2014 Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

2014 IAFOE Program

May 17, 2014 – May 18, 2014
11:00 PM – 03:00 AM
US participants arrive in Bangalore. Accommodations at JNCASR
May 18, 2014
07:30 AM
Bus departs from JNCASR for breakfast at IISc
08:00 AM
Indian Institute of Science Guest House
Breakfast
09:00 AM
Departure by bus for Mysore
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Arrival at Infosys campus and check-in. Lunch on campus
06:15 PM
Bus departs for Mysore Palace Illumination
08:00 PM
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Mysore
Welcome Reception
May 19, 2014
07:00 AM
Floating Restaurant
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Bldg. 10, Ashoka Room
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome –

Rajiv Sharma , Executive Director, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum
Venkatesh Narayanamurti , Foreign Secretary, US National Academy Engineering      
Ray O. Johnson , Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation

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Committee co-chair (IN): Dr. Upadrasta Ramamurty, Professor, Indian Institute of Science
Committee co-chair (US): Dr. Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Vice Provost for Academic Planning Fred and Claire Sauer Professor, University of California, Berkeley Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
09:00 AM
Green Approaches to Communications
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Dr. Kirk Cameron, Director, Virginia Tech
Dr. Kumar N. Sivarajan, Chief Technology Officer, Tejas Networks Ltd.
Mobile Processor Architectures: Design Implications and Challenges for Energy Efficiency
Dr. Vijay Janapa Reddi, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Harvard University
Energy Efficiency in Cellular Networks
Mr. Radha Krishna Ganti, Assistant Professor, IIT Madras
10:30 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Green Approaches to Communications (cont.)
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Situations and Choices: Challenges and Opportunities in Mobile Software Power Management
Mr. Joseph Turner, Founder and CEO, Siegescape
Energy Harvesting-Based Green Wireless Communication Systems
Dr. Neelesh B Mehta, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
12:30 PM
Lobby of the Halls
Lunch
01:30 PM
Akbar Room
Poster Session (Group I)
02:15 PM
Poster Session (Group II)
03:00 PM
Break
03:30 PM
Water Resources Management in the Face of Climate Change
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Dr. Sharad K Jain, Scientist F and Head, Water Resources Systems Division, National Institute of Hydrology
Dr. Mark Robert Tompkins, Principal and Founder, FlowWest
Climate Change Causes and Hydrologic Predictive Capabilities
Dr. Venkata Srinivas Vemavarapu, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Emerging Water Resources Modeling Technologies to Understand Climate Change Impacts on Various Sectors and Develop Adaptation Strategies
Dr. Balaji Narasimhan, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
05:00 PM
Break
06:00 PM
Ashoka Room
Pre-Dinner Speech: A Perspective on Technological Challenges in India
Dr. Baldev Raj , President, Indian National Academy of Engineering
07:00 PM
Lobby of the Halls
Dinner
May 20, 2014
07:00 AM
Floating Restaurant
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Water Resources Management in the Face of Climate Change (cont.)
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Interactions and Adaptations of Natural and Constructed Elements of Water Resources Systems
Ms. Kristin Gilroy, Water Resources Engineer, TRACTEBEL
Adapting to Rising Tides with the Power of Information Technology – San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond
Mr. Petrus Cornelis Wijsman, Vice President, ARCADIS
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Engineering in the Context of Big Data
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Session co-chair: Dr. Jennifer Dy, Associate Professor, Northeastern University
Session co-chair: Dr. Sriram Raghavan, STSM & Senior Manager, IBM Research - India
The Internet of Manufacturing Things
Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan, CTO, System Insights
Predictive Analytics for Industrial Applications
Mr. Pankaj Dayama, Researcher, IBM Research
At the Intersection of Healthcare, Drug Discovery, and Big Data
Dr. Nirmal Keshava, Vice President, Cerevel Therapeutics
12:15 PM
Lobby
Lunch
01:15 PM
Engineering in the Context of Big Data (cont.)
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Facilitating Discovery in Big Data Sets
Dr. Kiri Wagstaff, Researcher, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Panel Discussion
02:30 PM
Break
02:45 PM
Depart for Mysore Palace
07:30 PM
Lalit Mahal Palace
Dinner
May 21, 2014
07:00 AM
Floating Restaurant
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Biomaterials
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Session co-chair: Dr. Debra T. Auguste, Professor, Northeastern University
Session co-chair: Dr. Ashok M Raichur, Professor, Indian Institute of Science
Glimpses into the Exciting World of Biomaterials through Drug Delivery Systems
Dr. Dhirendra Sushilendra Katti, None, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur
Stimuli Responsive Lipid and Biopolymeric Biomaterials for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering
Dr. Rinti Banerjee, Chair Professor and Head, Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Biomaterials (cont.)
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Biomaterials for Targeted Drug Delivery
Dr. Suzie Pun, Associate Professor, University of Washington
Transforming Biomaterials with Novel Therapies . . . from Science to Entrepreneurial Start-ups
Dr. John T. Santini, Jr., President & CEO, Vergent Bioscience
12:00 PM
Lobby
Lunch
02:30 PM
Bus departs Mysore