2011 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

Co-Chair: Ichiroh Kanaya, TEDxKyoto
Co-Chair: Katharine G. Frase, International Business Machines Corporation
June 5, 2011
07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Room Yodo (2F), RIHGA Royal NCB
Reception
Walking map under "More Info" tab
June 6, 2011
06:30 AM
Corbeille or Mizube
Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 AM
Room Hana (3F), RIHGA Royal NCB
Welcome
Welcome:
Hiroshi Komiyama, The Engineering Academy of Japan
Charles Vest, U.S. National Academy of Engineering
Akira Takamatsu, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Opening Remarks:
Ichiro Kanaya, Committee co-chair (Japan.)
Katharine Frase, Committee co-chair (U.S.)

09:30 AM
Massive Data Management
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Session organizer: Dr. Takeshi Oishi, Project Lecturer, University of Tokyo
Session organizer: Dr. Cyrus Shahabi, Professor, University of Southern California
Tools for Large-Scale Spatial Simulation Design and Analysis
Dr. Johannes Gehrke, Professor, Cornell University
Digital Silk Road: Reviving Silk Road Using Massive Geospatial Data
Dr. Asanobu Kitamoto, Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics
11:00 AM
Break
11:30 AM
Massive Data Management (cont.)
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Temporal Causal Models for Massive Time-series Data Mining: Climate Change Attribution and other Applications
Dr. Yan Liu, Macdonald Early Career Chair and Associate Professor, University of Southern California
Network Display System for Large Cultural Heritage Objects via Cloud Computing Environments
Dr. Yasuhide Okamoto, Project Research Associate, The University of Tokyo
01:00 PM
Room Yodo (2F)
Lunch
02:00 PM
Room Tsuki (3F)
Poster Session I
02:45 PM
Room Tsuki (3F)
Poster Session II
03:30 PM
Break
04:00 PM
Smart Grid
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Session organizer: Dr. Ning Lu, Professor, NC State University
Session organizer: Dr. Masahiro Ishiyama, Senior Research Scientist, Toshiba Corporation
Integration of Smart Grid Enabling Technologies within Power Distribution Systems
Dr. Karen Miu Miller, Professor, Drexel University
Smart Home Energy Management Systems
Mr. Natarajan Venkatakrishnan, VP Global Equipment, Starbucks
05:30 PM
Break
06:00 PM
Room Yodo (2F)
Dinner
07:00 PM
Dinner Speech
The NdFeB Magnet – From Birth to 100.000 Ton/Year Giant
Dr. Masato Sagawa, President, Intermetallics Co., Ltd.
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June 7, 2011
06:30 AM
Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 AM
Smart Grid (cont.)
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Smart House Testbed for both Physical and Cyber Entities
Dr. Yasuo Tan, Professor, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Smart Grid Cyber Security
Ms. Mai Kiuchi, Research Scientist, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
10:30 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Bio-inspired Materials
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Session organizer: Dr. Naoe Hosoda, Group Leader, National Institute for Materials Science
Session organizer: Dr. Alfred J. Crosby, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Beta-Hairpin Peptide Self-assembly: Construction of Advanced Materials from Injectable Gels to Nanoparticle Arrays
Dr. Darrin Pochan, Professor, University of Delaware
Principles and Results Related to Biomimetic Crystal Design
Dr. Yuya Oaki, Assistant Professor, Keio University
12:30 PM
Room Matsu (2F)
Lunch
01:30 PM
Bio-inspired Materials (cont.)
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Material Design and Fabrication of Structural Color using a Biomimetic Approach: Mystery of Morpho Butterfly’s Blue
Dr. Akira Saito, Associate Professor, Osaka University
Engineering Biomimetic Materials by Harnessing Mechanical Instability of High-Aspect-Ratio Polymer Pillar Arrays
Dr. Shu Yang, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
03:00 PM
Break
03:30 PM
Walking tour of Osaka and Naniwa Exploration Cruise
06:00 PM
Dinner om cruise
June 8, 2011
06:30 AM
Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:30 AM
Robotics
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Session organizer: Dr. Tomomichi Sugihara, Associate Professor, Osaka University
Session organizer: Dr. Bryan Adams, Chief Commercial Officer, GreatCall
Human-like Assembly Robots in Factories
Mr. Shingo Ando, Assistant Manager, Yaskawa Electric Corporation
Transition of Robot Technologies from Academia to Industry
Dr. Matthew Williamson, CTO, CPX Security
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Robotics (cont.)
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Man-Machine Synergy Effector: Anthropomorphic Robotic Tools Based on Hybrid Approaches
Dr. Katsuya Kanaoka, Chair Professor, Man-Machine Synergy Effectors, Inc.
Research and Challenges in Commercializing Robots
Dr. Eduardo Rafael Torres-Jara, Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
12:00 PM
Room Matsu (2F)
Lunch