USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Los Angeles CA

NAE National Meeting 2011: Engineering and Managing the Megacity

Engineering and Managing the Megacity: Infrastructure, Energy, Environment, Transportation, Natural Disasters and Security

The afternoon will feature six distinguished panelists speaking on the challenges of planning, building and managing “Megacities,” specifically related to energy, environmental quality, infrastructure, transportation, and natural disasters. Prior to the meeting and during breaks, you’ll also have the opportunity to view Viterbi School faculty poster presentations on research relating to panelist topics.

Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center Auditorium (SAL 101)
February 10, 2011
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST

1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Yannis C. Yortsos (NAE)
Dean, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Opening Remarks
Dr. Charles M. Vest (NAE)
President, National Academy of Engineering

Speaker Session One

Dr. Thomas O'Rourke (NAE)
Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering Disciplines
Cornell University

Dr. Donald L. Paul 
Director, University of Southern California Energy Center

Dr. David Sedlak
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break

Speaker Session Two

Dr. Costas Sioutas
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Southern California

Dr. Martin Wachs
Director of the Transportation, Space and Technology Program
RAND Corporation

Dr. Thomas Jordan (NAS)
William M. Keck Professor or Earth Sciences
University of Southern California
Director of the Southern California Earthquake Center

5:00 p.m. - NAE Member Meeting
6:00 p.m. - Reception - Town & Gown of USC
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dinner - Town & Gown of USC