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15th Japanese-American Symposium

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - U.S. National Academy of Sciences

December 2-4, 2016
Irvine, California

 Advanced Manufacturing / 3-D Printing

Organizers: Lashanda Korley and Shinya Yoshioka

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Sean Murphy, Wake Forest University

SPEAKERS:
Michael McAlpine, University of Minnesota
Jin Gong, Yamagata University

 Computational Cosmology: Observation and Theory

Organizers: Emilia Morosan and Kensuke Kobayashi

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Masayuki Akiyama, Tohoku University

SPEAKERS:
Tomoaki Ishiyama, Chiba University
Mustafa Amin, Rice University

 Decision-making: A Behavioral Economics and Neuroscience Perspective

Organizers: Marshall Burke and Hisaki Kono

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Sam McClure, Arizona State University

SPEAKERS:
Michael Frank, Brown University
Katsunori Yamada, Kindai University

 Deep Brain Stimulation and Neuromodulation of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Organizers: Shelly Flagel and Masaru Ishii

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKERS:
Masashi Hamada, The University of Tokyo

SPEAKERS:
Daniel Leventhal, University of Michigan
Yukio Nishimura, Kyoto University

 Environmental Archaeology / Paleoclimate 

Organizers: Jennifer Burney and Chika Minejima

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Hiroo Nasu, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies

SPEAKERS:
Ikuko Kitaba, Ritsumeikan University
Christopher Roos, Southern Methodist University

 Good Sleep: Relief from Sleep Disorders

Organizers: Jacob Hooker and Miya Ishihara

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Akihiro Yamanaka, Nagoya University

SPEAKERS:
Yu Hayashi, University of Tsukuba
Cathy Goldstein, University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center 

 Manipulating the Genetic Code

Organizers: Arash Bashirullah and Kazuhiro Maeshima

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Blake Wiedenheft, Montana State University

SPEAKERS:
Stanley Qi, Stanford
Moritoshi Sato, The University of Tokyo

 New Directions in Mathematical Epidemiology

Organizers: Thomas Hull and Junichi Yamagishi

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Dylan Shepardson, Mt Holyoke College

SPEAKERS:
Chaitra Gopalappa, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Hiroshi Nishiura, University of Tokyo / World Health Organization

The Japanese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation, with additional funding from the National Academy of Sciences.

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