Kyushu-Illinois Strategic Partnership Colloquia Series
On the occasion of the agreement renewal on August 2019, Kyushu University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) reached an agreement to be strategic partners and promote mutually beneficial and sustainable collaboration. Since February 2021, Kyushu University and Illinois have jointly organized “Kyushu-Illinois Strategic Partnership Colloquia Series”.
You can find past events below.
#1：Kick-off Theme：Go Beyond Net Zero- CO2 Capture and Utilization –
Please join us for this exciting workshop highlighting the collaborative relationship between the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) and Kyushu University (Kyushu) faculty on the development of global CO2 recycling technology towards “beyond-zero” emission.
This effort is within the framework of the Moonshot Program in I2CNER at Kyushu University funded by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan. This event will be the first in a series of colloquia scheduled for 2021.
Date：1st Feb, 2021
- Paul J. A. Kenis, WPI Principal Investigator, Elio Eliakim Tarika Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- Joaquin Rodriquez-Lopez, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry.
- Xiao Su, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineer
- Shigenori Fujikawa, WPI Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER)
- Roman Selyancyn, Assistant Professor, International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER)
- Alexander Ryota Keeley, Assistant Professor, Technology and Policy Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering
#2：Mathematics Without Borders – Applied and Applicable
The workshop explores the expanding connections between mathematicians from Kyushu University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This partnership is built upon the universal appeal of mathematics across borders and disciplines. The workshop will highlight the potential mathematical abstractions have to distill ideas and connect people.
Kyushu’s Graduate Program of Mathematics for Innovation (GPMI) has been selected as one of the venues for the WISE Program (Doctoral Program for World-leading Innovative and Smart Education) funded by the Japanese government and will enroll students for the first time starting April 2021. We are pleased to offer this opportunity where scholars, students, and prospective students can explore ideas together.
Dates：10th~11th, Mar, 2021
- Vera Mikyoung Hur, Professor and Philippe Tondeur ScholarBrad and Karen Smith Professorial Scholar, Department of Mathematics, Illinois
- Anil Hirani, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Illinois
- Seiichi Uchida, Professor, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu
- Shizuo Kaji, Professor, Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu
#3：Symposium in Environmental Economics
The goal of this symposium is to build research collaborations between the Center of Economics of Sustainability, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Urban Institute, Kyushu University in the area of environmental economics. The symposium will include short presentations on research topics being studied by faculty in the two institutions and be followed by discussion of areas of mutual interest and opportunities for joint work.
Date：12th May, 2021
- Peter Christensen, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
- Hope C Michelson, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
- Madhu Khanna, ACES Distinguished Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
- Amy W Ando, Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
- Sunbin Yoo, Assistant Professor, Urban Institute, School of Engineering
- Alexander Ryota Keeley, Assistant Professor, Urban Institute, School of Engineering
- Hidemichi Fujii, Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics
- Shunsuke Managi, Distinguished Professor of Technology and Policy, Director, Urban Institute
The recording of this event is available.
#4：Data Curation and Information Management in the age of Digital Transformation
This exciting workshop highlights the partnerships between the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) and Kyushu University (Kyushu) faculty on meeting the research and education challenges posed by the present-day information deluge. This colloquium is convened within the framework of the collaborative explorations amongst the School of Information Sciences (Illinois), the Graduate School of Integrated Frontier Science (Kyushu), the University and Grainger Engineering Libraries (Illinois), and the University Library (Kyushu). An open-ended panel discussion will follow the presentations.
Date：9th December, 2021
- Heidi Imker, Director of the Research Data Service (RDS), Associate Professor
- Chris Wiley, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Data Services Librarian, Associate Professor, University Library
- William H. Mischo, Interim Head, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, Berthold Family Professor Emeritus in Information Access and Delivery
- Ted Underwood, Professor of Information Sciences and English Literature
- Glen Worthey, Associate Director for Research Support Services, HathiTrust Research Center
- Kate McDowell, Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences and Matthew Turk, Assistant professor, School of Information Sciences
- Allen Renear, Professor of the School of Information Sciences and Special Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Provost
- Yoichi Tomiura, Deputy Director General of University Libraries, Professor of Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering
- Emi Ishita, Associate professor, Department of Library Science (iSchool); Research and Development Division, Kyushu University Library
The recording of this event and PPT slides are available.
Youtube and PPT slides