IEEE Innovation Day 2011

Conference / Symposium
For NYU Community

Learn about the future of innovation and network with the brightest engineering minds and colleagues from academia, business and government.

Why attend?

IEEE Innovation Day will help you create value by implementing new ideas, which can have profound, long-term effects on your career. The day will feature sessions on innovation in business and technology, innovation for globalization and a panel/workshop on innovation in professional advancement.

Who should attend?

Students, researchers, faculty, and business professionals engaged in the disciplines of engineering, information technology, science, and management will greatly benefit.


08:00 am - 09:00 am Continental Breakfast

Plenary and Keynote Session, Chair: Prof. Durga Misra

09:00 am - 09:05 am Welcome: General Conference Chair Prof. Durga Misra
President Jerry Hultin Introduction: R1 Director Dr. C. Rubenstein
09:05 am - 09:15 am Welcome Address: President Jerry Hultin, NYU-Polytechnic Institute
09:15 am - 10:00 am Plenary Presentation: "Science For Energy", Dr. William Brinkman, Director, Office of Science, US Department of Energy
10:00 am - 10:45 am Keynote Address: "Innovating Innovation at Bell Labs", Dr. Alice White, VP, Bell Labs North America (Alcatel-Lucent)
10:45 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break (Lobby)

Innovation on Technology and Industry Session, Chair: Dr. Ashutosh Dutta

11:00 am - 11:30 am Healthcare Innovations: Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors, Prof. Brett E Trusko, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
11:30 am - 11:50 am Enabling Building Efficiency: The NYC Urban Technology Innovation Center Timothy P. Cross, Director, Strategic Initiative, Center for Technology, Innovation and Community Engagement
11:50 am - 12:20 pm Xaas: The Next Frontier of Innovation in Communications, Dr. Bhumip Khasnabish, IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer
12:20 pm - 1:10 pm Luncheon Keynote: How to Become an Innovation Sherpa,
Prof. Joe Nadan, NYU-Poly, NY

Innovation for Globalization Session, Chair: Dr. T.K. Srinivas

1:10 pm - 1:40 pm Engineering for the Middle of Nowhere, Prof. Toby Cumberbatch, Cooper Union, NY
1:40 pm - 1:10 pm Microfluidics for Global Health Diagnostics, Prof. Samuel Sia, Columbia University, NY
2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Top 3 ICT Initiatives For Enhancing the Quality of Life in Rural Communities, Dr. Parag Pruthi, CEO & Founder of NIKSUN Inc., NJ
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break & Student Projects and Demonstrations
(Innovation Lab and Lobby)

Innovation for Professional Advancement and Enrichment & Panel Session,
Co-Chairs: Dr. Naresh Chand and Judith Sheft

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Harmonizing Successful Career with Personal Fulfillment, Dr. Sundar Ramaswamy, NJ

Career Hints, Tips, and Traps – Coaching and Simple Strategies to Help You Succeed, Mr. Zane Zumbahlen, IBM Corporation, NY

"You're Not Hired" - Top Ten Mistakes Made by Job Seeking Students, Mr. Gregory Mass, NJIT, NJ

An Entrepreneur's Perspective on How To Advance Both Your Career and Your Business, Mr. Mario Casabona, Founder & CEO, Electro-Radiation Inc, NJ

Innovation and Continuing Education, Inseparable Allies, Mr. Eric Tappert, IEEE EAB & Chair, Continuing Prof. Ed Committee