Hearing on China’s Pursuit of Next Frontier Tech: Computing, Robotics, and Biotechnology


Hearing on "China's Pursuit of Next Frontier Tech: Computing, Robotics, and Biotechnology" 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419

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9:30 AM – 9:35 AM  Opening Remarks: Commissioner Daniel M. Slane and Commissioner Katherine C. Tobin, Ph.D.

9:35 AM – 11:05 AM  Panel I: Computing

·         Addison Snell, Chief Executive Officer, Intersect360 (Testimony)

·         Mark Brinda, Partner, Bain and Company (Testimony)

·         John Costello, Senior Analyst for Cyber and East Asia, Flashpoint (Testimony)

11:05 AM – 11:15 AM  Break

11:15 AM – 12:45 PM  Panel II:  Industrial and Military Robotics

·         Henrik I. Christensen, Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego (Testimony)

·         Jonathan Ray, Associate Deputy Director, Defense Group, Inc. (Testimony)

·         Patrick John Sinko, Associate Vice President for Research and Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, Rutgers University (Testimony)

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM  Lunch Break

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM  Panel III:  Biotechnology

·         Ben Shobert, Founder and Managing Director, Rubicon Strategy Group and Senior Associate for International Health, National Bureau of Asian Research (Testimony)

·         Kenneth A. Oye, Professor of Political Science and Director, Program on Emerging Technologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Testimony)

·         Edward H. You, Supervisory Special Agent, Biological Countermeasures Unit, Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Federal Bureau of Investigation (Testimony)

3:15 PM – 3:20 PM   Closing Remarks

3:20 PM    Adjourn