2018 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

September 4, 2018
07:30 PM
Bedford Room
Registration/welcome reception at the hotel
September 5, 2018
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for MIT Lincoln Lab
07:30 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Auditorium
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome –

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

Eric Evans , Director, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Opening Remarks –
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Symposium Chair: Dr. Jennifer L. West, Fitzpatrick Family University Professor, Duke University
09:00 AM
Auditorium
Quantum Computers: Are We There Yet?
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Session co-chair: Dr. Grace D. Metcalfe, Physicist, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Session co-chair: Dr. Jerry Moy Chow, Manager, Experimental Quantum Computing, IBM
Quantum Computing—An Introduction to What It Is, Why We Want It, and How We’re Trying to Get It
Dr. Sara Jean Gamble, Physicist, U.S. Army Research Office
Quantum Algorithms: Promise and Perspective
Shelby Kimmel, Assistant Professor, Middlebury College
10:30 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Quantum Computers: Are We There Yet? (cont.)
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Logical Quantum Computing
Sarah Sheldon, Research Staff Member, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Quantum Simulation: Platforms, Challenges, and Applications
Dr. Norman Yao, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
12:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM
Poster Session I (odd numbers)
02:30 PM
Poster Session II (even numbers)
03:30 PM
Break
04:00 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
04:15 PM
The Role of Engineering in the Face of Conflict and Disaster
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Session co-chair: Dr. Francesca D'Arcangelo, Senior Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Session co-chair: Dr. Mira S Olson, Associate Professor, Drexel University
Mapping Technologies During Hurricane Harvey
Julia Moline, Deputy Chief, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Engineering for the People: Putting Peace, Social Justice, and Environmental Protection at the Heart of All Engineering
Dr. Darshan Mukesh Arvinda Karwat, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
05:45 PM
Break
06:00 PM
Cafeteria
Dinner Speech: Asteroids – Facts and Fiction
Dr. Grant H. Stokes , Head of Space Systems and Technology Division, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
06:45 PM
Dinner
08:00 PM
Buses depart for hotel
September 6, 2018
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for MIT Lincoln Lab
07:30 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
The Role of Engineering in the Face of Conflict and Disaster (cont.)
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Bridge of Cards: Combining Formal and Informal Structures in Crisis Response
Willow Brugh, Project Manager, Truss
US AID Approaches to Development Engineering Innovation and Disaster Relief
Dr. Marissa Jablonski, Executive Director, Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin
10:00 AM
Break
10:45 AM
Resilient and Reliable Infrastructure
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Session co-chair: Dr. Iris Tien, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Session co-chair: Ms. Julie A. Pietrzak, Vice President, Thornton Thomasetti
Communicating Advanced Infrastructure Resiliency Analytics to Diverse Groups of Stakeholders
Dr. Josh Vertalka, Chief Data Scientist, RS21
Identifying Infrastructure Dependencies and Interdependencies
Robert Hanson, Director of Prioritization and Modeling, Department of Homeland Security
12:15 PM
Lunch
01:15 PM
Resilient and Reliable Infrastructure (cont.)
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Climate Change and Infrastructure Resilience
Dr. Firas Saleh, Associate Director of Hydrology, Jupiter
02:00 PM
Break
02:15 PM
Tours
04:45 PM
Group Photo
05:00 PM
Reception (cash bar)
06:00 PM
Dinner
07:30 PM
Buses depart for hotel
September 7, 2018
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for MIT Lincoln Lab
07:30 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Theranostics
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Session co-chair: Dr. Rebekah Drezek, Professor, Rice University
Session co-chair: Darrell Irvine, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Challenges of Developing Targeted Theranostic Nanoparticles and Potential Solutions on the Horizon
Dr. Andrew Tsourkas, Professor of Bioengineering and Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
Synthetic Biomarkers for Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
Ester J. Kwon, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Theranostics (cont.)
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Immune Theranostics
Dr. Evan A Scott, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
11:15 AM
Meeting adjourns. Boxed lunch available.
11:30 AM
Buses depart for BOS