2018 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The 2018 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium will be held in Tsukuba, Japan. Sixty of the most promising early career engineers from Japan 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: The Water Treatment Revolution, Bionics and Prosthetics, Smart Structures and Materials, and Advanced AI. 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. JAFOE is carried out in cooperation with the Engineering Academy of Japan.

(Working titles listed. Order of sessions and speakers TBD.)

Symposium co-chairs:  Hidemitsu Furukuawa, Yamagata University, and David Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley

Session co-chairs:  Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Horiba Advanced Techno, and Krista Wigginton, University of Michigan

Emerging Water Treatment Technologies to Treat Our Increasingly Complex Wastewaters
David Jassby, University of California, Los Angeles

Advanced Technologies to Facilitate Drinking Water Production in Orange County, California
Megan Plumlee, Orange County Water District

Using Membrane Filtration and Ultrafine Bubbles to Produce High-quality Drinking Water
Takashi Hashimoto, University of Tokyo

Research Trends in the Treatability of Trace Substances and Evaluating Their Impact on the Environment
Keisuke Kuroda, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Session co-chairs: Shoko Miyagawa, Keio University, and Justin Sanchez, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Direct Brain Interfaces for Memory Restoration
Daniel Rizzuto, Nia Therapeutics and University of Pennsylvania

Direct Brain Control of a Prosthetic Limb
Robert Gaunt, University of Pittsburgh

Embodiment of Prostheses into the Body
Noritaka Kawashima, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities

Brain-Computer Interface in Neurological Rehabilitation
Junichi Ushiba, Keio University

Session co-chairs: Geoff Brennecka, Colorado School of Mines, and Hidehiro Yoshida, National Institute for Materials Science

Microstructure and Superplasticity of the Earth’s Mantle
Takehiko Hiraga, University of Tokyo

Atomic-scale Observation and Analysis of Structural/Functional Materials
Naoya Shibata, University of Tokyo

Organic Robotics
Robert Shepherd, Cornell University

Novel Sensing and Control Strategies with Implementation
Kira Barton, University of Michigan

Session co-chairs:  Hoda Eldardiry, PARC, and Tadahiro Taniguchi, Ritsumeikan University

Anomaly Mining: Beyond Detection
Leman Akoglu, Carnegie Mellon University

Learning Algorithms for Physical Systems: Challenges and Solutions
Ion Matei, Palo Alto Research Center

Reinforcement Learning by a Robot as a Statistical Inference
Takamitsu Matsubara, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Bayesian Nonparametrics for Statistical Relational Learning for Discovering Knowledge from Data
Iku Ohama, Panasonic

June 18, 2018 – June 20, 2018
Tsukuba, Japan