2015 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

September 8, 2015
19:30
Oasis Courtyard
Registration/welcome reception at the hotel
September 9, 2015
07:00
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center at 15-minute intervals (last bus 7:45)
07:10
Dining Room
Breakfast
08:30
Auditorium
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome –

Alton D. Romig, Jr. , President, National Academy of Engineering

Opening Remarks –
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Symposium Chair: Dr. Robert D. Braun, Dean, University of Colorado
09:00
Auditorium
Cybersecurity and Privacy
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Session co-chair: Dr. David James Brumley, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Session co-chair: Dr. Daniela Seabra Oliveira, Associate Professor, University of Florida
Security at Different Layers of Abstractions: Application, Operating Systems, and Hardware
Dr. Bryan Payne, Engineering Manager, Netflix
Computer Security and Privacy Where Human Factors Meet Engineering
Dr. Franziska Roesner, Assistant Professor, University of Washington
10:30
Atrium
Break
11:00
Cybersecurity and Privacy (cont.)
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Interdisciplinary Security: Medical Devices
Dr. Kevin Fu, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Challenges of Engineering Cybersecurity: A Government Perspective
Tomas Vagoun, Cybersecurity R&D Technical Coordinator, National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology R&D
12:30
Lunch
13:45
Breakout Rooms
Get-Acquainted Sessions
15:15
Lawn
Break
15:45
Where are the Emerging Frontiers of Research and Innovation?
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Dr. Sohi Rastegar, Senior Advisor, Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities, National Science Foundation
16:00
Engineering the Search for Earth-Like Exoplanets
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Session co-chair: Dr. Sara Seager, Class of 1941 Professor of Physics and Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Session co-chair: Dr. Mitchell L. R. Walker, II, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
The James Webb Space Telescope
Dr. Amy Lo, Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Starlight Suppression: Technologies for Direct Imaging of Exoplanets
Dmitry Savransky, Assistant Professor, Cornell University
17:30
Break
18:00
Dinner
19:00
Dinner Speech: The Black Swan
Dr. Corale L. Brierley , Principal, Brierley Consultancy
September 10, 2015
07:00
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center at 15-minute intervals
07:10
Breakfast
08:30
Engineering the Search for Earth-Like Exoplanets (cont.)
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Realizing Large Structures in Space
Dr. Jeremy Banik, Senior Research Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory
Sensing Controls for Space-Based Planet Finding
Dr. Jonathan Black, Virginia Tech
10:00
Break
10:30
Optical and Mechanical Metamaterials
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Session co-chair: Dr. Jennifer Anne Dionne, Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Session co-chair: Dr. Luke A. Sweatlock, Principal Scientist, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Materials by Design: Using Architecture and Nanomaterial Size Effects to Attain Unexplored Material Property Spaces
Dr. Julia R Greer, Professor of Materials Science, Mechanics, and Medical Engienering, California Institute of Technology
Mechanical Metamaterials: Design, Fabrication, and Performance
Dr. Christopher M. Spadaccini, Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
12:00
Lunch
13:15
Optical and Mechanical Metamaterials (cont.)
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Metamaterial-Based Device Engineering
Dr. Andrea Alu, Associate Professor, David & Doris Lybarger Endowed Faculty Fellow in Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Catching Light Rays: Refractory Plasmonics for Energy Conversion, Data Storage, and Medical Applications
Dr. Alexandra Boltasseva, Associate Professor, Purdue University
14:45
Break
15:00
Topical Discussion Groups
16:30
Bus departs for hotel
17:30
Terrace Promenade
Reception
18:00
Terrace Room
Dinner
September 11, 2015
07:00
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center at 15-minute intervals (Last bus 7:45)
07:10
Breakfast
08:30
Forecasting Natural Disasters
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Session co-chair: Dr. Amir AghaKouchak, Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine
Session co-chair: Dr. James Done, Project Scientist II and Willis Research Fellow, NCAR Earth System Laboratory
Assessing and Managing Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate
Dr. Ning Lin, Assistant Professor, Princeton University
The Economics of Natural Disasters: Moving from Risk Assessment to Risk Reduction
Dr. Jeffrey Czajkowski, Senior Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
10:00
Break
10:30
Forecasting Natural Disasters (cont.)
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Google Earth Engine: A New Platform for Global-Scale Disaster Risk Resilience
Ms. Rebecca Moore, Engineering Manager, Google
11:15
Meeting Adjourns
11:25
Bus departs for SNA
11:30
Lunch
12:15
Bus departs for SNA and hotel