US Frontiers of Engineering symposium
WASHINGTON — Eighty-six of the nation’s brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 16th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the 2 1/2 day event. The participants — from industry, academia, and government — were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from approximately 265 applicants.
“As we face the challenges the next century brings, we will rely more than ever on innovative engineers,” said NAE President Charles M. Vest. “The U.S. Frontiers of Engineering program is an opportunity for a diverse group of this country’s most promising young engineers to gather together and discuss multidisciplinary ways of leading us into the economy of tomorrow.”
The symposium will be held Sept. 23-25 at the IBM Learning Center in Armonk, N.Y., and will examine cloud computing, autonomous aerospace systems, engineering and music, and engineering inspired by biology. A featured speaker will be Dr. Bernard S. Meyerson, IBM Fellow and vice president of innovation.
The following engineers were selected as general participants:
- Charles Alpert IBM
Ana Arias Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Debra Auguste Harvard University
Seth Bank University of Texas, Austin
Stephane Bazzana DuPont Company
Adam Berenzweig Google
Brad Boyce Sandia National Laboratories
David Boyd California Institute of Technology
Jonathan Butcher Cornell University
Erick Cantu-Paz Yahoo! Labs
William Carter HRL Laboratories, LLC
Robert Cassoni Procter & Gamble Company
Jennifer Cha University of California, San Diego
William Chappell Purdue University
Jerry Couretas Lockheed Martin Corporation
Terence Critchlow Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Claus Daniel Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Eric Dashofy Aerospace Corporation
Francis de los Reyes North Carolina State University
Peter DiMaggio Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
Christopher Eckett United Technologies Research Center
Hany Eitouni Seeo, Inc.
Nicholas Fang University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Kevin Farinholt Los Alamos National Laboratory
Andrew Fikes Google
Kevin Fu University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Di Gao University of Pittsburgh
Paul Gloeckner Cummins, Inc.
J. Michael Gray Medtronic, Inc.
Mariah Hahn Texas A&M University
A. John Hart University of Michigan
Dean Ho Northwestern University
Dennis Hong Virginia Tech
Gregory Huff Texas A&M University
Hillery Hunter IBM
Nebojsa Jojic Microsoft Research
Frederick Kish Infinera Corporation
John Kitching National Institute of Standards and Technology
Jeffrey Kloosterman Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
Swaminathan Krishnan California Institute of Technology
Kevin Krizek University of Colorado, Denver
Sanjay Kumar University of California, Berkeley
Aleksandar Kuzmanovic Northwestern University
Diana Lados Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Balasubramanian Lakshmanan General Motors Company
Fei-Fei Li Stanford University
Zhiqun Lin Iowa State University; Ames Laboratory
Christopher Loose Semprus BioSciences
Sergio Loureiro Pratt & Whitney
Ravi Madduri Argonne National Laboratory
Leigh McCue-Weil Virginia Tech
Scott McLaughlin DeTect, Inc.
Florence Mehlmann Arkema, Inc.
Adrienne Menniti CH2M HILL
Jeffrey Norris Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Michele Ostraat RTI International
Tomas Palacios Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edward Park athenahealth
Ronald Polcawich Army Research Laboratory
Shriram Ramanathan Harvard University
Venkatesh Rao Xerox Research Center Webster
Salil Rege Cargill, Inc.
Stan Rendon 3M Company
Daniel Ripin MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Justin Romberg Georgia Institute of Technology
Klint Rose Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Stergios Roumeliotis University of Minnesota
John Russell Air Force Research Laboratory
John Santini, Jr. On Demand Therapeutics, Inc.
Carolyn Seepersad University of Texas, Austin
Robert Sever Praxair, Inc.
David Sholl Georgia Institute of Technology
Joseph Sinfield Purdue University
Michael Smith Carnegie Mellon University
Ryan Starkey University of Colorado, Boulder
Desney Tan Microsoft Research
Yi Tang University of California, Los Angeles
Seth Taylor Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Srinivas Tummala Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Greg VanWiggeren Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Jing Wan ExxonMobil
Sharon Weiss Vanderbilt University
Thomas Wettergren Department of the Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Michael Williams The Boeing Company
Siavash Yazdanfar GE Global Research
Jun Ye Brion Technologies (an ASML company)
Speakers at this year’s event are:
- Ella Atkins University of Michigan
Luiz Andre Barroso Google
Stefan Bieniawski The Boeing Company
Mark Campbell Cornell University
Elaine Chew University of Southern California
Armando Fox University of California, Berkeley
Chad Frost NASA Ames Research Center
Henry Hess Columbia University
Efrosini Kokkoli University of Minnesota
Parthasarathy Ranganathan Hewlett Packard Research Labs
Douglas Repetto Columbia University
Mostafa Ronaghi Illumina
Daniel Trueman Princeton University
Brian Whitman The Echo Nest Corporation
Yuan Yuan Zhou University of California, San Diego
The organizers of the 2010 symposium are:
- Ali Butt Virginia Tech
Mark Byrne Auburn University
Dilma da Silva IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Daniel Ellis Columbia University
Michel Ingham Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Youngmoo Kim Drexel University
Jacob Langelaan Pennsylvania State University
Babak Parviz University of Washington
Andrew Weiner Purdue University
Sponsors for the 2010 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering are IBM, The Grainger Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Defense (DDR&E), National Science Foundation, Microsoft Research, and Cummins Inc.
The National Academy of Engineering is an independent, nonprofit institution that serves as an adviser to government and the public on issues in engineering and technology. Its members consist of the nation’s premier engineers, who are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements. Established in 1964, NAE operates under the congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences in 1863.
A meeting program and more information about Frontiers of Engineering are available at http://www.nae.edu/frontiers.