Sarpeshkar selected to attend NAE's Frontiers of Engineering symposium

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June 30, 2011

Rahul Sarpeshkar, EECS associate professor and principal investigator with the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) is one of three MIT faculty members selected to attend the NAE's 17th U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium which will be held Sept. 19-21 at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Charles M. Vest, president emeritus at MIT and current president of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), announced the selection of three MIT faculty including Sarpeshkar and Associate Professors Roman Stocker, of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and John Ochsendorf, of CEE and the Department of Architecture.

As noted on the NAE site, the Frontiers of Engineering program brings together through 2-1/2 days of meetings a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academe, and government labs to discuss pioneering technical work and leading edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors. The goal of the meetings is to introduce these outstanding engineers (ages 30-45) to each other, and through this interaction facilitate collaboration in engineering, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields, and establishment of contacts among the next generation of engineering leaders.

At this year’s symposium, participants will examine additive manufacturing, engineering sustainable buildings, neuroprosthetics and semantic processing. Alfred Z. Spector, vice president of research and special initiatives at Google, will be a featured speaker. Ochsendorf and Sarpeshkar will also make presentations: Ochsendorf on “Challenges and Opportunities for Low-Carbon Buildings” and Sarpeshkar on “Ultra Low Power Biomedical and Bio-inspired Systems."

Read the full press release: "Two from CEE and one from EECS selected to attend U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium"