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The 2021 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be held virtually November 15-17, 2021. Sixty of the most promising early career engineers from the US and EU will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Machine Learning for Emerging Networks, Applications and Uses of Graphene, Improving the Reliability and Resiliency of Electric Power Grids, and Technologies for the Detection and Treatment of Dementia. The event facilitates international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promotes the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourages the creation of a transatlantic network of world-class engineers.
The symposium will be hosted in partnership with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies, and Engineering. The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) is serving as the administrator and organizer for the European side of the event.
The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to The Grainger Foundation and the National Science Foundation for their support of the 2021 EU-US FOE Symposium.
More information will be posted as it develops.
LIST OF SESSIONS
(Working titles listed. Order of sessions TBD.)
Symposium co-chairs: Vahid Tarokh, Duke University, and Pontus Johnson, Royal Institute of Technology
MACHINE LEARNING FOR EMERGING NETWORKS
Session co-chairs: Shirin Jalali, Nokia Bell Labs, and Sofie Pollin, KU Leuven
Recent Progress in End-to-End Learning for Wireless Communication Systems
Jakob Hoydis, NVIDIA
AI for Sharing Resources
Mariya Zheleva, University at Albany, SUNY
Trustworthy and Scalable Federated Learning
Salman Avestimehr, University of Southern California
AI Based Machine-to-Machine Communications in 6G
Sinem Coleri, Koc University
APPLICATIONS AND USES OF GRAPHENE
Session co-chairs: Roman Caudillo, Intel Corporation, and Amaia Zurutuza, Graphenea
Graphene Biosensors and a Vision for an Internet of Biology (IoB)
Brett Goldsmith, Cardea Bio Inc.
Exploring Field-effect Transistors based on Graphene for the Ultrasensistive Detection of Biomarkers
Cecilia de Carvalho Castro Silva, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Graphene Synthesis for Supercapacitors and Electrochemical Applications
Veronica A. Strong, Intel Corporation
Synthesis of Graphene for Waveguide-integrated Optoelectronics
Camilla Coletti, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
IMPROVING THE RELIABILITY AND RESILIENCY OF ELECTRIC POWER GRIDS
Session co-chairs: Damien Ernst, University of Liege, and Daniel Molzahn, Georgia Institute of Technology
Burning Issues: Modeling Risk of Wildfire Ignitions and Power Outages in the Electric Grid
Line Roald, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Applications of Advanced Computational Tools in Power System Operations at RTE
Manuel Ruiz, RTE
Multi-infrastructure Modeling for the Next Generation of Energy Systems
Carleton Coffrin, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Trustworthy AI to Remove Barriers for Machine Learning Applications in Power Systems
Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, Technical University of Denmark
TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF DEMENTIA
Session co-chairs: Nir Grossman, Imperial College London, and Laura Segatori, Rice University
New Approaches to Alzheimer’s: From Neural Deficits to Neural Simulation
Annabelle Singer, Georgia Institute of Technology
Technology Integrated Health Management for Dementia
Payam Barnaghi, Imperial College London
CMOS Neural Probes and Brain-on-chip Devices for Studying and Detecting Neurodegenerative Diseases
Carolina Mora Lopez, Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC)