2019 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

September 24, 2019
07:30 PM
Courtyard and Reflections
Registration/welcome reception at the hotel
September 25, 2019
07:30 AM
Reflections
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Compass C
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome –

John L. Anderson , President, National Academy of Engineering

Perry J. Morrissette , Senior Engineering Manager, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Opening Remarks –
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Symposium Chair: Dr. Jennifer L. West, Fitzpatrick Family University Professor, Duke University
09:00 AM
Auditorium
Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation
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Session co-chair: Mr. Li Chun Chang, Associate Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
Session co-chair: Dr. Tarik J. Dickens, Assistant Professor, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
21st Century Engineering Systems: Boeing’s Digital Transformation
Dr. Gabriel Burnett, The Boeing Company
Computational Materials for the Design and Qualification of Additively-Manufactured Components
Dr. Christapher Lang, Aerospace Engineer, NASA Langley
10:30 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation (cont.)
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Robots That Walk: What the Challenge of Locomotion Says About Next-generation Manufacturing
Dr. Christian Hubicki, Assistant Professor, Florida State University
Digital Twin
Dr. Pamela Kobryn, Principal Aerospace Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory
12:30 PM
Reflections
Lunch
01:45 PM
Breakout Rooms
Meet and Connect Breakout Session
03:15 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
Engineering the Genome
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Session co-chair: Dr. Charles Gersbach, Associate Professor, Duke University
Session co-chair: Dr. Renee Diane Wegrzyn, Program Manager, DARPA
Genome Editing with Precision and Accuracy
Dr. Krishanu Saha, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Using CRISPR to Combat Human Disease Vectors
Dr. Omar Akbari, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
05:45 PM
Break
06:00 PM
Reflections
Dinner
07:00 PM
Dinner Speech: Shaping the Future of Aerospace
Joan Robinson-Berry , Vice President of Engineering, Modifications and Maintenance, Boeing Global Services
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September 26, 2019
07:30 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Engineering the Genome (cont.)
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Microbes and Manufacturing: Moore’s Law Meets Biology
Dr. Patrick Boyle, Head of Codebase, Ginkgo Bioworks
Empowering Genome Editing Through Standards
Dr. Samantha Maragh, Leader, Genome Editing Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology
10:00 AM
Break
10:45 AM
Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics
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Session co-chair: Dr. Christoffer Roger Heckman, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Session co-chair: Dr. Hae-Jong Seo, Autonomous driving R&D, NVIDIA
Perception of Low-Cost Autonomous Driving
Dr. Tae Eun Choe, Chief Architect, Baidu USA
Autonomous Vehicles: A Startup Perspective
12:15 PM
Lunch
01:15 PM
Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics (cont.)
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Why Everyone Has It Wrong About the Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles
Dr. John Joseph Basl, II, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern University
Influencing Interactions in Autonomous Driving
Dr. Dorsa Sadigh, Assistant Professor, Stanford University
02:45 PM
Break
03:00 PM
Tours
05:00 PM
Boeing
Reception and Dinner
07:30 PM
Buses depart for hotel
September 27, 2019
07:30 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Blockchain Technology
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Session co-chair: Dr. Petr Novotny, Research Staff Member, Enterprise Solutions, IBM
Session co-chair: Dr. Elaine Shi, Associate Professor, Cornell University
Blockchains—An Introduction
Dr. Elaine Shi, Associate Professor, Cornell University
Blockchain Beyond Cryptocurrency: An Overview
Dr. Hong Wan, Associate Professor, NC State University
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Blockchain Technology (cont.)
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Cryptocurrencies as Marketplaces
Dr. Jacob D Leshno, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
11:15 AM
Meeting adjourns. Boxed lunch available.
11:30 AM
Buses depart for CHS