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Alumni Weekend Reinvented

Dear Alumni of Columbia Engineering,

The past few months have been an adjustment for all of us. We have established a new way of life, integrating a virtual component within it. We know we can’t replace the time-honored tradition of meeting together on Morningside Heights for Alumni Weekend, but Dean Mary Boyce and the Columbia Engineering faculty are excited to offer a variety of virtual programs for you to enjoy from the comfort and safety of home.  

Best wishes,
Mairead Moore 
Director, Alumni Relations 
Columbia Engineering

Virtual Alumni Weekend Events: Friday, June 5 - Saturday, June 6

Friday, June 5

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET 

Live State of the School Address with Dean Mary C. Boyce 

Kick off Alumni Weekend Reinvented and join Dean Mary C. Boyce as she delivers the state of the school address live.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET

COVID-19: Testing, Data, and Surveillance

Sam Sia, Professor of Biomedical Engineering
We will examine the current state of COVID-19 diagnostics and testing (both molecular and antibody tests), and the nature of the challenges our country has faced in testing.  We will discuss the possible paths forward for how testing data can aid public health and economic recovery, and preparedness for the next pandemic.

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET

The Twisted World of Two-Dimensional Materials

Jim Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Saturday, June 6

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. ET

Engineering for Healthy Humanity:
Engineering for Health and Medicine

X. Edward Guo, Stanley Dicker Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor Guo will provide an overview of Engineering for Health and Medicine and highlight exciting new developments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ET

Engineering for a Secure Humanity
Towards Building Trustworthy BlockChain Systems

Ronghui Gu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
In this webinar, Ronghui Gu will describe his work on how to improve the reliability and security of blockchain systems using formal verification techniques. He will first discuss the vulnerabilities of the current blockchain systems and the limitations of traditional solutions. He will then discuss how formal verification can be used to make blockchain and smart contracts bug-free and hacker-resistant. He will also discuss the existing and potential applications of formal verification in real-world blockchain systems.

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. ET

Engineering for a Sustainable Humanity
Towards Sustainable Energy and Materials: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

Alissa Park, Lenfest Chair in Applied Climate Change
In this webinar, Alissa Park will describe the climate change challenges and our efforts to address ever-increasing carbon dioxide emissions. She will discuss how novel nano-scale materials and innovative reaction pathways can be used to capture and convert carbon dioxide to dense energy carriers, chemicals and materials using renewable energy in order to decarbonize and de-fossilize a wide range of industrial sectors.

1:30 p.m. ET

[New] A.I. for All

Augustin Chaintreau, Associate Professor of Computer Science
Lydia Chilton, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Brian Smith, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
In this virtual panel, Professors Chaintreau, Chilton, and Smith will explore how A.I. and assistive technologies can be utilized to address issues of equality and justice.

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