2010 Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

2010 Indo-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Program

National Academy of Engineering

National Academy
of Engineering

 Indo-US Science and Technology Forum IAFOE 2010 
March 10, 2010
09:30 AM
First coach carrying US participants leaves for Agra
(Trip can take about 5 hours; packed lunch served on the way.)
11:00 AM
Second coach departs from Delhi domestic airport
(for Indian participants)
12:00 PM
Rooms available for check-in
07:00 PM
Welcome reception at the Jaypee Palace Hotel
March 11, 2010
07:30 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM – 09:00 AM
Welcome
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Remarks
Arabinda Mitra, Executive Director, Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum
Dr. Arabinda Mitra, Executive Director, Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum
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George Bugliarello, Foreign Secretary, U.S. National Academy of Engineering
Remarks
Damodar Acharya, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Opening Remarks
Partha Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and Athanassios Panagiotopoulos, Princeton University
09:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Health Diagnostics and Disease Monitoring Technologies
Early and accurate diagnosis of diseases, as well as timely monitoring of diseases, are crucial for the efficient delivery of healthcare services.  Such technologies would also be useful to monitor geographical distributions of disease prevalence, including in outbreaks and epidemics.  ...
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Session organizer: Dr. Rinti Banerjee, Chair Professor and Head, Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai
Dr. Samuel Sia, Professor, Columbia University
CommCare: Phone-based Tools to Strengthen Community Health Programs
Dr. Neal Lesh, Strategic Director, Dimagi
Telemedicine — Key to Uniform Global Healthcare Service Delivery
Balaji R. Pillai, Telehealth, India
Dr. Balaji Radha Pillai, Industry Consultant, IBM India Pvt. Ltd.
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Health Diagnostics and Disease Monitoring Technologies (cont.)
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Addressing Challenges in the Application of Molecular Diagnostics for Global Health
Catherine Klapperich, Boston University
Dr. Catherine Klapperich, Professor, Boston University
Advances in Medical Imaging
Phaneendra Yalavarthy, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Dr. Phaneendra Kumar Yalavarthy, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM – 02:00 PM
Innovation for a Secure Future
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Innovation for a Secure Future
Ray Johnson, Sr. VP & CTO, Lockheed Martin Corporation
02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
High-Performance Computing
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Session organizer: Dr. Pallab Dasgupta, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Session organizer: Dr. Thomas Michael Truskett, Chair and Professor, University of Texas, Austin
Smart Computers, Smarter Molecules
Jed Pitera, IBM Almaden Research Center
Dr. Jed W. Pitera, Research Staff Member, IBM Almaden Research Center
Mathematical Models from Molecules to Life
Yiannis Kaznessis, University of Minnesota
Dr. Yiannis Kaznessis, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
03:30 PM – 03:45 PM
Tea/Coffee Break
03:45 PM – 04:30 PM
Poster Session I
Group 1
04:30 PM – 05:15 PM
Poster Session II
Group 2
07:00 PM
Future Space Missions of ISRO
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Future Space Missions of ISRO
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A.S. Kiran Kumar, Distinguished Scientist and Associate Director, Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation.
07:45 PM
Dinner
March 12, 2010
07:30 AM
Breakfast
Service continues until sessions starts
08:30 AM – 10:00 AM
High-Performance Computing (cont.)
10:30 AM
Tea/Coffee Break
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Indo-US S&T Cooperation - Perspectives & Opportunities
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Advanced Engineering Materials
The impact of materials science and engineering on society can be witnessed throughout history.  From the stone-age through to the industrial revolution, civilizations have benefited from advances in engineering materials.  A similar revolution is taking place today, with the discovery ...
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Session organizer: Dr. Hilary Bart-Smith, Professor, University of Virginia
Session organizer: Dr. B.S. Murty, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology- Madras
Structural Materials of the Future
Upadrasta Ramamurty, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Dr. Upadrasta Ramamurty, Professor, Indian Institute of Science
Tailoring Polymer Properties from First Principles
Ashish Lele, National Chemical Laboratory Pune
Dr. Ashish Kishore Lele, National Chemical Laboratory
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Advanced Engineering Materials (cont.)
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Smart Polymers: From Shape Memory to Self-Healing
Patrick Mather, Syracuse University
Dr. Patrick Thomas Mather, Dean, Bucknell University
Natural Armor: An Encyclopedia of Protective Engineering Designs
Christine Ortiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Christine Ortiz, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
03:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Tea/Coffee Break
03:30 PM – 05:00 PM
Technologies for a Clean Environment and Environmental Clean-up
I. Technologies for a Clean Environment
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Session organizer: Dr. Rula Anselmo Deeb, Principal, Geosyntec Consultants
Session organizer: Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj, Director, Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy
Future Direction and Challenges in Fuel Cell Science and Technology
S. Basu, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Dr. Suddhasatwa Basu, Prof., Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Production of Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass using Microbial Systems
Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories
Dr. Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
07:00 PM
Technology Trends and Their Impact
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Technology Trends and Their Impact
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Praveen Vishakantaiah, President, Intel-India
07:30 PM
Dinner
March 13, 2010
06:00 AM
Departure for the Taj Mahal
08:30 AM – 09:30 AM
Breakfast
09:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Technologies for a Clean Environment and Environmental Clean-up (cont.)
II. Environmental Cleanup Technologies
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Reinventing Urban Water Systems
David Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. David L. Sedlak, Plato Malozemoff Professor , University of California, Berkeley
Ecomagination: Advanced Waste Water Treatment Technologies
Girish N. Iyer, GE Water and Process Technologies India
Mr. Girish Narayanan Iyer, GI, Engineering Manager, GE India
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Closing Remarks
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
Lunch
02:00 PM
Buses return to Delhi
Drop-off at airport.