USFOE

2018 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The 2018 US Frontiers of Engineering will be hosted by MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts, September 5-7. About 100 outstanding early career engineers will meet for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Quantum Computing, Technology for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Resilient and Reliable Infrastructure, and Theranostics. 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

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

QUANTUM COMPUTERS: ARE WE THERE YET?
Session Co-chairs: Jerry Chow, IBM, and Grace Metcalfe, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Quantum Computing - An Introduction to What it is, Why We Want it, and How We're Trying to Get it
Sara Gamble, Army Research Office

Logical Quantum Computing
Sarah Sheldon, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Quantum Simulation
Norman Yao, University of California, Berkeley

Quantum Algorithms: Promise and Perspective
Shelby Kimmel, Middlebury College

THE ROLE OF ENGINEERING IN THE FACE OF CONFLICT AND DISASTER
Session Co-chairs: Francesca D’Arcangelo, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and Mira Olson, Drexel University

Bridge of Cards: Combining Formal and Informal Structures in Crisis Response
Willow Brugh, Truss

USAID Approaches to Development Engineering and Disaster Relief
Marissa Jablonski, USAID

Engineering for the People: Putting Peace, Social Justice, and Environmental Protection at the Heart of Engineering
Darshan Karwat, Arizona State University

Mapping Technologies During Hurricane Harvey
Patrick Kenney, Federal Emergency Management Agency

RESILIENT AND RELIABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
Session co-chairs: Iris Tien, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Julie Pietrzak, Enovate Engineering

Climate Change and Infrastructure Resilience
Firas Saleh, Jupiter

Communicating Advanced Infrastructure Resiliency Analytics to Diverse Groups of Stakeholders
Josh Vertalka, Resilient Solutions 21

Identifying Infrastructure Dependencies and Interdependencies
Robert Hanson, Department of Homeland Security

THERANOSTICS
Session co-chairs:  Rebekah Drezek, Rice University, and Darrell Irvine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Challenges of Developing Targeted Theranostic Nanoparticles and Potential Solutions That Are on the Horizon
Andrew Tsourkas, University of Pennsylvania

Synthetic Biomarkers for Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
Ester Kwon, University of California, San Diego

Immune Theranostics
Evan Scott, Northwestern University

September 5, 2018 – September 7, 2018
Lexington, Massachusetts