USFOE

2015 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The 2015 US Frontiers of Engineering was held on September 9-11, at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California. 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: Cybersecurity and Privacy, Engineering the Search for Earth-like Exoplanets, Optical and Mechanical Metamaterials, and Forecasting Natural Disasters. 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.

Links to presentation slides are in the List of Sessions below, and links to the papers are in the Program.

The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to our sponsors for their support of the 2015 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
 

LIST OF SESSIONS

Chair: Robert Braun, Georgia Institute of Technology

CYBERSECURITY AND PRIVACY
Session co-chairs:  David Brumley, Carnegie Mellon University, and Daniela Oliveira, University of Florida

Introduction

Security at Different Layers of Abstractions: Application, Operating Systems, and Hardware
Bryan Payne, Netflix

Computer Security and Privacy Where Human Factors Meet Engineering
Franziska Roesner, University of Washington

Interdisciplinary Security: Medical Devices
Kevin Fu, University of Michigan

Challenges of Engineering Cybersecurity: A Government Perspective
Tomas Vagoun, National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology R&D

ENGINEERING THE SEARCH FOR EARTH-LIKE EXOPLANETS
Session co-chairs:  Sara Seager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Mitchell Walker, Georgia Institute of Technology

The James Webb Space Telescope
Amy Lo, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Starlight Suppression:Technologies for Direct Imaging of Exoplanets
Dmitry Savransky, Cornell University

Realizing Large Structures in Space
Jeremy Banik, Air Force Research Laboratory

Sensing Controls for Space-Based Planet Finding
Jonathan Black, Virginia Tech

OPTICAL AND MECHANICAL METAMATERIALS
Session co-chairs: Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University, and Luke Sweatlock Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Introduction

Materials by Design: 3-Dimensional Architected Nanostructured Meta-Materials
Julia Greer, California Institute of Technology

Mechanical Metamaterials: Design, Fabrication, and Performance

Christopher Spadaccini, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Metamaterial-Based Device Engineering
Andrea Alu, University of Texas at Austin

Catching Light Rays: Refractory Plasmonic Materials for Energy Conversion, Data Storage, and Medical Applications
Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University

FORECASTING NATURAL DISASTERS
Session co-chairs: Amir AghaKouchak, University of California, Irvine, and James Done, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Introduction

Assessing and Managing Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate
Ning Lin, Princeton University

The Economics of Natural Disasters: Moving from Risk Assessment to Risk Reduction
Jeffrey Czajkowski, University of Pennsylvania

Google Earth Engine: A New Platform for Global-Scale Disaster Risk Resilience
Rebecca Moore, Google


 

 

September 9, 2015 – September 11, 2015
Irvine, California