August 7, 2007
According to a news release from The National Academies, Associate Professor of ECE Priya Narasimhan is one of 83 of the nation's brightest young engineers that was selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 13th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Burak Ozdoganlar was also chosen from Carnegie Mellon, and Christian Lebiere, a research psychologist at the university is one of the organizers of the program. As noted in the release:
The two and a half day event will bring together engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. The participants-from industry, academia, and government-were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from more than 260 applicants.
"The fabric of our nation's future will be shaped by skillfully weaving a variety of emerging technologies," said NAE President Charles Vest. "Frontiers of Engineering sparks collaborative relationships, among a diverse group of talented young engineers, that will undoubtedly merge cutting-edge ideas and create innovations to enhance lives everywhere."
The symposium will be held September 24-26 at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington, and will examine trustworthy computer systems, safe water technologies, modeling and simulating human behavior, biotechnology for fuels and chemicals, and the control of protein conformations. Henrique Malvar, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and managing director, Microsoft Research, will be a featured speaker. His research at Microsoft has focused on audio and video signal enhancement and compression, multirate signal processing, and signal decompositions. Prior to joining Microsoft Research, Malvar headed research and advanced technology at PictureTel and the Digital Signal Processing Research Group at Universidade de BrasÃlia.
Sponsors for the 2007 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering are the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the U.S. Department of Defense (DDR&E-Research), DARPA, the National Science Foundation, Microsoft Corp., Cummins Inc., and numerous individual donors.
The National Academy of Engineering is an independent, nonprofit institution that serves as an adviser to government and the public on issues in engineering and technology. Its members consist of the nation's premier engineers, who are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements. Established in 1964, NAE operates under the congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences in 1863.
Source: The National Academies News