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Elaine Chew Speaks at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

August 13, 2010 —

Viterbi School faculty member Elaine Chew has been chosen as one of 15 presenters at the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 16th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (http://www.nae.edu/Programs/FOE/USFOE/2010USFOE.aspx). Prof. Chew holds an appointment as associate professor in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering.

The program highlights exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines in a 2.5 day event. The 15 presenters and 86 participants -- from industry, academia, and government -- were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations and chosen from approximately 265 applicants. The symposium will be held September 23-25, 2010 at the IBM Learning Center in Armonk, N.Y., and will examine cloud computing, autonomous aerospace systems, engineering and music, and engineering inspired by biology. Prof. Chew's presentation is entitled "De-mystifying Music and Its Performance."

"As we face the challenges the next century brings, we will rely more than ever on innovative engineers," said NAE President Charles M. Vest. "The U.S. Frontiers of Engineering program is an opportunity for a diverse group of this country's most promising young engineers to gather together and discuss multidisciplinary ways of leading us into the economy of tomorrow."