2010 US-Taiwan Biomedical Engineering Forum

Organized by 
Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) 
Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), San Francisco Bay Area Chapter 
Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (TECO), Science & Technology Division 

Time:           Saturday, November 6, 2010, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Location:      Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall 
                    Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
                    University of California, Berkeley 
                    Berkeley, California 94720

Registration:      Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required for free admission 
                Please fill out and email the attached registration form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

1) By car - free parking at Upper Hearst Parking Structure (See registration form for directions) 
2) By bus - free shuttle service leaving 5201 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, at 12:00 pm 

             1:00pm - 1:30pm    Registration 
             1:30pm - 1:40pm    Welcome Remarks 
             1:40pm - 2:15pm    Key Note Speech -- Bionanoscience 
             2:15pm - 2:50pm    Surface Plasmon Resonance Array Imaging 
             2:50pm - 3:10pm    Break 
             3:10pm - 3:30pm    CITRIS Health Care Initiatives and California Telehealth Network 
             3:30pm - 4:05pm    Next-Gen Sequencing 
             4:05pm - 4:40pm    Microfluidic Engineering for CellASIC 


Prof. Ming C. WuProfessor, University of California, Berkeley; Chief Scientist, CITRIS 

Distinguished Speakers: 

Prof. Luke LeeProfessor, University of California, Berkeley 
"Bionanoscience for Innovative Global Healthcare Research & Technology: BIGHEART" 

Dr. Ariel G. NotcovichDivision R&D Manager, Bio-Rad 
"Surface Plasmon Resonance Array Imaging - A personal view" 

Steve DeMelloDirector of Health Care, CITRIS 
"Overview of CITRIS Health Care Initiatives and California Telehealth Network (CTN)" 

Dr. Kevin GundersonSenior Director, Advanced Research, Illumina, Inc. 
"Advances and Applications of Next-Gen Sequencing" 

Dr. Paul HungChief Technology Officer, CellASIC 
"Microfluidic Engineering for Cell Application-Specific Intelligent Culture (CellASIC)" 


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LED Lighting Seminar

Time:             June 17, 2010, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 

Venue:           ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 95134 

Sponsors:      CARES/CIE 

Admission:     Free 

Speakers:       Dr. Chin-Ching Huang, VP & CTO NeoPacOptoelectronics 

"Main Factors of LED Lighting" 

Recently, there have been many new developments in the LED lighting industry. In this seminar, Dr. Huang will be discussing many important LED factors such as electrical, thermal, optical characteristics, performance, reliability, safety and cost. Moreover, he will discuss why and when LED lighting will hit the real, mainstream business. 

For presentation file, please click here


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2010 Career Development Seminar

Date: June 5, 2010 (Saturday) 12:30pm -- 5:30pm 
Place: 595 Lawrence Expressway, 2nd floor, Sunnyvale, CA 
         (Herguan University) 
Free Admission, complementary refreshment. You are invited to join the seminar. 

Seminar Agenda (Click here for Seminar Flyer)
12:30pm-1:00pm Registration
1:00pm-2:00pm Panel discussion on "Career Perspective and risk management" is led by Dr. Gerry Liu, Sr. VP of marketing of Pericomand a panel of broad international work experience. Questions from audience are welcomed to collectively seek the path!
2:00pm-2:05pm Break, complimentary refreshment, networking.
2:05pm-4:35pm Talks by career coach, HR manager and recruiter, inspire audiences, recognizing & utilizing your skills:


Talk Topic

Paul Bagen, Owner at Premier Career Coaching Don't Just Sit There...Make It Happen!
Fidel Sanchez, Employment Development Specialist at Work2Future Job Search Strategies
Leon Bezdikian, HR Vice President at Sibeam Managing Your Career to Find a Job in Tough Economic Conditions
Steve Lu, Senior Director of DMR , Direct Management Recruiters To Sell Yourself as What you Want to be
Bette Young SPHR, Career Coach/Consultant with Drake Beam Morin (DBM) Hiring from the HR perspective
4:35pm-4:40pm Break, complimentary refreshment, networking.
4:45pm-5:30pm Plenary session of College graduates sharing job search experience, advice/feedback from HR professionals

New Graduates

Current position

Eugene Berson, Williams College '08 Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley
Irving Chien, UCLA '08 Law Student at Santa Clara University
Clifford Lin, Berkeley '08 Software Engineer at Cisco Systems
Yvonne Ho, UPenn '08 Consultant at Accenture

Close to 200 attended this event on June 5th. The audience was very enthusiastic about this event and warmly requested more in the future. Quite a lot of the attendance expressed the desire to join CIE as a member. 

The Career Seminar was made up of 3 sessions. It started with a panel discussion on "Career Perspective and Risk Management". The panel is made up of 
Dr. Gerry Liu, SVP Marketing of Pericom, 
Dr. Wen Wang, President of Multech Engineering Consultant and adjunct professor in SJSU, 
Dr. Bernard Shung, co-founder and VP of SiBEAM, and 
Dr. Lee Yang, Fellow of SMIC. 

Several subjects were discussed, including: career decision making, the respective risk in large corporation/small company/startup/consultant, impact to employees during M&A, and the most important mindset in 21st century. 


The 2nd session had 5 experts on human resource, executive recruiter and career coaching sharing their views on the job search skill, mindset, and how it is done from the employer's perspective. The audience responded warmly with many questions. The presenters were 
Mr. Paul Bagen, from Premier career Coaching, 

Mr. Fidel Sanchez, Work2Future 

Mr. Leon Bezdikian, VP of HR of SiBEAM 

Mr. Steve Lu, Direct Management Recruiters, and 

Ms. Bette Young, Career Coach with Drake Beam Morin. 

The last session was contributed by 5 recent graduates from college. They shared their job search experience and how the college background helped them. CIE-SF thanks 
Mr. Eugene Berson, 
Mr. Irving Chien 
Mr. Clifford Lin 
Ms. Yvonne Ho and 
Ms. Jennifer Soong. 

This event was free to attendees with complimentary refreshment. CIE-SF is grateful to the sponsors who made this event possible. Special thanks to Worldjounral which helped reaching out to the community by posting the event on its newspaper. 

To top of event list
[ San Jose , CA. Feb. 20, 2010] The Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (CIE/USA-SF) held its 31st Annual Conference at San Jose Double Tree Hotel on Feb. 20, 2010. Marvell's new board member, Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu (Chairman and Founder of H&Q Asia Pacific), was the keynote speaker in the conference dinner banquet, and Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. was a "Platinum Sponsor" for this event. Dr. Hsu's speech topic was "A Changing World: An Engineer's Perspective". As the world faces many uncertainties such as those in economic, climate and energy, Dr. Hsu gave his insights about the changing world. 

In the afternoon, there were three parallel tracks of seminars including "Emerging Technologies", "Business & Law", and "Humanities". The afternoon seminars were organized in concert with the conference theme. 

CIE/USA is a non-profit, non-political organization serving the local engineering community. Founded in 1917, CIE/USA is one of the oldest and the most prestigious Chinese-American engineering associations in U.S. It has 6 chapters in the U.S. including the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. CIE/USA also co-hosts three biannual engineering conferences in Taipei, Beijing, and Hong Kong . 

The conference attracted hundreds of attendees including Cupertino City Mayor Kris Wang, Cupertino City Councilman Barry Chang, many Marvell employees, local engineering societies, media reporters and a group of UC Berkeley students. 


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