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2016 Annual Convention of CAST San Diego (CAST-SD)

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10185 Mckellar Ct, San Diego, CA 92121

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2016 Annual Convention of CAST-SD

Registration is required for the convention. For members, the convention is free but you are strongly encouraged to renew your membership for just $20. For non-members, you can pay $30 to become a member or $20 just for the convention. For students, there would be a 50% discount.


主办:中国旅美科协圣地亚哥分会 (CAST-SD)

协办: SABPA, AngelsGlobal, SWCSSA, UCSD-CSSA



非会员: $20




8:30am‐9:00am: Registration and networking报到社交

9:00am – 9:10am: Welcomeand Opening Remarks by CAST-SD President Dr. Haigang Chen 旅美科协圣地亚哥分会会长陈海刚博士致开幕辞

9:10am10:40am, Session 1: Success Story from Technologist to Startup


Host: Dr. Vicky Huang, Vice President of CAST-SD

主持: 黄晓燕博士,旅美科协圣地亚哥分会副会长

Keynote speeches (25 mins speech followed by 5 mins Q/A)


· Prof. Shaochen Chen, Professor and Vice Chair of NanoEngineering Department, Co-Director ofBiomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center, UCSD

· Dr. YuanGao, Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board, Singlera genomics Inc., FormerAssociate Professor at Johns Hopkins University

· Dr. TingfanJi, Engineering Director, Qualcomm Inc.

10:40am~11:00am: Coffee break

11:00am ~12:30pmSession 2: Entrepreneurship Panel


Host: Dr. Lukai Cai, Vice President of CAST-USA

主持:蔡路凯博士, 旅美科协总会副会长

Panelist: 论坛嘉宾

Mr. Liewei Ma马列伟,思昂教育CEO2001年国家千人计划

Mr. Huaijun Zhou 周怀军,新东方IT培训创始人,就业教育专家

Dr. Youzhong Liu, 刘友忠博士, LEAP.AI首席执行官,前谷歌高管

Dr. Gene Shi施京博士,旅美科协圣地亚哥分会理事长,总会副会长。LearningGenie创始人

12:30pm~12:40pm: Group picture

12:40pm ~ 1:40pm: Lunch, social networking

1:40pm~ 3:40pm Session 3: Career Development


Host: Ya Cao

主持:曹亚 旅美科协圣地亚哥分会副会长

Dr. Youzhong Liu刘友忠博士, CEO of LEAP.AI,前谷歌高管

Mr. George Chu朱正中, FormerVP of Marketing for the East China Region of the Coca Cola China, GM and VP forthe Coca Cola Shanghai Shenmei Bottling Company 前可口可乐公司中国区市场部副总裁上海申美食品饮料公司总经理及副总裁

Dr. Mingxi Fan, VP of Engineering at Qualcomm Corporate R&D高通研发副总裁

3:40pm‐4:00pm:Closing remarks and introduction of CAST‐SD EC members


城市介绍:圣地亚哥 (San Diego

美国加州第二大城市,位于美国本土的极端西南角,与墨西哥接壤,与洛杉矶两个小时车程。圣地亚哥气候四季如春,海滩美丽如画。科罗拉多岛,La Jolla 海滩,海洋公园,动物园,Balboa公园,航空母舰博物馆全国闻名。是美国著名的旅游胜地。


圣地亚哥经济发达,是美国无线通信技术中心,美国生物制药行业重镇,新能源与国防工业也非常强大。圣地亚哥是世界市值最大的无线半导体公司,通讯技术领头羊高通公司总部所在地。并拥有慧普、微软,谷歌,三星,LG,索尼,雅虎,辉瑞,强生,诺华,里来,等等许多世界著名企业的重要研发和生产基地。中国企业中兴,华为也在此设有研发中心。圣地亚哥教育科研能力强大,同时拥有世界著名的大学加州大学圣地亚哥分校(UCSD),SCRIPPS, SALK Institute等研究所。



圣地亚哥分会于2002年成立,是在美国注册的非政治性、非赢利性的机构,是圣地亚哥最活跃和最具影响力的华人协会之一。现有会员主要来自高科技企业的技术骨干、高管,创业公司精英及在校研究生。圣地亚哥分会成立的十四年中, 促进中美之间的技术合作,增进了会员之间的专业交流,为会员提供了成长,发展,创业的机会与平台。协会多次组织了会员回国考察,并接待了从国内各个地方代表团。为会员在中国推荐机会,把中国的商机引入圣地亚哥。


