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The 2012 Japan-American Frontiers of Engineering was held October 29-31, 2012, at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California. Sixty of the most promising engineers under the age of 45 from Japan and the United States met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering technology in four areas: Video Content Analysis, Engineering for Natural Disaster Resiliency, Engineering for Agriculture: Providing Global Food Security, Sports Engineering. 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 2012 JAFOE Symposium: The Grainger Foundation, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and the Japan Science and Technology Agency.
LIST OF SESSIONS
Symposium co-chairs: Katharine Frase, IBM, and Ichiroh Kanaya, Osaka University
VIDEO CONTENT ANALYSIS
Organizers: Andrew Gallagher, Cornell University, and Yoshikazu Nakajima, University of Tokyo
Intelligent Video Surveillance
Rogerio Feris, IBM
Tracking People and Recognizing Content in Visual Data
Alex Berg, Stony Brook University
Yoshinobu Hotta, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Video Content Analysis for Augmented and Mixed Reality
Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University
ENGINEERING FOR NATURAL DISASTER RESILIENCY
Organizers: Akihiro Kusaka, Kajima Technical Research Institute, and Sissy Nikolaou, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
I. Understanding Natural Hazards and Predicting Associated Risk
Practical Application of Seismic Risk Evaluation for Buildings
Yuko Murachi, Swiss Re International SE, Tokyo
The Importance of Earthquake Modeling and Lab Experiments for Understanding Earthquake Hazard
Nadia Lapusta, California Institute of Technology
II. State-of-the-Art Technologies
Post-Earthquake Damage Screening of Structures
Masahiro Kurata, Kyoto University
Technologies for Offshore Structures in Extreme Environments to Resist Multiple Natural Hazards
Daniel Fenz, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
ENGINEERING FOR AGRICULTURE: PROVIDING GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY
Organizers: Yoshisada Nagasaka, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, and Luis Rodriguez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Applications of Precision Agriculture in Rural Communities
Amy Kaleita, Iowa State University
Construction of "Enetourism" which Tourists bring Leftover Food to Methane Fermentation Using Hot Springs
Chika Tada, Tohoku University
Engineering CEA Systems for a Sustainable Future: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities
Murat Kacira, University of Arizona
Development of Techniques for Estimation of Geographical Origin of Food Using Stable Isotopes and Trace Element Analysis
Food Safety and Quality Assurance of Food Products
Yoko Obayashi, Ajinomoto
Organizers: Patrick Drane, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Yasuo Nakamura, Doshisha University
Functional Footwear Design
Kenta Moriyasu, ASICS Corporation
State-of-the-Art Composite Design and Manufacturing for Sports Equipment
Matt Vacek, Jarden Team Sports
Dynamics and Biomechanics of Sports
Alison Sheets, Nike
Biomechanical Analysis of Motion of Professional Baseball Pitchers
Kei Aoki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology