2009 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Co-Chairs:
Arup Chakraborty, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
Ichiro Kanaya, Osaka University

STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGIES FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
Organizers: Hideki Mima, University of Tokyo, and Jeff Heflin, Lehigh University

Wikipedia Mining
Kotaro Nakayama, University of Tokyo

Large-Scale Cross-Domain Information Retrieval and its Visualization for Next-Generation Knowledge Management and Sharing
Yoshinori Takenami, Sumitomo Electric Information Systems Co., Ltd.

Cyber-Infrastructure Support for Engineering
Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, University of Texas at El Paso

Large Knowledge-Based Systems and the Semantic Web
Mark Greaves, Vulcan, Inc.

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES IN BRAIN SCIENCE
Organizers: Tamami Fukushi, Japan Science and Technology Agency, and Warren Grill, Duke University

Optogenetic Interfaces for Recording and Stimulation of the Nervous System
Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University

Engineering Approach to Brain Signal Processing: Development of Intelligent Si Neural Probes
Tetsu Tanaka, Tohoku University

Exogenous Control of Neuronal Activity to Decipher the Role of Neural Populations in Disease
Joanna Jankowsky, Baylor College of Medicine

Social Neuroscience: New Insight of Neural Population Activity Explained by Next-Generation Brain-Machine Interface
Naotaka Fujii, RIKEN

NOVEL MATERIALS FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
Organizers: Mohan Manoharan, GE Global Research, and Hideyuki Murakami, National Institute for Materials Science

Development of Self-Oscillating Gel for Biomimetic Materials
Ryo Yoshida, University of Tokyo.

Molecularly-directed Nanostructure Synthesis, Assembly, and Interfacial Engineering for Emerging Applications
Ganpati Ramanath, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Development of Multifunctional Alloy "Gum Metal" and its Industrial Application
Shigeru Kuramoto, Toyota Central Reserch Lab

Nanomanufacturing
James Rudd, GE Global Research

MODELING GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Organizers: Junichi Fujino, National Institute for Environmental Studies, and Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National lab

Impacts of Aerosols on the Climate System and the Challenge of Modeling Aerosols and their Interactions with Clouds in Earth System Models
Athanasios Nenes, Georgia Institute of Technology

Challenge of Modeling Tropical Convection and Clouds in Very High Resolution Models and Implications for Climate Prediction
Hiroaki Miura, Frontiers Research Center for Global Change

Global Water Resources Issues and the Challenge of Global Hydrological Modeling 
Naota Hanasaki, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Modeling Global Climate Change: Challenge of Integrated Assessment Modeling and Relevance to Economic and Climate Policy
Geoffrey Blanford, Electric Power Research Institute

 

November 9, 2009 – November 11, 2009
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
Irvine, California