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This volume presents papers on the topics covered at the National Academy of Engineering's 2015 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Every year the symposium brings together 100 outstanding young leaders in engineering to share their cutting-edge research and innovations in selected areas. The 2015 symposium was held September 9-11 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman center in Irvine, California. The intent of this book is to highlight innovative developments in engineering research and technical work.

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National Academy of Engineering. 2016. Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2015 Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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174 pages |  6 x 9 | 

  • Paperback:  978-0-309-37953-3
  • Ebook:  978-0-309-37956-4
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Front Matter i-xii
Cybersecurity and Privacy-Introduction--David Brumley and Daniela Oliveira 3-4
Security at Different Layers of Abstractions: Application, Operating Systems, and Hardware--Bryan D. Payne 5-10
Computer Security and Privacy: Where Human Factors Meet Engineering--Franziska Roesner 11-20
On the Technical Debt of Medical Device Security--Kevin Fu 21-28
Challenges of Engineering Cybersecurity: A Government Perspective--Tomas Vagoun 29-34
Engineering the Search for Earth-like Exoplanets-Introduction--Sara Seager and Mitchell Walker 37-38
Engineering the James Webb Space Telescope--Amy Lo 39-44
Starlight Suppression: Technologies for Direct Imaging of Exoplanets--Dmitry Savransky 45-54
Realizing Large Structures in Space--Jeremy Banik 55-62
Sensing Controls for Space-based Planet Finding-Jonathan T. Black 63-68
Optical and Mechanical Metamaterials-Introduction--Jennifer Dionne and Luke Sweatlock 71-72
Materials by Design: Using Architecture and Nanomaterial Size Effects to Attain Unexplored Properties--Julia Greer 73-84
Mechanical Metamaterials: Design, Fabrication, and Performance--Christopher Spadaccini 85-98
Metamaterial-based Device Engineering--Andrea Al 99-104
Catching Light Rays: Refractory Plasmonics for Energy Conversion, Data Storage, and Medical Applications--Alexandra Boltasseva and Urcan Guler 105-112
Forecasting Natural Disasters-Introduction--James Done and Amir AghaKouchak 115-116
An Integrated Approach to Assess and Manage Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate--Ning Lin 117-128
Moving from Risk Assessment to Risk Reduction: An Economic Perspective on Decision Making in Natural Disasters--Jeffrey Czajkowski 129-140
Contributors 143-148
Program 149-152
Participants 153-162

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