CIE/USA-SF and ITRI 2011 Fall Short Courses

Free Lunch for Paid Attendees!!!

9/24/2011, 10/1/2011, 10/8/2011 and 10/15/2011 (Saturdays)

CIE/USA-SF Chapter and co-sponsor ITRI announce the year 2011 Fall Short Courses covering Bridge Construction, Cloud Computing, Miniaturization, IC Packaging, Solar Energy, Smart Grids, Internet of Things, and Green MBA. Eight classes will be taught by renowned industry experts on 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15 of 2011 at ITRI International. The courses are designed to give an introductory level of fundamental theory with in-depth knowledge of various engineering fields. 

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CIE/USA-SF and SJSU Course Titles:

Course Day

Course Name

Lecturers

Date/Time

Day 1 How the 4D technology is applied in the San Francisco Bay Bridge New Span Construction 

Reflection on Cloud Computing, Social Network and Mobile Applications: Hype or the Real Thing
Paul Wenpei Chou

Jason Yao
9/24/2011 - 9AM 

9/24/2011 - 2PM
Day 2 Designing Successful IC Packaging with System Level Interconnect and Integration Considerations

IC packaging and Board Level Reliability Test
Hong Shi

Andy Tseng
10/1/2011 - 9AM

10/1/2011 - 2PM
Day 3 Solar Energy Fundamentals: Photovoltaics and Concentrated Solar Thermal

Smart Grid Architecture and Value Propositions
William Kao

Michael Hsieh
10/8/2011 - 9AM 

10/8/2011 - 2PM
Day 4 Internet of Things in Support of Smart Grid and Smart Cities and More

Green MBA: Focus on Sustainability
Michael Hsieh

William Kao
10/15/2011 - 9AM

10/15/2011 - 2PM


Course Fee: 
* Students are free - must register on-line and present valid student ID card. 

Registration Fees On-Line Registration On-Site Registration
CIE Member $20 $25
Non-CIE Member $30 $35


Location: 
ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) International Inc, 
2870 Zanker Road, Suite 140, San Jose, CA 95134, USA. 

Pre-registration on-line is required: 
Please visit CIE-SF website: http://www.cie-sf.org/ to register and for more detailed information of classes.
CIE members or non-members: please visit http://cieshortcourse2011.eventbee.com to register.
Students: please visit http://ciestudent2011.eventbee.com to register. 

Corporate Sponsors: 
   


Course Title: How the 4D technology is applied in the San Francisco Bay Bridge New Span Construction 
Course Abstract In 2002 when the construction for the new replacement structure for the San Francisco Bay Bridge started, one of the challenges was how to best fabricate the pre-casted segments in shapes matching the final geometry. We needed a streamline process to guide the design from fabrication to construction. The successful application and knowledge gleaned from the Bay Bridge design and construction demonstrates that we can achieve quality and excellence if we apply the latest procedures and technologies. 
We will explore some of these technologies in this short course. 

Speaker's Bio 
Paul Wenpei Chou is the VP of engineering at Chou's Image, Inc. He has been a bridge and highway engineer for 27 years. For most of his professional engineering career, he has led the geometry control operation for construction management support. For the last nine years, Mr. Chou has been involved with the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge East Span project. He is working on geometry control for precast segment form development, mass concrete structure PT reinforcement conflict detection and resolution, steel deck modeling on detail clearance verification and detail modeling for complex structural component. He is also proficient in software development and system architecture. Mr. Chou has authored several patents in early embedded applications. 



Course Title: Reflection on Cloud Computing, Social Network and Mobile Applications: Hype or the Real Thing 
Course Abstract 
Cloud computing promises a paradigm shift from existing IT infrastructures to a utility-based service model for both hardware and software. The advancement of processors, storage and network technologies accelerate the trend in recent years, and the centralized IT services should provide more convenience and better energy efficiency in either public or private cloud. Another key force pushing the adoption of cloud computing is the innovation and deployment of mobile devices. Better processing power and longer battery life improved usability and ubiquity. Cloud computing and social network are two powerful movements in the web-related business today. 

In this talk, we will summarize the background of cloud computing and review recent activities from prominent companies. Through discussion, we differentiate the hype from the real impact of this trend both locally and globally. How may cloud computing affect our daily life at a personal and professional level? From the standpoint of IT hardware providers, we will also discuss some current devices that fit the trend, examine the bottlenecks of technology and the hopes of potential breakthroughs. 

