ECE News Story
Min Wu Selected to Participate in NAE Frontiers Symposium
Assistant Professor Min Wu (ECE/UMIACS) is among 88 of the nation's brightest young engineers chosen by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to participate in the 11th annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium on Sept. 22-24, 2005, at the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, N.Y.
Frontiers of Engineering was initiated by NAE to bring together outstanding engineers aged 30-45 who are engaged in pioneering technical work and research in a variety of disciplines. The three-day event provides an opportunity for these leading, young engineers to learn about cutting-edge development 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.
Each Frontiers symposium covers four topics that vary from year to year. This year's symposium will explore aspects of ID and verification technologies, the engineering of complex systems, engineering for developing communities, and energy.
Participants were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations, and chosen from 220 applicants. They come from various backgrounds, including industry, academia, and government.
"I feel really honored," said Wu. "It is a great opportunity to learn about exciting new developments beyond my own field. We have seen an increasing number of advances in engineering happen at the intersections of several disciplines. I am looking forward to meeting outstanding colleagues in other areas and building connections across disciplines."
In addition to this recognition by the NAE, Wu was recently honored with a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and also co-authored an award-winning paper on multimedia forensics.
Established in 1964, the NAE is an independent, nonprofit institution whose members are elected by their peers for seminal contributions to engineering. The Academy provides leadership and guidance to the nation on the application of engineering resources to vital issues. For more information, visit the NAE Web site at http://www.nae.edu/frontiers.
July 18, 2005