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Sixth Indo-American Symposium

Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

August 10-12, 2015
Irvine, California


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 Biomechanical Basis of Animal Behavior

Organizers: Namrata Gundia and Alison Pischedda

On The Biomechanics of Behavior
Sanjay Sane, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Mary Caswell Stoddard, Harvard University
Noise or Spontaneous Activity in Neuronal Systems, Causes and Strategies
Joby Joseph, University of Hyderabad

 Cognition at the Edge of Awareness

Organizers: Jonaki Sen and Evelina Fedorenko 

Disappearing Into Nothingness: The Brain at the Limits of Human Consciousness
Martin Monti, University of California, Los Angeles

Effects of Meditation on Cognition and Awareness
Narayanan Srinivisan, University of Allahabad

The Shifting Structure of Brain Networks at the Transition into Unconsciousness
Laura Lewis, Harvard University

 Exoplanets and Cosmic Habitability

Organizers: Sujan Sengupta and Alyssa Rhoden

Exoplanets and Cosmic Habitability
Jonathan Fortney, University of California, Santa Cruz

Poor Man’s Space Probe in Laboratory!
Kuljeet Kaur Marhas, Physical Research Laboratory, India

Giant Planet Migration and Volatile Transport in the Early Solar System
Kevin Walsh, Southwest Research Institute

 From Molecules to Public Health – Impact of Big Data on Medicine

Organizers: Anurag Agrawal and Labib Rouhana

From Molecules to Public Health
Lauren Becnel, Baylor College of Medicine

Studying the Elusive Environment in Large Scale toward Precision Medicine
Chirag Patel, Harvard Medical School

Medicine and the Matrix: Coming Around A Full Circle in Next Generation Healthcare
Tavpritesh Sethi, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

 Monsoon / Precipitation Variability and Predictability

Organizers:  Anoop Mahajan and Jeffrey Basara

Whither the Monsoon?
Roxy Mathew Koll, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

Indian Summer Monsoon: How reliable are the regional and global climate models?
Vimal Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

Historical Trends in the Characteristics of the Indian Summer Monsoon
Deepti Singh, Stanford University 

 Origin and Extent of Life

Organizer: Mrinalini Puranik and Daniel Bond

Origin and Extent of Life
Karen Lloyd, University of Tennesee

Chemical Origins of Life: How did it come about?
Sudha Rajamani, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune

Something New from Something Old?
Identifying Factors that Constrain Life 2500 Meters below the Surface

Kelly Wrighton, Ohio State University 

 Particle Physics at the Energy and Intensity Frontiers

Organizers: Rukmani Mohanta and Rafael Lang

Particle Physics at the Energy and Intensity Frontiers
Shrihari Gopalakrishna, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

Particle Physics at the Intensity Frontier
Basudeb Dasgupta, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Particle Physics at the Energy and Intensity Frontier
Sadia Khalil, Kansas State University 

 Machines That Can Hear, See and Act

Organizers: Shivani Agrawal and Randal Burns

Visualizing Analyzing and Learning from Large-Scale Data
Rene Vidal, Johns Hopkins University

Reinforcement Learning
Shivaram Kalyanakrishnan, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Search and Recommendation from Millions of Songs and Videos
Gert Lanckriet, University of California, San Diego 

The Indo-American Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) in partnership with the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation to the National Academy of Sciences in organizing the Frontiers of Science symposia series.

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