Speaker Bio 
Jason Yao is now a senior manager of business development/product management at ASUS Computer International in Fremont, California. Prior to joining ASUS, Jason held various R&D and management positions at Foxlink International, Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Fujitsu Network Communications and ATT Bell Laboratories. His research interest includes Digital Signal Processing, Audio and Video Compression, Internet Traffic Engineering, P2P Networks and Multimedia Streaming over the Internet. Jason has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in these fields, and co-invented two patents related to P2P networks.

Jason holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA degree from Santa Clara University. During 2004-2007, he was a Visiting Scholar at National Taiwan University where he conducted research and taught Computer Network/Entrepreneurship classes. Since 2008 he has been an associate professor at Silicon Valley University and taught Software Engineering, Software Quality Assurance and Cloud Computing.



Course Title: Designing Successful IC Packaging with System Level Interconnect and Integration Considerations 
Course Abstract: 
IC packaging traditionally has served as the bridge linking the density gaps between high density and delicate silicondevices to coarse and rigid printed circuit boards. With silicon technology advancing at the rate of Moore�s law, the silicon�s feature has expanded rapidly to meet system level requirements. Increasingly, the IC packaging started to serve as system integration platform. Feature-rich and cost sensitive packages require comprehensive system level design and performance considerations from floor planning to design release phase, and from product definition to production. Among the key areas of focus are: IC-Package-PCB co-design process; interconnect placement and density optimization for different level of circuitry and their interfaces; the signal integrity and power integrity of component level and system level; and cost/performance margin trade-off. This short course will allow students to establish basic concepts of system level co-design and understand their application in the new product development life cycle. 

Speaker's Bio: 
Dr. Hong Shi is a senior manager at Altera Corporation in charge of packaging designs. He has worked at Altera for over 7 years in the capacities of design engineer, electrical design manager, and packaging design senior manager. Prior to Altera, he worked in Agilent, where he led the introduction of the first 40GHz analog module in Agilent infiniuum DCA series. He has 20 years of industry and research experience in field of optoelectronics, optical fiber communication, microwave circuits, and digital circuit packaging. He has published more than 50 technical articles in various peer reviewed IEEE journals and international conferences, one book chapter, and holds 15 issued and pending patents in related fields. Dr. Shi is a frequently invited speaker in industry technical seminars and international forums. He holds a PhD in optics and photonic from University of Central Florida and MSEE, BSEE from Xi'an JiaoTong University. 



Course Title: IC Packaging and Board Level Reliability Test 
Course Abstract: 
Recently wafer technology is moving toward 28nm and 20nm technologies. With these smaller gate technologies, electronics devices are more complicated, have more I/O's (input and output) signals, and operate at higher electrical frequency inside the chip. However, the chip size is expected to grow to accommodate increased functional circuits which will generate more heat and will impact the device's long term reliability and lifespan. Without an optimized circuit design at the packaging level and board level for the electrical signal distribution and thermal dissipation, the overall system performance will be degraded. This presentation will address the IC packaging and system level design considerations and then focus on board level tests to measure and qualify the electronics system's reliability and stability. 

Speaker's Bio: 
Andy Tseng is currently Director of Technical Marketing at the ASE group. He plays a role as technical promoter for Cu wire-bonding packages. Prior to this appointment, Andy was Director of Engineering and led a dynamic substrate design and packaging application team in the US. His team provided ASE customers with strong engineering support including packaging design, thermal & electrical modeling, package assembly process and package qualification and failure analysis. 

Andy holds a BS degree in Physics from the National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. In addition, he earned an MS degree in Physics from the Northern Illinois University, as well as an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University in California. 



Course Title: Solar Energy Fundamentals: Photovoltaics and Concentrated Solar Thermal 
Course Abstract 
Among the alternative/renewable energy sources solar energy is one of the most abundant, and therefore popular. Solar technologies use the sun's energy to provide heat, light, hot water, electricity, and even cooling, for homes, businesses, and industry. Silicon Valley is home to many clean tech and solar companies who are looking for qualified people to work in these new green energy fields. 

This short course will provide an overview of current thin film PV technologies: a-Si, CdTe, CIGS and new emerging PV technologies such as organic dye sensitized solar cells, carbon nanotubes and nanowires. The short course will also cover large scale solar power utilities and concentrated solar thermal technologies such as parabolic troughs, dish engines and power tower as well as thermal storage.

Other than covering state-of-the-art solar technologies, the course will also cover the solar market, local solar companies and their products, and PV applications such as building integrated PV. 

Speaker Bio: 
Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for 30 years holding senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, and Cadence Design Systems. 

Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers and holds several software and IC patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided circuit design. Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter, where he was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006. 

Dr. Kao currently teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability courses at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension, and at the Silicon Valley Technical Institute in San Jose. 

