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Thursday, April 18, 2019

UC San Diego Price Center

1:30 PM Registration Opens
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Poster Session
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Faculty Talks
2:30 Ndapa Nakashole
Computer Science and Engineering Department

Modern machine learning methods have shown success at various natural language processing (NLP) tasks such as question answering and machine translation. However, they perform well when the training and test data are drawn from the same distribution. I will talk about our work towards NLP models that generalize under data distribution changes.
2:50 Ken Loh
Structural Engineering Department
Associate Director of the Center for Extreme Events Research

Monitoring the health of our warfighters and military assets is critical for operational readiness. This talk highlights how multifunctional materials can serve as a unique platform for building high-performance sensors and actuators for human assets and physical structures, specifically for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Furthermore, this research is part of a larger, on-going effort to establish a major Engineering Research Center at UC San Diego focused on creating a personalized Digital Twin that can revolutionize individual physical health management.
3:10 Liangfang Zhang
NanoEngineering Department
Co-director of the new Center for Nano Immuno-Engineering,
and a member of UC San Diego's Institute of Engineering in Medicine

Immunotherapy is now a key research strategy against cancer. The goal of anticancer vaccination is to train the immune system to properly utilize its own resources in the fight against cancer. This talk will highlight the use of nanotechnology for designing vaccine candidates that exhibit enhanced potency and specificity.
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM NEW! Recruiting Hour & Coffee Bar
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Awards Program and Networking Reception

Research Expo Poster Awards

Top Prize ($1,500)

  • M. Lea Rudee Outstanding Poster Award
    Founding Provost of Warren College and Founding Dean of Jacobs School of Engineering

Departmental Awards ($750) and a $1,000 UC San Diego Extension Class Certificate

  • Katie Osterday Best poster Award for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Shu and K.C. Chien Best Poster Award for Bioengineering
  • Best Poster Award for Computer Science and Engineering
  • Best Poster Award for Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Best Poster Award for NanoEngineering
  • Best Poster Award for Structural Engineering

Special Awards

  • Office of Innovation and Commercialization 's Ignite Prize for Most Commercial Potential - $500

One of the 6 department winners will be awarded this prize from OIC Judges

  • UC San Diego Library's Best Literature Review Award - $75

Prize awarded to poster selected from all posters by Library Judges