2013 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The 2013 US Frontiers of Engineering was hosted by DuPont on September 19-21, at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware.  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: Designing and Analyzing Social Networks, Cognitive Manufacturing, Energy: Reducing our Dependence on Fossil Fuels, and Flexible Electronics. 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.

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 the meeting sponsors for their support of the 2013 USFOE Symposium.

                                                            LIST OF SESSIONS

Chair:  Kristi Anseth, University of Colorado, Boulder

Session Co-chairs: Tanzeem Choudhury, Cornell University, and Scott Klemmer, University of California, San Diego

Session co-chairs

Modeling Large-Scale Networks Based on Mobility Data

Tony Jebara, Columbia University

Crowd Computing
Rob Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Crowds, Crisis, and Convergence: Crowdsourcing in the Context of Disasters
Kate Starbird, University of Washington

Computational Social Science: Exciting Progress and Grand Challenges
Duncan Watts, Microsoft

Session Co-chairs: Elizabeth Hoegeman, Cummins Inc., and Rhett Mayor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Session co-chairs

Distributed Agents for Artificial Immunity in Modern Manufacturing
Dragan Djurdjanovic, University of Texas, Austin

Manufacturing Execution Systems and Computer-Enabled Decisions at the Manufacturing System Level
Chris Will, Apriso FlexNet

The Rise of Computer-Enabled Supply Chain Design
Steve Ellet, CHAINalytics

Cognitive Agents to Advance Sustainable Manufacturing
Steve Skerlos, University of Michigan

Session Co-chairs:  Halil Berberoglu, University of Texas at Austin, and Stuart Thomas, DuPont

Session co-chairs

Energy from Fossil Fuels: Challenges and Opportunities for Technology Innovation
Laura Anadon, Harvard University

Bioenergy Technologies and Strategies--A New Frontier
Joyce Yang, US Department of Energy

Drivers for Successful Biofuel Production Scale-up
Willem Rensink, Shell USA 

Artificial Solar-Fuel Generators
Rachel Segalman, University of California, Berkeley

Session Co-chairs: Lynn Loo, Princeton University, and Tina Ng, Palo Alto Research Center

Session co-chairs

Materials and Process Engineering for Printed and Flexible Opto-electronic Devices
Antonio Facchetti, Polyera Inc.

Mechanics and Materials of Bio-Integrated Electronics
Nanshu Lu, University of Texas at Austin

Flexible Optoelectronic Devices for Neural Recording and Stimulation
Polina Anikeeva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

September 19, 2013 – September 21, 2013
Wilmington, Delaware