2011 US-Taiwan Biomedical Engineering Forum

Sponsored by National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C. 

Time:          Saturday, June 18, 2011, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 

Location:    Silicon Valley Conference Room 
                  5201 Great America Parkway 
                  Santa Clara, California, USA 95054 

Fee:            FREE Admission with pre-registration

On-line registration:       http://biomedical.eventbee.com 

      1:00 pm - 1:30 pm     Registration 
      1:40 pm - 2:20 pm     Keynote Speech - Micro Neural Implants 
      2:20 pm - 3:00 pm     OCT Technology 
      3:00 pm - 3:15 pm     Break 
      3:15 pm - 3:55 pm     Viewpoints on Endoscopy 
      3:55 pm - 4:35 pm     Telemonitoring in Patients with Heart Failure 
      4:35 pm - 4:50 pm     Break 
      4:50 pm - 5:30 pm     Marketing Healthcare Technologies 

Distinguished Speakers: 

Dr. Yu-Chong Tai, Professor of EE & ME, Caltech 
"Micro Neural Implants" 

Jay Wei, President/CEO, Optovue Inc. 
"Evolution of OCT Technology and Clinic Application" 

Dr. Tien-Jen Liu, Dr. John Lee, Dr. Daniel Hung, STB Fellow 
"Bring Light to Shine on Medicine through Endoscopes: Viewpoints from Otorhinolaryngologist, Gastroenterologist and Neurosurgeon" 

Dr. Carson Chen, Dr. Ching-Chang Huang, STB Fellow 
"Telemonitoring in Patients with Heart Failure - A Promising Strategy to Improve Outcomes?" 

Dr. Charlie Koo, Founder and CEO, Nocipoint 
"Marketing Healthcare Technologies"


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2013 Clean Tech Seminar Series, on: Smart Grid

Date: February 20, 2013 (Wednesday) 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)
Venue: ITRI Int’l, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA
Admission: Free
One talk will be given by Dr. William Kao on Big data and analytics for the Smart Grid. In the other talk, Dr. Michael Hsieh will share with you the business model and deployment of the smart grid.
The seminar will also provide an environment for proactive dialogue on this subject. Don't miss out networking and exchanging your views with other participants. Join us and MAKE it a GREAT evening!

Talk Title: Big Data and Utility Analytics for the Smart Grid by Dr. William Kao
 Abstract: The rollout of millions of smart meters as part of the Smart Grid adoption and the collection of  usage data every 15 minutes  is resulting in a deluge of data (data tsunami ) ,600-700x increases in data volume. Smart grids also include sophisticated sensors that monitor voltage, current, frequency and other important operating characteristics, generating further data streaming off the sensors. When you further combine that with customer billing data, energy audit data, energy market data, etc we are clearly talking about “big data”.
Smart grid data analytics will be required to provide utilities the ability to do something useful with all the data, turning it into actionable information to save money and improve operations. The application of smart grid data analytics is challenging, because it involves collating and analyzing data from many internal sources, plus integrating non-structured data from external sources such as demographics, social media, emails, and images to effectively support decision making. 
In this talk Dr. Kao will talk about the promises/challenges of  ‘big data’ for use in the smart grid, the implementation and issues  of  utility data analytics, and also present some of  the industry solutions currently under  development.
Speaker Bio: Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He workedin the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for 30 yearsholding senior and executive  engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, andCadence DesignSystems.
 Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers and holds eight 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. 
Dr. Kao is 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.
Dr. Kao currently serves as an advisor and consultant for several local Clean Tech firms, and is a Clean Technology consultant for the China Government where he taught courses to officials on “Low Carbon Economy”, and consults in the areas of Energy Storage, Smart Grid  and Green Cities; consults 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, government research institutions and local industry; and consults for the Malaysian Government on Major Emerging Technologies for their  new Knowledge Based Economy.
Dr. Kao has written many technical papers and given more than thirty talks on various areas of Clean Technology including renewable energy, smart grid, sensor networks, energy storage, green transportation, green building and green data centers.
Talk Title: Smart Grid in the Era of Consumerizing Nearly Everything by Dr. Michael M. Hsieh
Abstract: In light of the trend of consumerizing nearly everything, it should be prudent to re-evaluate US utility industry and the monolithic power grids in place.
Should the current business model of US utility industry be the golden template for the foreseeable future in US? Should the current power distribution system still be the way of the future in US in light of the campaign for deploying smart grids? This talk would attempt to propose some food for thoughts.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Michael M. Hsieh created Smart Grid course suite for UC Berkeley Extension by developing and teaching 7 new courses. Before that, he has worked at Sun Microsystems Inc. for nearly 20 years where he and his design team designed and delivered 3 generations of Sun’s workstations and servers for datacenters and cloud computing, and also designed and delivered 3 generations of UltraSPARC microprocessor chips that powered Sun platforms. Dr. Hsieh also spent 2.5+ years designing director class Storage Area Network (SAN) switch for datacenters. Prior to joining Sun, Dr. Hsieh was a lead engineer for designing multiple microcontroller chips for controlling the embedded systems, such as the modern day smart grids and Internet of Things, at Intel and Ford for 7+ years.
Dr. Hsieh’s current interests include the design and realization of energy efficient infrastructure including Smart and Eco-friendly Cities, Smart Grids, Internet of Things, and Smart Microgrids.
Organizer: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.


