2017 NAE Annual Meeting

Pre-Meeting
Details
October
08
2017
to
October
09
2017
July 31, 2017 AT 12:19 PM
Washington, DC
Schedule
Sunday, Oct 08, 2017
  • 10:30 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
  • 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
  • 07:00 AM To 02:00 PM
    Registration
  • 07:01 AM To 08:30 AM
    Home Secretary Breakfast [by invitation]
  • 07:01 AM To 08:30 AM
    Foreign Secretary Breakfast [by invitation]
  • 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
  • Mr. Gordon R. England
    Chair, National Academy of Engineering

    Gordon R. England is chair of the board of PFP Cybersecurity and a partner of Dyno-Tech, LLC. Previously, he served as deputy secretary of defense (2005–09) and, as secretary of the Navy (2001–06), was credited with developing successful surge plans for America’s fleet, strengthening the ties between the Navy and the US Coast ...

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  • Cindy Sterling, ChFC & RL
    Sterling Financial Planning
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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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  • 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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At-a-Glance

The 2017 National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting will be held October 8-9, 2017 at the National Academy of Sciences Building. The theme of this year’s meeting is Autonomy on Land and Sea and in the Air and Space. The meeting agenda will address ethical questions and the abundant opportunities provided by the emergence of autonomous technologies.

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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