Modern Engineering Technology Symposium 2016

presented by Dr. William Kao
Date: Nov 15, 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: On October 23-26, 2016  the Modern Engineering Technology Symposium (METS 2016) was held in Taipei, Taiwan. The 2016 symposium’s main theme was “The New Era of Innovation in Taiwan”.
As part of this event 12 domain experts from the US were invited to go  back to Taiwan and made presentations and recommendations to the Taiwan Government (Ministry of Economics), Academia and Industry on the four main topics that currently are of top interest to Taiwan’s economy:
1.      Smart Cities ( Smart City architecture, security surveillance, Big data)
2.      Smart Transportation Integrated System (Disruptive innovations, connected cars)
3.      Clean Energy (Renewable energy, energy storage, microgrids, grid security, and clean coal technologies)
4.      Advanced Manufacturing ( Cyber enabled Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Smart 3D Printing, and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems)
Meetings and discussions were held between US and Taiwan experts from industry and academia at METS 2016, and final recommendations for each of the above areas were presented to the Government.
In this talk Dr. William Kao (one of the US experts) will present highlight material of all the technical presentations and the key recommendations made at METS 2016.
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 at IEEE Journals and Conferences, and holds eight software and IC design patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught 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. 
Dr. Kao current interests include the subjects of Energy, Environment and Education.
He teaches and is a frequent lecturer on various Emerging Technologies including Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Business Sustainability, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, Augmented Reality, Robotics, AI and 3D Printing.

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