Purdue University: 150 years of giant leaps; 1869-2019



September 26-27, 2019


Purdue University
Honors College and Residences North
1101 3rd Street
West Lafayette, IN


September 26

Time Session
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Session 1: Future of healthcare

Moderator: Paul Griffin, St. Vincent Health Chair of Healthcare Engineering, Purdue

Joanne Burns, Chief Strategy Office, Cerner

Gopal Krishna Chopra, Co-CEO, ReliantHeart Inc.

Peter Embi, President and CEO, Regenstrief Institute

Daniella Matei, Diana Princess of Wales Professor in Cancer Research, Northwestern

Susan Gubar, Professor Emeritus, English, Indiana University


Lunch and exhibition

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Lecture: Introduction to Quantum (as taught in 2050)

Supriyo Datta, Thomas Duncan Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Keynote talk on ‘Age of Illumination’

Deborah Wince-Smith, President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.


3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Session 2: Future of Manufacturing and Factories

Michael King, President, Data Analytics & IoT Solutions, LHP Engineering Solutions

Jan-Anders Mansson, Distinguished Professor of Materials & Engineering, Purdue

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

International Telepresence Theatre: Brecht’s Life of Galileo

Anne Fliotsos, Professor of Design, Art, and Performance, Purdue

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Tours (optional)

Discovery Park’s Birck Nanotechnology Center, Artificial Intelligence generated artwork

6:30 p.m.


September 27

Time Session
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Keynote talk on Digital Privacy

Alessandro Acquisti, Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Student Design Competition (Karthik Kannan, BIAC)


Lunch—Student winners to be announced

Guest speaker: David Hummels, Dean, Krannert School of Management

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Keynote talk on Art and Innovation in the future

Anna Ridler, Artist and Researcher from London

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Lecture: Introduction to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Speaker to be announced

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Lecture: Future of Buildings: Smart Affordable Housing

Gary Hobbs, President and CEO, BWI, LLC

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Discovery Park District (smart “small” city testbed); Future of Agriculture and Food

To be announced


See Exhibits for a full description of each exhibit.

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