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2022 CPES Annual Conference Review

Jun 14, 2022

"It was so great to return to an in-person conference!" This exclamation from CPES Annual Conference Chair, Xin Lou was shared by the almost 200 conference participants who came to Blacksburg from April 11th - 13th. Even with lingering pandemic travel challenges, the conference attracted people from Asia and Europe.

In addition, more than 400 people participated in the conference online.

Together, these participants represented 66 CPES Industry Consortium Member Companies and 39 federal, academic and non-member organizations.

This year's conference featured:
  • 2 Tutorials and 3 Keynotes given by industry and academic leaders
  • 3 Technical Sessions with 15 presentations
  • Industry-Student Forum
  • 2 Laboratory Dialogue Sessions
Those online were able to interact in real-time with many of the live events. Additionally, the conference committee enabled the opportunity for online participants to view 36 Highlight Videos and interact live with the presenters at six Panel Sessions, which were repeated for convenience.

"It takes a lot of coordination and effort to make real-time interaction possible between in-person events and our online attendees," says CPES IT guru, Matthew Scanland, "but it went really well."

"We are thrilled to have so many colleagues join us at CPES again," said CPES Director Rolando Burgos. "It was great to talk face-to-face with many of our members and we always appreciate the chance to showcase the advancements our students achieved in the past year."

Please explore the links below to catch up on anything you might have missed from the conference, and we hope to see even more of you in Blacksburg next year.

Conference Materials available to Members

These recordings and other materials, e.g. papers, are available on the CPES website for engineers at CPES Industry Consortium Members. To check if your company is currently a CPES Member, please see:

Conference Photos

Please enjoy photos of the conference taken by Bixuan Wang, Yijie Bai, Yuliang Cao, Yizhi Ruan, and Xiao Ming.

Conference Student Awards

Students were selected by conference participants as the best presenters in their respective categories. CPES would like to thank Delta Electronics and Lockheed Martin Corporation for their sponsorship of these awards and their long-term support of our center.

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