CIE-SF 2017 Annual Conference Afternoon Session- Celebrate 100 Years of CIE/USA

Stories of Our Industries in the past 100 Years

Join us to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the CIE/USA, CIE-SF has found four great speakers to share their stories and experiences of the industry in the past few decades. These speakers are the retired TSMC COO & EVP, Shang-Yi Chiang (蔣尚義); IBM Fellow, Ronald Fagin; VP of Lockheed Martin, Iris Bombelyn; and former Dean of Engineering at Cal State Los Angeles, Kuei-wu Tsai (蔡桂伍). They will share many stories from semiconductor, computer science, aviation, and civil engineering industries, respectively.

Shang-Yi Chiang (蔣尚義): Silicon IC Technology Innovations and Challenges

Ronald Fagin: Applying theory to practice (and practice to theory)

Iris Fujiura Bombelyn: Innovations in Aerospace over the Last 100 Years

Kuei-wu Tsai (蔡桂伍): Civil Engineering Contributions & Responsibilities

All their stories and experiences will be presented in English. You do not need to be an engineer to enjoy these stories, and we encourage you to bring your children. The speakers will share you amazing discoveries, inventions, and creations that humans have accomplished in the past 100 years. Hope to see you there.

Thanks to our sponsors, we will do a raffle to give away several Amazon gift cards to audiences. The biggest price is $50 and a CHT Global G4 WiFi Hotspot worth $159.

Time:  3/11/2017  1:00PM (Sat.)


Computer History Museum

1401 North Shoreline Boulevard

Mountain View, CA 94043

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Shang-Yi Chiang (蔣尚義)

Retired TSMC COO & EVP



Ronald Fagin

IBM Fellow



Iris Fujiura Bombelyn

VP of Protected Communications, Lockheed Martin



Kuei-wu Tsai (蔡桂伍)

Former Dean of Engineering at Cal State Los Angeles

Former Provost/Academic Vice President of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston



Stories of the Semiconductor:

Shang-Yi Chiang (蔣尚義)

Shang-Yi Chiang’s insight and expertise have transformed Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) from a technology follower to a driving force. Under Dr. Chiang’s direction, TSMC’s R&D organization grew from 148 people to 5,500 and has set milestones in semiconductor technology scaling at nodes from 0.25 microns all the way down to 28 nanometers. An IEEE Life Fellow and recipient of Business Week magazine’s Star of Asia award (2001). Mr. Chiang is the retired COO and EVP of TSMC.


Stories of the Computer Science: Applying theory to practice (and practice to theory)

Ronald Fagin

Ronald Fagin is an IBM Fellow at IBM Research – Almaden. IBM Fellow is IBM's highest technical honor. There are currently around 90 active IBM Fellows (out of around 400,000 IBM employees worldwide), and there have been only around 250 IBM Fellows in the over 50-year history of the program.  Fagin received his B.A. in mathematics from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). He has co-authored four papers that won Best Paper Awards and three papers that won Test-of-time Awards, all in major conferences.  He was named Docteur Honoris Causa by the University of Paris. He won the IEEE Technical Achievement Award, IEEE W. Wallace McDowell Award (the highest award of the IEEE Computer Society), and ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award (a lifetime achievement award in databases). He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Stories of the Aviation:

Iris Fujiura Bombelyn

Iris Bombelyn is vice president of Protected Communications at Lockheed Martin, responsible for strategic development of assured, protected communications systems, including the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program. As the AEHF program manager, she leads the team delivering protected, assured strategic communications for the government.
Previously, she was the vice president of Narrowband Communications, including the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). As the MUOS program manager, she led the team delivering secure comms on the move for the military user. The system comprises 5 satellites, 4 ground stations, 2 satellite control facilities and software for the IP-based, prioritized access system management and control.
Bombelyn has also led the Space Systems Manufacturing team to provide complex manufacturing for space programs, with a focus on driving metrics to improve delivery of defect-free, affordable products with agile production cycles.

Iris has an extensive background in launch vehicles, starting as a member of the Titan launch team at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Later, Iris dedicated much of her time at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, during a nine-year stint as Launch Operations manager and program director for International Launch Services, providing launch services for commercial satellite customers.
Iris holds a BSE from Washington State University and a MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Iris received a Silicon Valley YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry award in 2010, and in 2012, she was Asian American Executive of the year, and recognized by her Alma Mater, Washington State University with an Alumni Achievement Award. In 2013, she was awarded the Women of Color STEM Career Achievement Award. Iris is on the technical Advisory Board of the Harold Frank Scholars.  Iris speaks Russian and Japanese, and holds a black belt in ju-jitsu. She is a strong supporter of diversity and is on the Steering Committee for the Corporate Professional Asian American Network.


