2017 National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting


  • Joichi Ito
    Professor of the Practice in Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab

    Joichi Ito is director of the MIT Media Lab, professor of the practice of media arts and sciences at MIT, and a visiting professor of law from practice at Harvard Law School. He is chair of the board of PureTech Health; a board member of the New York Times Company, MacArthur Foundation, and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; cofounder and ...

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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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  • 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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  • Christopher King
    Executive Director of the Office of Congressional and Government Affairs
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  • 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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