USFOE

2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering was held on September 19-21 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: Pixels at Scale, Extreme Engineering, Water Desalination and Purification, and Technologies for Understanding and Treating Cancer. 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. 

The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to our sponsors for their support of the 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

LIST OF SESSIONS

Chair: Robert Braun, Georgia Institute of Technology

PIXELS AT SCALE: HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND VISION
Session co-chairs:  David Luebke, NVIDIA Research, and John Owens, University of California, Davis

Introduction

Computational Near-Eye Displays: Engineering the Interface Between our Visual System and the Digital World
Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford University

Graphics and Virtual Reality
Warren Hunt, Oculus Research

A First Person Perspective on Computational Vision
Kristen Grauman, University of Texas at Austin

A Quintillion Live Pixels: The Challenge of Continuously Interpreting and Organizing the World's Visual Information
Kayvon Fatahalian, Carnegie Mellon University

EXTREME ENGINEERING: EXTREME AUTONOMY IN SPACE, AIR, LAND, AND UNDER WATER
Session co-chairs: DeShawn Jackson, Halliburton, and Marco Pavone, Stanford University

Introduction

Autonomous Precision Landing of Space Rockets
Lars Blackmore, SpaceX

Robots of a Feather
David Lentink, Stanford University

MIT Cheetah: New Design Paradigm for Mobile Robots
Sangbae Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Autonomy Underwater: Ocean Sampling by Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Derek Paley, University of Maryland

WATER DESALINATION AND PURIFICATION
Session co-chairs:  Amy Childress, University of Southern California, and Abhishek Roy, The Dow Chemical Company

Introduction

Sustainability in Desalination
Manish Kumar, Pennsylvania State University

Scalable Manufacturing of Layer-by-Layer Membranes for Water Purification

Chris Stafford, National Institute of Standards and Technology

New Materials for Emerging Desalination Technologies
Baoxia Mi, University of California, Berkeley

High-Recovery Desalination and Water Treatment
Kevin Alexander, Hazen and Sawyer

TECHNOLOGIES FOR UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING CANCER
Session co-chairs: Julie Champion, Georgia Tech, and Peter Tessier, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Introduction

How Cancer Cells Go Awry: The Role of Mechanobiology in Cancer Research
Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornell University

Advances in Detecting Rare Cancer Cells
Brian Kirby, Cornell University

Engineered Proteins for Visualizing and Treating Disease
Jennifer Cochran, Stanford University

Engineering Immunity Against Cancer
Darrell Irvine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


 

 

September 19, 2016 – September 21, 2016
Irvine, California