Stories of the civil engineering:

Kuei-wu Tsai (蔡桂伍)

Dr. Kuei-wu Tsai was the department chairman of civil engineering and associate dean of engineering at San Jose State University, dean of engineering, computer science and technology at California State University, Los Angeles, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.  He has received many national and local awards, including Outstanding Professor of San Jose State University in 1992, and the 1993 James M. Robbins National Outstanding  Teaching Award, the highest honor conferred by Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society.

Dr. Tsai graduated from National Taiwan University with a B.S.  Degree in Civil Engineering in 1962.  Came to the United States with $200 in his pocket in 1963, he received M.S.E. (1965), M.A. (1965), and Ph.D. (1967) Degrees, specializing in Geotechnical Engineering, from Princeton University.

In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Tsai has been active in geotechnical engineering practice.  His projects include power plants, refinery facilities, oil and water tanks, steel mill, sewage treatment plants, low- and high-rise buildings, bridges, highways, subways, waterfront structures, large scale land reclamation and development, dams and other earth structures, both in the United States and overseas.

He believes in paying back to the society, and has been an active leader in many national and local professional and community service organizations.

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7/9 CIE-SF, CASPA, MJ co-hosted Career Planning Symposium 7/9

Asian Leadership and Career Planning: Surviving and Advancing in the Corporate World


You own your own employability and career success, which requires taking initiatives to improve and prepare yourself for the next level of advancement. It is important to learn from successful mentors who have done so consistently.

On July 9th, CASPA, partnering with CIE-SF and the Monte-Jade West, invites you to a career planning symposium in the theme of Surviving and Advancing in the Corporate World. Four great speakers will share their own success paths and provide advices to advance in different stages of the career paths. Following the speeches, a panel discussion will further explore the topic and answer any questions you may have. Don’t miss this opportunity and your career is in your own hands.


Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT) - Add to Calendar


Intel Auditorium - 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara, CA - View Map

Registration Link:


Organizations co-host this event:

Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association (CASPA), 華美半導體

Chinese Institute of Engineers - SF Chapter (CIE-SF), 美洲中國工程師學會舊金山灣區分會

Monte Jade West Science and Technology Association, 美西玉山科技協會


Speaker List:

Dr. George Koo, International Business Advisor; A member of Committee of 100 <PDF Slides> (Video Link)

Dr. Yanbing Li, Senior Vice President and General Manager, VMware <PDF Slides> (Video Link)

Nitu Parimi, Sr. Director, Oracle <PDF Slides> (Video Link)

Lynn Olson, General Manager, Intel North America Custom Foundry Office <PDF Slides>  (Video Link)

Moderator of the panel discussion:

P.K. Agarwal, CEO and Regional Dean at Northeastern University - Silicon Valley, Former CTO of State of California, Former CEO of TiE Global <PDF Slides> (Video Link)



Dr. George Koo, International Business Advisor, a member of Committee of 100, semi-retired

Dr. Yanbing Li, Senior Vice President and General Manager, VMware



Nitu Parimi, Sr. Director, Oracle


Lynn Olson, GM, Intel North America Custom Foundry Office

Moderator of the panel discussion:

P.K. Agarwal, CEO and Regional Dean at Northeastern University - Silicon Valley, Former CTO of State of California, Former CEO of TiE Global


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CIE 2016 annual conference present material and video links

Afternoon Session, 1:00~5:00

Session Opening Remarks Simon Ma, Session Chair PDF,Video
Free to Make: How Making Can Change Your Mind Dale Dougherty, Founder and Executive Chairman of Maker Media Inc. PDF,Video
From Maker to Manufacturer Zach Supalla, Founder and CEO of Particle ,Video
Building Future Maker Space for K-12 Schools Weixun Cao, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of BitLab PDF,Video
The Evolution of 3D Printing: How Designers of Today Utilize 3D Printing Beyond Simple Prototypes Mario Madrigal, Director of ProtoCafe PDF,Video
Making it Big with Something Small Steven Si, Technical Director of MediaTek Labs PDF,Video
IOT at Home - Maker Application Arnie Chencinski, Maker PDF,Video
My experience on making things with Arduino Wen Chu, Maker PDFVideo



