2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Program

September 18, 2016
07:30 PM
Oasis Courtyard
Registration/welcome reception at the hotel
September 19, 2016
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center at 15-minute intervals (last bus 7:45)
07:10 AM
Dining Room
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Auditorium
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome –

C. D. Mote, Jr. , President, National Academy of Engineering

Opening Remarks –
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Symposium Chair: Dr. Robert D. Braun, Dean, University of Colorado
09:00 AM
Auditorium
Pixels at Scale: High-Performance Computer Graphics and Vision
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Session co-chair: Dr. David Luebke, Vice President Graphics Research, NVIDIA
Session co-chair: Dr. John Douglas Owens, Professor, UC Davis
Computational Near-Eye Displays: Engineering the Interface Between our Visual System and the Digital World
Dr. Gordon Wetzstein, Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Frontiers in Virtual Reality Headsets
Dr. Warren Hunt, Research Scientist, Oculus Research
10:30 AM
Atrium
Break
11:00 AM
Pixels at Scale: High-Performance Computer Graphics and Vision (cont.)
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A First-Person Perspective on Computational Vision
Dr. Kristen Grauman, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
A Quintillion Live Pixels: The Challenge of Continuously Interpreting and Organizing the World's Visual Information
Dr. Kayvon Fatahalian, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
12:30 PM
Lunch
01:45 PM
Breakout Rooms
Get-Acquainted Sessions
03:15 PM
Lawn
Break
03:45 PM
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
04:00 PM
Extreme Engineering: Extreme Autonomy in Space, Air, Land, and Under Water
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Session co-chair: Ms. DeShawn Sharee Jackson, Business Analyst, Halliburton
Session co-chair: Dr. Marco Pavone, Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Autonomous Precision Landing of Space Rockets
Dr. Lars James Blackmore, Principal Rocket Landing Engineer, Space Exploration Technologies
Avian Flight as an Inspiration for Drone Design
David Lentink, Assistant Professor, Stanford University
05:30 PM
Break
06:00 PM
Dinner
07:00 PM
Dinner Speech: The Arctic: Scientific and Engineering Challenges for Measuring Rapid Change
Dr. John Orcutt , Distinguished Professor of Geophysics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and University of California, San Diego
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September 20, 2016
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center at 15-minute intervals
07:10 AM
Breakfast
08:30 AM
Extreme Engineering: Extreme Autonomy in Space, Air, Land, and Under Water (cont.)
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MIT Cheetah: New Design Paradigm for Mobile Robots
Sangbae Kim, Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Autonomy Underwater: Ocean Sampling by Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Dr. Derek Andrew Paley, Professor, University of Maryland
10:00 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Water Desalination and Purification
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Session co-chair: Dr. Amy Childress, Professor, University of Southern California
Session co-chair: Dr. Abhishek Roy, Scientific Partner, The Dow Chemical Company
Sustainability in Water Desalination
Dr. Manish Kumar, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Scalable Manufacturing of Layer-by-Layer Membranes for Water Purification
Dr. Christopher M. Stafford, Research Chemist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
12:00 PM
Lunch
01:15 PM
Water Desalination and Purification (cont.)
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New Materials for Emerging Desalination Technologies
Dr. Baoxia Mi, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
High-Recovery Desalination and Water Treatment
Mr. Kevin Alexander, Vice President, Hazen and Sawyer
02:45 PM
Break
03:00 PM
Topical Discussion Groups
04:30 PM
Bus departs for hotel
05:30 PM
Terrace Promenade
Reception
06:00 PM
Terrace Room
Dinner
September 21, 2016
07:00 AM
Buses depart hotel for Beckman Center at 15-minute intervals (Last bus 7:45)
07:10 AM
Breakfast
08:15 AM
Technologies for Understanding and Treating Cancer
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Session co-chair: Dr. Julie Anne Champion, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Session co-chair: Dr. Peter M Tessier, Albert M. Mattocks Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
How Cancer Cells Go Awry: The Role of Mechanobiology in Cancer Research
Dr. Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor, Vanderbilt University
Advances in Detecting Rare Cancer Cells
Dr. Brian Kirby, Associate Professor, Cornell University
09:45 AM
Break
10:00 AM
Technologies for Understanding and Treating Cancer (cont.)
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Engineered Proteins for Visualizing and Treating Cancer
Dr. Jennifer R. Cochran, Associate Professor, Stanford University
Engineering Immunotherapy
Darrell Irvine, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11:30 AM
Meeting Adjourns
11:40 AM
Bus departs for SNA
11:45 AM
Lunch
12:30 PM
Bus departs for SNA and hotel