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Gary Brown is director of AI marketing at Intel's IoT Group, and has most recently overseen the product launches of edge AI products such as Intel Movidius VPUs (Vision Processor Units) and other IoT Vision products that include AI technologies. Gary has over 25 years of experience leading applications engineering and technical marketing teams in vision, imaging, and audio. Prior to Intel he was VP of Marketing at Movidius, and he led product marketing for imaging/video products at Tensilica and Cadence. Early in his career, Gary enjoyed leading functional verification for an HD Video processor at Panasonic Semiconductor in Osaka, Japan. Gary holds a Masters in EE from Stanford and a Bachelors in Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Prof. Arogyaswami Paulraj is a pioneer of MIMO wireless communications, a technology break through that enables improved wireless performance. MIMO is now incorporated into all new wireless systems. He is the author of over 400 research papers, two text books and a co-inventor in 79 US patents.
Paulraj has won over a dozen awards, notably the National Inventors Hall of Fame (USPTO), Marconi Prize and Fellowship, 2014 and the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, 2011. He is a fellow of eight scientific / engineering national academies including the US, China, India and Sweden. He is a fellow of IEEE and AAAS.
In 1999, Paulraj founded Iospan Wireless Inc. – which developed and established MIMO-OFDMA wireless as the core 4G technology. Iospan was acquired in by Intel Corporation in 2003. In 2004, he co-founded Beceem Communications Inc. The company became the market leader in 4G-WiMAX semiconductor and was acquired by Broadcom Corp. in 2010. In 2014 he founded Rasa Networks to develop Machine Learning tools for WiFi Networks. The company was acquired HPE in 2016.
During his 30 years in the Indian (Navy) (1961-1991), he founded three national level laboratories in India and headed one of India's most successful military R&D projects – APSOH sonar. He received over a dozen awards (many at the national level) in India including the Padma Bhushan, Ati Vishist Seva Medal and the VASVIK Medal.
The Autumn quarter's upcoming series features presentations by distinguished guest speakers from industry about Asian and U.S. approaches to 5G network integration, federated learning, computer chips and servers for edge AI processing, and IOT systems built around intelligent clients, such as register-less stores, smart factories, autonomous vehicles, and augmented reality applications. Stanford students may register in EASTASN 402A (cross-listed as EE-402A and EALC-402A) for 1 unit credit, S/NC.
Join the Silicon Vikings for an interesting discussion of how receptive the U.S., Nordics and Asia are to entrepreneurship areas of utmost concern including Clean Tech, Green Tech, AgTech, FoodTech and Sustainable Innovation. Learn about the similarities and differences of each regions approach from our panel of experts:
- Richard Dasher, Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University
- Frederick Johansson, CEO & Investment Director at Fairpoint Capital in Stockholm, Sweden
- Fredrik Josefsson, Head of Entrepreneurs and High Growth at SEB #Greenhouse in Stockholm, Sweden
- Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute, Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium
- Marit Sall, Business Development & Partnerships Manager in Energy & Sustainability, Plug and Play Tech Center; Co-Founder Cleantech ForEst (Tallinn, Estonia)
Science for Society (S4S) is a collaborative forum bringing together the right experts and professionals to discuss needs, challenges, and innovative solutions that can improve the quality of life of under-served communities. The vision is to create holistic "Ideal Villages" where the basic needs of the community in water, healthcare, education, energy, livelihood, sanitation, etc. are fulfilled by applying innovations in science and technology and enabling integrated sustainable rural development.
Please note: This event is sold out. A limited number of walk-in registrations will be allowed, although preference will be given to those who are pre-registered.
As part of the Japan – U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium we will be honoring the following companies with the 2019 Sunbridge Emerging Leader Award: Zoom Video Communications of the U.S. and WHILL of Japan. These Awards, one to a U.S. firm and one to a Japanese firm, recognize later-stage dynamically growing companies that have begun to transform an industry or value chain. They will be presented at the ninth annual Japan-US Innovation Awards Symposium.
WHILL - Since its founding in 2012, WHILL's mission is to transform today's antiquated power wheelchair and scooter experiences into a new kind of empowering devices, intelligent personal electric vehicles (EVs). WHILL is reinventing the personal mobility industry with personal EVs that focus on an approachable and aesthetically pleasing powered vehicles that boosts confidence and pushes the boundaries of personal transportation. Headquartered in Yokohama with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taiwan and EU, WHILL is focused on enabling everyone to explore the world in comfort and style.
Zoom Video Communications, Inc. - Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Their easy, reliable cloud platform for video, voice, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded on Nasdaq (ticker: ZM) and is based in San Jose, California.
6:00 - 6:35 PM: Sean Zhu, VP of PIX Moving Global and GM of PIX Moving Inc (USA) on "Autonomous Driving not just Saving a Drive: the Space Revolution"
6:35 - 7:10 PM: Christine McLeavey Payne, Member Of Technical Staff at OpenAI on "Transformer-Based MIDI Music Generation"
7:10 - 7:45 PM: Peizhao Zhang, Research Scientist at Facebook
7:45 - 8:00 PM: Networking
Augmented Reality (AR) has been one of the hottest and most-discussed technologies over the last decade. When executed well, AR adds contextual information and deepens people's understanding of "reality" by overlaying 3D/2D computer graphics onto videos and display screens. Many experts are predicting an AR boom in the next 5 years over a wide range of applications, including entertainment, education, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and travel, among others.
Of these many potential uses, outdoor AR is an emerging sector that opens up new possibilities for location-based services. Adding a new digital layer on top of the existing world, outdoor AR will forever change the way we interact with information and open up new ways to transform our surrounding environment. The only limits are our imagination.
While the potential for outdoor AR is huge, it requires new infrastructure. Both startups and big corporations are racing to develop new mapping techniques to position graphics in the real world. Some players are betting on generating content through crowdsourcing, while others still prefer a "walled garden" approach to retain full control over data.
Peng is an entrepreneur who invests in entrepreneurs. He does so primarily through his role as Managing Partner at Monk's Hill Ventures – a technology venture fund based in Southeast Asia that he co-founded. Peng was the cofounder of Electric Classifieds. Afterwards, he was the founder and CEO of Interwoven, which went public on NASDAQ and grew to a $10B market cap, before being acquired and is now part of HP. After Interwoven, Peng founded Encentuate (acquired by IBM), the leader in enterprise identity management.
The three businesses he started now generate annual revenues that total more than $1 billion. Most recently, Peng was a Partner at GSR Ventures, a leading VC in China. Peng has also served on many boards, including SingTel and YY.com. He is currently the Chairman of SolveEducation!. Peng earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.