Symposium on “Global Challenges Addressed by Engineering and Technology” hosted by the College of Engineering (UM) and National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

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Global Challenges Addressed by Engineering Innovations is a panel discussion on how engineers can find solutions to the future's most pressing problems. This year's events commemorate the 75 anniversary of the College of Engineering.

Hear from leading engineers and scientists, as they discuss issues and innovative ways to tackle them to contribute to a brighter future.

When

  • November 4, 2022
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where

  • Braman Miller Center
    1100 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, Fl. 33146

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Provost Jeffrey Duerk, Dean Pratim Biswas (NAE), University of Miami
Introduction of Moderator: 
Dr. Daniel Berg (NAE), University of Miami

Dr. John L. Anderson, President, National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
“The Essence of Engineering: Working in the Penumbra of Understanding”

Dr. Raj Reddy, Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, Carnegie-Mellon University (NAE)
"Digital Babel Fish, A Universal Translator of Spoken Languages" 
Joining us via Zoom

Dr. Holden Thorp, Editor-in-Chief, Science Journals (AAAS)
“Standing up for Science and Engineering:  How Science Lost America and How to Get it Back”

Remarks by President Julio Frenk, University of Miami Dr. Kimberly Prather, University of California, San Diego  (NAE)
Advances in our understanding of Bio-Aerosol Sources and Transmission Pathways”

Dr. Deborah Nightingale, University of Central Florida (NAE)
A Holistic Approach to Architecting and Transforming Large Scale Systems”

Dr. Sakhrat Khizroev, Professor, of Electrical and Computer Engineering
“Intelligent Materials to Solve the Brain’s Mysteries and the Miami Engineering Advanced Materials Initiative”

Dr. Alice Tomei, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering 
Immuno-engineered Platforms for Type 1 Diabetes and the Health Engineering Initiative” 

8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Welcome and Opening: Remarks by Provost Jeffrey Duerk, Dean Pratim Biswas (NAE), UM Introduction of Moderator: Dr. Daniel Berg (NAE), UM
9:30 am Dr. John L. Anderson, President, National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
“The Essence of Engineering: Working in the Penumbra of Understanding”
10:00 am Dr. Raj Reddy, Professor and Moza Bint Nasser Chair, Carnegie-Mellon University, (NAE)
"Digital Babel Fish, A Universal Translator of Spoken Languages"
Zoom link: (from India)
10:30 am Dr. Holden Thorp, Editor-in Chief of Science Journals (AAAS)
“Standing up for Science and Engineering: How Science Lost America and How to Get it Back”
11:00 am Question and Answer (Panel Discussion: Drs. Anderson, Reddy, Thorp) Moderated by Dr. Berg
12:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Introduction of Dr. Julio Frenk, President, University of Miami
Remarks by President Julio Frenk
Moderator: Pratim Biswas, Dean, College of Engineering
3:00 pm Dr. Kimberly Prather, University of California, San Diego (NAE)
“Advances in our understanding of Bio-Aerosol Sources and Transmission Pathways”
3:30 pm Dr. Deborah Nightingale, University of Central Florida (NAE)
“A Holistic Approach to Architecting and Transforming Large Scale Systems”
4:00 pm Highlights of University of Miami, College of Engineering Research
Dr. Sakhrat Khizroev, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
“Intelligent Materials to Solve the Brain’s Mysteries and the Miami Engineering Advance Materials Initiative”

Dr. Alice Tomei, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
"Immuno-engineered Platforms for Type 1 Diabetes and the Health Engineering Initiative”
4:45 pm Summary and Closing Remarks – Pratim Biswas
5:00 pm Reception