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18th Chinese-American Symposium

October 19-21, 2018
Nanjing, China


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 Carbon Monitoring and Verifications following the Paris Accord 

Organizers: Samantha Siedlecki and Fadong Li 
Challenges and New Approaches in Carbon Monitoring and Verification
Abigail Swann, University of Washington
Carbon Monitoring Requires Accurate Predictions of Terrestrial and Ocean Carbon Cycling
Gretchen Keppel-Aleks, University of Michigan
The Chinese Global Carbon Dioxide Monitoring Satellite (Tansat) Mission: Global CO2 Monitoring and Data Application
Dongxu Yang, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 Chiral Science

Organizers: Sanzhong Luo and Gabriel Menard
The Chemistry of Chirality
Ang Li, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Assymetric Catalysis
Shoufei Zhu, Nankai University
Constructing and Understanding Natural Products
Noah Burns, Stanford University

 Deep Learning with Domain-Specific Knowledge

Organizers: Adrianna Gillman and Weiwei Xu
What is Deep Learning?  And Why does it Work?
Ankit Patel, Baylor College of Medicine & Rice University
Visual SLAM for Augmented Reality
Guofeng Zhang, Computer Science Department, Zhejiang University
What Does the Revolution in Artificial Intelligence Mean for Physics?
Kyle Cranmer, New York University

 Environmental DNA in the Ocean

Organizers: Samantha Siedlecki, Wei Wensheng and Yan Zhang
Environmental DNA in the Ocean
Ryan Kelly, University of Washington
A World in a Drop of Water - Environmental DNA-based Biomonitoring
Meng Yao, Peking University
Tracking Ecosystem Shifts, from Microbes to Mammals, with Environmental DNA
Anni Djurhuus, University of South Florida

 Gravitational Wave and Electromagnetic Detection of Neutron Star Mergers

Organizers: Li Ji and Shane Davis
Gravitational Wave and the Merger of Double Neutron Stars GW170817
Youjun Lu, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences
The Discovery of Gravitational Waves and the Electromagnetic Counterparts
Meng Su, University of Hong Kong
Multiple Messengers from the Universe
Wen-Fai Fong, Northwestern University


Organizers: Katalin Gothard and Zilong Qui 
Neuroprosthetics: Human-Robot Interfaces and Control Strategies
Qining Wang, Peking University
Neuroprosthetics for Upper-Limb Amputees
Fang Peng, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Biological and Bionic Hands: Natural Neural Coding and Artificial Perception
Sliman Bensmaia, University of Chicago

 Single Cell Analysis

Organizers: Ahmad Khalil and Zilong Qui
Single-cell RNA-Seq Analysis Reveals a Developmental Atlas of the Human Preforntal Cortex
Xiaoqun Wang, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Noncoding RNAs Coordinate with Histone Acetylation to Regulate the Binding and Transcriptinal Functions of Chromatin Reader Proteins
Shannon Lauberth, University of California, San Diego
Mapping the Mammalian Cell Atlas by Single Cell Analysis
Guoji Guo, Zhejiang Universit

 Topological States of Matter 

Organizers: James Olsen and Xuai Zhuang
Topological Quantum Physics
Gil Refael, California Institute of Technology
Prediction of Topological Semimetals
Hongming Weng, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Experimental Realization of Topological Insulator and Beyond
Madhab Neupane, University of Central Florida

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 funding from the National Academy of Sciences

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