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Fourth Annual PKU-UCLA JRI Mini-Symposium

Global Village, Peking University, July 1-2 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Science Lecture Hall, 2nd Floor, Building No.1
Zhongguanxinyuan Global Village
No. 126 Zhongguancun North Street, Biejing, China


The Annual Mini-Symposium of the Peking University-UCLA Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering (JRI) provides an annual forum for JRI faculty members to meet and exchange latest research findings and collaboration ideas.  

Topics this year are Cell Communication and Biological Mechanisms, Climate and Environment, Semiconductor Materials and Devices, and Information Technology

UCLA and PKU alternate hosting the event.  PKU is hosting the 2013 Symposium.


Schedule for Annual JRI Mini-Symposium 2013

July 1


Remarks by President Wang, PKU

Remarks by Chancellor Block, UCLA

Briefing of JRI Activities, Jason Cong, UCLA

9:15-9:30 Break/Photos


Plenary Session, Science Lecture Hall

Exploring and Controlling the Nanoscale World: From the World's Smallest Motors Working Cooperatively to the Brain, Paul Weiss, Director of California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA

Molecular Biology of Social Relationships, Rao Yi, Dean of Life Sciences, PKU

Factors Controlling Spatial Variations in Pollutant Levels at Street Scale; Particulate Reactive Oxygen Species and Optical Properties, Suzanne Paulson, Vice Chair of the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science, UCLA

International Collaboration Programs from NSFC, Wen Gao, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, PKU

11:30-13:00 Lunch, Time Western Restaurant


Parallel Break-Out Sessions

  Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4
  Cell Communication and Biological Mechanisms Climate and Environment Semiconductor Materials and Devices Information Technology

Meeting Room 1, 2nd Floor

Tower Shadow Multi-Function Hall A, 2nd Floor Meeting Room 2, 2nd Floor Tower Shadow Multi-Function Hall B, 2nd Floor


  • Transmitter Mechanisms in the Outer Retina Mediating Visual Responses, Nick Brecha, UCLA
  • Neurotransmitter Release Striatum, Shi-Rong Wang, PKU
  • Serotonin in Depression & Anxiety: From Translational Medicine to a Chemical Connectome, Anne Andrews,UCLA
  • Adrenergic Regulation of Calcium Release Dynamics in Heart Cells, Shi-Qiang Wang, PKU
  • Overview of UCLA’s Research Activities on Energy, Water, and Climate Change, Mike Swords, UCLA
  • Trends and Variability of Chinese Air Pollution Detected from Space, Jintai Lin, PKU
  • Global Emission Inventory and Atmospheric Transport Modeling of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Huizhong Shen, PKU
  • Black Carbon in and around the Tibetan Plateau: What's Missing, Qinbin Li, UCLA
  • Hadley Circulation Widening in CMIP5 Simulations, Yongyun Hu, PKU
  • Inverse Estimation of Ammonia Emissions over Asia, Lin Zhang, PKU
  • Deeply Scaled Heterogeneous Junction FETs on VLSI Platform for Soc Applications, Jason Woo, UCLA
  • Controlling Surface Molecular Assemblies and Reactions, Kai Wu, PKU
  • Nano Structures and Devices, Diana Huffaker, UCLA
  • Silicon Photonics and its Applications, Zhiping (James) Zhou, PKU
  • Sextant: Navigate by Charting the Ground, Fan Ye, PKU
  • Network Infrastructure Support for Mobile Apps: Where are we now? Songwu Lu, UCLA
  • Protect My Smartphone Password: New Threats and Countermeasures, Kaigui Bian, PKU
  • Wireless Fading Communication System Performance Evaluations Via SIRP and SDP Methods, Kung Yao, UCLA
  • GRT: A GNU Radio Compatible High Throughput SDR Platform, Tao Wang, PKU



  • Melanopsin Expressing Retinal Ganglion Cell Loss and Behavioral Analysis in the Thy1-CFP-DBA/2J Mouse Model of Glaucoma, Mingliang Pu, PKU
  • Specialization in Astrocytes Involved in Glutamate-Elicited Responses, Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu, PKU
  • Epigenetic Gene Regulation in Brain Development and Function, Guoping Fan, UCLA
  • Prospective and Clinical Appilication of Multiple Modality Techniques in Diagnosis and Treatment of Tumor, Rongfu Wang, Department of Nuclear Medicine, PKU
  • CRY for Help from LAPD: Mechanistic and Systematic Studies of Light-regulated Protein Expression in Plants, Chentao Lin, UCLA
  • Characteristic of PM2.5 in China, Mei Zheng, PKU
  • Large Climate Change Penalty on Surface Ozone in the Southeastern U.S, Tzung-May Fu, PKU
  • Health Effects of Air Pollution Exposure on Asthma, Diabetes, and Overweight/Obesity,
    Ying-Ying Meng, UCLA
  • Application of a High-Efficiency Cabin Air Filter for Simultaneous Control of Ultrafine Particles and Carbon Dioxide in Passenger Vehicles, Yifang Zhu, UCLA
  • Bioaerosol Exposure and Respiratory Infection, Maosheng Yao, PKU
  • Air Pollution and Health Impacts, Tong Zhu, PKU
  • Pushing the Performance Limit of Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices, Ya-Hong Xie, UCLA
  • Silicon-Based New Switching Devices for Low Power Applications, Ru Huang, PKU
  • In situ Fabrication and Characterizing Nanostructures and Nanodevices, Qing Chen, PKU
  • Building Functional Systems with Low Dimensional Materials, Xiangfeng Duan, UCLA
  • Normally-off Hybird AIGaN/Gan MOSFET for Power Switching Applications, Maojun Wang, PKU
  • Provenance-based Indexing Support in Micro-blog Platforms, Bin Cui, PKU
  • Big Data Analytics in Science, Wei Wang, UCLA
  • Challenges in Visualization and Analysis for Data Intensive Research, Xiaoru Yuan, PKU
  • Augmented Reality of “Virtual Clinical Perception” for Online Professional Healthcare, Anpeng Huang, PKU






July 2



Plenary Meeting, Tower Shadow Multi-Function Hall A  


Lab Tours

  • The National Key Laboratory of SCience and Technology on Micro/Nano Fabrication
  • Laboritory of Cellular Biophysics and Neurodegeneration


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