2019 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium


The 2019 US Frontiers of Engineering will be hosted by Boeing in North Charleston, South Carolina, September 25-27. About 100 outstanding early career engineers will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas. The goal of the Frontiers of Engineering program is to bring together engineers from all engineering disciplines and from industry, universities, and federal labs to facilitate cross-disciplinary exchange and promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields in order to sustain and build US innovative capacity. 

Chair:  Jennifer West, Duke University

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

(Order of sessions TBD. Working titles listed. Not all speakers confirmed.)

Chair:  Jennifer West, Duke University

Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation
Session Co-chairs: James Aske, Boeing, and Tarik Dickens, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

2nd Century Engineering System
Gabriel Burnett, Boeing

Christian Hubicki, Florida State University

Digitization and Computation
Christopher Lang, NASA Langley

Digital Twin
Pamela Kobryn, Air Force Research Laboratory

Engineering the Genome
Session Co-chairs: Renee Wegrzyn, DARPA, and Charles Gersbach, Duke University

Genome Editing Tools as Human Therapeutics
Kris Saha, University of Wisconsin

Microbes & Manufacturing
Patrick Boyle, Ginkgo Bioworks

Engineering Ecosystems through Gene Drives
Omar Akbari, University of California, San Diego

Standards in Genome Engineering
Samantha Maragh, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics
Session Co-chairs:  Christoffer Heckman, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Hae Jong Seo, Nvidia

Technological Advancements Toward Self-Driving Cars
TaeEun Choe, Baidu

Autonomous Vehicles: A Startup Perspective
JianXiong Xiao, AutoX Inc.

The Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles
John Basi, Northeastern University

Interactive Autonomy
Dorsa Sadigh, Stanford University

Blockchain Technology
Session Co-chairs:  Petr Novotny, IBM, and Elaine Shi, Cornell University

Blockchain—An Introduction
Andrew Miller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Blockchains
Joseph Bonneau, New York University

Private Blockchains
Hong Wan, Purdue University

Economics and Blockchain
Jacob Leshno, University of Chicago

March 22, 2019 AT 06:55 AM
North Charleston, South Carolina