IEDEC 2013 Program, March 4-5, 2013

Connecting Through the Cloud

Thom Tremblay Thom Tremblay
Global Design, Lifecycle, and Simulation Industry Manager , Autodesk Education

Collaboration between disciplines requires communication. In engineering that communication can occur at many levels. Autodesk is creating tools that will allow members of a team to communicate the entire process anywhere at any time in ways that could revolutionize Engineering Education by connecting people that will work together in industry while they are still in school.

About Thom Tremblay

Thom Tremblay defines the Autodesk Education strategy around tools for design, lifecycle management, and simulation. Thom has worked directly with top Engineering programs in North America for the past seven years showing them the latest in design technology. Previously, Thom worked for closely with Autodesk customers in many industries to find ways for them to work more effectively on their products and with each other. Before joining Autodesk he designed many products including cabinets, boats, castings, electronics, and consumer goods. Thom has also authored several titles on Autodesk Inventor parametric design software and a title on Plastic component design.


SMILE: Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment

Paul Kim Paul Kim
Chief Technology Officer, Stanford Graduate School of Education

SMILE is a mobile learning platform designed to cause a paradigm shift within education by enabling students to be active agents in their learning. By utilizing both mobile and micro cloud-based technology, students create, solve, evaluate, and present questions based on their individual research and interest. In SMILE, the quality of student-generated questions are the evidence of learning outcomes, not test scores. This presentation shares lessons learned from implementing SMILE in strategic locations including a rural village education center in South India, a rural village secondary school in Southern Tanzania, a South Korean medical university with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) iPads, and a rural village elementary school using government-issued OTPC (One Tablet Per Child) tablets.

About Paul Kim

Dr. Paul Kim is the Chief Technology Officer at the Stanford University's Graduate School of Education. He has been leading numerous projects involving the design of learning technologies, educational research, and international development. He is a senior researcher for Programmable Open Mobile Internet; (POMI) project in which he designs and experiments future mobile technologies and global classroom solutions. He implemented various mobile learning pedagogies such as SMILE (Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment) in over 22 countries while launching a MOOC on Venture Lab;, attracting over 18,800 students from 199 countries around the world. In his single online course, students design a new learning environment as one massive global team project. His involvements in overseas projects include Saudi Arabia's national online education initiative, the national evaluation of Uruguay's One Laptop Per Child project, Rwanda's national ICT planning, etc. He is currently a board member of WestEd; a committee member for Grand Challenges in International Development; for National Academies of Science, and a committee member for Education and Human Resources Directorate; of National Science Foundation.


You Can't Do That in a Virtual Classroom!

Peter Ryce Peter Ryce
Product Evangelist, Adobe

Well, at least most people don't think you can. Learn about five unique things that you can do with virtual classroom technology that you wouldn't think possible. Find ways to set-up your classroom for reduced preparation time, improved consistency across your organization, and greater engagement with your students. Discover the "second screen" for delivery. And find out how recordings become more valuable training assets with a little planning. You will leave believing you CAN do that in a virtual classroom - and you will know how!

About Peter Ryce

As a product evangelist at Adobe Systems, Ryce is focused on the company's Connect product family providing a secure, flexible elearning and web communication solution. Ryce has involvement in customer education and outreach, channel support, sales training, product management and marketing. Ryce joined Adobe with the acquisition of Macromedia, where he had worked since 2000 and held product management positions for a number of products including the Flash Media Server, Director, and Authorware. Prior to Macromedia, he was an executive producer for gaming company Shockwave. His career also includes product management at Alias, a 3D software developer that has since been acquired by Autodesk, and he was an IT manager at a 2000-employee KPMG office. Ryce is an experienced public speaker, often talking about topics such as web conferencing, e-learning, video production, 3D, and online content streaming. Ryce holds a Bachelor's degree in human memory and learning from McMaster University in Canada.


Wireless Health: Remaking of Medicine by Pervasive Technologies

Mehran Mehregany Mehran Mehregany
Professor of Engineering, Innovation Director, Case School of Engineering San Diego

Ubiquitous connectivity and computing are bringing about unprecedented mobility allowing working, entertainment, shopping, socializing, gaming, etc., anytime, anywhere. This trend is also infiltrating health care, promising significant improvements in quality, convenience, reach and cost of care through wireless health solutions. Wireless health solutions enable diagnosis, therapy and monitoring of health-related conditions by tracking relevant biomarkers, managing treatment regimen and monitoring progress while the patient goes about her daily life. At the same time, microsystems are increasingly enabling nonintrusive measurement of health and disease conditions, as well as delivery of therapy on demand. Social networks are promoting peer comparisons and competitions in health and wellness, motivating behavioral change and providing a community of support. Meanwhile, advances in genomics are ushering in the new era of personalized medicine. This presentation will explore the convergence of these trends and the resulting individualized, preventative medicine that is time and place independent.

