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5/15-16: Fifth Annual PKU-UCLA JRI Mini-Symposium

Thursday, May 15, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
California NanoSystems Institute, Auditorium (CNSI)
570 Westwood Plaza
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095


The Annual Mini-Symposium of the Peking University-UCLA Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering (JRI) provides a forum for JRI faculty members to meet and exchange latest research findings and collaboration ideas.  Alternating between campuses, the event will be hosted at UCLA this year.

The five focuses in 2014 are Clean Air Policy, Big Data with Health Applications, Advanced Nano-technology, Life Sciences, and Space Sciences.

May 15, Annual JRI Mini-Symposium 2014

Breakfast Meet & Greet   8:00am

Opening   8:30-9:30am

CNSI Auditorium

Executive Vice Chancellor Scott Waugh, UCLA

Vice President Shiyi Chen, PKU

Dong Yuan, Counselor, Head of Education Office Consulate General of P.R. China in Los Angeles

 Jason Cong, co-director, JRI

Mary Nichols, chairman, California Air Resources Board
Group Photo

Plenary   9:45am-12pm

CNSI Auditorium

"Water and Shale Gas/Oil Development: A Balanced View towards Hydraulic Fracturing," Dongxiao Zhang, dean, College of Engineering, PKU

"Phenotypic Personalized Medicine," Chih-Ming Ho, professor, Department of Bioengineering, UCLA

 "Air Pollution in China: Scientific and Public Policy Challenges," Tong Zhu, dean, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, PKU

"Integration of Research and Policy with University Support," Bart Croes, chief, California Air Resources Board

Lunch   12-1pm

CNSI 5th Floor Presentation Room

Parallel Sessions   1-5:30pmEngineering IV Building

Clean Air Policy

Shannon Room, 54-134

Big Data with Health Applications

Maxwell Room, 57-124

Advanced Nano-electronics

Tesla Room, 53-125

Dinner for Speakers and Organizers   6:00-8:00pm

Hacienda Room, Faculty Center

Friday, May 16

Breakfast  8:00am 

CNSI Lobby

Parallel Sessions   8:30-11:30am, CNSI Building

Life Sciences

CNSI 5th Floor Presentation Room, N

Space Sciences

CNSI Executive Conference Room

Lunch and Group Discussions

CNSI 5th Floor Presentation Room


For more information please contact:

Larissa Harrison

Sponsor(s): Information Studies, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, UCLA College of Letters and Science, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Department of Computer Science, California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA Engineering, Mathematics, Environmental Health Sciences, Engineering