2022 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

September 20, 2022
07:30 PM
Princessa and Foyer
Registration/welcome reception at the hotel
September 21, 2022
07:00 AM
Princessa
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Eliza Anderson
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome –

John L. Anderson , President, National Academy of Engineering

James Hamilton, Senior Vice President and Distinguished Engineer, Amazon

Opening Remarks –
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Symposium Chair: Dr. Timothy Charles Lieuwen, Regents’ Professor and Executive Director, Strategic Energy Institute , Georgia Institute of Technology
09:00 AM
Eliza Anderson
Microbes: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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Co-Chair: Dr. Gabe A. Kwong, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Co-Chair: Dr. Anita Shukla, Elaine I. Savage Associate Professor, Brown University
Emergent Metabolic Dynamics in Microbial Communities
Dr. Arthur Prindle, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Materials-based Approaches to Prevent Biofilm-associated Infections
Dr. Caitlin Howell, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Maine
10:30 AM
Foyer
Break
11:00 AM
Eliza Anderson
Microbes: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (cont.)
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Precision Delivery of Probiotics to Enhance Nutrition
Dr. Aaron C. Anselmo, Chief Scientific Officer, VitaKey
“Life . . .finds a way”: Discovering and Deploying Microbial Solutions to Emerging Global Challenges
Dr. Kevin V Solomon, Assistant Professor, University of Delaware
12:30 PM
Princessa
Lunch
01:30 PM
Breakout Rooms
Meet and Connect Breakout Session
03:00 PM
Foyer
Break
03:30 PM
Eliza Anderson
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
03:45 PM
Eliza Anderson
Technology and Racial Justice & Equity
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Co-Chair: Dr. Brooke Coley, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Co-Chair: Dr. Khalid Kadir, Continuing Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley
Engineering Solutions for Justice: A Case Study of Electric Vehicles
Dr. Regan Patterson, Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Engineering and Making Whiteness Visible
Dr. James Holly, Jr., Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
05:15 PM
Foyer
Break
06:00 PM
Princessa
Dinner
September 22, 2022
07:00 AM
Princessa
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Eliza Anderson
Technology and Racial Justice & Equity (cont.)
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Unpacking the Hidden Curriculum in Engineering
Dr. Idalis Villanueva Alarcon, Associate Professor, University of Florida
Resilient Engineering Identity
Dr. Monique Ross, Associate Professor, Ohio State University
10:00 AM
Foyer
Break
10:30 AM
Eliza Anderson
Hydrogen: a New 'Universal' Energy Carrier for the Carbon-free Future
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Co-Chair: Dr. Jesse D. Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Princeton University
Co-Chair: Dr. Iryna Zenyuk, Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine
The Critical Role of Hydrogen in a Net-zero Emissions Energy System
Mr. Ryan Jones, Evolved Energy Research
Hydrogen Earthshot: DOE’s Efforts to Catalyze a Clean Hydrogen Industry
Ms. Neha Rustagi, Systems Analysis Lead, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, US Department of Energy
The Cutting-edge in Clean Electrolysis
Dr. Xiong Peng, Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
12:15 PM
Princessa
Lunch
01:15 PM
Eliza Anderson
Hydrogen: a New 'Universal' Energy Carrier for the Carbon-free Future (cont.)
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The Power of Being Negative: Producing H2 and Sequestered Carbon from Biomass and Waste Resources
Dr. Joshua Adam Schaidle, Lab Program Manager - Carbon Management, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
02:30 PM
Foyer
Break
03:00 PM
Eliza Anderson
Panel: How do engineers and scientists impact customers at Amazon?
05:15 PM
Lobby
Meet in Grand Hyatt lobby to walk to Amazon campus
05:30 PM
Oscar 21st Floor Café – Amazon Campus
Reception and Dinner
07:00 PM
Oscar 21st Floor Café – Amazon Campus
Dinner Speech: The Power of Customer-Obsessed Science
Rohit Prasad , SVP and Head Scientist, Amazon Alexa

 
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September 23, 2022
07:00 AM
Princessa
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Eliza Anderson
Conversational AI
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Co-Chair: Dr. Suma Bhat, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-Chair: Dr. Jing Huang, Senior Applied Science Manager, Amazon Alexa AI
Conversational AI Systems: Current Progress and Future Directions
Dr. Maryam Fazel-Zarandi, Research Engineering Manager, Meta AI - FAIR
Seamless Natural Communication between Humans and Machines
Dr. Zhou Yu, Assistant Professor, Columbia University
10:00 AM
Foyer
Break
10:30 AM
Eliza Anderson
Conversational AI (cont.)
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Augmenting Conversational Data with Generative Conversational Networks
Dr. Alexandros Papangelis, Senior Applied Scientist, Amazon Alexa AI
Interaction and Language Grounding
Dr. Karthik Narasimhan, Assistant Professor, Princeton University
12:00 PM
Princessa
Meeting adjourns. Boxed lunch available.
12:15 PM
Buses depart for SEA