35th CIE/USA-SF Annual Conference and 2014 AAEOY Award Ceremony

Saturday, March 1st, 2014
MarriottHotel San Francisco Airport Waterfront,
1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010.
Technical Session Summary
12:45 PM
General Registration
Conference Starts:
Chairman and President’s Welcome Remark
Incoming President’s Speech
CIE General Businesses and Announcements
Technical Session:
1.“FinFET--University Innovation Changes Semiconductor Chip Technology”,
Prof. Chenming Hu, UC Berkeley.
2.“Technologies for the Internet of Everything”,
Mr. William McFarland, VP of Technology, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
3.Dark Matter: the Other Universe”,
Prof. Chung-Pei Ma, UC Berkeley.
4.“The Lure of High Temperature Superconductivity”,
Prof.Ching-Wu Chu, Texas Center for Superconductivity, University of Houston, and Honorary Chancellor of the Taiwan Comprehensive University System.
Pre-Registration online is required:
Please register at this link.
Afternoon Technical Session Admission:Free admission and free parking.

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Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference

The Biomedical Engineering Society @ San Jose State University (SJSU) will be hosting the Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference 2013 on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.  The conference announcement is attached.  We have invited another slate of outstanding experts and expect the day to be very informative and thought-provoking.  

The venue is the Student Union Barrett Ballroom at SJSU.  A Wine and Cheese Networking Reception will follow the conference.

Further information, including registration information, can be found on the Conference website at:


Early registration for the conference ends at 5:00 p.m. on March 17, 2012.  Please register as early as possible, to take advantage of the reduced registration fee, and to enable us to make adequate preparations for hosting you.


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33rd CIE/USA-SF Annual Conference


33rd CIE-SF Annual Conference Announcement

You are cordially invited to attend our 33rd annual conference on March 24, 2012 (Saturday) at DoubleTree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA, 95110. Free parking on both afternoon sessions and evening banquet
Conference Program as below: 


*Prudential Career Seminar: 
1PM-5PM: Information/consultation at Prudential booth; 
5PM-5:30PM: Prudential Career Seminar 
Distinguished Achievement Award In Technology and Humanity Nomination
The CIE/USA-San Francisco Chapter is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Achievement Award in Technology and Humanity for 2012. The award will be presented at its annual conference banquet (on March 24th, 2012) to honor a distinguished engineer who not only has proven achievements in the engineering profession but also has made exemplary contributions in the humanities field and to his or her community. It will include a plaque and a citation in recognition of the recipient's accomplishments. 


The Board of Directors of the CIE/USA-San Francisco Chapter is charged with the responsibility for selecting the recipient based on the following evaluation criteria and weighting factors: 

1. Basic requirements 
        Candidate is of Chinese descendence and is currently a resident in northern California or have been a northern California resident for more than five years. 

        Must have 8+ years in engineering practice or in engineering education. 

        Must be committed to physically attending the reception of the award at the local chapter's annual award banquet. 

2. Education 

        List all degrees and dates earned; and the names and locations of the institutions from which degrees were earned. 

3. Professional Achievements (weighted up to 40%): 

        List all current and past professional employment including positions, the names and locations of the companies or institutions; responsibilities, e.g. staff supervisions, handling of annual budget; accountability, e.g. job functions and the challenges; 

        List technical publications, key presentations, patents, and honor awards in a reverse chronological order of dates. 

4. Contributions to humanities and social impact (weighted up to 60%) 

        List candidate's contributions and services in the humanities field as an individual, or to organizations, including the offices held and committee assigned with dates. Attach statements of significance of all contributions and services rendered to the communities or countries resulting from the candidate's endeavor. 

General Guidelines 

All candidacy information and evaluation shall be strictly confidential kept among CIE-USA/SF BODs. Candidate who has passed the initial review shall expect to be contacted to submit further references, support documents, and may be interviewed either by phone or fact-to-face. 

