Schedule

inDuke Frontiers 2007 Research Showcase
Tuesday, May 15th, 2007
Schiciano Auditorium, Fitzpatrick Center
Duke University, Durham, NC

8:00 am Registration and Coffee
8:20 am Welcome and Introduction
Session Moderator: Mr. Zack Robbins
Director, Corporate Relations
Duke University, Durham, NC
8:30 am Keynote
"Building Strong Relationships: Business Meets Academia"
Mr. Eric Stahre
MICT Engineering General Manager
GE Healthcare
9:30 am Industry Panel Discussion
"Selecting an Education/Research Partner"

Panel Participants:
Dr. Andy Rindos, Director, Center of Advanced Studies, IBM
Mr. Dave Van Arnam, President of Corporate Development, O'Brien and Gere
Mr. Vipul Srivastrava, Senior Technical Officer, Parsons Corporation
Mr. Brian Stemple, Senior Engineer, Qualcomm
Ms. Nancy Kielty, Senior Merchant, The Home Depot
10:30 am Commercializing University Research in North Carolina: Opportunities, Challenges, and Realities
Dr. John Hardin, Deputy Director & Chief Policy Analyst in the Office of Science and Technology, NC Dept of Commerce
11:00 am Spotlight Speaker
Bill Hamilton, VP, Merchandising, The Home Depot
11:30 am Lunch and Student Poster Session
Fitzpatrick Center Atrium
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm Track Break Out Sessions
See individual track schedules for Early Stage Research Track and Commercialization Track below.

Early Stage Research Track
Schiciano Auditorium side A

1:00 pm Welcome and Introduction
Dr. John Simon, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Duke University, Durham, NC
1:15 pm Metamaterials for Invisibility Cloaking
Dr. David Schurig, Department of Electrical Engineering
Duke University, Durham, NC
1:45 pm Technologies for Portable Environmental and Biological Sensing
Graduate Students: Dongning Yuan (Chem); Lin Luan (ECE); Raymond Kozlowski (ECE); Mathew Royal (ECE)
Duke University, Durham, NC
2:15 pm Computer Vision for Medical Applications
Dr. Carlo Tomasi, Department of Computer Science
Duke University, Durham, NC
2:45 pm Break
3:15 pm Scalable, Low-Cost, Hierarchical Assembly of Programmable DNA Nanostructures
Mr. Constantin Pistol
Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science
Duke University, Durham, NC
3:45 pm Information Processing and Communication
Dr. Rebecca Willett, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University, Durham, NC
4:15 pm Immersed Virtual Reality Visualization of a Forest-Atmosphere Flow Model
Mr. Gil Bohrer
Graduate Student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Duke University, Durham, NC
4:45 pm Lab Tours and Demos

Commercialization Track
Schiciano Auditorium side B

1:00 pm Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Barry Myers, Senior Associate Dean for Industrial Partnerships and Research Commercialization
Pratt School of Engineering
Duke University, Durham, NC
1:15 pm The University Role in Value Creation
Dr. Robert Taber, Vice Chancellor for Corporate and Venture Development
Duke University Health System, Durham, NC
1:45 pm Where Money Meets Ideas
Mr. Jan Bouten, Principal
The Aurora Funds, Inc.
Durham, NC
2:15 pm Spin-Off Success
Dr. Vamsee Pamula, CTO
Advanced Liquid Logic
Morrisville, NC
2:45 pm Break
3:15 pm The Patent System From Both Sides of the Fence
Mr. Kevin Lyn, Partner
Alston & Bird, LLP
Raleigh, NC
3:45 pm Sensors and Integration
Dr. Nan Jokerst, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University, Durham, NC
4:15 pm Early Stage Spin-Out: Oncoscope, Inc.
Dr. William Brown, Sr. Research Scientist, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University, Durham, NC
4:45 pm Lab Tours and Demos
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