 Dinner Banquet, 6:00~9:30    
In remember of Mr. Yue-Chyou Yang   PDFVideo
Keynote speech - "My Encounter with Innovation" Prof. Chenming Hu (胡正明教授), Recipient of National Medal of Technology and Innovation PDFVideo
Silicon Valley Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Dr. Leslie Bai (柏立洲), CEO of SIEMIC Video
Technology and Humanity Award Dr. Han-Ping Chen (陳漢平博士) Video
Entertainment   Video


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2016AC 下午科技研讨会简体中文邀请2

“创客论坛” (We are Makers!)美洲中国工程师学会旧金山湾区分会邀请您二月二十七号星期六下午在山景城的电脑历史博物馆参加其2016年会,详细时间地址列在下面。下午的演讲是免费参加,但需要提前报名。我们有首屈一指的演讲者阵容,七位讲者有五位是公司创办人,其中有三位CEO跟一位Executive Chairman。演讲内容涵盖3D 列印,原型到产品,中国的创客教育,许多创客做出的应用实例,还有工程师的创客经验分享。Maker Faire创办人Dale Dougherty的演讲更是为创客精神做出最佳诠释。


Date & Time:      Sat., Feb. 27 (Afternoon Session 1:00 PM ~ 5:00pm) (Dinner Banquet 6:00pm)

Venue:                 Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View

Afternoon session is free


Dale Dougherty是Maker Media的创办人已及执行董事长。 如果您不知道这家公司,那您也许听过或参加过他们创始的Maker Faire。他将是本活动的第一位演讲嘉宾,欢迎您提早到现场挑个好位置聆听他的演讲。 

Zach Supalla是Particle的创办人以及CEO,他将分享一些将创客计划带到产品的历程,可能遇到的困难与解决之道。 Particle是位于旧金山的物联网新创公司,2015九月被知名媒体《Fast Company》评选为「2015十大创新物联网公司」之一。

创客教育是学龄教育以及高等教育重要的一环。 我们的另一位演讲者Weixun Cao (曹伟勋),创办人以及CEO of BitLab(比特实验室),在中国建造了两百多个创客教室。 他除了会介绍在中国的创客教育,同时会介绍这两年在中国风起云涌的创客运动已及各级政府对创客运动的各种支持。

Sandra Madrigal是 ProtoCafe的创办人以及CEO 。 史丹福毕业的她十五年前开始做高端3D打印服务,她将介绍现今商业可用的3D打印技术,已及破解一些3D打印的迷思。

Steven Si来自联发科,联发科在物联网上积极布局,同时大力支持创客运动。 Steven将介绍人们利用现今的开发板所完成的许多有趣装置。

我们还有两位朋友会分享他们的创客经验。 在工作之余,他们打造出许多有趣的产品。 Arnie Chencinski在公司管理数据中心,在家把全家各种电器都连上网,在好几年前就打造出智能家庭。 Wen Chu闲暇时利用现在很便宜又容易取得的微控制器开发板建造出几个好玩的东西,包含一个可以测空气质量PM2.5的装置。 Wen曾成功建立一个新创公司并且出售它。 从他介绍的创客经验,也许您也能感受到他的创业家的精神。 这两位朋友都会完整的提供他们使用组件的数据,已及他们如何开始计划以及找寻这些组件。 你会惊讶于这些事情比您想象的容易。 美洲工程师学会得到许多赞助公司的帮助,可以将这个活动免费提供给湾区的朋友,您所需要做的事就是及早报名,保留住您的座位。

晚宴主讲人 也是大有来头, 柏克莱大学胡正明教授今年一月获美国总统欧巴马在白宫颁发「国家技术与创新奖章」。 他将在CIE年会谈他的创新历程。 胡教授曾经担任台湾集成电路公司首任技术长,胡教授开发的「晶体管BSIM模型」于1996年成为国际标准,以此模型设计的半导体芯片产值超过数亿美元。 胡教授所开发的「三维FinFET」半导体芯片技术,正推动着下一代手机,计算机的进步。 让我们一起恭贺他的得奖,同时聆听他对创新的见解。

美洲中国工程师学会在1917创立于纽约。 致力科技宣扬,增强工程师网络,以及中美桥梁。



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