CIE Emerging Technologies Group seminar 4/5

Date: April 5, 2016 (Tuesday) 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)
Venue: ITRI Int’l, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA
Talk Abstract:
In this talk Mr. Geng will present a Holistic View of Internet of Things, Data Analytics, Cloud computing, and Sustainability including the following topics:  Sustainability,  IoT,
Cloud computing, Big Data (History, Four V’s ), Data Analytics, Data Extraction, Transformation, Loading, the Data Analytic Process, Data Analytics Tools, Visualization, Causation and Correlation, and Security and Privacy issues.

Speaker Bio:
Hwaiyu Geng, CMfgE, P.E., is a principal with Amica Research, promoting green engineering programs.  He has had over 40 years of diversified engineering and management experience, working with Westinghouse, Applied Materials, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Juniper Networks on international high-tech projects.  He has written and presented numerous technical papers at international conferences, and is also the editor/Author of Manufacturing Engineering Handbook (2e, McGraw-Hill), Semiconductor Manufacturing Handbook (McGraw-Hill), Data Center Handbook (John Wiley & Sons), and IoT/Data Analytics Handbook  (John Wiley & Sons) He is a patent holder.

Second Talk Title:   Transforming Big Data into Smart Data by Dr. William Kao
Talk Abstract:
Big Data has captured much interest in research and industry, with anticipation of better decisions, efficient organizations, and many new jobs. Much of the emphasis is on technology that handles the challenges of the four Vs of Big Data: Volume, Variety, Velocity, and Veracity. However, the most important feature of data, is neither volume, variety, velocity, nor veracity  but value.
In this talk, Dr. Kao will emphasize the significance of Smart Data, and discuss how it can be realized by extracting value from Big Data.
Smart Data applications currently under development from the domains of energy, disaster response, smart city and personalized health will also be presented.
Speaker Bio:
Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for more than 30 years holding several senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, Cadence Design Systems.
 Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers on semiconductor design in IEEE Journals and Conferences, and holds eight US software and IC design patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught EE courses in computer aided IC 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, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability courses at the University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension.  He is a consultant for several Clean Tech and VC companies in Silicon Valley, and a Clean Technology consultant for the Chinese Government, for the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology, and for the Malaysian Government on new Emerging Technologies.
Between  2009-2015 Dr. Kao has authored and presented more than  50 talks, seminars, and short courses on the subjects of Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Business Sustainability, and other Emerging Technologies such as Big Data, Cloud Computing, Robotics, Internet of Things, Smart Cities  and 3D Printing.
Aside from technology Dr. Kao also frequently lectures on interdisciplinary education, soft skills, green MBA, and Chinese traditional philosophy (Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Sun Tzu).