2019 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium


The 2019 German-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be held March 21 - 23 in Hamburg, Germany. Sixty of the most promising engineers under the age of 45 from Germany and the United States will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering technology in four areas: Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, Biomedical Optics, Electro-Mobility and Its Impact, and Technologies for Space Exploration. The event is intended to facilitate international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourage the creation of a transpacific network of world-class engineers. GAFOE is carried out in cooperation with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and supported by The Grainger Foundation.

(Alphabetical order of sessions. Working titles of presentations listed.)

Symposium co-chairs:  Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania, and Jörg Schulze, University of Stuttgart

Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
Session co-chairs: Sujith Ravi , Google Research, and Stefan Uhlich, Sony Stuttgart Technology Center

Software 2.0: Machine Learning is Changing Software
Chris Re, Stanford University

Teaching Machines to Communicate with People using Deep Learning
Zornitsa Kozareva, Google

Deep Learning for Visual and Virtual Worlds
Eleonora Vig, German Aerospace Center

Artificial Intelligence in Cognitive Neural Engineering
Moritz Grosse-Wentrup, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Biomedical Optics: Advanced Imaging Methodology Development and Applications
Session co-chairs: Elizabeth Hillman, Columbia University, and Xin Yu, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Deep Imaging with Time-reversed Light
Benjamin Judkewitz, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Super-resolution STED Microscopy and Its Application in Neuroscience
Katrin Willig, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine

Biomedical Optics for Imaging the Human Brain
Jana Kainerstorfer, Carnegie Mellon University

Computational Microscopy
Laura Waller, University of California, Berkeley

Electro-Mobility and Its Impact
Session co-chairs: Amir Ebrahimi, Leibniz University Hannover, and Rachael Nealer, US Department of Energy

Battery Systems in Electric Vehicles: From Present State to Future Systems
Onur Misier, Volkswagen AG

Inductive Charging of Electric Vehicles - Challenges and Opportunities
Tobias Morciniec, Daimler AG

Shared Autonomous Electric Mobility: Opportunities & Challenges
Donna Chen, University of Virginia

EV-Grid Interactions of the Future
Colin Sheppard, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Technologies for Space Exploration
Session co-chairs: Roger Foerstner, Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications, and Shana Diez, Space Exploration Technologies

Space Race Reloaded - The New Era of Space Exploration
Jutta Huebner, European Space Agency

Observing the Earth Beat from Space with High-Performance Optical Instruments
Kathrina Weiss, OHB System AG

Robotic Mobility in Extreme Environments
Aaron Parness, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Making Humans Multi-planetary, Rapidly and Sustainably
Margarita Marinova, SpaceX