2011 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium


From March 28 - 30, the 2011 China-America Frontiers of Engineering took place at Qualcomm in San Diego, CA. Sixty of the most promising engineers under the age of 45 from China and the United States met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering technology. The event was intended to facilitate international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourage the creation of a transpacific network of world-class engineers.

Links to presentation slides are in the List of Sessions below, and links to the papers are in the Program.

The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to the following sponsors for their support of the 2011 CAFOE Symposium: Qualcomm and The Grainger Foundation

Click on the links below to view the presentations:

Session co-chairs: Huajun Li, Ocean University of China, and Leigh McCue-Weil, Virginia Tech

Technology Drivers for Deepwater: What is Coming Next
James Maher, Horton Wiser Deepwater, Inc.

New Technology Opens the Door for Deepwater Development
Dagang Zhang, China Offshore Oil Engineering Company

Measuring Flows in the Ocean: A Case for Further Sensor Development and Testing
Alexandra Techet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Applications of Computational Hydrodynamics in Ocean Engineering
Pengzhi Lin, Sichuan University

Session co-chairs: John Smee, Qualcomm, Inc., and Zhisheng Niu, Tsinghua University

The Untethering of Information: Wideband High Throughput Wireless Communication in the mm-Wave Bands
Ali Niknejad, University of California, Berkeley

Cognitive Wireless Communications: A Solution for Efficient Multiple Networks Coexistence
Wenhui Xiong, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Next Generation Wireless Communications: Telehealth 
Urbashi Mitra, University of Southern California

Cooperative Wireless Networks for Better Green Services
Yang Yang, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology

Session co-chairs: Jing Cheng, Tsinghua University School of Medicine, and William Murphy, University of Wisconsin 

Molecular-level Bioinspired Engineering: Design and Preparation of New Synthetic Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine
Timothy Deming, University of California, Los Angeles  

Current Progress in Stem Cell Technology: Realistic Opportunity for a New Frontier in Personalized Medicine
Fanyi Zeng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Bioinspired Microfluidic Approaches for Cell and Organism-based Applications 
Jianhua Qin, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics

Bioinspired Tissue Engineering Approaches for the Formation of Complex Tissues
Helen Lu, Columbia University

Session co-chairs: Weiwen Deng, Jinlin University, and Madhu Raghavan, General Motors

The Path to Commercial Autonomous Cars: The DARPA Urban Challenge and Beyond
Paul Rybski, Carnegie Mellon University

Edison 2’s Winning Solution for the X Prize and the Future
Brad Jaeger, Edison2

Design of Forward Collision Warning Systems Using Relative Acceleration Estimation and Multi-Object Tracking
Bo-Chiuan Chen, National Taipei University of Technology

Enhanced Routing for Intermittently Connected Mobile Vehicular Network and Wireless Intelligent Sensing System
Tianle Zhang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications


Post Meeting
June 18, 2024 AT 06:55 AM
San Diego, California
Sunday, Mar 27, 2011
  • 07:30 PM To 09:30 PM
    Registration/welcome reception
    Oasis Restaurant and Patio
Monday, Mar 28, 2011
  • 06:30 AM To
    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Oasis Restaurant and Patio
  • 07:15 AM To 08:15 AM
    Looping vans between hotel and Qualcomm
  • 08:00 AM To
    Gather in hotel lobby to walk to Qualcomm
  • 08:30 AM To 09:00 AM
    Qualcomm Hall
  • 09:00 AM To 10:30 AM
    Ocean Engineering
  • 10:30 AM To
  • 11:00 AM To 12:30 PM
    Ocean Engineering (cont.)
  • 12:30 PM To 01:45 PM
    S Cafe
  • 01:45 PM To 02:30 PM
    Poster Session I (#1’s stand by posters)
  • 02:30 PM To 03:15 PM
    Poster Session II (#2’s stand by posters)
  • 03:15 PM To
  • 03:45 PM To 05:15 PM
    Wireless Communication
  • 05:15 PM To
    S Cafe
  • 06:00 PM To
    N Patio
  • 07:00 PM To
    N Lobby
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011
  • 06:30 AM To
    Oasis Restaurant and Patio
  • 07:15 AM To 08:15 AM
    Looping vans between hotel and Qualcomm (or walk)
  • 08:30 AM To 08:35 AM
    Greetings from Charles M. Vest, President, NAE
  • 08:35 AM To 10:00 AM
    Wireless Communication (cont.)
  • 10:00 AM To
  • 10:30 AM To 12:00 PM
    Bioinspired Engineering
  • 12:00 PM To
    S Cafe
  • 01:00 PM To 02:30 PM
    Bioinspired Engineering (cont.)
  • 02:30 PM To
  • 03:00 PM To
    Tours at Qualcomm: Qualcomm Museum, QRC, and Manufacturing Floor
  • 05:00 PM To
    S Cafe
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011
  • 06:30 AM To
    Oasis Restaurant and Patio
  • 07:15 AM To 08:15 AM
    Looping vans between hotel and Qualcomm (or walk)
  • 08:30 AM To 10:00 AM
    Advanced Vehicles and Mobility
  • 10:00 AM To
  • 10:30 AM To 12:00 PM
    Advanced Vehicles and Mobility (cont.)
  • 12:00 PM To
  • 12:30 PM To
    Buses Depart for the San Diego Airport