2019 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

March 20, 2019
06:00 PM
Bremen Vahr
Session Coordination Meeting (for organizers and speakers only)
07:00 PM
Horn 1+2
Welcome Dinner
Hans-Christian Pape , President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

C. D. Mote, Jr. , President, National Academy of Engineering
March 21, 2019
06:00 AM
Restaurant
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Horn 1+2
Opening Remarks
Hans-Christian Pape , President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
C. D. Mote, Jr. , National Academy of Engineering 
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Co-chair: Dr. Joerg Schulze, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Head of the Institute of Semiconductor Engineering, University of Stuttgart
Co-chair: Dr. Dennis E. Discher, Robert D. Bent Professor Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
09:00 AM
Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
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Session co-chair: Dr. Sujith Ravi, Staff Research Scientist & Technical Lead Manager; Head of Google’s Graph Machine Learning Group, Google
Session co-chair: Dr. Stefan Uhlich, Sony Europe Limited
Software 2.0: Machine Learning is Changing Software
Dr. Chris Re, Stanford University
Teaching Machines to Communicate with People Using Deep Learning
Dr. Zornitsa Kozareva, Engineering Manager, Google
10:30 AM
Group Photo
10:45 AM
Horn 3+4+5
Break
11:00 AM
Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning (cont.)
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Deep Learning for Visual and Virtual Worlds
Dr. Eleonora Vig, German Aerospace Center
Artificial Intelligence in Cognitive Neural Engineering
Dr. Moritz Grosse-Wentrup, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
12:30 PM
Restaurant
Lunch
01:30 PM
Electro-mobility and Its Impact
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Session co-chair: Dr. Amir Ebrahimi, Leibniz Universität Hannover
Session co-chair: Dr. Rachael Nealer, Technical Project Manager, US Department of Energy
Battery Systems in Electric Vehicles: From Present State to Future Systems
Dr. Onur Misir, Volkswagen AG
Inductive Charging of Electric Vehicles - Challenges and Opportunities
03:00 PM
Horn 3+4+5
Break
03:30 PM
Flash Poster Presentations
04:30 PM
Horn 3+4+5
Poster Session I (odd numbers)
05:15 PM
Horn 3+4+5
Poster Session II (even numbers)
06:00 PM
Break
06:30 PM
Restaurant
Dinner
March 22, 2019
06:00 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Electro-mobility and Its Impact (cont.)
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Shared Autonomous Electric Mobility: Opportunities & Challenges
Dr. T. Donna Chen, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
EV-Grid Interactions of the Future
Dr. Colin John Ritter Sheppard, Senior Transportation Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Presentation on AvH programs
11:00 AM
Biomedical Optics: Advanced Imaging Methodology Development and Applications
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Session co-chair: Dr. Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, Associate Professor, Columbia University
Session co-chair: Dr. Xin Yu, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Biomedical Optics for Imaging the Human Brain
Dr. Jana Kainerstorfer, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Hacking Fluorescent Proteins to Image Brain Electrical Activity
Dr. Francois St-Pierre, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
12:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM
Biomedical Optics: Advanced Imaging Methodology Development and Applications (cont.)
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Deep imaging with time-reversed light
Dr. Benjamin Judkewitz, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Super-resolution STED microscopy and its application in neuroscience
Dr. Katrin Willig, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine
03:00 PM
Break
03:15 PM
Cultural Tour
07:00 PM
Restaurant Vesper
Dinner
March 23, 2019
07:00 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Technologies for Space Exploration
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Session co-chair: Dr. Roger Foerstner, Bundeswehr University Munich
Session co-chair: Ms. Shana Leigh Diez, Director of Change, Space Exploration Technologies
Reaching for Planets and Comets – ESA’s Challenges of Operating Deep Space Missions
Dr. Jutta Huebner, European Space Agency
Robotic Mobility in Extreme Environments
Dr. Aaron Parness, Group Supervisor, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Technologies for Space Exploration (cont.)
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Observing the Earth Beat from Space with High Performance Optical Instruments
Dr. Kathrina Weiss, OHB System AG
Making Humans Multiplanetary, Rapidly and Sustainably
Dr. Margarita M Marinova, Senior Mars Development Engineer, SpaceX
12:00 PM
Concluding Remarks
12:15 PM
Lunch