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13th Chinese-American Symposium

Chinese Academy of Sciences – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

September 23-25, 2010
Irvine, California

Sessions:

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 Crysophere – Hydrosphere Interaction

Organizers: Ma Yaoming, Peter Mohler, and David Fike

Chair:
Cryosphere-Hydrosphere Interaction
Wang Ninglian, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, CAS

Speakers:

Peter Huybers, Harvard University, On the Origins of Earth's Glaciations

Yao Tandong, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS

 Human Computation

Organizers: Darren Gergle and Li Zhihong

Chair:
Human Computation
Luis van Ahn, Carnegie Mellon University

Speakers:

Solving Hard Problems with Symbiotic Human-Computer Architecture
Zoran Popović, University of Washington

Human Computation Systems in the Era of Social Computing
Irwin King, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 Invisible Electronics

Organizers: Lynn Loo and Chen Hongzheng

Chair:
Invisible Electronics
Michael Chabinyc, University of California, Santa Barbara

Speakers:

Invisible Electronics
Antonio Facchetti, Polyera Corporation

Synthesis & Fabrication of Graphene Structure for Invisible Electronics
Guangyu Zhang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Neuroeconomics

Organizers: Val Kalatsky and Bi Guo-Qiang

Chair:
Neuroeconomics
P. Read Montague, Baylor College of Medicine

Speakers:
Fun and Games: Neural Mechanisms Underlying Strategic Decision-Making
Ming Hsu, University of California, Berkeley

Sharing Losses and Sharing Gains: Increased Demand for Fairness under Adversity
Zhou Xiaolin, Beijing University

 Origins of Complex Life

Organizers: Xiao Xiang and David Fike

Chair:
Origins of Complex Life
Shuhai Xiao, Virginia Tech

Speakers:
Complexity is No Simple Matter
Casey Dunn, Brown University

Origin and Early Evolution of Metazoans: Fossil Records from South China
Guoxiang Li, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Plasmonics

Organizers: Xu Hongxing and Sabine Lammers

Chair:
Zhaowei Liu, University of California, San Diego, Plasmonics

Speakers:
Plasmon Resonances in Biology and Medicine
Jason Hafner, Rice University

Localized and Propagating Surface Plasmons in Au/Ag Nanostructures
Wei Hong, Institute of Physics, CAS

 Solar System Exploration/Solar Activity

Organizers: Ji Jianghui and Alicia Soderberg

Chair:
The Sun: Continuous Challenges to an Old Subject
Zhang Mei, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Speakers:
Solar Eruptions—As the Source of Space Weather
Chen Pengfei, Nanjing University

Exploring an Alien Meteorological Cycle
Emily Schaller, University of Arizona

 The Regulatory Code

Organizers: Artyom Kopp and Cui Xiaoyong

Chair:
The Regulatory Code
Saurabh Sinha, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Speakers:
Interpreting the Human Genome
Manolis Kellis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Identification and Analysis of Non-coding RNA in Mouse and Human using Next-generation Sequencing Technology
Hu Songnian, Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation with additional support from the National Academy of Sciences.

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