2003 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The 2003 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held November 20-22, 2003 in Irvine, California. JAFOE aims to bring together outstanding, early-career Japanese and American Engineers from industry, universities, and other research institutions to introduce their areas of engineering research and technical work, thereby facilitating an interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge and methodology that could eventually lead to collaborative networks of engineers from the two countries.

James Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kazuhiro Sakurada, Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd.

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This meeting was made possible through generous support from the U.S. Air Force, the Office of Naval Research International Field Office, and the Japan Science and Technology Agency


Large-Scale Civil Systems
Organizers: Steven Glaser, Muneo Hori

Strategic Maintenance of Bridges of Tokaido Shinkansen
Yoichi Ando, Tokai Japan Railway Company

State of the Art in Optical-Based Sensing
Michael D. Todd, University of California, San Diego

Frontiers of High-Definition Surveying Using 3-D Laser Scanning System
Chris Thewalt, Cyra Technologies, Inc.

Large-Scale Computer Modeling and Simulation as a Planning and Design Tool
Kazuo Kashiyama, Chuo University

Electrifying the 21st Century
Organizers: Thomas J. Overbye, Akifusa Hagiwara

The Evolution of Competitive Power Markets
Harry Singh, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Distribution System Integration of Emerging Technologies
Karen Miu, ADrexel University

Distributed Generation and Fuel Cells
Masayoshi Ishida, Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba

Introduction to NGK’s NaS Batteries Background and Future
Taku Ohsima, NGK Insulators, Ltd.

Systems Biology and the Emerging Discipline of Biological Engineering
Organizers: Linda Griffith, Masato Miyake

Control of Protein Aggregation and Fibril Formation by Small Chemicals
Masahiro Takagi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Specialties

Cruising Inside Cells
Atsushi Miyawaki, Brain Sensors Institute, RIKEN

Proteomic Analysis of Cellular Signaling
Forest White, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Computer-Based Models and Virtual Patients: The Newest Biomedical Research Laboratory
Cynthia Stokes, Entelos, Inc.

Multimedia Networking
Organizers: Charles Peck, Yasuhito Hayashi

Large-Scale Streaming Video Servers -Towards an Everything-On-Demand Future
Satish Menon, Kasenna

Status and Trends in Video Coding Technologiess-Video Compression
Kohtaro Asai, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Status and Trends in Multimedia Networking-Video Streaming
Naoki Wakamiya, Osaka University

Engineering the Internet with QoS Support
Lixia Zhang, University of California, Los Angeles


November 20, 2003 – November 22, 2003
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
Irvine, California