II. Nomination and Deadline 
The CIE/USA-San Francisco Chapter welcomes nominations by its members. Nominations shall be submitted to Dr. Joe-Ming Cheng, Nomination Committee Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Deadline for nominations is 1 PM, February 8th, 2012


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32nd CIE/USA-SF Annual Conference

32nd CIE/USA-SF Annual Conference Program

1:00 p.m.      Registration (Ground Level Poolside Foyer) 
1:45 p.m.      Opening Ceremony 
2:00 p.m.      Concurrent Sessions (Free admission) 

                 Session I: Emerging Technologies - Moderator: Dr. William Kao 

                 1. Engineering Your Way Through Biotechnology 
                 Dr. Eli Loots, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP 

                 2. Clean Technology and Biotechnology: An Intersection 
                 Dr. William Kao, UC Santa Cruz - Silicon Valley Extension 

                 3. Next Generation WiFi: 802.11ac 
                 Mr. William McFarland, Atheros Communications 

                 4. Reflection on Cloud Computing: Impact of Social Network and Mobile Applications 
                 Dr. Jason Yao, ASUS Computer International 

                 Session II: Business & Laws - 

                 1. I have a DREAM! : Case Presentation by Dr. Joe Tai, an Entrepreneur 

                 2. The Entrepreneur Apprentice : From Dream to Reality 
                 Moderator: Dr. Kelley Liu, Farmar Int'l Patent and Law & Foothill College 

                 3. Fireside Chats on Surviving the Turbulence of Creating Ventures 
                 Moderator: Dr. Larry Wang, ASTRI & FormFactor 
                     Guests : 
                 Dr. Jeng Her, KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc & Protevo Biotech 
                 Dr. Limin Hu, Ellie Mae, Inc 
                 Dr. Joe Tai, Haverstock and Owens, LLP & Tainnovation, LLC 
                 Mr. Ling Wu, Broadvision 
                 Mr. Edwin Yeh, USDMF & St. John's Capital Group 

                 Session III: Humanities and Social Sciences (人文 社 會 組 中 文 演 講) 
                 - Moderator: Prof. Frederick Hsia 夏 祖 焯 教 授 台南成 功大學及新竹清華大學 

                 1. 熟 男 女 的 四 不 一 沒有 Four No's and One No-No 
                 Professor S. K. Chang 張 系 國 教 授, University of Pittsburg 

                 2. 敵 對,聯 手,分 立 ─ 中 美 經 濟 熱 點 問 題 分 析 
                 Opposition, Collaboration, or Going Separately On Their Own Ways? -- Analysis on Sino-American Economical Relationship 
                 Professor Linda Lee 李玲瑤教授 北京清華大學及 北京大學 
                 To download the video of this talk, please click here for part1. and part2Warning, the file size each is more than 2GB, it may take hours to complete the download. 

                 3. 傳 記 寫 作 印 證 社 會 變 遷 ─ 談 林 海 音 、何 凡、齊 邦 媛 的 傳 記 
                 Biography as Testimony for the Changes in Society-A Brief Discussion on the Biographies of Lin Hai-yin, He Fan and Chi 
                 Ms. Julie Chang 夏 祖 麗 女 士 作家,前台灣 純文學出版社總編輯 
                 To download the video of this talk, please click here

                 4. 無 題 No subject 
                  Professor Frederick Hsia 夏 祖 焯 教 授 台南成功大學及新竹 清華大學 

5:00 p.m. Evening Program Registration (Second Level Gateway Foyer) 
6:30 p.m. Dinner Banquet (Dinner ticket $50/person. Pre-Registration Required.
7:00 p.m. CIE/USA-SF General Business and Announcements 
7:30 p.m. CIE/USA-SF Technology and Humanity Award 
7:45 p.m. Keynote Speech: "Overcoming uphill challenges for new generation engineers" 
                Gary Wang, Care Max Capital 
8:30 p.m. Student Scholastic and Special Achievement Awards 
8:45 p.m. Entertainment 
9:30 p.m. Closing 


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