2017 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

September 24, 2017
07:30 PM
Capital 1 & 2
Registration/welcome reception at the hotel
September 25, 2017
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for UTRC at 15-minute intervals (last bus 7:45)
07:15 AM
Greenhouse Cafe
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Auditorium
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome –

C. D. Mote, Jr. , President, National Academy of Engineering

J. Michael McQuade , Senior Vice President, Science and Technology, United Technologies Corporation

Opening Remarks –
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Symposium Chair: Dr. Robert D. Braun, Dean, University of Colorado
09:00 AM
Auditorium
Machines That Teach Themselves
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Session Chair: Dr. Rajan Bhattacharyya, Senior Research Engineer, HRL Laboratories
Reinforcement Learning and Learning to Promote Learning
Dr. Emma Brunskill, Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Can Machines Spot Diseases Faster than Expert Humans?
Dr. Suchi Saria, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
10:30 AM
Break
11:15 AM
Machines That Teach Themselves (cont.)
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Humans and Computers Working Together to Measure Machine Learning Interpretability
Dr. Jordan L Boyd-Graber, Associate Professor, University of Maryland
12:00 PM
Lunch
01:15 PM
Breakout Rooms
Meet and Connect Breakout Session
02:45 PM
Break
03:30 PM
Where are the Emerging Frontiers of Research and Innovation?
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Dr. Sohi Rastegar, Senior Advisor, Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities, National Science Foundation
03:45 PM
DARPA’s Disruptive Way of Thinking
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Dr. William C Regli, Director, University of Maryland
04:00 PM
Energy Strategies to Power Our Future
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Session co-chair: Dr. Katherine Dykes, Head of Section, DTU Entergy
Session co-chair: Dr. Jeremy Munday, Professor, University of California, Davis
Agile Fractal Systems: Re-Envisioning Power System Architecture
Tim Heidel, Principal, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
Big Data & Analytics for Wind O&M: Opportunities, Trends and Challenges in the Industrial Internet
Dr. Bouchra Bouqata, GE Renewable Energy
05:30 PM
Break
06:00 PM
Greenhouse Cafe
Dinner
07:00 PM
Dinner Speech: Navigating Innovation’s Uncertain Course
Dr. David E. Parekh , Corporate Vice President and Director, United Technologies Research Center
08:00 PM
Buses depart for hotel
September 26, 2017
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for UTRC at 15-minute intervals (Last bus 7:45)
07:15 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Energy Strategies to Power Our Future (cont.)
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Across Dimensions and Scales: How Imaging and Machine Learning Will Help Design Tomorrow’s Energy Conversion Devices
Dr. Mariana Bertoni, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles
Dr. Khurram Afridi, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Unraveling the Complexity of the Brain
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Session co-chair: Dr. Xue Han, Assistant Professor, Boston University
Session co-chair: Dr. Maryam Shanechi, Assistant Professor & Viterbi Early Career Chair, University of Southern California
Technologies to Interface with the Brain for Recording and Modulation
Dr. Ellis Meng, Professor and Chair, University of Southern California
Brain-Machine Interface Paradigms for Neuroscience and Clinical Translation
Dr. Jose M Carmena, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
12:00 PM
Lunch
01:15 PM
Unraveling the Complexity of the Brain (cont.)
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Rethinking the Role of Machine Learning in Biomedical Science
Dr. Konrad Paul Kording, Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
Efficient Feature Extraction and Classification Methods in Neural Interfaces
Dr. Azita Emami, Andrew and Peggy Cherng Professor, California Institute of Technology
02:45 PM
Break
03:00 PM
Tours
05:15 PM
Buses depart for hotel
06:00 PM
Marriott A & B
Reception and Dinner
September 27, 2017
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for UTRC at 15-minute intervals
07:15 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Presentation
Gregory J. Hayes , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, United Technologies Corp.
08:45 AM
Mega-Tall Buildings and Other Future Places of Work
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Session co-chair: Ms. Maria-Paz Gutierrez, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Session co-chair: Dr. Marija Trcka Radosevic, Otis Elevator Company
The Evolution of Elevators: Digital Interaction, Physical Human Interface, Intuitive Behavior and Mega-tall Buildings
Mr. Stephen Nichols, Associate Director, Systems Engineering, Otis Elevator Company
09:40 AM
Break
10:15 AM
Mega-Tall Buildings and Other Future Places of Work (cont.)
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Supertall Timber: Functional Natural Materials for High-Rise Structures
Dr. Michael H Ramage, University of Cambridge
Applications of Insights from Biology and Mathematics to the Design of Material Structures
Ms. Jenny E. Sabin, Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Associate Professor, Cornell University
11:45 AM
Meeting adjourns. Boxed lunch available.
12:00 PM
Buses depart for BDL