2009 US-Taiwan Biomedical Engineering Forum (I)

Sponsored by National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Organized by CIE, TECO, CBA, NATEA, CASPA


Goal:      To provide introductory information for professional engineers to consider a possible different career path in biomedical engineering

Time:      Saturday, June 27, 2009, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

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

Fee:      FREE Admission with pre-registration 
On-line registration: http://www.eventbee.com/view/cieshortcourse/event?eventid=59301 

Schedule: 
     1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Registration 
     1:30 pm - 1:40 pm Welcome Remarks 
     1:40 pm - 2:25 pm Medical Technology - Past, Present and Future 
     2:25 pm - 3:05 pm Career in Biospace 
     3:05 pm - 3:30 pm Break 
     3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Biomaterials and SJSU Medical Device Curriculum 
     4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Path to Become a Medical Device Engineer 

Distinguished Speakers: 

Mr. Mir Imran, Founder, InCube Laboratories 
"Medical Technology - Past, Present and Future" 

Dr. Henry Wachob, Founder and President, Bio2Device Group, 
"To Be or Not To Be - Is Biospace Your Long Term Career Goal?" 

Prof. Guna Selvaduray, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Materials Engineering, Davidson College of Engineering, San Jose State University 
"Engineering's Contributions to the Quality of Life and SJSU Biomedical Devices Curriculum" 

Dr. Chung-Chu Chen, Stanford-Taiwan Biomedical Fellowship Program 
Center for Cardiovascular Technology, School of Medicine, Stanford University 
"My Path to Become a Medical Device Engineer"

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2009 CIE/USA-SF and SJSU 2009 Fall Short Courses

9/26/2009, 10/3/2009, 10/10/2009 and 10/17/2009 (Saturdays) 
CIE/USA-SF Chapter and co-sponsor San Jose State University announce the year 2009 Fall Short Courses covering wireless communications, FPGA application, computer architecture, clean technology and LED technology. Eight classes will be taught by renowned industry experts on 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 of 2009 at SJSU. The courses are designed to give an introductory level of fundamental theory with in-depth knowledge of various EE fields. 

To Print this Short Course announcement, please download this file CIE ShortCourse2009combine.pdf 

CIE/USA-SF and SJSU Course Titles:

Course Number Course Name Lecturers Date/Time
EECS1 3GPP LTE - the Path to 4G Mobile Networks Tony Liu 9/26/2009 - 9AM
EECS2 RF Systems and Circuits Simon Ma 9/26/2009 - 2PM
EECS3 Image Processing Using FPGAs Jose' Alvarez 10/3/2009 - 9AM
EECS4 OpenSPARC Introduction Jhy-Chun Wang 10/3/2009- 2PM
EPMC1 How to Design FPGA and ASIC Devices to Meeting System Performance Hong Shi 10/10/2009 - 9AM
EPMC2 Clean Energy Technology and Several Case Studies in Market Place Jerry Lin 10/10/2009 - 2PM
EPMC3 Solid State Lighting: Technologies, Status and Challenges. Click here for presentation material Stephen Sun Chiao 10/17/2009 - 9AM
EPMC4 Circuits & Systems Requirements, Technologies and Trend in Solid State Lighting. Click here for presentation material Muzahid Huda 10/17/2009 - 2PM


Courses are free to all attendees! 
Thanks to our corporate sponsors: MediaTek! 
Must register on-line to guarantee a copy of course handout. 

Pre-registration on-line is required: 
Please visit http://cieshortcourse.eventbee.com/event?eventid=62296 to register. 

Location: 
San Jose State University, Engineering Building Auditorium, (Engineering Building is located on San Fernando St., between 7th and 8th street). Please see map in this link: 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). 

Corporate Sponsors: 

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2009 US-Taiwan Biomedical Engineering Forum

Sponsored by National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C. 
Organized by CIE, TECO, CBA, NATEA, CASPA, TAITA


Theme:         Engineering Challenges in Biomedical Applications 

Time:            Saturday, October 31, 2009, 1:00 - 5:00PM 

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

Fee:              FREE Admission with pre-registration 

On-line registration: http://www.eventbee.com/event?eid=64128 

Schedule: 
             1:00 - 1:30PM    Registration 
             1:30 - 1:40PM    Welcome Remarks 
             1:40 - 2:15PM    Imaging-Guided Radiosurgery 
             2:15 - 2:50PM    Engineering Challenges in Minimally Invasive Surgery 
             2:50 - 3:10PM    Break 
             3:10 - 3:45PM    Next Generation Surgical Camera 
             3:45 - 4:20PM    In vitro to In vivo Correlation 
             4:20 - 4:40PM    Break 
             4:40 - 5:15PM    When Engineers meet Bioscientists 

Distinguished Speakers: 

Dr. John Adler, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical School 
"Imaging-Guided Radiosurgery" 

Dr. Thomas Hsu, Director of Laparoscopic, Robotic, and Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery, Northern California Kaiser Permanente, 
Dr. Senzan Hsu, Chief of Laparoscopic Gynecologic surgery, San Joaquin General Hospital 
"Engineering Challenges in Minimally Invasive Surgery" 

Dr. Yuhwa Lo, Professor, Dept. of ECE, UCSD 
"From Laparoscope and Endoscope to next generation surgical camera" Click here for presentation file.

