2018 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

June 17, 2018
07:30 PM
Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba Main, Jupiter East, 3rd floor
Registration/welcome reception
June 18, 2018
06:30 AM
Restaurant “CASA”, 1st floor
Breakfast at the hotel
08:20 AM
Room 406, 4th floor
Meet at Tsukuba International Congress Center
08:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Hiroyuki Abé , Engineering Academy of Japan
C. D. Mote, Jr. , National Academy of Engineering 
Osamu Kobayashi , Japan Science and Technology Agency
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Co-chair: Dr. Hidemitsu Furukawa, Professor, Yamagata University
Co-chair: Dr. David L. Sedlak, Plato Malozemoff Professor , University of California, Berkeley
09:00 AM
The Water Treatment Revolution
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Session co-chair: Dr. Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Manager, Horiba Advanced Techno
Session co-chair: Dr. Krista Rule Wigginton, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Ensuring High Quality of Water Recycled from Wastewater to Augment Drinking Water Supplies
Dr. Megan H Plumlee, Director of Research, Orange County Water District
Research Trends in the Treatability of Trace Substances and Evaluating Their Impact on the Environment
Dr. Keisuke Kuroda, Senior Scientist, National Institute for Environmental Studies
10:30 AM
Stairs from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor
Group Photo
10:45 AM
Room 405
Break
11:00 AM
The Water Treatment Revolution (cont.)
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Emerging Water Treatment Technologies to Treat Our Increasingly Complex Wastewaters
David Jassby, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Membrane Filtration for Sustainable Safe Drinking Water Supply—Modeling of Particle Rejection
Dr. Takashi Hashimoto, Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo
12:30 PM
Room 405
Lunch
01:30 PM
Room 406
Flash Poster Presentations
02:30 PM
Room 401, 402
Poster Session I (odd numbers)
03:15 PM
Room 403, 404
Poster Session II (even numbers)
04:00 PM
Break
04:15 PM
Bionics and Prosthetics
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Session co-chair: Dr. Shoko Miyagawa, Associate Professor, Keio University
Session co-chair: Dr. Justin C Sanchez, Technical Fellow, Battelle Institute
The Science Behind Brain-Machine Interface
Junichi Ushiba, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology
Bidirectional Intracortical Interfaces for Prosthetic Limb Control
Dr. Robert Gaunt, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
05:45 PM
Break
06:30 PM
Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba, Annex Subaru, 1st floor
Dinner
07:30 PM
Dinner Speech: Going Forth to Taiwan and Ten Years
Toyoko Imae , Honorary Chair Professor, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
June 19, 2018
06:30 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Bionics and Prosthetics (cont.)
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Induction of Embodiment of a Prosthesis into the Body
Dr. Noritaka Kawashima, Section Chief, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities
Direct Brain Interfaces for Memory Restoration
Daniel Rizzuto, CEO, Nia Therapeutics
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Smart Structures and Materials
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Session co-chair: Dr. Geoff L. Brennecka, Associate Professor, Colorado School of Mines
Session co-chair: Dr. Hidehiro Yoshida, Principal Researcher, National Institute for Materials Science
Superplastic Earth Hypothesis
Dr. Takehiko Hiraga, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
Additive Manufacturing of Soft Matter for Robotic Applications
Dr. Robert Shepherd, Assistant Professor, Cornell University
12:00 PM
Lunch
01:00 PM
Smart Structures and Materials (cont.)
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Manufacturing the Next Material Evolution
Dr. Kira Barton, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Development of Advanced Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy for Materials Science Research
Dr. Naoya Shibata, Professor, The University of Tokyo
02:30 PM
Break
03:00 PM
Depart for tour
06:30 PM
Tsukubasan Edoya
Dinner
08:30 PM
Depart for hotel
June 20, 2018
06:30 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Advances in Artificial Intelligence: Diverse and Collaborative Learning
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Session co-chair: Dr. Tadahiro Taniguchi, Professor, Ritsumeikan University
Session co-chair: Dr. Hoda Eldardiry, Manager, Machine Learning Group., PARC, A Xerox Company
Anomaly Mining: Detection and Beyond
Dr. Leman Akoglu, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University
Learning Algorithms for Physical Systems: Challenges and Solutions
Dr. Ion Matei, Palo Alto Research Center
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Advances in Artificial Intelligence: Diverse and Collaborative Learning (cont.)
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Sample-Efficient Reinforcement Learning for Real-World Robot Control
Dr. Takamitsu Matsubara, Associate Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Statistical Models for Discovering Knowledge from Relational Data
Mr. Iku Ohama, Panasonic Corporation
12:00 PM
Lunch