Annual Member Industry-Academia Days 2019-03-21T12:23:09+00:00

Annual Industry-Academia Days

The LESA Center is proud to host its 10th Annual Industry-Academia Days April 10-11, 2019 in Troy, New York. Registration is now open and invitation emails have gone out to our members. If you are part of one of our active member companies and did not receive a registration invitation, please contact Leah Scott for the registration link and access code.

This year’s theme, Beyond Illumination, will be a forward focused discussion addressing future societal needs with regards to IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the creation of autonomous Systems that ThinkTM. This two day event includes presentations with industry experts and renowned researchers, networking opportunities, poster session, and laboratory tours, among others.

Industry-Academia Days is an annual event that brings together the Center’s industry members to learn about the dynamic research and technology @LESA. All Center members are invited and encouraged to attend. Each year, we offer a robust program building on the success of previous IA-Days to ensure our members find real value through participation in an on-going dialogue about challenges in the connected environment.

Early-Bird Registration: $150.00 (until March 15, 2019)
General Registration: $250.00 (starts March 16, 2019)
Primary Event Venue & Hotel Accommodations: The Hilton Garden Inn (235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY)
Hotel Reservation Block: Call the hotel directly before March 25th at 518-272-1700 and mention the LESA event.

Laboratory Tours: LESA Center on the RPI Campus
IA-Days laboratory tours typically start around 8:00 am and conclude at noon the day following the presentations. The tours are included in the price of registration and shuttle service will be available to and from the Hilton and RPI campus (or 25-minute walk).
The shuttle sign-up sheet and pick-up locations to and from the Hilton and RPI will be sent out shortly.

IA-Days Speakers
Indrani Bhattacharya, LESA Center
Colleen Costello, Vital Vio
Adam Drobot, IEEE, OpenTechWorks
Ed Harwood, AeroFarms
Deborah McGuinness, RPI
Sandipan Mishra, LESA Center
Martin Moore-Ede, Circadian
Michael Myer, PNNL
Stacy Patterson, RPI
Rich Radke, LESA Center and RAVE Lab
Alexandros Tsamis, CASE Center
Andrew Turk, LESA Center

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Special thanks to last year’s keynote speaker IBM Research Scientist Levente Klein from the T.J. Watson Research Center.

“It was a very well organized meeting and I really enjoyed the technical content. The breadth of research presented in one day was amazing and there was a serious drive toward real-world applications. I enjoyed interacting with the students and learning about their work in vertical agriculture and sensor development. It was definitely a great opportunity to meet very interesting people and learn about new research fields.” – Levente Klein, T. J. Watson Research Center 

“I see progress each year.” – Steve Paolini, Telelumen

If you would like information on membership, visit our Members Page.
Or contact: Leah Scott
Marketing and Outreach Manager
Email: scottl2@rpi.edu
Phone: 518-276-4010

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