He is on the Technical Advisory Board for Sigma Quest on the topics of Energy and Environment, and Quality Control, and is a consultant for several local Clean Tech companies.

Dr. Kao was the founder and President of CARES (Chinese American Renewable Energy Society), now The Clean Technology Group of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) USA-SF, where he is currently a Board Member. 

Most recently, Dr. Kao was a Clean Technology consultant for mainland China Government where he taught courses on "Low Carbon Economy" to Chinese government officials; for the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology where he was invited to give seminars on Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, and Energy Efficiency at major universities (academia), government research institutions and local industry ; and for the Malaysian Government on 'Emerging Technologies' for a new Knowledge Based Economy. 



Course Title: Smart Grid Architecture and Value Propositions
Course Abstract:
This talk explains the architecture of the electricity grid, the command/control/communication grid, as well as the end-to-end system now being called Smart Grid. It describes some of the well known value propositions, business perspectives, and how the business economics and technical practicalities would work out. This course is meant as an introduction for the business professionals and a contemporary overview for technical practitioners, product developers, system managers and urban planners. 

Speaker Bio: 
Dr. Michael M. Hsieh created the Smart Grid curriculum for UC Berkeley Extension by developing a suite of 6 new courses including "Introduction to Smart Grids", "Energy Transmission and Distribution", "Command and Control Networks", "Metering and Home Area Networks", "Internet of Things", and "Smart Microgrids". Prior to that, he worked at Sun Microsystems Inc. for nearly 20 years where he designed and delivered 3 generations of Sun workstations and servers architected for Cloud Computing, and also designed and delivered 3 generations of UltraSPARC microprocessor chips for powering the Sun platforms. Michael also had 2.5+ years experience in designing Storage Area Network (SAN) switch. Prior to joining Sun, Michael was a lead engineer for designing multiple microcontroller chips used for controlling the embedded systems at Intel and Ford for 7+ years. Michael's current interests include the design and realization of smart grid, smart microgrid, and internet of things, in the digital living and the digital energy era. 



Course Title: Internet of Things in Support of Smart Grid and Smart Cities and More 
Course Abstract: 
The course starts with briefly describing the vision of Smart City and what would be needed to realize and implement such vision. Building on top of the computational needs for supporting Smart City vision, the discussion proceeds to describe how the applications such as Internet of Things as well as Smart Grid will be enabled by Cloud Computing as an infrastructure as well as a service. From there, the concept of M2M and the future Networked Society will be introduced using Smart City as a target application for illustration. The discussion also includes a brief introduction to RFID as it has been the first set of massively deployed application in the Internet of Things arena. 

Speaker Bio: 
Dr. Michael M. Hsieh created the Smart Grid curriculum for UC Berkeley Extension by developing a suite of 6 new courses including "Introduction to Smart Grids", "Energy Transmission and Distribution", "Command and Control Networks", "Metering and Home Area Networks", "Internet of Things", and "Smart Microgrids". Prior to that, he worked at Sun Microsystems Inc. for nearly 20 years where he designed and delivered 3 generations of Sun workstations and servers architected for Cloud Computing, and also designed and delivered 3 generations of UltraSPARC microprocessor chips for powering the Sun platforms. Michael also had 2.5+ years experience in designing Storage Area Network (SAN) switch. Prior to joining Sun, Michael was a lead engineer for designing multiple microcontroller chips used for controlling the embedded systems at Intel and Ford for 7+ years. Michael's current interests include the design and realization of smart grid, smart microgrid, and internet of things, in the digital living and the digital energy era. 



Course Title: Green MBA: Focus on Sustainability 
Course Abstract: 
Profit is only one measure of an organization's success. Business sustainability recognizes that a company's success is measured by a triple bottom line-People, Planet, and Profit. It emphasizes balancing a company's financial health as well as environmental sustainability, quality of work life, ethical practices, and corporate social responsibility. To become business leaders and managers it is important to be guided by meaningful purpose and clear values. One of these key emerging values for both the present as well as the future is Sustainability. This course focuses on the interdependence of environment, economy, and equity-the three Es of Sustainability- focuses on the functions and responsibilities of managers at all levels to develop organized and effective sustainability practices. This short course will provide an overview of the "cutting edge" of sustainable design including the evolution of mindset, processes and tools required for a sustainable future. It will introduce the fundamental concept and knowledge of sustainability, tools to implement them such as Energy Management Systems (EMS), Key Performance Indicators (KPI), and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), and how to design products for sustainability (D4S). 

