ABE's Chaterji selected to present at NAE's 2023 symposium in Japan
Somali Chaterji, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering and electrical and computer engineering (by courtesy), has been selected to participate in the 2023 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering (JAFOE) symposium July 17-20 in Tokyo.
Sixty of the most promising early career engineers from Japan and the United States will meet for an intensive two-and-a-half-day symposium on developments at the cutting edge of engineering technology in four areas: Computational Approaches to Address Infectious Diseases; Wearable Robotics; Materials by Design; and Circular Economy. Chaterji will present on the first two topics.
This comes a year after Chaterji won the NSF CAREER award for her project (Sirius) on streaming analytics for the Internet of Small Things (IoST). Her project emphasizes the smallness of the IoT devices and the need to make devices robust and adaptive to corrupted data, node failures and sensing in the wild.
The event is intended to facilitate international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields, and encourage the creation of a transpacific network of world-class engineers. JAFOE is carried out in cooperation with the Engineering Academy of Japan.
Since 1995, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has held an annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium that brings together highly accomplished early-career engineers from U.S. universities, companies and government 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 can 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.