What is the Metaverse, What, Why, Who, How

Date: Feb 16, 2022 (Wednesday)  6:00 - 7:30 pm

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Talk Abstract

On 10/26/2021 Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, announced that Facebook is changing its name to ‘Meta’. He said “Over time, I hope that we’re seen as a metaverse company, and I want to anchor identity on what we’re building towards.”

Facebook has bet big on it, changing its name to Meta. The Metaverse has also caught the attention of other large companies as well, like Apple, Microsoft.

Amazon, Nvidia, Roblox, etc.

The Metaverse describes a parallel digital universe and the next iteration of the internet, which promises to allow people to live, work and play within the virtual world.

In this webinar Dr. William Kao will present an overview of the Metaverse: What, Why, Who, and How.

What is the Metaverse?  Key Elements and Characteristics of the Metaverse.

Why, the need for the Metaverse? Benefits of the Metaverse.

Who,  Key Companies involved in the Metaverse?

How the Metaverse will work

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, and Cadence Design Systems.

 Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers on IC CAD at 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 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.

Dr. Kao currently teaches Clean Technology and Emerging Technology courses at the University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension. 

He has given more than 90 seminars in the past ten years on various Emerging Technologies including Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Big Data and Data Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Robotics, AI / Machine Learning, 5G, 3D Printing. and Satellite Communications.

Dr. Kao is a Technology Watcher, Learner and Teacher.

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