2019 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

The 2019 US Frontiers of Engineering will be hosted by Boeing in North Charleston, South Carolina, September 25-27. About 100 outstanding early career engineers will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation; Engineering the Genome; Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics; and Blockchain Technology. The goal of the Frontiers of Engineering program is to bring together engineers from all engineering disciplines and from industry, universities, and federal labs to facilitate cross-disciplinary exchange and promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields in order to sustain and build US innovative capacity. 

We are grateful to our sponsors for their support. 

Click here for the preliminary program. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

LIST OF SESSIONS
(Order of sessions TBD. Working titles listed.)

Chair:  Jennifer West, Duke University

Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation
Session Co-chairs: James Aske, Boeing, and Tarik Dickens, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

21st Century Engineering Systems: Boeing's Digital Transformation
Gabriel Burnett, Boeing

Computational Materials for the Design and Qualification of Additively Manufacturing Components
Christopher Lang, NASA Langley

Robots that Walk: What the Challenge of Locomotion Says about Next-generation Manufacturing
Christian Hubicki, Florida State University

Digital Twin
Pamela Kobryn, Air Force Research Laboratory

Engineering the Genome
Session Co-chairs: Renee Wegrzyn, DARPA, and Charles Gersbach, Duke University

Genome Editing Tools as Human Therapeutics
Kris Saha, University of Wisconsin

Using CRISPR to Combat Human Disease Vectors 
Omar Akbari, University of California, San Diego

Microbes & Manufacturing: Moore's Law Meets Biology
Patrick Boyle, Ginkgo Bioworks

Empowering Genome Editing Through Standards 
Samantha Maragh, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics
Session Co-chairs:  Christoffer Heckman, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Hae Jong Seo, Nvidia

Apollo: Open Autonomous Driving Platform
Tae Eun Choe, Baidu

Autonomous Vehicles: A Startup Perspective
JianXiong Xiao, AutoX Inc.

Why Everone Has It Wrong about the Ethics of Autonmous Vehicles
John Basi, Northeastern University

Interactive Autonomy: Learning and Control for Human-Robot Systems
Dorsa Sadigh, Stanford University

Blockchain Technology
Session Co-chairs:  Petr Novotny, IBM, and Elaine Shi, Cornell University

Blockchains—An Introduction
Elaine Shi, Cornell University 

Private Chain
Hong Wan, North Carolina State University

Economics and Blockchain
Jacob Leshno, University of Chicago

Upcoming
Details
September
25
2019
to
September
27
2019
August 22, 2019 AT 06:55 AM
North Charleston, South Carolina
Schedule
Sunday, Sep 24, 2017
  • 07:30 PM To 07:30 PM
    Registration/welcome reception at the hotel
    Capital 1 & 2
Monday, Sep 25, 2017
  • 07:15 AM To 07:15 AM
    Breakfast
    Greenhouse Cafe
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Auditorium
  • 09:00 AM To 09:00 AM
    Machines That Teach Themselves
    Auditorium
  • 10:30 AM To 10:30 AM
    Break
  • 11:15 AM To 11:15 AM
    Machines That Teach Themselves (cont.)
  • 12:00 PM To 12:00 PM
    Lunch
  • 01:15 PM To 01:15 PM
    Meet and Connect Breakout Session
    Breakout Rooms
  • 02:45 PM To 02:45 PM
    Break
  • 03:30 PM To 03:30 PM
    Where are the Emerging Frontiers of Research and Innovation?
  • 03:45 PM To 03:45 PM
    DARPA’s Disruptive Way of Thinking
  • 04:00 PM To 04:00 PM
    Energy Strategies to Power Our Future
  • 05:30 PM To 05:30 PM
    Break
  • 06:00 PM To 06:00 PM
    Dinner
    Greenhouse Cafe
  • 08:00 PM To 08:00 PM
    Buses depart for hotel
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
  • 07:15 AM To 07:15 AM
    Breakfast
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Energy Strategies to Power Our Future (cont.)
  • 10:00 AM To 10:00 AM
    Break
  • 10:30 AM To 10:30 AM
    Unraveling the Complexity of the Brain
  • 12:00 PM To 12:00 PM
    Lunch
  • 01:15 PM To 01:15 PM
    Unraveling the Complexity of the Brain (cont.)
  • 02:45 PM To 02:45 PM
    Break
  • 03:00 PM To 03:00 PM
    Tours
  • 05:15 PM To 05:15 PM
    Buses depart for hotel
  • 06:00 PM To
    Reception and Dinner
    Marriott A & B
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
  • 07:15 AM To 07:15 AM
    Breakfast
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Presentation
  • 08:45 AM To 08:45 AM
    Mega-Tall Buildings and Other Future Places of Work
  • 09:40 AM To 09:40 AM
    Break
  • 10:15 AM To 10:15 AM
    Mega-Tall Buildings and Other Future Places of Work (cont.)
  • 11:45 AM To 11:45 AM
    Meeting adjourns. Boxed lunch available.
  • 12:00 PM To 12:00 PM
    Buses depart for BDL