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UTSA professor invited to symposium for early career engineers

UTSA professor invited to symposium for early career engineers

SEPTEMBER 6, 2023 — The National Academy of Engineering has invited Miltiadis “Miltos” Alamaniotis to join some of the nation’s top engineers in tackling today’s greatest engineering challenges, sparking innovation and fostering a collaborative spirit. They will convene in September at the University of Colorado Boulder for the Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering 2023 Symposium. More than 5,000 engineers have participated in the annual gathering since it started in 1995.

Alamaniotis is an associate professor in the UTSA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His interdisciplinary research focuses on the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning methods applied to intelligent energy systems, electric power grids, nuclear power systems and data analytics for nuclear nonproliferation. Alamaniotis is one of 80 engineers who was chosen for the symposium from around 350 applicants.

“The selection of Dr. Alamaniotis for this program is a recognition of his position as one of the nation’s emerging leaders in engineering,” said Eric Brey, interim dean of the Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design. “This program will provide him with the opportunity to bring his expertise and knowledge into new collaborations with other outstanding leaders in academia, industry and government to address some of the important challenges facing our world today. We are excited to see how Dr. Alamaniotis will build off this opportunity to continue to grow the influence of his high-impact research program.”

“The selection of Dr. Alamaniotis for this program is a recognition of his position as one of the nation’s emerging leaders in engineering.”

The symposium is designed for engineers who are within 12 years of receiving their post-graduate degrees. They are nominated by senior-level engineers or mentors in their organizations. Candidates must “possess the potential for future leadership in the U.S. engineering industry,” according to Grainger Foundation Director Janet Hunziker.

From Sept. 10 to 13, attendees will explore:

  • Engineered quantum systems
  • Mining and mineral resource production
  • Resilience and security in the information ecosystem
  • Complex systems in the context of health care

Alamaniotis said in addition to sharing his expertise in developing interdisciplinary research skills and efficiently managing interdisciplinary projects, he plans to offer the techniques he has developed for overcoming common barriers that engineers encounter when working on collaborative projects.

"I am greatly honored — and at the same it comes with significant responsibility — to be selected among the top-notch early career engineers for this year's list by the National Academy of Engineering,” he said. “My main commitment is to keep pushing forward with high quality interdisciplinary research and identify innovative solutions to global engineering challenges. The FoE symposium is the perfect opportunity to interact with highly skilled engineers to create bonds and lifelong collaborations."

Sean M. Wood

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