2021 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

At-a-Glance

The 2021 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering symposium was held virtually November 15-17, 2021. Sixty of the most promising early career engineers from the US and EU met for an intensive 2-1/2 day symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: Improving the Reliability and Resiliency of Electric Power Grids, Applications and Uses of Graphene, Machine Learning for Emerging Networks, and Technologies for the Detection and Treatment of Dementia. The event facilitates international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promotes the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourages the creation of a transatlantic network of world-class engineers.

The symposium was hosted in partnership with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies, and Engineering. The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) served as the administrator and organizer for the European side of the event.

The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to The Grainger Foundation and the National Science Foundation for their support of the 2021 EU-US FOE Symposium.

You can view the program under More on This at right.

LIST OF SESSIONS

Symposium co-chairs: Vahid Tarokh, Duke University, and Pontus Johnson, Royal Institute of Technology

IMPROVING THE RELIABILITY AND RESILIENCY OF ELECTRIC POWER GRIDS
Session co-chair: Daniel Molzahn, Georgia Institute of Technology

Introduction slides

Multi-infrastructure Modeling for the Next Generation of Energy Systems
Carleton Coffrin, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Applications of Advanced Computational Tools in Power System Operations at RTE
Manuel Ruiz, RTE

Trustworthy AI to Remove Barriers for Machine Learning Applications in Power Systems
Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, Technical University of Denmark

Burning Issues: Modeling Risk of Wildfire Ignitions and Power Outages in the Electric Grid
Line Roald, University of Wisconsin–Madison

APPLICATIONS AND USES OF GRAPHENE
Session co-chairs:  Roman Caudillo, Intel Corporation, and Amaia Zurutuza, Graphenea

Introduction slides

Graphene Synthesis for Supercapacitors and Electrochemical Applications
Veronica A. Strong, Intel Corporation

Synthesis of Graphene for Waveguide-integrated Optoelectronics
Camilla Coletti, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Exploring Field-effect Transistors Based on Graphene for the Ultrasensitive Detection of Biomarkers
Cecilia de Carvalho Castro Silva, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Graphene Biosensors and a Vision for an Internet of Biology (IoB)
Brett Goldsmith, Cardea Bio Inc.

TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF DEMENTIA
Session co-chairs: Nir Grossman, Imperial College London, and Laura Segatori, Rice University

Introduction slides

New Approaches to Alzheimer’s: From Neural Deficits to Neural Stimulation
Annabelle Singer, Georgia Institute of Technology

Technology and AI for Dementia Care
Payam Barnaghi, Imperial College London

CMOS Neural Probes and Brain-on-chip Devices for Studying and Detecting Neurodegenerative Diseases
Carolina Mora Lopez, Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC)

MACHINE LEARNING FOR EMERGING NETWORKS 
Session co-chairs:  Shirin Jalali, Nokia Bell Labs, and Sofie Pollin, KU Leuven

Recent Progress in End-to-End Learning for Wireless Communication Systems
Jakob Hoydis, NVIDIA

AI for Resource Sharing 
Mariya Zheleva, University at Albany, SUNY

Federated Machine Learning for Wireless Networks: Challenges and Opportunities
Salman Avestimehr, University of Southern California

AI-based Machine-to-Machine Communications in 6G
Sinem Coleri, Koc University

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June 24, 2022 AT 06:56 AM
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