Date: Wedn March 20, 2024   6:30 - 8:30 PM , at ITRI 2880 Zanker Suite 103. Seminar talk will start at 7PM.

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Talk Abstract:
Transformative Technologies refer to innovations that have a profound impact on society, economy, or industry. They can disrupt traditional business models, drive efficiency improvements, and reshape industries by introducing new capabilities or opportunities.

This seminar talk will focus on five important Transformative Technologies that will transform your digital future:  

1.    Satellite Communications, constellations will provide ubiquitous global broadband, phone and IoT coverage

2.    Digital Humans will create new types of companions, assistants, therapists and entertainers.

3.    Adaptive AI will enable massively increased use of drones and robots in various situations.

4.    Tiny ambient IoT (Internet of Things), this enables tagging, tracking and sensing of anything without the complexity or cost of battery-powered devices.

5.    Secure Computation, this is becoming vitally important as things become increasingly connected and as ecosystems access more personal information. It enables data to be exploited without compromising privacy.

 The talk  will also mention briefly five other technologies to watch:  Programmable Photonics, New Processor Technologies, New Internet Protocol, Next Generation Networking and Graphene.

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 100 seminars on various Emerging Technologies including Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Big Data and Data Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Robotics, Drones, AI / Machine Learning, 5G, 3D Printing, the Metaverse and Satellite Communications.

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