2017 National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting

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October
08
2017
to
October
09
2017
November 10, 2017 AT 02:32 PM
2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Schedule
Sunday, Oct 08, 2017
  • 10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
    Registration
  • 11:00 AM To 12:15 PM
    Estate Planning Seminar with Brunch
  • 11:00 AM To 12:15 PM
    Brunch
  • 12:30 PM To 05:30 PM
    Public Program
  • 04:00 PM To 05:30 PM
    Plenary Speakers
  • 05:30 PM To 07:00 PM
    Reception
  • 06:00 PM To 08:30 PM
    Golden Bridge Society Reception and Dinner [offsite, by invitation]
Monday, Oct 09, 2017
  • 07:00 AM To 08:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Great Hall
  • 07:00 AM To 02:00 PM
    Registration
  • 07:01 AM To 08:30 AM
    Home Secretary Breakfast [by invitation]
    Lecture Room
  • 07:01 AM To 08:30 AM
    Foreign Secretary Breakfast [by invitation]
    Members' Room
  • 08:30 AM To 09:30 AM
    NAE Business Session [members only]
  • 09:30 AM To 12:30 PM
    Forum: Autonomy on Land and Sea and in the Air and Space
  • 12:30 PM To 01:30 PM
    Lunch
  • 02:00 PM To 05:00 PM
    Section Meetings
    NAS Building and Keck Center
  • 06:30 PM To 06:30 PM
    Reception
    JW Marriott Hotel
  • 07:30 PM To 12:00 AM
    Dinner and Dancing
    JW Marriott Hotel
Speakers
  • James Bellingham
    Director, Center for Marine Robotics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    James Bellingham is a pioneer in the development of autonomous marine robots. He has led and participated in research expeditions around the world from the Arctic to the Antarctic. He is the founding director of the Center of Marine Robotics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, founded the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Laboratory at MIT, ...

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  • Patrick Lin
    Director, Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group, California Polytechnic State University

    Patrick Lin is director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group, based at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he’s a philosophy professor. His research focus is technology ethics, broadly construed to include law and policy. He holds concurrent appointments at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and ...

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  • MiMi Aung
    Deputy Division Manager, Autonomous Systems, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    MiMi Aung is a project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, where she is leading the project to develop a Mars helicopter technology demonstration. Since joining JPL in 1990 she has performed various roles in multiple disciplines on space flight and Deep Space Network (DSN) projects, technology development, and line ...

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  • Cindy Sterling, ChFC & RL
    Sterling Financial Planning
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  • Raj Rajkumar
    George Westinghouse Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

    Raj Rajkumar is the George Westinghouse Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also directs the USDOT National University Transportation Center on Mobility and Metro21, CMU’s Smart Cities Initiative. In addition, he directs the Real-Time and Multimedia Systems ...

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At-a-Glance

The 2017 National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting was held October 8-9, 2017 at the National Academy of Sciences Building. The theme of this year’s meeting was Autonomy on Land and Sea and in the Air and Space. Many wonderful photos were taken during the meeting and can be viewed and purchased here.

***Watch the webcast from October 8-10, 2017***

 

Stay Informed

The meeting will feature two plenary lectures on October 8, followed by a forum panel on October 9. The plenary lecturers will highlight engineering research and innovation in two distinct areas of the theme: “Autonomy and Ethics” presented by Patrick Lin of California Polytechnic State University, and “Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence” presented by Joichi Ito of MIT Media Lab .

During the panel, four presenters will discuss the advances of autonomous technologies in the air, at sea, on land, and in space. Claire Tomlin of UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Jim Bellingham of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Raj Rajkumar of Carnegie Mellon University, and MiMi Aung of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory will address developments in autonomous technologies used in unmanned aircraft and space exploration systems, autonomous ships, and self-driving cars.

The Annual Meeting audience will include academy members and new inductees, members of the science and engineering policy communities, educators, students, news media, family, friends, and the general public. A live webcast of the event will be available to the public on the NAE website. We hope that the presentations will inspire our audience and motivate engineering contributions needed to meet these autonomy challenges.

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