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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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. 

Transportation: 
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 

Schedule: 
             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 

Moderator: 

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" 

Abstract: 
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:

Speakers

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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