2006 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The 2007 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held November 9-11, 2006 in Tsukuba, Japan. 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.

Glenn Frederickson, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials, University of California, Santa Barbara
Kazuhiro Sakurada, Head, Nihon Schering K.K.

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Organizers: Cliff Wang, U.S. Army Research Office, and Hiroaki Kikuchi, Tokai University

Recent Advances in Self-Directed Network Intrustion Detection
Paul Barford, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Cybersecurity --- Transition from Science ad Art to Engineering
Brian Witten, Symantec

Toward Trusted Internet: A Stepwise Approach to Improve Cybersecurity
Yuki Kadobayashi, Nari Institute of Science and Technology

Automatic Defense Mechanisms Against Malicious Intruders and Attackers in Cyber Society
Keisuke Takemorei, KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc.


Organizers: Mark Breyen, Medtronic, Inc., and Noriko Osumi, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine

Microfabrication and Scaling fof Medical Devices
Gregory Kovacs, Stanford University

Towards Implantable Microsystems for Intracellular Neural Recording and Stimulation
Karl Bohringer, University of Washington

Biodirectional Multiscal Neural Simulation
Mihoko Otake, University of Tokyo

New Human Interface based on the Biological Signals
Yasuharu Koike, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Systems Biology

Organizers: Drew Endy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Hiroki Ueda, RIKEN

Engineering New Molecules for Probing and Programming Cellular Systems
Christina Smolke, California Institute of Technology

Synthetic Biology: From Bacteria to Stem Cells
Ron Weiss, Princeton University

Synthetic and Semi-synthetic Approach to Prokaryotic Circadian Dynamics
Hideo Iwasaki, Waseda University

Membrane Protein Chips
Shoji Takeuchi, University of Tokyo

Organic Electronics

Organizers: Ghassan Jabbour, Arizona State University for Zhenan Bao, Stanford University, and Naohiko Irie, Hitachi Ltd.

Polymer LEDs for Solid-State Lighting
Anil Duggal, General Electric

Large Area Electronics with Organic FET's
Makoto Takamiya, The University of Tokyo

Flexible Liquid Crystal Displays Using Polymer Walls and Fibers
Hiroto Sato, NHK Science & Technical Research Laboratories

New Materials and Processing Opportunities for Organic Electronics and Optoelectronics
Seth Marder, Georgia Institute of Technology


November 9, 2006 – November 11, 2006
Tsukuba, Japan