日米先端工学(JAFoE)シンポジウム 2008

2008 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
November 17-19, 2008 Kobe International Conference Center, Japan


Date: November 17-19, 2008
Place: Kobe International Conference Center, Japan
Co-chairs: Kohei Itoh, Keio University, and Arup K. Chakraborty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monday, November 17
8:30-9:00
KICC, Room 501
Welcome - Tsuneo Nakahara, President, EAJ
George Bugliarello, Foreign Secretary, NAE
Opening Remarks - Kohei Itoh and Arup K. Chakraborty, symposium co-chairs

9:00-10:30
Advances in Automation and Instrumentation for Biotechnology and Health Care
Session Abstract
Organizers : Takeaki Ozawa, The University of Tokyo, and Jingyue Ju, Columbia University

Rational Development of Various Small Molecule-based Fluorescence Probes and Their Application to Optical Tumor Imaging
Yasuteru Urano, The University of Tokyo
Bios : Yasuteru Urano  Abstract : Yasuteru Urano  Presentation : Yasuteru Urano 

Engineering Fluorescent Proteins to Visualize Biological Functions
Takeharu Nagai, Hokkaido University
Bios : Takeharu Nagai  Abstract : Takeharu Nagai  Presentation : Takeharu Nagai 

10:30-11:00
Break

11:00-12:20
Advances in Automation and Instrumentation for Biotechnology and Health Care (cont.)
DNA Sequencing and Genotyping in Microfluidic Devices: The Matrix Reloaded, or a Revolution?
Annelise E. Barron, Stanford University
Bios : Annelise E. Barron  Abstract : Annelise E. Barron  Presentation : Annelise E. Barron 

Feedback Control at Small Scales: For Biology and Medicine Application
Benjamin Shapiro, University of Maryland at College Park
Bios : Benjamin Shapiro  Abstract : Benjamin Shapiro  Presentation : Benjamin Shapiro 

12:20-13:30
Lunch Break

13:30-14:15
Poster Session I (even numbers: KICC, Room 504 & 505)

14:15-15:00
Poster Session II (odd numbers: KICC, Room 504 & 505)

11:00-12:20
The Future of Sequence Modeling: A Peek into Modern Speech/Language Technology
Session Abstract2
Organizers : Hitoshi Isahara, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) , and Jeff Bilmes, University of Washington

Acoustic Modeling for Multi-Language, Multi-Style, Multi-Channel Speech Recognition
Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bios : Mark Hasegawa-Johnson  Abstract : Mark Hasegawa-Johnson  Presentation : Mark Hasegawa-Johnson 

Modeling Pronunciation Variation in Automatic Speech Recognition
Karen Livescu, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Bios : Karen Livescu  Abstract : Karen Livescu  Presentation : Karen Livescu 

16:30-17:00
Break

17:00-18:20
The Future of Sequence Modeling: A Peek into Modern Speech/Language Technology (cont.)
Modeling the Differences between Spoken Language and Written Language for Automatic Speech Transcription
Tatsuya Kawahara, Kyoto University
Bios : Tatsuya Kawahara  Abstract : Tatsuya Kawahara  Presentation : Tatsuya Kawahara 

How do We Incorporate a Recommendation Framework into the Web Search Engines?
Tatsumi Kobayashi, Yahoo Japan Corporation
Bios : Tatsumi Kobayashi  Abstract : Tatsumi Kobayashi  Presentation : Tatsumi Kobayashi 

18:30
Dinner

19:30
Dinner Speech:
Promotion of Industrial Use at SPring-8: The World Largest Synchrotron Facility
Masayuki Nagata, Managing Executive Director, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute

Tuesday, November 18
8:30-10:00
KICC, Room 501
Alternative Energy
Session Abstract3
Organizers : Haruo Kawamoto, Kyoto University, and Anne C. Dillon, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Overview on Photovoltaics
Roger Clark, BP Solar
Bios : Roger Clark  Abstract : Roger Clark  Presentation : Roger Clark 

Technical Challenges of Lightning Protection for Wind Power Generation
Takayuki Nakamoto, Kinden
Bios : Takayuki Nakamoto  Abstract : Takayuki Nakamoto  Presentation : Takayuki Nakamoto 

10:00-10:30
Break

10:30-11:50
Alternative Energy (cont.)
Electrical Energy Storage and its Importance to Sustainable Renewable Energy
Se-Hee Lee, University of Colorado
Bios : Se-Hee Lee  Abstract : Se-Hee Lee  Presentation : Se-Hee Lee 

Important Aspects for Biomass Utilization in Japan
Yukihiko Matsumura, Hiroshima University
Bios : Yukihiko Matsumura  Abstract : Yukihiko Matsumura  Presentation : Yukihiko Matsumura 

12:00-13:00
Lunch Break

13:00
Technical Tours: Spring 8

Wednesday, November 19
8:30-10:00
KICC, Room 501
Advanced Sensor Technology
Session Abstract4  Presentation: Advanced Sensor Technology
Organizers : Albin J. Gasiewski, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Kohei Itoh, Keio University

Climate Observation from the Atomospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program
Christine Chiu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Bios : Christine Chiu  Abstract : Christine Chiu  Presentation : Christine Chiu 

Next-Generation Global Environmental Sensors
David Kunkee, The Aerospace Corporation
Bios : David Kunkee  Abstract : David Kunkee  Presentation : David Kunkee 

10:00-10:30
Break

10:30-11:50
Advanced Sensor Technology (cont.)
GPS on Every Roof
Kenji Oguni, The University of Tokyo
Bios : Kenji Oguni  Abstract : Kenji Oguni  Presentation : Kenji Oguni 

