processes in and around buildings and their modeling, including simulations and validation approaches. These efforts enable discoveries in novel building systems and engineering of urban settlements.
Brent Stucker is a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Louisville. His area of research is additive manufacturing technologies and their applications, including advanced materials development and multifunctional structures.
Amarnag Subramanya is a research scientist at Google Research. His expertise is in the area of machine learning and natural language processing, and his interests include semi-supervised learning, speech signal processing, multi-sensory fusion, and probabilistic models. Currently he is focusing on the applications of machine learning methods to solve problems in natural language processing.
James Weiland is an associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California. He is interested in technology to assist the blind, and the main focus of his research is an implantable retinal prosthesis. His research group investigates the interface between the retina and the implantable stimulator in order to optimize the visual abilities of patients. They are also developing wearable computer vision systems for aiding blind people.
Justin Williams is an associate professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research is focused on developing new technology for interfacing with the nervous system to study and treat neurological disease. He applies microtechnology to study the basic processes by which neurons and glial cells interact with their micro-environment in order to develop new implantable devices for extracting information from the nervous system to help treat disabilities.
Zhiqiang (John) Zhai is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research and teaching interests are in integrated building systems, sustainable building technologies, and indoor environmental quality.