Faculty Panelists

On Friday and Saturday mornings, attendees will chose from among more than a dozen concurrent sessions where faculty from the nation's leading universities will present on their cutting-edge research in:

Friday, Oct. 5, 9:30-10:30am

 

Astronomy & Physics

Galactic Cannibalism

johnston

Kathryn Johnston
Associate Professor of Astrophysics
Columbia University

Discovery of the Higgs Particle: Dream or Nightmare?

franklin

Melissa Franklin
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics
Department Chair of Physics
Harvard University

 

Bioengineering and Medical Physics

Quantitative Image-based Biomarkers in the Assessment of Breast Cancer Risk, Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Response to Therapy

giger

Maryellen Giger
Professor of Radiology
Committee on Medical Physics, and the College
Chair, Committee on Medical Physics
Vice-Chair, Radiology (Basic Science Research)
University of Chicago

Bio-Engineered Models of Disease:
Novel Approaches for Understanding Human Health

king

Cynthia A. Reinhart-King
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University

 

Cognition & Language

Mind and Society in Baboons

seyfarth

Robert Seyfarth
Professor of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania

How Infants Understand What You're Saying, and How We Can Tell

swingley

Dan Swingley
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania

 

Environmental Science

Sea-level Change Along the Atlantic Coast of the United States

horton

Ben Horton
Associate Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

Magmas: Window into Planetary Interiors

saal

Alberto Saal
Associate Professor
Geological Sciences
Brown University

 

Genetic, Molecular, & Neuronal Bases of Behavior

Novel Genomic Methods in Autism and Related Disorders

morrow

Eric Morrow
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry
Brown University

Neuronal and Molecular Basis of Social Behavior Using Mouse Models

dulac

Catherine Dulac
Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University

 

Robotics

Haptics: Touch Feedback for Robotic Surgery, Tablet Computers, and More

kuchenbecker

Katherine Kuchenbecker
Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania

Intelligent Robots

lee

Dan Lee
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

 

Saturday, Oct. 6, 9:30-10:30am

 

Applied Science & Engineering

At the Boundaries of Engineering, Fluid Mechanics and Biology

Stone

Howard Stone
Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University

The Properties of Plastic at the Nanoscale

priestley

Rodney D. Priestley
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Princeton University

 

Applied Math & Computational Modeling

Sensory and Cognitive Maps in the Brain:
How Neural Circuits Efficiently Describe Abstract Spaces

balasubramanian

Vijay Balasubramanian
Professor of Physics
University of Pennsylvania

Dynamic Rate Queues:
Performance Forecasts with Design, Pricing and Allocation Policies

massey

William Massey
Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Princeton University

 

Astronomy & Physics

Star and Planet Formation

knapp

Gillian Knapp
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Princeton University

Detecting Dark Matter Particles with Liquefied Noble Gases

mckinsey

Daniel McKinsey
Associate Professor of Physics
Yale University

 

Biostatistics and Biomedical Studies

A Biostatistician's Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity

moore

Reneé Moore
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
North Carolina State University

DNA Mismatch Repair and Cancer

gammie

Alison Gammie
Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology
Princeton University

 

Evolutionary Biology

Calsbeek

Ryan G. Calsbeek
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Dartmouth College

 

Evolution at the Molecular Level

plotkin

Josh Plotkin
Associate Professor of Biology
University of Pennsylvania

 

Evolution of the Human Diet

dominy

Nathaniel J. Dominy
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Dartmouth College

 

Materials Science

Designer Drops and Bubbles

daeyeon

Daeyeon Lee
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

Santiago

Jorge J. Santiago-Aviles
Associate Professor
Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

 

Microbes and Environmental Health

Building Bacterial Fences:
Self-identity as a Basis for Social Behavior

gibbs

Karine Gibbs
Assistant Professor
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University

Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Environmental Health and Technology at Brown University

kane

Agnes Kane
Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Brown University