Speaker Bio: 
Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for 30 years holding senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, and Cadence Design Systems. 

Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers and holds several software and IC patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided circuit design. Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter, where he was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006. 

Dr. Kao currently teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability courses at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension, and at the Silicon Valley Technical Institute in San Jose. He is on the Technical Advisory Board for Sigma Quest on the topics of Energy and Environment, and Quality Control, and is a consultant for several local Clean Tech companies. 

Dr. Kao was the founder and President of CARES (Chinese American Renewable Energy Society), now The Clean Technology Group of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) USA-SF, where he is currently a Board Member. 

Most recently, Dr. Kao was a Clean Technology consultant for mainland China Government where he taught courses on "Low Carbon Economy" to Chinese government officials; for the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology where he was invited to give seminars on Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, and Energy Efficiency at major universities (academia), government research institutions and local industry ; and for the Malaysian Government on 'Emerging Technologies' for a new Knowledge Based Economy.

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Transportation Seminar

Dear CIE members and friends, 

You are cordially invited to attend our Transportation Seminar held jointly by the Civil Engineering Group and Clean Tech Group of CIE in conjunction with Santa Clara University on: 

       Date: October 25, 2011 (Tuesday) 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm) 
       Venue: Santa Clara University, Lucas Hall, Room 126, 500, El, Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053 
       Free Admission and parking. Complimentary refreshment will be arranged by ASCE, Student Chapter 

This seminar will be offering 3 informative and interesting talks: Dr. William Kao, in his talk of "The Electrification of Transportation", will first give an overview of the current status and future trends towards 'green transportation', our second speaker, Mr. Bond Yee will share with you "Mass Transit in San Francisco", which offers a look at mass transit in various ways to promote sustainable transportation, then followed by Francis Lo, "The Changing Face of Transportation Project Delivery", who will present to you strategies and effective approaches in delivering transportation projects in today's challenging environment. 

Please join us to meet and network with industry experts and exchange views with other attendees. 

Best regards,
CleanTech Group of CIE/USA-SF (formerly CARES) & Civil Engineering Group of CIE/USA-SF 


The Electrification of Transportation by Dr. William Kao

Talk Abstract: How do we reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, address global warming, and start improving our electric power grid infrastructure--all while creating innovative new markets and sustainable solutions for the auto industry? 

A key component of any practical solution must include electrification of the transportation sector. Electricity is cleaner, cheaper, and domestically produced. Due to recent technology innovations, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology is the best practical solution and the proposed sustainable approach includes integrating the transportation industry with the electric power industry through a smart grid and generating electricity from carbon-free and renewable energy sources. This is in fact the already-started paradigm shift in transportation by enabling domestic, clean electricity to replace petroleum--Transportation 2.0. 

This presentation gives an overview of the current status and future trends in the transportation industry. The motivation for the research, development, and commercialization of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will be explained. The presentation is mainly focused on drive train configurations and presents a review of conversion strategies to hybridize different vehicles. In this presentation, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-home (V2H) aspects as well as plug-in issues of the power electronic chargers will be reviewed.

Speaker Bio: Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for 30 years holding senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, and Cadence Design Systems.

Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers and holds several software and IC patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided circuit design. Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter, where he was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006. 

Dr. Kao currently teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability courses at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension, and at the Silicon Valley Technical Institute in San Jose. 
He is also on the Technical Advisory Board for Sigma Quest on the topics of Energy and Environment, and Quality Control, and is a consultant for several local Clean Tech companies. 

Dr. Kao was the founder and President of CARES (Chinese American Renewable Energy Society), now The Clean Technology Group of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) USA-SF, where he is also a Board Member. 
Most recently, Dr. Kao was a Clean Technology consultant for mainland China Government where he taught courses on "Low Carbon Economy" to Chinese government officials; for the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology where he was invited to give seminars on Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, and Energy Efficiency at major universities (academia), government research institutions and local industry; and for the Malaysian Government on Emerging Technologies for a new Knowledge Based Economy.


Mass Transit in San Francisco by Mr. Bond Yee

Talk Abstract: San Francisco has always been a leader in transportation sustainability. The "Freeway Revolt" in the 1960s, which led to deletion of most of the proposed freeways in San Francisco, was a turning point in the history of public transportation in the city. Since then the City has sought to put greater emphasis on mass transportation to meet its transportation needs rather than relying on freeways and automobiles. In the mid-1970s, the City started the Transit Preferential Streets (TPS) Program. Earlier in 1973, the Board of Supervisors adopted the City's Transit First Policy, which states that public transit vehicles will be given priority over automobiles on city streets, and directs the responsible city departments to develop a transit preferential streets plan which would include such elements as transit signal priority, exclusive bus lanes, reserved rights-of-way for streetcars and cable cars, automobile turn restrictions, construction of bus bulbs (sidewalk extensions at bus stops, and targeted enforcement of bus lanes. In 1999, the voters through a referendum added bicycles and pedestrians to the definition of "transit first," and memorialized this policy in the City Charter. This presentation offers a look at the various ways mass transit is given priority in the surface transportation network, as part of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's efforts to promote sustainable transportation. 

