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Viterbi School to Host NAE National Meeting on Megacities February 10

National Academy of Engineering President Charles Vest will introduce a program on "Engineering and Managing the Megacity"

February 01, 2011 —

Six distinguished panelists will speak on the USC University Park campus on the challenges of planning, building and managing Megacities, specifically focusing on the issues of energy, environmental quality, infrastructure, transportation, and natural disasters. National Academy of Engineering President Charles Vest will introduce the program.

The event will be webcast LIVE on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 from 1pm-5pm Pacific Standard Time.

Prior to the meeting and during breaks, attendees will be able to view Viterbi School faculty poster presentations on research relating to panelist topics.

The NAE is organizing the meeting, entitled "Engineering and Managing the Megacity" while the USC Viterbi School of Engineering is hosting the event.  It will take place at the Henry Salvatori Computer Science Auditorium, SAL 101, beginning at 1 p.m. February 10.


1:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Yannis C. Yortsos (NAE)
Dean, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Opening Remarks
Dr. Charles M. Vest (NAE)
President, National Academy of Engineering

Speaker Session One

Dr. Thomas O'Rourke (NAE)
Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering Disciplines
Cornell University

Dr. Donald L. Paul 
Director, University of Southern California Energy Center

Dr. David Sedlak
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break

Speaker Session Two

Dr. Constantinos Sioutas
Fred Champion Professorship in Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Southern California

Dr. Martin Wachs
Director of the Transportation, Space and Technology Program
RAND Corporation

Dr. Thomas Jordan (NAS)
William M. Keck Professor or Earth Sciences
University of Southern California
Director of the Southern California Earthquake Center


For more information on the National Academy of Engineering, please visit their website at http://nae.edu