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19th Annual U.S. Symposium

November 8-10, 2007
Irvine, California


 Ocean Acidification

Organizer: Chris Fritsen, Desert Research Institute

Ocean Acidification: Global Warming’s Evil Twin
Richard Feely, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The Far Reaching Effects of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs
Joanie Kleypas, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Ocean Acidification
Victoria Fabry, California State University San Marcos

 Data Mining/Machine Learning

Organizer: Chris Jermaine, University of Florida

Data Mining / Machine Learning
David Jensen, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Knowledge-Rich Machine Learning
Pedro Domingos, University of Washington
Information Extraction, Data Mining and Social Network Analysis with Probabilistic Models
Andrew McCallum, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 Planetary Habitability

Organizers: Karen Meech, University of Hawaii and Chris Fritsen, Desert Research Institute

Planetary Habitability
Kevin Hand, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Energetics of Habitability
Tori Hoehler, NASA Ames Research Laboratory
The Geology of Mars and of Titan: A Tale of Two Worlds
Devon Burr, SETI Institute

 Bacterial Linguistic and Social Communications

Organizer: Matt DeLisa, Cornell University

Bacterial Linguistic and Social Communications
Michael Surette, University of Calgary

Inter-kingdom Signaling: Communication Between Bacteria and Host
Vanessa Sperandio, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Programming Bacteria to Perform Image Processing
Chris Voigt, University of California, San Francisco

 Accelerating Universe

Organizer: Mark Trodden, Syracuse University

Accelerating Universe
Rachel Bean, Cornell University

Seeing Dark Energy
Adam Riess, Johns Hopkins University and Space Telescope Science Institute
The Accelerating Universe: Enigmas and Nostrums
Sean M. Carroll, California Institute of Technology

 Transitioning to a Better World: Research Challenges in Sustainability Science

Organizer: Susanne Moser, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Transitioning to a Better World: Research Challenges in Sustainability Science

Amy Luers, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

Resilient but Vulnerable? Challenges for Enhancing Adaptive Capacity in Rural Communities
Hallie Eakin, University of California, Santa Barbara
How Can Technoscientific Knowledge Help Adaptation? Climate, Water and Governance in Less Developed Countries
Maria Carmen Lemos, University of Michigan

 Brain/Machine Interface

Organizer: Todd Preuss, Emory University

Brain / Machine Interface
Scott Frey, University of Oregon


Neural Interfaces for Restoration of Communication and Mobility
Leigh Hochberg, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brown University
Dynamic Generation and Control of Spinal Locomotion Signals and Its Application to Neural Prosthetic Devices
Ralph Etienne-Cummings, The Johns Hopkins University

 Origin of Modern Humans

Organizers: Todd Preuss, Emory University and Jessica Hellmann, University of Notre Dame

Modern Human Origins
Shara Bailey, New York University

The Archaeology of Modern Human Origins
Christian Tryon, George Washington University
Aping Ourselves: Insights on human origins from Comparative Primate Genetics
Anne Stone, Arizona State University


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