Speaker Bio: Bond Yee has been practicing professionally for over 38 years, with the first part of his career working in the private sector as a transportation engineer with the firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas (PBQ&D). With PBQ&D Mr. Yee worked on various transportation and transit projects such as San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), Portland's Starter LRV Line, Kansas City Transit Master Plan, and Fullerton's Multimodal Transportation Center facility. He has been with the City and County of San Francisco since 1982 and with the Department of Parking and Traffic since its inception in 1990. He is currently Director of Sustainable Streets for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

Mr. Yee has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master's Degree in Transportation from University of California at Berkeley's Institute of Transportation Studies. He holds licenses in civil and traffic engineering from the State of California and is a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer licensed by the Transportation Professional Certification Board. Mr. Yee is a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and has published dozens of papers on various topics in transportation. 


The Changing Face of Transportation Project Delivery by Francis Lo

Talk Abstract: In the Bay Area, the delivery of transportation projects has become increasingly complex due to the scarcity of funds, and increasing complex approval and permitting processes. In addition, project opponents are deploying more sophisticated techniques to create hurdles to stall or stop projects. This talk will discuss the pitfalls of the traditional project delivery approaches and present strategies and approaches that have proven to be effective in delivering transportation projects in today's challenging environment. 

Speaker Bio: Francis Lo received his B.Sc. in Engineering (Civil) from the University of Leicester, England. He is a registered Professional Engineer in California and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, England. Mr. Lo has worked in the civil engineering and transportation industry for more than 28 years. He started his career in Hong Kong working on the design and construction of pedestrian grade separation, highway, bridge, marine and energy projects including the innovative Central Hillside Escalator Project. His experience ranges from planning, project scoping, environmental approval to final design and construction As Vice President at T. Y. Lin International and a recognized Bay Area transportation professional, Mr. Lo regularly participates in regional planning and development efforts for cleaner, energy efficient and sustainable transportation solutions utilizing both design-bid-build and design-build approaches.

For more than 20 years, Mr. Lo has played a significant role in the delivery of transportation projects in the Bay Area, working with agencies such as the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Alameda CTC to deliver sustainable project solutions. His projects have addressed roadway networks, rail facilities, airports, and pedestrian and bikeways, some of which incorporated new technologies for reduced carbon emissions, signage, and lighting. Among his recent accomplishments are oversight of the $1.5 Billion Regional Measure 2 Program, the reconstruction of the Oakland Airport roadway system and the Oakland Chinatown Safety Improvement projects. He is currently leading the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge West Span Bike and Pedestrian Path PSR project. He is also providing oversight on the implementation of the California High Speed Rail project. 


Organizers:

  • CleanTech Group of CIE/USA-SF (formerly CARES)

Chinese American Renewable Energy Society (CARES) founded in 2009 in Silicon Valley by a small group of professionals who shared their common interests in alternative sources of clean energy, energy efficiency, and global environmental sustainability, is to promote renewable energy and clean technology to Chinese American communities by providing a common platform, services, activities and education. Now CARES has merged with the Chinese Institute of Engineers USA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter to become the CleanTech Group of CIE/USA-SF. 

  • Civil Engineering Group of CIE/USA-SF


Driving Directions to Santa Clara University 

If you are coming from U.S. Highway 101: 
Take the De La Cruz Boulevard/Santa Clara exit. 
Follow De La Cruz Boulevard towards El Camino Real (stay in the right lane). 
When De La Cruz Boulevard splits, follow the right split over the overpass. 
Turn right on Lafayette Street staying in the right turn lane.Turn right at El Camino Real. 
The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the right-hand side of the road. 

If you are coming from Interstate 880: 
Take The Alameda exit. 
Travel north on The Alameda. 
The Alameda will become El Camino Real. 
The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the left-hand side of the road.

If you are coming from Interstate 280: 
Take Interstate 880 north toward Oakland. 
Exit at The Alameda. 
Turn left on The Alameda. 
The Alameda will become El Camino Real. 
The main entrance to Santa Clara University will be on the left-hand side of the road 

For Location of Lucas Hall, please visit: http://www.scu.edu/map/upload/scu_map.pdf 

For Seminar Flyer, please click here.

