2009 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Program

Arup K. Chakraborty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ichiroh Kanaya, TEDxKyoto
November 9, 2009 – November 11, 2009
Breakthrough Technologies in Brain Science
Tamami Fukushi, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Warren M Grill, Duke University
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  • Optogenetic Interfaces for Recording and Stimulation of the Nervous System Speech
  • Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University
  • Signal Detection and Processing: Recent Advancement of High-Tech Electrodes using LSI Chips that are Vertically Stacked and Electrically Connected Speech
  • Tetsu Tanaka, Tohoku University
  • Exogenous Control of Neuronal Inhibition to Decipher the Role of Neural Populations in Disease Speech
  • Joanna Jankowsky, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Social Brain Science: New Insight of Neural Population Activity Explained by Next-Generation Brain-Machine Interface Speech
  • Naotaka Fujii, RIKEN
November 9, 2009
Novel Materials for Industrial Applications
Mano Manoharan, GE Aviation
Hideyuki Murakami, National Institute for Materials Science
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  • Development of Self-Oscillating Gels for Artificial Organs Speech
  • Ryo Yoshida, The University of Tokyo
  • Development of Superelastic "Gum Metal" and its Industrial Application Speech
  • Shigeru Kuramoto, Toyota Central Research Lab
  • Chemistry-Directed Scalable Nanostructure Synthesis, Assembly and Interfacial Engineering for Emerging Applications Speech
  • G. Ramanath, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Materials for Aviation Applications Speech
  • Deborah Whitis, GE Aviation
State-of-the-art Technologies for Knowledge Management
Hideki Mima, Center for Knowledge Structuring, School of Engineering
Jeff Heflin, Lehigh University
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  • Large-Scale Knowledge Extraction Based on Wikipedia Mining Speech
  • Kotaro Nakayama, Center for Knowledge Structuring, University of Tokyo
  • Large-Scale Cross-Domain Information Retrieval and its Visualization for Next Generation Knowledge Management and Sharing Speech
  • Yoshinori Takenami, Sumitomo Electric Information Systems Co., Ltd.
  • Large Knowledge-based Systems, Semantic Web Speech
  • Mark Greaves, Vulcan, Inc.
  • Cyber-infrastructure for Scientific Workflows, Provenance, and Trust Management Speech
  • Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, University of Texas at El Paso
November 9, 2009 – November 11, 2009
Modeling Global Climate Change
Junichi Fujino, National Insitute for Environmental Studies
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  • Impacts of Aerosols on the Climate System and the Challenge of Modeling Aerosols and their Interactions with Clouds in Earth System Models Speech
  • Athanasios Nenes, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Challenge of Integrated Assessment Modeling and Relevance to Economic and Climate Policy Speech
  • Geoffrey Blanford, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Challenge of Modeling Tropical Convection and Clouds in Very High Resolution Models and Implications for Climate Prediction Speech
  • Hiroaki Miura, Frontier Research Center for Global Change
  • Challenge in Modeling Water Resources Changes in Response to Climate Variability and Change and Human Influence Speech
  • Taikan Oki, University of Tokyo