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Ukkusuri invited to attend Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Satish Ukkusuri
CE Professor Satish Ukkusuri has been selected by the National Academy of Engineering to attend the Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering (JAFOE), along with 60 other engineers who have all been determined by the academy to be future leaders of the engineering field. The event will be June 16-18 in Irvine, California.

CE Professor Satish Ukkusuri has been selected by the National Academy of Engineering to attend the Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering (JAFOE), along with 60 other engineers who have all been determined by the academy to be future leaders of the engineering field. The event will be June 16-18 in Irvine, California.

The symposium lasts two and a half days, and the participants will discuss the latest developments in big data, urban mobility efficiency, Advanced 3D printing and Nanotechnology in Energy Generation.

Since 1995, the NAE has held an annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium that brings together outstanding engineers from US companies, universities, and government labs to discuss leading-edge research and technical work across a range of engineering fields. Convening engineers from disparate fields and challenging them to think about developments and problems at the frontiers of areas different from their own will, we believe, lead to a variety of desirable results. These include collaborative work, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields, and establishment of contacts among the next generation of leaders in engineering. The total number of participants at the JAFOE symposium will be about 60 engineers, generally not older than 45, from Japanese and US industry and universities as well as government labs. This number includes the organizing committee and speakers. Participation has been limited to 60 engineers to better facilitate interactions and contacts among the attendees.

The purpose of the symposium is to bring future leaders of the field of engineering into contact with each other. Attendees at the symposium are selected via a rigorous process, in which applicants are first nominated by members of the National Academy of Engineering, professors, accomplished industry engineers, past symposium attendees, and other nominators. Applicants must be between the ages of 30 and 45.

Professor Ukkusuri is a transportation engineer and the focus of his work is the development of new science for complex networks which are characterized by flow and behavior. He develops new modeling approaches using data science techniques for urban transportation, emergency management, freight logistics and sustainable transportation. He joined Purdue in 2009 as an Associate Professor.