2021 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

The 2021 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be held virtually June 23-25. Sixty of the most promising early career engineers from Japan and the United States will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering technology in four areas: Soft Robotics, Mitigating Sea Level Rise, Blockchain, and Machine Learning and AI for Mental Health. The event is intended to facilitate international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourage the creation of a transpacific network of world-class engineers. JAFOE is carried out in cooperation with the Engineering Academy of Japan

The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to The Grainger Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and Arogyaswami J. Paulraj for their support of the 2021 JAFOE Symposium.

Information about the program and breakout session is available under "More on this" at right.

List of Sessions

Symposium co-chairs:  David Tse, Stanford University, and Hidemitsu Furukawa, Yamagata University

SOFT ROBOTICS
Session co-chairs:  Michael Dickey, North Carolina State University, and Kenjiro Tadakuma, Tohoku University

Shape-Shifting Soft Robots that Adapt to Changing Tasks and Environments
Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, Yale University

Soft Robotics: Industrial Perspective
Yigit Menguc, Facebook Reality Lab/Oregon State University

Bio-inspired, Digital-fabricated Soft-bodied Robots
Takuya Umedachi, Shinshu University

Soft Chemical Robots and Machines
Shingo Maeda, Shibaura University

MITIGATING SEA LEVEL RISE
Session co-chairs: Daisuke Inazu, Tokyo University, and Firas Saleh, Risk Management Solutions

Sea Level Rise Adaptation Pathways: Miami-Dade County Case Study
Keren Bolter, Arcadis

Technologies to Characterize and Communicate Global Impacts of Sea Level Rise 
Scott Kulp, Climate Central

Hothouse in the Deep Past: Implications for Ongoing Climate Change
Kazutaka Yasukawa, University of Tokyo

Management of CO2 in the Atmosphere and Ocean Using Solid Earth
Takeshi Tsuji, Kyushu University

BLOCKCHAIN
Session co-chairs:  Giulia Fanti, Carnegie Mellon University, and Shigeya Suzuki, Keio University

Blockchain: Introduction and Challenges
Sreeram Kannan, University of Washington

Technology and Implementation Challenges Behind Decentralized Identity
Kristina Yasuda, Microsoft

Private Data Management for Decentralized Ledgers
Ewa Syta, Trinity College  

On-Chain Scaling of Blockchain  
Akihiro Fujihara, Chiba Institute of Technology

MACHINE LEARNING AND AI FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Session co-chairs: Takamitsu Matsubara, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, and Ada Poon, Stanford University

Natural Language Processing in Medical Applications
Yoshinobu Kano, Shizuoka University

Clinical Psychoinformatics Approaches for Improving Quality of Life
Tetsuya Yamamoto, Tokushima University

Machine Learning, Sleep, Aging, and Memory
Makoto Kawai, Stanford University

Upcoming
Details
June
23
2021
to
June
25
2021
June 21, 2021 AT 06:56 AM
Virtual