberger, UM
Graduate Associate
Timing Algorithms for Organic Scintillators Coupled to Silicon Photomultipliers 
09Gabriel Sandler, UF
Graduate Fellow
Characterization of MC-15 neutron multiplicity detector response using MCNP6
10Kyle Beyer, UM
Undergraduate Fellow
Pulse Shape Discrimination for Stilbene Crystals with Silicon Photomultiplier Readout by Bias Voltage  and Crystal Size
11Patricia Schuster, UM
Postdoctoral Associate
Exploring Organic Scintillator Directionality: Theory and Applications
12Kyle Weinfurther, NCSU
Graduate Associate
Microchannel Plate Characterization for use in a Single Volume Neutron Scatter Camera
13Lazar Supic, UM
Postdoctoral Fellow
Imaging HEU with active interrogation
14Marc Gerrit Paff, UM
Graduate Associate
Reducing medical isotope nuisance alarms in radiation portal monitors
15Marc Ruch, UM
Graduate Associate
Proof of Principle Simulation of a Handheld Dual Particle Imager
16Mateusz Monterial, UM
Graduate Associate
Single-View 3D Reconstruction of Gamma-Neutron Sources
17Dr. Milos Burger, UM
Postdoctoral Fellow
Development of Plasma Diagnostics for Studies of Filamentation Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
18Mudit Mishra, NCSU
Graduate Associate
Frequency domain multiplexing of multiple organic scintillator detectors 
19Nathan Giha, UM
Undergraduate Fellow
Prototype Printed Circuit Board for Readout of a Handheld Dual Particle Imager
20Niral P Shah, UM
Graduate Fellow
Time Encoded Imaging for Nuclear Non-Proliferation
21Fred Buhler, UM
Postdoctoral Fellow
Pre-Silicon Modeling of a Secure ADC for Treaty Verification
22Robert Weldon, NCSU
Graduate Fellow
Stilbene Light Output Characterization and Channeling Effects 
23Anthony Christe, UH
Graduate Fellow
Exploring Real Time Temporospatial Infrasound Analysis
24Ciara Sivels, UM
Graduate Fellow
Radioxenon Modeling with MCNPX-PoliMi
25Eric Becker, OSU
Postdoctoral Associate
Eight-channel Digital Spectrometer for Coincidence Measurements in Multi-element Detectors
26Karina Asmar, UH
Graduate Fellow
Rocket infrasound signatures recorded with smartphones
27Michael Howe, CU
Graduate Fellow
Improved Locations for Teleseismic Earthquakes using Surface Waves
28Paul G. Richards, CU
CVT Faculty
Evaluation of a seismic event, 12 May 2010, in North Korea
29Paul G. Richards, CU
CVT Faculty
On practical steps to extract seismic signals from nuclear explosive testing—underwater, in the atmosphere, and underground—from U.S. archives of analog seismograms
30Ruaridh Macdonald, MIT
Graduate Associate
Extending the Privacy Funnel for Nuclear Warhead Verification Protocols
31Shaun Clarke, UM
Associate Research Scientist
Lab collaborations and outreach activities
32David Chichester, INL
Directorate Fellow
INL Resources and Capabilities to Support Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development
33Ray Klann, PNNLPNNL – Your Nonproliferation R&D Partner
34Ben Reimold, PUMinimally-Intrusive Verification: A Fresh Look at the Buddy-Tag Concept


University of Michigan League Hotel

Distance to Workshop: 0 miles, onsite location

Rooms Available: 6

Rate: $135

Room Block: “CVT Workshop”

Phone: 734-764-3177

911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1265

Graduate, Ann Arbor

Distance to Workshop: 0.3 miles, walking time 5 minutes

Rooms Available: 20

Room Block: “CVT Workshop”

Rate: $159

Phone: 734-769-2200

615 East Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Hampton Inn, Ann Arbor South

Distance to Workshop: 3 miles

Rooms Available: 20

Rate: $111

Room Block: “CVT Workshop”

Phone: 734-665-5000

925 Victors Way, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48108

Booking Link: CVT Conference Booking Link – HAMPTON INN ANN ARBOR SOUTH

Extended Stay America

Distance to Workshop: 3 miles

Rooms Available: 20

Rate: $87 (studio), $92 (deluxe)

Room Block: “CVT Workshop”

Phone: 734-997-7623

3265 Boardwalk Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Fairfield Inn

Distance to Workshop: 3 miles

Rooms Available: 20

Rate: $111

Room Block: “CVT Workshop”

Phone: 734-995-5200

3285 Boardwalk Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


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