2011 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

2011 USFOE Program

Chair: Andrew M. Weiner, Purdue University
September 18, 2011
07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Dinah's II
Registration/welcome reception at the hotel.
September 19, 2011
06:30 AM – 07:45 AM
Trader Vic's
Breakfast at the hotel
07:45 AM
Buses depart for Google
08:00 AM
Building 43 Lobby
Registration opens
08:30 AM
Tunis
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome:
Charles M. Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering

Urs Hoelzle, SVP, Technical Infrastructure, Google

Opening Remarks:
Andrew Weiner, Symposium Chair
09:00 AM
Additive Manufacturing
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Session Chair: Dr. Carolyn Conner Seepersad, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Session Chair: Mr. Michael Siemer, President, Mydea Technologies
Additive Manufacturing Technologies: Technology Introduction and Business
Dr. Brent Stucker, Chief Executive Officer, 3DSIM, LLC
Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace: Examples and Research Outlook
Mr. Brett Lyons, Chief Corporate Scientist, Jabil
Additive Manufacturing is Changing Surgery
Mr. Andrew Christensen, President, Medical Modeling Inc.
10:40 AM
Break
11:10 AM
Additive Manufacturing (cont.)
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The Shape of Things to Come: Frontiers in Additive Manufacturing
Dr. Hod Lipson, Professor, Columbia University
Panel
12:30 PM
Charlie's Cafe
Lunch
01:45 PM
Rooms TBA in Bldg. 41-43
Get-aquainted Session
03:15 PM
Break
03:45 PM
Semantic Processing
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Session Chair: Dr. Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Professor, Northwestern University
Session Chair: Dr. Amarnag Subramanya, Research Scientist, Google
Automatic Text Understanding of Content and Text Quality
Dr. Ani Nenkova, Asscoiate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Advancing Natural Language Understanding with Collaboratively Generated Content
Dr. Evgeniy Gabrilovich, Senior Staff Research Scientist, Google
05:15 PM
Break/Walk to Steam Cafe
06:00 PM
Steam Cafe
Dinner
07:00 PM
Dinner Speech
Dr. Alfred Spector, Vice President of Research and Special Initiatives, Google, Inc.
08:00 PM
Buses return to hotel
September 20, 2011
06:30 AM – 07:45 AM
Trader Vic's
Breakfast at the hotel
07:45 AM
Buses depart for Google
08:30 AM
Semantic Processing (cont.)
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Large Scale Visual Semantic Extraction
Dr. Samy Bengio, Research Scientist in Machine Learning, Google, Inc.
Searching for Statistical Diagrams
Dr. Michael J Cafarella, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Presentation
Where are the Emerging Frontiers of Research and Innovation?
Sohi Rastegar, National Science Foundation
10:45 AM
Engineering Sustainable Buildings
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Session Chair: Dr. Annie R. Pearce, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
Session Chair: Dr. Zhiqiang (John) Zhai, Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
Challenges and Opportunities for Low-Carbon Buildings
Dr. John Ochsendorf, Director, American Academy
Expanding Design Spaces
Dr. John Riker Haymaker, Director of Research, Perkins+Will
12:15 PM
Charlie's Cafe
Lunch
01:30 PM
Engineering Sustainable Buildings (cont.)
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Opportunities and Challenges for Multi-Scale Modeling of Sustainable Buildings
Dr. Jelena Srebric, Professor, University of Maryland
Accelerating Green Building Market Transformation with Information Technology
Dr. Christopher Pyke, Vice President, Research, U.S. Green Building Council
03:00 PM
Break
03:45 PM
Tunis
Lightning talks by Google staff
05:00 PM
Buses depart for hotel
06:00 PM
Trader Vic's
Reception/Dinner at the hotel
September 21, 2011
06:30 AM – 07:45 AM
Trader Vic's
Breakfast at the hotel
07:45 AM
Buses depart for Google
08:30 AM
Neuroprosthetics
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Session Chair: Dr. Timothy Denison, Professor of Engineering Science, Royal Academy Chair in Emerging Technology, Oxford University
Session Chair: Dr. Justin Williams, Professor and Associate Chair of Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Retinal Prosthetic Systems for Treatment of Blindness
Dr. James David Weiland, Professor, University of Michigan
The Evolution of Brain-Computer Interfaces
Dr. Eric Leuthardt, Neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
10:00 AM
Break
10:45 AM
Neuroprosthetics (cont.)
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Ultra Low Power Biomedical and Bio-inspired Systems
Dr. Rahul Sarpeshkar, Professor, Dartmouth College
11:30 AM
Lunch
12:00 PM
Buses depart for SFO and SJC airports
We will begin boarding at 11:45.