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CIE/USA-SF and SJSU 2010 Fall Short Courses

Free lunch box is provided for paid attendees.
Free gift drawing: 2 iPod Shuffles are given out each day
Free career consulting and job opens information

9/25/2010, 10/2/2010, 10/9/2010 and 10/16/2010 (Saturdays) 

CIE/USA-SF Chapter and co-sponsor San Jose State University announce the year 2010 Fall Short Courses covering Android S/W Platform, Mobile Programming, 3D-IC Packaging, Clean Energy Technology, S/W Management and Soft Skills. Seven classes will be taught by renowned industry experts on 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16 of 2010 at SJSU. The courses are designed to give an introductory level of various EE fields and general career skills. All lecturers are academic or industrial renowned experts in the field. 

To Print this Short Course announcement, please download this file CIE ShortCourse2010combine final.pdf 

CIE/USA-SF and SJSU Course Titles:

Course Day

Course Name

Lecturers

Date/Time

Day 1 Leadership and Strategy Execution for Engineers 

Introduction to Android Product Development
Vincent Wang

Ted Selker
9/25/2010- 9AM

9/25/2010 - 2PM
Day 2 Clean Technology: An Overview

Smart Grid - What it is and what it would mean to me
William Kao

Michael Hsieh
10/2/2010 - 9AM

10/2/2010- 2PM
Day 3 The Challenges of 3D IC Packaging(Part I)

The Challenges of 3D IC Packaging(Part II)
Andy Tseng

Andy Tseng
10/9/2010 - 9AM

10/9/2010 - 2PM
Day 4 Soft Skills: What they don't teach you in Engineering Schools

Introduction to Mobile Programming
William Kao

Chris H. Lin
10/16/2010 - 9AM

10/16/2010 - 2PM

* Day 4 class will be held at Engineering Building room#285 

Fee:

  • Member: $20/Course Day, Non member: $30/Course Day. All paid attendees receive a free lunch box! 
    Please register at: http://ciesf.eventbee.com to reserve your lunch box and handouts.
  • Students are free - must present valid student ID at class and register online at http://ciesf-student.eventbee.com .

Location: 
San Jose State University, Engineering Building Auditorium (Eng189), (Engineering Building is located on San Fernando St., between 7th and 8th street). Please see map: http://www.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/docs/SJSU_campus_map.pdf 

Parking: 
Free weekend parking is available at the 4th Street Garage (at 4th Street and San Fernando Street). 

Event Sponsors: 
  


Leadership and Strategy Execution for Engineers

Mr. Vincent Wang

Abstract

We hear leadership all the time, but how does it fit in engineer roles? Strategy sounds like an MBA terminology, but how does it affect our engineer works? What does it mean to us in today's dynamic organization and global environment? In this course, we will look into what leadership really means to us and how strategy execution addresses the crucial role in achieving our better performance in our organization. We will obtain a clear understanding of the leadership role and how best to use it strategically. We will learn how we can be an effective leader, whether for making strategic decisions, translating strategy, assessing risk, establishing sponsorship and managing change within our engineering works or our daily life. We will talk about how to use a simple framework to help us reach this goal easily. 

To download presentation material Leadership and Strategy Execution for Engineers, please click here.

Biography

Mr. Vincent Wang is a software engineer at Google. At same time, He is also doing study and research in Software Management at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to Google, he worked at Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, Sun Microsystems, AT&T Bell Lab. He has 15+ years experiences in system and business software development, network equipment development, and project and product managements. He also has 8+ years experiences in teaching in Computer Science, Networking and Internet Application Developments. 



Introduction to Android Product Development

Dr. Ted Selker

Abstract

Prof. Selker will introduce the CMU Silicon Valley graduate programs and run a workshop on Android Product development. This project workshop will begin with as an introduction to creating Android phone applications. We will discuss the merit and approach to using eclipse to generate android applications. We will give you a way to test and explore the sensors and UI options in an Android and will describe some of the applications made in a 5 week Android /product development course at CMU Silicon Valley which created 17 applications. 
The workshop will also discuss design discussion of how to generate and test ideas. How to turn them into solutions and how to evaluate them. Participants in this workshop should come prepared explore and discuss ideas that will become the future of mobile applications. 

To download an example Android application please click here for AndroidRawDataCollector.zip.

