2021 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

The 2021 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be held in the United States. 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: Blockchain, Mitigating Sea Level Rise, Machine Learning and AI for Mental Health, and Soft Robotics. 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.

More information will be posted as the program is developed.

List of Sessions
(Working titles only. Order of sessions TBD. Not all speakers confirmed.)

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

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

Introduction to Blockchains and Major Technical Challenges
Ewa Syta, Trinity College  

Topic TBD
Akihiro Fujihara, Chiba Institute of Technology

Tackling Scalability Challenges in Emerging Blockchains
Sreeram Kannan, University of Washington

Scalability Challenges from a Network Technology Perspective
Kazuyuki Shudo, Tokyo Institute of Technology

MITIGATING SEA LEVEL RISE
Session co-chairs: Daisuke Inazu, Tokyo University, and Firas Saleh, Jupiter Intelligence

Sea Level Rise Variations and Technologies to Characterize SLR Impacts
Scott Kulp, Climate Central

Sea Level Rise Adaptation and Mitigation Pathways
Keren Bolter, Arcadis

Hyperthermals: Recovering from Rapid Global Warming in the Geological Past
Kazutaka Yasukawa, University of Tokyo

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

MACHINE LEARNING AND AI FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Session co-chairs: Takamitsu Matsubara, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, and Ada Poon, Stanford University

Automatic Mental Disease Diagnosis from a Natural Language Perspective
Yoshinobu Kano, Shizuoka University

How Clinical Psychoinformatics Approaches Can Detect Individual Mental Health Patterns
Tetsuya Yamamoto, Tokushima University

Machine Learning to Evaluate Memory Decline and Autism
Makoto Kawai, Stanford University

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

Overview of Soft Robotics
Rebecca Kramer, Yale University

Industry Perspective
Yigit Menguc, Facebook Reality Lab/Oregon State University

Bioinspired Robots
Takuya Umedachi, Shinshu University

Soft Chemical Matter
Shingo Maeda, Shibaura University

Upcoming
Details
June
24
2021
to
June
26
2021
December 03, 2020 AT 06:55 AM
Irvine, California