A Sensing Mechanism for Brain-Machine Interface
Junichi Ushiba, Keio University
Bios : Junichi Ushiba  Abstract : Junichi Ushiba  Presentation : Junichi Ushiba 

11:50-12:00
Best Poster Award
Multi-Scale Transitions Observed in the Solution of a Newly Designed Peptide Amphiphile
Atsushi Hotta, Keio University

Mixed Signal Electronics for the Future
Alyssa Apsel, Cornell University

Concluding Remarks - Fumiaki Takahashi, Executive Director, JST

12:00-
Lunch

Poster Presentation
 1. Yahoo! JAPAN's Contribution to Linguistics and Web Research Communities
Tatsumi Kobayashi, Yahoo Japan Corporation
 2. Research and Development Activities of Optical Transceivers for Fiber-optic Communications
Katsumi Uesaka, Sumitomo Electric Industries, LTD.
 3. Measurement of Conduction Velocity in Cardiomyocytes at the Single-cell Level for a Novel Drug Screening System
Tomoyuki Kaneko, Tokyo Medical and Denatal University
 4. Challenge to Earthquake Disaster Mitigation
Takashi Nakayama, Kajima Corporation
 5. Electrodeposition of Nanostructured Porous Crystalline ZnO/Dye Hybrid Thin Films for Plastic Solar Cells
Tsukasa Yoshida, Gifu University
 6. Biomremediation Technology for Contaminated Soil and Groundwater
Mitsuru Katayama, Taisei Corporation
 7. Study on Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Bioenergy Production and Biomass Utilization Society
Tomoaki Minowa, AIST
 8. Research and Development of Vehicle Safety Communication System
Kazuoki Matsugatani, DENSO CORPORATION
 9. Micro-Fluidic Tweezers Using Flow Control to Steer Objects
Benjamin Shapiro, University of Maryland
10. Curved Paper Rectification for Digital Camera Document Images by Shape from Parrallel Geodesics
Katsuhito Fujimoto, Fujitsu Laboratories Limited
11. The Design Language and Computer Aided Designing Environments
Ichiroh Kanaya, Osaka University
12. Dynamic Control of Cell Adhesion on Photoactivatable Glass Sabstrates
Jun Nakanishi, NIMS
13. Multi-Scale Transitions Observed in the Solution of a Newly Designed Peptide Amphiphile
Atsushi Hotta, Keio University
14. Near-Field Terahertz Imaging Sensor
Yukio Kawano, RIKEN
15. Japan Scenarios and Actions towards Low-Carbon Societies
Junichi Fujino, National Institute for Environmental Studies
16. Northwest Electromagnetics and Acoustics Research Laboratory
Lisa Zurk, Porland State University
17. JAFOE 2008 Kobe, Japan
Sissy Nikolau, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
18. Playing with Light
Aref Chowdhury, Alcatel-Lucent
19. Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Improved Lithium-Iin Battery Electrodes
Anne C. Dillon, NREL
20. Optical Absorption of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes- Measurement, Purification and Photoconductivity
Katherine Hurst, Optical Fiber and Components Group
21. Computing and Engineering to Address Global Challenges in Cyber Security, Data Intersive Computing and Social Modeling
Michelle Gregory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
22. Role of CFD in Water/Wastewater Treatment
Joel Ducoste, North Carolina State University
23. Predictive Entry Using Statistical Language Models
Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii, The University of Tokyo
24. Phylofacts Phylogenomic Encyclopedias
Kimmen Sjolander, University of California, Berkeley
25. Visualization of Biomolecules in Living Cells Using Split-reporter Reconstitution Analysis
Takeaki Ozawa, The University of Tokyo
26. Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
L.Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
27. Enabling Technologies; Proteomics Mass Spectrometry Next Generation Sequencing Nanotechnology
Kelvin H. Lee, University of Delaware
28. Biomechanical Forensics and Complex Litigation: Form Medicine to Mining and Beyond
Laura Wojcik, Packer Engineering, Inc.
29. Visi Cad Research @ Sun Microsystems
Gilda Garreton, Sun Microsystems Research Labs
30. Role of Particle Characteristics in the Production of Reactive Oxygen Species by Ambient Silica and Engineered Nanophases
Valerie J. Leppert, University of California, Merced
31. Development of a Fuorescent Protein with Deep Blue Color
Takeharu Nagai, Hokkaido University
32. Atomospheric Aerosols; Invisible, Insidious Airborne Nanoparticles that Influence Air Quality, Climate and Human Health
Melissa Lunden, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
33. Mixed Signal Electronics for the Future
Alyssa Apsel, Cornell University
34. Multimicrophone Multicamera Audiovisual Speech Recognition in an Automotive Environment
Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
35. Overview on Photovoltaics
Roger Clark, BP Solar
36. High Efficiency Electrodes for Deep Brain Stimulation
Warren Grill, Duke University
37. Acquisition of Salient Linguistic Information from Corpora -Extracting Wordsets for Information Retrieval-
Eiko Yamamoto, Kobe University (Absent)
38. Rational Development of Various Small Molecule-based Fluorescence Probes and Their Application to Optical Tumor Imaging
Yasuteru Urano, The University of Tokyo
39. Open-loop (OL) Tracking of Radio Occultation Signals from an Airborne Platform
James L. Garrison, Purdue University
40. MIMA Search: Extracting and Visualizing Relationships among Documents towards Next Generation KM
Hideki Mima, The University of Tokyo
41. Electrical Energy Storage and Its Importance to Sustainable Renewable Energy
Se-Hee Lee, University of Colorado at Boulder