Biography

Dr. Ted Selker is Associate director of mobility research at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley and a visiting scholar at Stanford computer science department. He is well known as a creator and tester of new scenarios for working with computing systems. Ted spent ten years as an associate Professor at the MIT Media Laboratory where he created the Context Aware Computing group, co-directed the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, and directed a CI/IDI: kitchen of the future/ product design of the future project. His work is noted for creating demonstrations of a world in which intentions are recognized and respected in complex domains, such as kitchens, cars, on phones and in email. Ted's work takes the form of prototyping concept products supported by cognitive science research. 

His successes at targeted product creation and enhancement earned him the role of IBM Fellow and director of User Systems Ergonomics Research. He has served as a consulting professor at Stanford University, taught at Hampshire, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Brown Universities and worked at Xerox PARC and Atari Research Labs. 

Ted's innovation has been responsible for profitable and award winning products ranging from notebook computers to operating systems. For example, his design of the TrackPoint in-keyboard pointing device is used in many notebook computers; his visualizations have made impacts ranging from improving the performance of the PowerPC to usability OS/2 ThinkPad setup to Google maps, his adaptive help system has been the basis of products as well. Ted's work has resulted in numerous awards, patents, and papers and has often been featured in the press. Ted was co-recipient of the Computer Science Policy Leader Award for Scientific American 50 in 2004, the American Association for People with Disabilities Thomas Paine Award for his work on voting technology in 2006 and the Telluride Tech fest award in 2008. 




Clean Technology: An Overview

Dr. William Kao

Abstract

In his address to Congress on Feb 24, 2009 President Obama said, "We know that the country that harness the power of clean, renewable energy will lead the 21st century." 
The importance of Clean Technology and Renewable Energy will be paramount for the next two to three decades, and many countries besides US including China, Japan, and the EU are all focusing on clean technologies like solar and wind energy, smart grid and green transportation (electric vehicles and high speed rail). 
In this short course Dr. Kao will give an overview of Clean Technology including: the seven kinds of Renewable Energy, energy transmission and distribution ( smart grid ), energy storage technologies, Green Building (LEED, LED lighting and biomimicry), and Green Transportation ( electrical vehicles, PHEVs, and HSR). He will also discuss some technical and financial challenges ahead as well as new business opportunities in various clean /green technology areas. 

Biography

Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for 30 years holding senior and executive (Director, VP) engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, and Cadence Design Systems. 
Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers and holds several software and IC patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided circuit design. Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter, where he was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006. 
Dr. Kao currently teaches Renewable Energy and Clean Technology courses at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension, and at the Silicon Valley Technical Institute in San Jose. He is also on the Technical Advisory Board for Sigma Quest on the topics of Energy and Environment, and Quality Control, and is an advisor and consultant for several Clean Tech companies. 
Dr. Kao is currently President and Founder of CARES (Chinese American Renewable Energy Society), now The Clean Technology Group of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) USA-SF, where he is also a Board Member. 




Smart Grid -What it is and what it would mean to me

Dr. Michael Hsieh

Abstract

This talk explains the architecture of the electricity grid and the intelligence grid as well as the stack hierarchy for an end-to-end holistic system. It also illustrates some real world value propositions, business perspectives, and rationales from the point-of-view of business economics and technical practicalities. It is meant as an introduction for the business professionals and a contemporary overview for technical practitioners, product developers, system managers and urban planners. 

Biography

Dr. Michael M. Hsieh calls himself a smart grid enthusiast. He has been an Instructor at UC Berkeley Extension since summer of 2009. Prior to that, he worked at Sun Microsystems Inc. for almost 20 years where he designed and delivered 3 generations of Sun workstations and servers and 3 generations of UltraSPARC microprocessor chips. He also served as a mentor on Sun Engineering Enrichment and Development (SEED) program for multiple terms. In addition, Michael has 2.5+ years experiences in Storage Area Network (SAN) switch design industry outside of Sun Microsystems Inc.. Prior to joining Sun, Michael invested more than 7 years in designing multiple microcontroller chips at Intel and Ford Microelectronics Inc. respectively. Michael's current interests include the design and the realization of smart grid, smart microgrids, internet of things, and applications for the smart and digital energy era. Michael earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering with minor in Applied Mathematics from Texas Tech University at Lubbock, Texas. 




