Full-Day Symposium to Feature Vinton G. Cerf, Known as One of the "Fathers of the Internet"

The University of Virginia School of Engineering is proud to host a National Academy of Engineering regional meeting and symposium, in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST), a National Science Foundation-sponsored Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC). Progress on the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges will be heavily influenced by progress in cyber-physical systems. The global need for new capacity in cyber-physical systems research and development, as well as for a larger pipeline of future cyber-physical systems leaders, is critical. Attendees of this regional symposium will hear a keynote address from Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, and learn about cutting-edge research and educational initiatives in cyber-physical systems. The event also will feature visits to UVA's new 17,000-square-foot Link Lab for cyber-physical systems, and networking opportunities with attendees of a concurrent meeting of the ASSIST Center.

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University of Virginia School of Engineering, Rice and Olsson Halls, 85 Engineer's Way, Charlottesville, VA 22904

(Map Here - Specific room locations will be provided to participants prior to the events.)

April 30

5:00 p.m. - Welcome Reception and Link Lab Tours - All Attendees Welcome

6:30 p.m. - Dinner for NAE Leadership

May 1

8:00 a.m. - Breakfast and Business Session for NAE Members

10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Symposium, "Cyber-Physical Systems: The Defining Technologies of the 21st Century"

10:00 a.m. - Welcome and Keynote Speaker

"Ethics, Computer Science and the Internet of Things"

Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

11:20 a.m. - Panel Discussion

"Securing the Cyber-Physical Universe"

S. Shankar Sastry, Faculty Director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies, NEC Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Former Dean of Berkeley Engineering

Stephanie Forrest, Director of the Biodesign Center for Biocomputation, Security and Society, and Professor in the School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Sciences Engineering at Arizona State University

Jack Davidson, Panel Moderator, University of Virginia Professor of Computer Science, Director of the Computer Science Cybersecurity Program and Co-Organizer of the UVA Cyber Innovation & Society Initiative


12:30-2:30 p.m. - Lunch Provided - Link Lab Demonstrations and Tours During Lunch

UVA Engineering Link Lab Faculty Demonstrations:

Link Lab, Olsson Hall: “F1/10 Autonomous Racing: An Open-Source Automotive Cyber-Physical Platform,” Professor Madhur Behl, Departments of Computer Science and Engineering Systems and Environment

Link Lab, Olsson Hall: “Robotic Surgery Simulation and Automation,” Professor Homa Alemzadeh, Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Drone Lab, Rice Hall: “Planning and Control of Autonomous Aerial and Ground Robotic Systems,” Professor Nicola Bezzo, Departments of Engineering Systems and Environment and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Driving Simulator Lab, Rice Hall: “Trust in Autonomous Driving,” Professor Lu Feng, Departments of Computer Science and Engineering Systems and Environment


2:30-4 p.m. - Cyber-Physical Systems Presentations

2:30 - Smart Health - Veena Misra, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at N.C. State University, Director of the Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST), a National Science Foundation-Sponsored Nanosystems Engineering Research Center

3:00 - Autonomous Systems - George J. Pappas, the Joseph Moore Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Member of the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception (GRASP) Laboratory and the Penn Research In Embedded Computing and Integrated Systems Engineering (PRECISE) Center

3:30 - Smart Cities - David Maidment, Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin


4:30 to 6:30 - Reception: UVA Historic Rotunda Dome Room

Bus transportation to and from the closing reception will be provided by UVA Parking & Transportation. Meet the bus outside of Rice Hall on Whitehead Road (map here) to go to the reception, and outside the Rotunda on University Avenue (map here) for return. Buses will run for the duration of the reception.

Small-group tours of the Rotunda begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 p.m. Meet the tour guide at the Lawn (south) side steps of the Rotunda.