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CASPA / CIE Summer Symposium


CASPA / CIE Summer Symposium

Global Collaboration - Technology and Social Science

For Human Advancements

Date:          July 16, 2011 (Sat) 
Time:          12:00pm-06:00pm 
Venue:        Intel Headquarters SC12 Auditorium 
                   3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara, CA 95054 

Agenda:     12:00 - 12:45 pm    Registration & Networking 
                  12:45 -  1:00 pm    Welcome by CASPA/CIE 
                    1:00 -  3:00 pm    Session I: Social Cloud 
                    3:00 -  3:15 pm    Break 
                    3:15 -  5:30 pm    Session II: Culture Fusion 
                    5:30 -  6:00 pm    Social Network 

RSVP:          Register online by Clicking Summer Symposium Registration
Admission:   Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Refreshment 
                   Since seats are limited, only those have registered are permitted to enter. 

Session I: Social Cloud

A new technology revolution is emerging in the Silicon Valley. Social networking is creating internet traffic which in turn is pushing the cyber commerce. The impact of supporting the bandwidth, and speed to keep everyone connected in the world create a huge demand for semiconductor. The connectivity by smart phones, e-readers, and tablet PC as well as the traditional notebook and PC is now the growth engine for memory, touch sensor, WIFI, and MCU devices. Cloud computing is converging as a social and business platform for entertainment as well as information innovation. The backbone of the cloud is the infrastructure of server farms and IP security which is also source of innovation in semiconductor. The combination of social network and cloud computing will create new 21th century society where our personal life is enriched and career opportunities are expanded. 


Speakers: Topics
Mr. Rory McInerney, VP Intel Intel's Vision of Cloud Computing in 2015
Mr. Mario Morales, VP IDC Analyst Enabling Technology Driving Semiconductor in Next 5 Years
Mr. Ricky Ma, Head Of Technology Cluster, Hong Kong Science Technology Park GreenTech business Opportunities in Hong Kong / China
Mr. Sunny Hui, VP SMIC-USA New Generation of Thinking of Semiconductor Technologies For Smart Devices


Session II: Culture Fusion

Asians have a long civilization history in their native continents and Asian immigrants have become one of the key ethnic components of the United States. Comparing to other ethnic groups, Asian Americans have taken a long way to achieve today's status, and are still actively pursuing their fair share of cultural, political and economical rights. This panel has 4 heavy weight Asian activists (Dr. Fred Hsia, Dr. Chenming Hu, Dr. Talin Hsu and Mr. Ling Wu) to discuss about the two Cultures, political and social activism, leadership and success in the main stream society. It will benefit both new comers and established Asians in the US, including the Asian engineers and the entrepreneurs. 


Speakers: Topics
Dr. Frederick Hsia, Prof of Literature at NCKU, NTHU Two Cultures
Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu, Founder & Chairman H&Q Asia Pacific Development of Asian Philanthropy
Dr. Chenming Hu, Professor at UC Berkeley Political and Social Activism
Mr. Ling Wu: VP Broadvision Another Angle of Leadership

Notice of using Intel Facility: 
Forum parking is FREE at Intel SC9's parking garage & open space parking lot, as indicated in map. 

Regulation to Access Intel Facility: 
During the Forum, attendees are ONLY allowed to stay in the Auditorium and the front lobby on the 1st floor of SC12. No access to other areas of SC12 Building is permitted. SC12 will be closed after the event. Intel employees need to follow standard procedures through the security checking to go inside the building.


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