2010 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

On September 23-25, the 2010 US Frontiers of Engineering took place at IBM Learning Center in Armonk, New York. About 100 outstanding engineers under the age of 45 met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Cloud Computing, Engineering and Music, Autonomous Aerospace Systems, and Engineering Inspired by Biology. 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 U.S. innovative capacity. 

The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to a number of meeting sponsors for their support of the 2010 USFOE Symposium.

Please click on the links below to view the presentations:


The Potential of Cloud Computing: Opportunities and Challenges
Armando Fox, University of California, Berkeley

Warehouse-scale Computers: The Machinery that Runs the Cloud 
Luiz Andre Barroso, Google

Developing Robust Cloud Applications
YuanYuan Zhou, University of California, San Diego

Green Clouds: The Next Frontier 
Parthasarathy Ranganathan, HP Labs


Very Large-scale Music Understanding 
Brian Whitman, The Echo Nest Corporation

Doing it Wrong
Douglas Repetto, Columbia University

Digital Instrument Building and the Laptop Orchestra
Daniel Trueman, Princeton University

De-mystifying Music and Its Performance
Elaine Chew, University of Southern California


Intelligent Autonomy in Robotic Systems 
Mark Campbell, Cornell University

Challenges and Opportunities for Autonomous Systems in Space
Chad Frost, NASA Ames Research Center

Role of Health Awareness in Systems of Multiple Autonomous Vehicle
Stefan Bieniawski, Boeing Phantom Works

Certifiable Autonomous Flight Management for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Ella Atkins, University of Michigan


Current and Future Outlook of Genomic Technologies
Mostafa Ronaghi, Illumina, Inc.

Engineering Biomimetic Peptides for Targeted Drug Delivery
Efie Kokkoli, University of Minnesota

Autonomous Systems and Synthetic Biology
Henry Hess, Columbia University

2010 USFOE Program
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