PARC Researcher Kalai Ramea Selected to Participate in NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

PARC Researcher Kalai Ramea is among eighty-seven of the nation’s brightest engineers selected to participate at the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 25th annual US Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium.

“The USFOE symposium is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together bright young engineers from different technical areas to spark innovative ideas and to facilitate, what often turn out to be, career-long collaborations,” said NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. “When you foster a creative space for engineers to collaborate and work together, experience shows that the possibilities are endless.”

USFOE participants come from industry, academia and government, and are invited to attend by way of a competitive nomination and selection process. Candidates are evaluated on: accomplishments in engineering research and technical work; contributions to advancing the frontiers of engineering; interest in engineering developments outside their own field; potential to be a future leader in the US engineering endeavor.

Kalai Ramea is a research scientist at PARC working on several data science and machine learning problems in areas such as computer vision, natural language processing and large-scale analytics. She is also working on extending the state-of-the-art machine learning and deep learning techniques to scientific domains. Her current research interests are multi-modal data assimilation techniques, physics-based machine learning, and high-dimensional data analysis.

“I am grateful to fellow PARC scientists for nominating me, and to NAE for the opportunity to attend this symposium,” stated Kalai. “I am extremely humbled to be a part of this group of ambitious young engineers. I am excited and looking forward to interacting with them to understand how we can collaborate in future projects.”

This year’s symposium is scheduled to take place September 25-27 in North Charleston, South Carolina, and will cover cutting-edge developments in four areas: Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation; Engineering the Genome; Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics; Blockchain Technology.

Congratulations to Kalai on her tremendous achievement!

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