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UCLA/PKU Joint Research Institute Mini-Symposium

May 6 and 7, 2010

California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), UCLA

May 6, 2010 (Thursday)

8:00 8:30am: Breakfast and sign-in

8:30 9:45am: Opening Session (CNSI Auditorium, 3rd floor)

  • Welcome and introduction: Jason Cong (UCLA) and Xiaoming Li (PKU), co-directors of JRI
  • Opening addresses: Provost Scott Waugh (UCLA) and Provost Jianhua Lin (PKU)
  • International programs at UCLA, Nick Entrikin, UCLA
  • JRI progress update: Jason Cong (UCLA) and Xiaoming Li (PKU)

10am 12noon: Plenary Session (CNSI Auditorium, 3rd floor)

  • Next Generation Biofuels, James Liao, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UCLA
  • The Strength of Drug Discovery at Peking University, Zhen Yang, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, PKU
  • New Algorithms in Information Science, Stanley Osher, Department of Mathematics, UCLA
12noon 1pm: Lunch (CNSI Lobby, 3rd floor)
1pm to 5pm: Parallel Sessions (CNSI Auditorium, 3rd floor)

Session 1: Clean Energy (co-chairs: Jane Chang, UCLA and Dongxiao Zhang, PKU) (CNSI Executive Conference Rooms, 3rd floor)

  • PKU's Clean Energy Research, and Carbon Capture & Storage, Dongxiao Zhang, Institute of Clean Energy, PKU
  • Electrical Energy Storage: The Key to a Cleaner, Greener Future, Bruce Dunn, Materials Science and Engineering Department, UCLA
  • Batteries and Energy Storage, Jitao Chen, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, PKU
  • SmartGrid, Rajit Gadh, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, UCLA
  • Dye-senstized Solar Cells, Dechun Zou, Chemistry College, PKU

Panel Discussion

  • Clean Energy for Green Industry, Diana Huffaker, Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA
  • Hydrogen Fuel, Vasilios Manousiouthakis, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, UCLA
  • Carbon capture & storage, Vidvuds Ozolins, Materials Science and Engineering Department, UCLA
  • Energy storage, Sarah Tolbert, Department of Chemistry, UCLA
  • Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, Dechun Zou, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, PKU
  • Batteries and Energy Storage, Henghui Zhou, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, PKU
  • Dongxiao Zhang, Institute of Clean Energy, PKU

Session 2: Information Technologies (co-chairs: Majid Sarrafzadeh, UCLA and Wen Gao, PKU) (CNSI Presentation Space, 5th floor) 

  • High quality video coding, Wen Gao, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, PKU
  • Assuring high-quality, high speed media delivery in emerging generation wireless networks, John Villasenor, Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA
  • Smart Visual Analytics on Complex Data through Intelligent Interface Design, Xiaoru Yuan, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, PKU
  • Tunning in to your body: Advances in Wireless Health, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Computer Science Department, UCLA

Break (CNSI Lobby, 3rd floor)

  • Improving the Performance of Hypervisor-based Fault Tolerance, Xiaoming Li, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, PKU
  • Managing and Archiving Information System Evolution, Carlo Zaniolo, UCLA
  • Learning from Video Content for Retrieval and Interactive Applications, Yonghong Tian, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, PKU
  • Evolving Internet into the Future: Named Data Networking, Lixia Zhang, Computer Science Department, UCLA
Session 3: Life Sciences (co-chairs: Shuo Lin, UCLA, and Zhen Yang, PKU) (CNSI Presentation Space, 5th floor) 
  • Developing Mechanized Nanoparticles for Cancer Nanotherapy, Fuyu Tamanoi, UCLA
  • b-Adrenergic Receptor Subtype Signaling: An example of GPCR Translational Medicine, Ruiping Xiao, Institute of Molecular Medicine, PKU
  • Uncover Cardiac Longevity Approaches (UCLA) from Phosphatase-Kinase Universe (PKU), Yibin Wang, UCLA
  • Mitochondrial Superoxide Flashes in Health and Disease, Heping (Peace) Cheng, Institute of Molecular Medicine, PKU
  • Molecular Pathways to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, Ming Guo, UCLA
  • Nonlinear dynamics and sudden cardiac death, Thomas M. Vondriska, Anesthesiology and Medicine, UCLA
  • Remodeling cardiac nuclei for disease, Zhilin Qu, Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiology), UCLA
  • An approach to multicomponent and multitarget actions of a Chinese medicine prescription, Buyang Huanwu decoction, Shao-Qing Cai, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PKU
Panel discussion:
  • Panelists: James N. Weiss (UCLA), William Yang (UCLA), Shuo Lin (UCLA), Zhen Yang (PKU), Shao-Qing Cai (PKU) 
Reception: 5:30pm to 6:30pm (CNSI Lobby, 3rd floor)
Dinner: 6:30pm to 8pm (Invitation only)

May 7, 2010 (Friday)

8:30am - 9am: Breakfast (CNSI Presentation Space, 5th floor)
9am - 10:30am: Theme-wide discussions about possible collaboration topics. (CNSI Presentation Space, 5th floor -- divided into 3 separate rooms)
10:45am 11:30am: Report back to the entire group (CNSI Presentation Space, 5th floor)
11:30am 12:30 noon: Overview of CNSI (Paul Weiss) and tour of CNSI
12:30noon 1:30pm: Lunch (CNSI Lobby, 3rd floor)

1:30pm 5:00pm: Visit various research labs in UCLA for further discussions about research collaboration.