12/5 Tall Tales and Reality of Brain Tech, and What Can an Engineer Do Today to Exploit this Burgeoning Field?

Time: Tuesday, Dec 5, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: ITRI International - 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 95134
Registration: https://ciesf2017bio.eventbrite.com


Caption: Mark Zuckerberg wants to read your mind, while Elon Musk wants to merge his brain with AI.  These bold initiatives brought attention to the brain tech industry like never before.  In this talk, I will give you an overview of the state of the art in brain technology.  Why are Mark and Elon's ambition moon-shots?  While waiting for these revolutions to happen, what can you do already with the existing brain technologies?  I will show you examples of some interesting brain-machine interface applications using today's technology, and demonstrate to you the NeuroSky tools you can use to develop your own brain-machine applications.

Speaker: Jake Chuang

Chief Product Officer of NeuroSky, Inc.

As Chief Product Officer of NeuroSky, Inc., Jake Chuang runs the science and engineering research and development functions at the biosensor company, and the global leader in mass market Brain-Computer Interface technology. NeuroSky has developed a revolutionary non-invasive neural communication sensor that converts brainwaves and other bio-signals into digital electronic signals. This technology can control electronic devices, enable machines to adapt to people, and further enhance education and research on creative applications powered by the brain. NeuroSky has forged successful partnerships with a broad range of companies from Fortune 500 industry leaders to innovative independent developers. Furthermore, NeuroSky leverages collaboration with a number of top domestic and international academic institutions to move technology out of the lab and into the marketplace.
After receiving his MSEE and BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin, Jake set out to create innovative products that can change people's life.  He held progressively senior engineering and marketing positions in several IC companies and is proud to have worked on 7 different products that are named Product of the Year from prestigious organizations.  Jake's current interest is to create products that can aid students to learn and excel in their life.

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11/28 The progress of the processor: how the brain made with silicon bringing us to the era of AI

Time: Tuesday, Nov 28, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: ITRI International - 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 95134
Registration: https://ciesf2017cpu.eventbrite.com


Historical Survey of Processing elements focusing on Computing since last 30 years.  This presentation will explore origin of Early Personal Computing Devices to today's Mobile Compute platforms.  I will compare and contrast CPU, DSP, FPU, and GPU and how they've changed over the years.


John Min, Solution Engineer

MIPS Tech Inc.

Previous Director of Processor Technology Marketing, Imagination Technologies


John Min is Director of Processor Technology Marketing at Imagination. He joined the company as Director of Solution Engineering with the acquisition of MIPS Technologies, Inc. in 2013. At MIPS, Min was Solution Architect Director. Previously, Min held senior technical roles at HP, LG Electronics and other CPU focused companies. He has spent his career in the processing field for both DSPs and general purpose CPUs. Min holds degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

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11/29 Soft Skill Training V: Persuasive Presentations: A Path to YOUR Success

Time: Wednesday, Nov 29, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: ITRI International - 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 95134
Registration: https://ciesf2017skv.eventbrite.com

There are more than 30 million PowerPoint presentations made each day. We spend approximately 15 million person hours per day viewing presentations. This equates to a staggering $252 million a day in terms of productivity.

The data point further fortifies that effective presentation skills have become a critical and required professional competency for achieving key goals and influencing the decisions and actions of your audience. Yet many research and surveys indicate that designing and delivering presentations at or near the top of most feared activities.

This introductory session provides an introduction to basic skills and methods needed to comfortably plan, structure, and deliver business presentations for productive outcomes.

You would also get some key insights on how to change your presentation for culturally diverse audiences, important stakeholders, and different delivery formats.


  • Identify the objective of your presentation
  • Define the structure of the presentation
  • Define the visual design for each slide
  • Understand why storytelling is important 

Speaker: Neschay Kummar

Learning and Development Manager at Cisco


Neschay Kummar is a Learning and Development Manager with Cisco Systems. In his role and his career journey of 17 years, he has create learning solutions and trained more than 10,000 of individuals which range from early in career to executives. He possesses a deep expertise in Instructional Design, Presentation Design, Body Language, and Personal Branding. He hold various certification in the space of learning and development, resume writing, and personal branding. He is also a certified to run various psychometric assessments which help to create rapid career success paths for individuals and team.
Neschay is deeply passionate about enabling the success of individuals. His diverse experience in working across industries, business functions, and regions, experience in working in HR for more than a decade, and a strong connect to Asian culture, he understands the ground realties very well and is able to provide solutions which are outcome-based and which translate into measurable impact.
Neschay is based at San Jose and live there with his 6 year old son and his wife. In his spare time, Neschay loves to read books, play games, and work-out in the gym.



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E4E Program (Engineers for Engineers)

This program provides Engineers an opportunity to practice public speaking and formal presentation.
(1) This program align with our soft skill training program.
(2) The applicant will make a 5 minutes presentation. We prefer it is a power point presentation or a computer operated presentation.
(3) It should include the greeting, the reason of the present and the main body of the present.
(4) Please select the contents which interest most of the engineers. It could be a skill, a tool, features of a tool, a website, etc.
(5) The present will be taken place at the beginning of some of our events.
(6) Applicant needs to apply for the program and CIE-SF will review the application.
(7) CIE-SF may provide coaching.
(8) CIE-SF will video record the present and put on youtube to let more engineers can be benefited from it.
(9) After you sing up the form, CIE-SF will contact you for next step.

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