Dr. Eric Sheu, Lab Director, Vanton Research Laboratory, LLC 
"In vitro to In vivo Correlation (IVIVC) and its Significance in Modified Release Drug Dosage Forms" 

Gary Wang, CEO, CareMax Capital Corporation 
"When Engineers Meet Bioscientists" Click here for presentation file 

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2009 Grean building Seminar

Chinese American Renewable Energy Society

Clean-Tech Group of CIE/US-SF

AND CIE's Civil Engineering Group

Jointly Present

Green Building Seminar

Date & Time: Tuesday Nov 3, 6:30(registration), 7:00 - 9:30PM 
Place: ITRI International; 2870 Zanker Rd., San Jose, Room #140. 

Talk Title: A Primer on Green Buildings, the USGBC and LEED 3.0- 
By Ron Fong, P.E., LEED AP, and Miki Mori LEED AP, Project Designer DGA Architects 

Abstract:

Green seems to be the "in" thing in everything including Green Buildings. What is it all about? In this presentation, you will learn the answers to: Who is the US Green Building Council (USGBC), what are green buildings, where does one use the LEED green building certification program, why use LEED AP's, and some case study examples of how you can do something to improve your prosperity, your people, and your planet (3 Ps of sustainability).. 

The USGBC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program. 

The LEED green building certification program is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for buildings designed, constructed and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. Sustainable designed, high performance buildings, often called green buildings, are facilities that are highly energy efficient, have lower operating costs, are better for the environment in broad and specific terms, and promote whole health for their users and occupants. Green buildings achieve these objectives through an integrated design, construction and operations methodology with measurable results using a holistic disciplined approach. 

The LEED certification program is the market leader for 3rd party independently verified green buildings and has been widely adopted as a standard by the Federal Government, the State of California, and the Cities of San Francisco and San Jose to name a few. The number of registered projects has doubled annually for the last four years and the square footage of LEED-certified construction rose 92%, from 148 million to 284 million square feet in 2008. The number of registered LEED professionals has also increased 100% in the last year. California has the highest concentration of LEED projects and professionals. 

The speakers will present the latest LEED version 3.0; its new point rating system, four certification levels, and its current adoption in both public and privates sectors. 

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2009 CIE-SF Career Seminar

Free CIE-SF Career Seminar

Wednesday, Oct 28, 6 - 9PM, and

Saturday, November 7, 1 - 5PM

Location: ITRI, Suite 140, 2870 Zanker, San Jose, CA 95134

(ITRI USA, San Jose Office)

Wednesday Oct 28 - Chair: Dr. Joe-Ming Cheng 

  • 6:00 - 6:45 PM: registration and networking - light dinner/refreshment
  • 6:45 - 7:15 PM: Session I Coping with Job Change. Patricia Reed, LMFT, Principal, New Hope Counseling
  • 7:15 - 7:45 PM: Session II Use of a Resume in the Job Search. Ken Reed, President, TKO Phoenix
  • 7:45 - 8:00 PM: Break
  • 8:00 - 8:30 PM: Session III Interview to Win. Ken Reed
  • 8:30 - 9:00 PM: Session IV Secrets of Salary Negotiation. Ken Reed

With the Silicon Valley jobless rate is at 12% and the actual rate among senior professionals and under-employed far higher, we need fresh ways of looking at our lives and skills. 

Note: limited light meal provided, please come early 


Saturday Nov 7 - Chair: Dr. Betty Chang 
Biomedical and Device Industry Career Forum 

With the recent economic downturn, the general unemployment rate in the Bay Area is at 12%. Unemployment rate is believed to be much higher among senior professionals with many resorting to under-employment. The healthcare industry is one of the very few sectors still hiring. The "Biomedical and Device Industry Career Forum" will discuss the prospects and opportunities in the sector. James and Steve will share their lifelong careers in the medical device industry, and Darlene, Ruba, and Chiou-Ping will speak of opportunities in the Bay Area. 

The event is free, and all are welcome to the forum and networking. 

Speakers: 
Dr. James J.W. Wang, Project Manager, Accuray. 
Mr. Steve S.M. Wu, Principal Engineer, Acclarent. 
Ms. Darlene Forsythe, Principal, SPHR Human Resources and Staffing, People Solutions 
Ms. Ruba Ruba Khenaisser, Senior Engineering Recruiter, Aerotek, South San Francisco 
Ms. Chiou-Pying Cheng, Manager Financial Services, Prudential 

  • 1:00 - 1:30PM: Registration and Networking
  • 1:30 - 2:45PM: Engineers and Medical Devices
  •    1. Development of a Robotic Radiosurgery System, James Wang, Project Manager, Accuray Inc.
  •    2. From Catheters, Stents to Balloon Sinuplasty: My Career Path in Medical Devices, Steve Wu, Principal Engineer, Acclarent Inc.
  • 2:45 - 3:45PM: Job Search, Interview Tips and Staying Positive, Darlene Forsythe, SPHRPrincipal, Human Resources and Staffing Consultant
  • 15min break
  • 4:00 - 4:45PM: Career Panel, James Wang, Steve Wu, Ruba Khenaisser, Darlene Forsythe, Chiou-Pying Cheng
  • 4:45 PM: Networking

On-Site Recruiters 
Ruba Khenaisser, Senior Engineering Recruiter, Aerotek, South San Francisco 
Chiou-Pying Cheng, Manager Financial Services, Prudential 
Others

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