Dr. Michele Marcolongo Selected For NAE Frontiers of Engineering Program

Published on Wednesday June 20, 2007

Dr. Michele Marcolongo, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), has been chosen as one of 83 engineers from academia, industry, and government, to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 13th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Dr. Marcolongo was hand picked out of more than 200 engineers who applied for the program.

Frontiers of Engineering was initiated to provide an opportunity for top-notch engineers, early in their careers, to learn about cutting-edge developments in fields other than their own, thereby facilitating collaborative work and the transfer of new approaches and techniques across fields. The symposium will be held September 24th through 26th at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA, and will examine trustworthy computer systems, safe water technologies, modeling and simulating human behavior, biotechnology for fuels and chemicals, and the control of protein conformations.

Dr. Henrique Malvar, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and managing director of Microsoft Research, will be a featured speaker at the symposium and will discuss his research on audio and video signal enhancement and compression, multirate signal processing, and signal decompositions.

The National Academy of Engineering is an independent, nonprofit institution that serves as an adviser to government and the public on issues in engineering and technology.  Its members consist of the nation's premier engineers, who are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements.

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