2014 Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

The 2014 Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering was held May 19-21, at the Infosys Center in Mysore, India. About 60 outstanding engineers under the age of 45 met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Biomaterials, Water Resource Management in the Face of Climate Change, Green Approaches to Communications, and Engineering in the Context of Big Data. The event facilitates international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promotes the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourages the creation of a transatlantic 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 our sponsor of this meeting, the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum.

LIST OF SESSIONS

Symposium co-chairs:  Upadrasta Ramamurty, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, University of California, Berkeley

GREEN APPROACHES TO COMMUNICATIONS
Session co-chairs:  Kirk Cameron, Virginia Tech, and Kumar Sivarajan, Tejas Networks Ltd.

Introduction
Session co-chairs

Mobile Processor Architectures: Design Implications and Challenges for Energy Efficiency
Vijay Janapa Reddi, University of Texas at Austin

Energy Efficiency in Cellular Networks
Radhakrishna Ganti, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Situations and Choices: Challenges and Opportunities in Mobile Software Power Management
Joseph Turner, MiserWare

Energy Harvesting-Based Green Wireless Communication Systems
Neelesh Mehta, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Session co-chairs:  Sharad Jain, National Instiatute of Hydrology, Roorkee, and Mark Tompkins, NewFields

Introduction
Session co-chairs

Climate Change Causes and Hydrologic Predictive Capabilities
V. V. Srinivas, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Emerging Water Resources Modeling Technologies to Understand Climate Change Impacts on Various Sectors and Develop Adaptation Strategies
Balaji Narasimhan, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Interactions and Adaptations of Natural and Constructed Elements of Water Resources Systems
Kristin Gilroy, US Army Corps of Engineers

Adapting to Rising Tides with the Power of Information Technology – San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond
Peter Wijsman, Arcadis

ENGINEERING IN THE CONTEXT OF BIG DATA

Session co-chairs:  Jennifer Dy, Northeastern University, and Sriram Raghavan, IBM-India

Introduction
Session co-chairs

The Internet of Manufacturing Things
Athulan Vijayaraghavan, System Insights

Predictive Analytics for Industrial Applications
Pankaj Dayama, IBM Research

At the Intersection of Healthcare, Drug Discovery, and Big Data
Nirmal Keshava, AstraZeneca

Facilitating Discovery in Big Data Sets
Kiri Wagstaff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

BIOMATERIALS
Session co-chairs:  Debra Auguste, City College of New York, and Ashok Raichur, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Introduction
Session co-chairs

Glimpses into the Exciting World of Biomaterials through Drug Delivery Systems
Dhirendra Katti, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Stimuli Responsive Lipid and Biopolymeric Biomaterials for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering
Rinti Banerjee, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Biomaterials for Targeted Drug Delivery
Suzie Pun, University of Washington

Transforming Biomaterials with Novel Therapies . . . from Science to Entrepreneurial Start-ups
John Santini, ApoGen Biotechnologies

Post Meeting
Details
May
19
2014
to
May
21
2014
August 25, 2019 AT 06:55 AM
Mysore, India
Schedule
Saturday, May 17, 2014
  • 11:00 PM To 03:00 AM
    US participants arrive in Bangalore. Accommodations at JNCASR
Sunday, May 18, 2014
  • 07:30 AM To 07:30 AM
    Bus departs from JNCASR for breakfast at IISc
  • 08:00 AM To 08:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Indian Institute of Science Guest House
  • 09:00 AM To 09:00 AM
    Departure by bus for Mysore
  • 01:00 PM To 02:00 PM
    Arrival at Infosys campus and check-in. Lunch on campus
  • 06:15 PM To 06:15 PM
    Bus departs for Mysore Palace Illumination
  • 08:00 PM To 08:00 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Mysore
Monday, May 19, 2014
  • 07:00 AM To 07:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Floating Restaurant
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Bldg. 10, Ashoka Room
  • 09:00 AM To 09:00 AM
    Green Approaches to Communications
  • 10:30 AM To 10:30 AM
    Break
  • 11:00 AM To 11:00 AM
    Green Approaches to Communications (cont.)
  • 12:30 PM To 12:30 PM
    Lunch
    Lobby of the Halls
  • 01:30 PM To 01:30 PM
    Poster Session (Group I)
    Akbar Room
  • 02:15 PM To 02:15 PM
    Poster Session (Group II)
  • 03:00 PM To 03:00 PM
    Break
  • 03:30 PM To 03:30 PM
    Water Resources Management in the Face of Climate Change
  • 05:00 PM To 05:00 PM
    Break
  • 07:00 PM To 07:00 PM
    Dinner
    Lobby of the Halls
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
  • 07:00 AM To 07:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Floating Restaurant
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Water Resources Management in the Face of Climate Change (cont.)
  • 10:00 AM To 10:00 AM
    Break
  • 10:30 AM To 10:30 AM
    Engineering in the Context of Big Data
  • 12:15 PM To 12:15 PM
    Lunch
    Lobby
  • 01:15 PM To 01:15 PM
    Engineering in the Context of Big Data (cont.)
  • 02:30 PM To 02:30 PM
    Break
  • 02:45 PM To 02:45 PM
    Depart for Mysore Palace
  • 07:30 PM To 07:30 PM
    Dinner
    Lalit Mahal Palace
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
  • 07:00 AM To 07:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Floating Restaurant
  • 08:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Biomaterials
  • 10:00 AM To 10:00 AM
    Break
  • 10:30 AM To 10:30 AM
    Biomaterials (cont.)
  • 12:00 PM To 12:00 PM
    Lunch
    Lobby
  • 02:30 PM To 02:30 PM
    Bus departs Mysore