About Mehran Mehregany

Mehran Mehregany received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986 and 1990, respectively. From 1986 to 1990, he was a consultant to the Robotic Systems Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he was a key contributor to ground-breaking research in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics at Case Western Reserve University as an Assistant Professor in 1990. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994 and Full Professor in 1997, held the George S. Dively Professor of Engineering endowed chair (1998 to 2000), and has since held the Goodrich Professor of Engineering Innovation endowed chair. He served as the Director of the MEMS Research Center (1995 to 2002) and Chairman of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (January 2003 to January 2006) at Case. He served as the founding Executive Vice President of Engineering, Chief of Engineering Research, and the Gary and Mary West Endowed Chair of Wireless Health Technology at the West Wireless Health Institute from November 2009 through August 2010 (taking a leave from Case), during which time he formulated the Institute's engineering program, recruited the initial talent, and launched the initial research activities and product developments, including Sense4Baby. He served as the Faculty Director of Development for the Case School of Engineering 2010-2011. He founded the Case School of Engineering San Diego Programs in July 2007 and its Wireless Health Program in 2010; he is the Director of these programs and has a secondary appointment in the Biomedical Engineering Department.

Education for everyone

Relly Brandman Relly Brandman
Senior Member, Course Operations, Coursera

Technology is enabling us to give everyone access to world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. What is a M(assive) O(pen) O(nline) C(lass)? What does it mean to teach effective and engaging classes to tens of thousands of students all over the world? How do MOOCs affect your classroom, and what can you learn from them?

About Relly Brandman

Relly Brandman is a senior member of the Course Operations team at Coursera. She works with universities all over the world to produce high-impact and engaging classes. Before coming to Coursera, Relly got her PhD at Stanford University as part of the Folding@Home team and did her postdoctoral studies at UCSF building computational models of critical Tuberculosis enzymes. She is an author on more than 10 scientific papers and patents. She has years of teaching experience in chemistry and computational biology, including curriculum design, hands-on workshops and coaching teachers. She is excited about her new adventure being part of a team bringing free, high quality education to anybody with an internet connection.



Interdisciplinary and Integrative – Engineering Education for a changing world

S.K. Ramesh S.K. Ramesh
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science & Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering California State University, Northridge

In the immortal words of Bob Dylan, "The times they are a changin". Globalization and innovation are driving change at an incredible pace. In this environment of change and development, Engineering has emerged as the renaissance degree program of the 21st century. The Engineer of tomorrow needs to be integrative and have the ability to work across disciplinary boundaries as we address growing challenges in energy, health care, communications and transportation, to name a few. It is not an exaggeration to say that the only constant in engineering is change. How do we educate future engineers in such a dynamic environment? In order to answer that question we need to understand where we have come from and where we are headed. Ultimately engineering is intrinsic to society and provides the framework and foundation upon which we build our cities, institutions and infrastructure. The Engineer of tomorrow needs the analytical abilities, problem solving skills and communication repertoire to design and build the products, systems and processes that we use in our daily lives. With Engineering we address local challenges with global impact. This presentation examines the challenges that we face in engineering education today in this dynamic, changing environment with some examples of how we are addressing those challenges.

About S.K. Ramesh

S. K. Ramesh joined CSUN as Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science in 2006. Earlier, Dr. Ramesh served as a professor and was Department Chair of Electrical Engineering at CSU Sacramento for 19 years. At CSUN, Ramesh has forged a strong relationship between the college and the professional engineering community through innovative programs such as Tech Fest, and the Student Design Project Showcase. His efforts have strengthened the pipeline and helped students explore their career options while encouraging academic excellence. He is the PI of a five year, $ 5.5 Million grant from the US Department of Education to support and graduate underrepresented minorities in engineering and computer science. Dr. Ramesh has served the IEEE at increasing levels of responsibility at the Section, Region, and National levels and presently serves on the IEEE Educational Activities Board where he chairs the Awards and Recognition Committee. He serves ABET as a program evaluator representing IEEE. He is a member of the Lambda Beta Chapter of IEEE-HKN (Eta Kappa Nu- The Electrical Engineering Honor Society and was recently elected to the Board of Governors. He is a Past President of the CSUS Sigma Xi Chapter (Scientific Research Society and has been recognized with several awards for innovative teaching, scholarship and service to the profession and the community. In 2012 he was recognized with the "John Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year" award by the Engineers Council ( Dr. Guarrera was a past President of IEEE and the Engineers Council. Ramesh's research interests span the areas of high speed (Terabit/sec) optical communication systems, devices and electronic circuit design and he has several publications to his credit in these areas. He continues to volunteer his time to support and improve engineering education in India by offering classes and webinars online under the auspices of the IUCEE – Indo US Collaborative for Engineering Education ( Ramesh graduated with the B.E. degree (Honors, 1981) in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirapalli in the University of Madras, India, and received the M.S.E.E. (1983) and Ph.D. (1986) degrees from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.