网站: www.cast-sd.org

会长:陈海刚 haigang_chen78@hotmail.com


Prof. Shaochen Chen

Professor and Vice Chair ofNanoEngineering Department, Co-Director of Biomaterials and Tissue EngineeringCenter, UCSD

Dr. Chen is a Professor in the Nanoengineering Department at theUniversity of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also a faculty member of the Institute ofEngineering in Medicine and the ClinicalTranslational Research Institute at UCSD.Before joining UCSD, Dr. Chen had been a Professor and a Pearlie D. HendersonCentennial Endowed Faculty Fellow in Engineering in the Mechanical EngineeringDepartment at the University of Texas at Austin. From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Chenserved as the Program Director for the Nanomanufacturing Program in theNational Science Foundation (NSF).

Dr. Chen's primary researchinterests include:

· Biomaterialsand Biofabrication

· Nano-RegenerativeMedicine

· LaserNanomanufacturing

· Nanophotonics,Plasmonics, and Metamaterials

· Bio and NanoMechanics

Dr. Chen hasa good track record for developing well-funded research programs with fundingfrom NIH, NSF, DoD, ONR, AFOSR, American Heart Association, Texas Instruments,Intel, and IBM. His group has published over 110 peer-reviewed publications andfiled more than 10 patents/provisional patents. Three of the patents werelicensed to CardioSpectra, Inc. and later acquired by Volcano Corporation(NASDAQ:VOLC) with $25M in cash.

As an activemember in his professional community, Dr. Chen was elected Fellow of theAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2011, Fellow ofthe International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) in 2008, and Fellow ofthe American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2007. Currently heserves as the Associate Editor for Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnologyand ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. He is also onthe editorial board of journals including Nanomedicine, Biofabrication,and The Open Materials Science Journal.

Dr. Yuan Gao高远博士

Co-Founder, Chairmanof the Board, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Founder andPresident of Med Data Quest, Inc., USA

NIPTtechnology: In 2008, as a collaboration with Professor Dennis Lo at The ChineseUniversity of Hong Kong, Professor Gao published a landmark PNAS paper on thefirst development of NIPT, which laid the foundation for clinical noninvasiveprenatal detection of trisomy 21. This technology was recognized as one of theten major medical breakthroughs of the year by the Time Magazine.

DNAmethylation sequencing: In 2009, Professor Gao collaborated with Professor KunZhang at UCSD and Professor George Church at Harvard on DNA methylationsequencing technology, publishing two papers in Nature Biotechnology.

DNAinformation storage innovation: In 2012, in collaborating with Professor GeorgeChurch and Professor Scriram Kosuri, Professor Gao developed a DNA informationarchiving system based on large-scale DNA synthesis. The resulting paper waspublished in Science.

Mr. George Chu朱正中

Founder and Chief Business andManagement Consultant for Wall Street Business Consulting Company, President ofChinese Entrepreneur Association

Mr. Chureceived his MS degree in Food Chemistry; He also received his EMBA fromChicago Lake Forest Management Graduate School. He has been worked in US for 30years and held various senior management positions for different companies. In1992, he was appointed by The Coca Cola Company for the GM of the ConcentratePlant in Shanghai, China. Later, he was promoted to the VP of Marketing for theEast China Region of the Coca Cola China. In 1997, he was appointed as GM andVP for the Coca Cola Shanghai Shenmei Bottling Company, which is the largestCoca Cola bottling plant in China. After that, he was the CEO for YouxinCompany in Guangzhou, China and the COO for MPI, an outdoor media company inChina and the GM for the Thomas Group, which is a US consulting company basedin Dallas. Also was selected as Board Directors for Shanghai ParadiseElectronics Company and HengAn International Company, which both are listed atHong Kong Stock Exchange. He was also an investment advisor for the MorganStanley Asia. During his time in Shanghai, he was awarded for the MagnoliaAward by the Shanghai Municipal Government, which is the highest honor for the foreigner.He also served as the Board of Shanghai American Chamber of Commerce. He started his training career since2006. He has conducted more than 400training sessions for over 200 Chinese and American companies in China and US.The training courses he has been taught mainly in the areas of leadership andmanagement, coaching, execution, communication skill and presentation skill,performance appraisal, culture integration, marketing and operationalStrategy. Because he has in-depth ofhands-on management experiences in both consumer and industrial products, histraining has been well received by Chinese and multinationalprofessionals.