The Challenges of 3D IC Packaging

Mr. Andy Tseng

Abstract

The Moore's law has been the powerful driver for the microelectronic industry and succeeded in delivering a scaled technology node every 18 month doubling the density of devices per square mm and increasing the performance. Recently Moore's law hit the brick walls due to the limits of the Physical space after shrinking the technology nodes. Therefore, semiconductor industry assemble the IC devices vertically by stacking the die using wire-bonding process, stacking of packages such as Packaging on Packaging (POP) or Packaging in Packaging (PiP) or stacking the die by through silicon vias (TSV) technology, which is so called the 3D IC packaging. The "More than Moore's" has been introduced through such a 3D process and integration. The key technologies of 3D IC integration and packaging are electrical, thermal and mechanical designs, wafer thinning and handling, stacked-die wire-bonding, POP and PiP assembly process, TSV (through silicon via) forming and filling, assembly thermal Management. The 3D IC packaging has the challenges during the packaging assembly. The presentation will cover the 3-D packaging challenges start from the aspects of packaging design performance characterization, thermal, electrical and mechanical modeling, assembly process, qualification and reliability. 

Biography

Andy Tseng is currently Director of Technical Marketing at the ASE group, where he has been employed since 1994. He plays a role as technical promotion for aQFN (advanced QFN package) and Cu wire-bonding packages. Prior to this appointment, Andy was Director of Engineering for five years, he leaded a dynamic substrate design and packaging application team in the US, which provided ASE customers with strong engineering support including packaging design, thermal & electrical modeling, package assembly process and package qualification and failure analysis. 
Before joining ASE Group, Andy worked for Microelectronics Technology Inc. (MTI), located in Hsinchu/Taiwan, as an electrical hardware engineer in the Satellite Communication Design Group for digital signal processing design and printed circuit board layout. 
Andy holds a BS degree in Physics from the National Cheng-Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan. In addition, he earns an MS degree in Physics from the Northern Illinois University in Dekalb/Illinois, as well as an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. 




Soft Skills: What they don't teach you in Engineering Schools

Dr. William Kao

Abstract

"Hard skills" are the technical requirements of a job, what might appear on your resume -- your education, experience and level of expertise. You learn them in Engineering schools. 
"Soft skills" on the other hand, are essentially people skills -- the non-technical, intangible, personality-specific skills that determine your strengths as a leader, listener, negotiator, and conflict mediator. While having strong technical know how is important, persons with good soft skills are generally the people that most employers want to hire. The ideal, of course, is someone strong in both job and personal skills. The real key to success in any job is making your soft skills and hard skills complement each other.
This course will first cover what are the most important soft skills such as making technical presentations, how to write technical papers or proposals, conducting effective meetings, setting priorities, be a team player, and dealing with stress at work. Then it will focus principally on two "effective communication" skills: how to write technical papers (written) and making technical presentations (verbal) 

Biography

Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for 30 years holding senior and executive (Director, VP) engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, and Cadence Design Systems. 
Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers and holds several software and IC patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided circuit design. Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter, where he was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006. 
Dr. Kao currently teaches Renewable Energy and Clean Technology courses at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension, and at the Silicon Valley Technical Institute in San Jose. He is also on the Technical Advisory Board for Sigma Quest on the topics of Energy and Environment, and Quality Control, and is an advisor and consultant for several Clean Tech companies. 
Dr. Kao is currently President and Founder of CARES (Chinese American Renewable Energy Society), now The Clean Technology Group of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) USA-SF, where he is also a Board Member. 




Introduction to Mobile Programming

Dr. Chris Lin

Abstract

With recent advancement of mobile devices and mobile data networks, we are increasing relying on mobile devices for business and personal use in our daily life. While early days of mobile devices were lead by Palm, Windows CE, RIM Blackberry, and Symbian devices, recently Apple's iPhone/iPad and open-source Android devices are capturing media attentions as well as the mobile market share. In this short course we will introduce basic programming concepts for the open-source Android devices. We will go through the program execution model in such mobile devices, and walk through device programming fundamentals such as user interface, application resource, intents, and storage. The short course will not turn you into an Android expert programmer, but will expose you to the programming principals and basic concepts in developing for such mobile devices. 

Biography

Dr. Chris Lin received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley EECS department. He is currently at VeriSign with responsibility in enterprise technology strategy and is involved in cloud security and multi-portal eCommerce strategy. Dr. Lin was previously with Ellie Mae as VP Infrastructure and eCommerce, where he was responsible for mission critical transaction infrastructure and also built a successful financial SaaS solution. Dr. Lin was founder and CEO of iDini Corporation, a pioneer in providing network computing software and services for mobile devices since 1999. He built a Shanghai R&D center for Universal Scientific Inc. in 2003, and served in NEC America, AT&T Bell Labs, Tekenekron, IBM, and various silicon-valley startups in technical and management roles. Dr. Lin published numerous papers in his early career and held patents in scalable software, fast algorithm for video and image encoding, networking, and low power circuits. 

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