Ghodssi Invited to NAE Symposium

Associate Professor Reza Ghodssi (electrical and computer engineering/Institute for Systems Research/Maryland NanoCenter) is among 100 of the nation's outstanding young engineers invited to attend the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2007 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in Redmond, Wa., September 23-26, 2007.

NAE's U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium is a three-day meeting that brings together 100 of the nation's outstanding young engineers (aged 30-45) from industry, academia, and government to discuss pioneering technical and leading-edge research in a variety of engineering fields. The annual event provides an opportunity for these leading, young engineers to learn about cutting-edge developments in fields other than their own, thereby facilitating cross-disciplinary collaboration and the transfer of new approaches and techniques. Through both formal sessions and informal discussions, the meetings have proven an effective mechanism for the establishment of cross-disciplinary and cross-sector contacts among future engineering leaders.

This year's symposium will explore trustworthy computer systems, safe water technologies, modeling and simulating human behavior, biotechnology for fuels and chemicals, and control of protein conformations.

Ghodssi was nominated by UM President C.D. Mote, Jr. to participate in the NAE Frontiers Symposium.

For more information, visit the NAE Web site.

Published May 25, 2007