Dr. Mingxi Fan

VP of Engineeringat Qualcomm Corporate R&D

Dr. Mingxi Fan is currently VicePresident of Engineering in Qualcomm Research System Department. He joined the division in 2002 as a systemengineer on cdma 2000 EV-DO project. He has worked on key initiatives on C2K,UMTS, and LTE driving technology innovation and product enhancements, goingthrough the entire invention and development cycle including systemarchitecture and algorithm design, prototype implementation, standardization,technology positioning and evangelization, as well as commercial product developmentand verification. He also helped companyto found Qualcomm Research China operation established 2008 in Beijing. He is presently leading the R&Dinitiative for taking LTE to unlicensed bands. Mingxi holds over 20 U.S. patents and has received top contributorawards in Qualcomm Research in 2004 and 2011. Mingxi received his Bachelor, Master and Ph.D degrees in ElectricalEngineering in 1999 and 2002, respectively, from the Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology, Cambridge, MA, where he also received the Ernst A. Guillemin EEMaster's thesis award from MIT in June, 1999.

Dr. 刘友忠(Richard)博士

Founder and CEOof Leap.ai.

Dr. Richard Liu is a technology executive, entrepreneur,and investor. He was an Engineering Director in Google before he started hisown company Leap.ai earlier this year. In the seven years in Google, he was akey leader in a wide range of product areas from Enterprise Search, Shopping,Offers to Project Fi. In Leap.ai, he is building a career development frameworkto enable people to leap to their dream career. Dr. Liu is also a partner atTEEC Angel Fund and TEEC Ventures, which invested in over 140 startups.

Dr. Liu obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and ComputerEngineering from University of Florida and MBA from Southern MethodistUniversity. He earned his master’s degree from Tsinghua University andbachelor’s degree from Sichuan University.

Dr. Jing Shi施京博士

Founder and CEOof Learning Genie Inc.

Dr. Shi isthe President of CAST-SD and a TEEC associate member. Learning Genie is a fast growing educationtechnology company for Early Childhood Education. Prior founding LearningGenie. Dr. Shi worked for Oracle, and Micron respectively. Published 30+ journal and conference papersand 9 US patents awarded. 1 Patent in PCT.

Dr. Liewei Ma 马列伟


马列伟,男,生于1964年,北京人,现任北京凌声芯语音科技有限公司CEO、思昂教育CEO,信息化教育领军人才和大功率电子器件模型和仿真技术领域的国际知名专家。清华大学电子工程系本科,华盛顿大学电子工程系博士.先后在西门子、Analogy(SNPS)SDLMentorGraphics,AnchorSemiKLA-Tencor等国际公司任职高级职位,岗位包括技术研发、工程管理、市场营销等。曾兼任亚利桑那州立大学和华盛顿大学工业界博士生论文指导导师,多次主持IEEE电力电子国际会议,在国外知名期刊上发表学术论文十余篇。2001-2005年期间,马博士在硅谷合伙创立安科半导体公司AnchorSemiconductor Inc.,引领半导体领域130纳米工艺DFM工具。2005-2006年期间,在硅谷创立硅展技术iViewSolutions公司,担任首席执行官。2009年,从美国硅谷归国,担任北京凌声芯语音科技有限公司CEO,创立了思昂教育品牌,立志利用先进的语音科学技术,为国人解决哑巴英语等问题。

Mr. Huaijun Zhou 周怀军



1999年3月,从加拿大回国创立新东方IT教育,任总经理。在学习吸收了北美职业人才培养模式后,在国内首创“IT就业班”,得到了业界广泛认可。2003年4月创立北京新科海学校,任校长。在国内首先提出“就业教育理念”,得到了人力资源和社会保障部中国就业培训技术指导中心的认可,共同推出《大学生就业教育IT课程培训》项目。2003年9月在教育部全国高校学生信息咨询与就业指导中心举办的《中国大学生就业高峰论坛》上做了题为《就业教育在中国》的专题发言,对大学生就业问题提出了“三种技能、三个特性、三种观念”的就业教育模式,得到了与会领导和专家的高度赞扬。2004年1月 创作并出版励志图书《在北京就业》,受到各界好评。2004年8月 创办CAC教育机构,任董事长,陆续成立加中合信息技术(北京)有限责任公司、北京加中合教育科技有限公司、北京市朝阳区加中合职业技能培训学校、北京加中合技术培训中心,分别开展不同的业务;

2005年9月 当选为第三届中央国家机关青联委. 2010年12月 当选为中国就业促进会副会长。

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