Annual Conferences 2015

2015 Annual Conference of CAST-SD (Dec 12, 2015)


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2015 Annual Conference of CAST-SD

Time: Dec. 12, 2015 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Qualcomm Building Q Auditorium

10185 Mckellar Ct, San Diego, CA 92121

Annual Conference 2015

Ticket (Lunch included) : $20

Student Ticket(Lunch included): $10

Registration Link:

8:30am‐9:00am: Registration and networking

9:00am – 9:10am: Opening remarks by CAST-SD President Shi Jing

Session 1: 9:15am10:45am, Success story from Technologist to Startup

Each speaker will give a 20 minutes speech followed by 5 minutes Q/A

Host: Dr. Lukai Cai (Vice president of CAST-USA , Sr Staff Engineer/Manager at Qualcomm)

Dr. Zhang Kun (Associate Professor at UCSD)

Dr. Zhou Yuanyuan (Professor at UCSD)

Dr. Yutao He (Senior Technologist at JPL)

10:45am~11:00am: Coffee break

Session 2: 11:00am ~12:30pm, Career development Panel

Topic: Rise at a time of challenge: dealing with industry and career transitions

Host: Dr. Deqiang Song (Board Chairman of CAST-SD, Qualcomm Engineer)

Moderator: Mr. George Chu (Founder and Chief Business and Management Consultant for the

Wall Street Business Consulting Company, President of Chinese Entrepreneur Association)


Dr. Mingxi Fan (VP of engineering at Qualcomm Corporate R&D)

Dr. John Gu  (President and CSO at Renascions Corporation)

Mr. Hui Yan (Co‐Founder and CEO at AirHop Communications)

Dr. Tom Yang (Senior Director at Huawei Device USA)

12:30pm~12:45pm: Group picture

12:45pm ~ 1:45pm: Lunch, Social networking, Outdoor tables

Session 3: 1:45pm~ 3:45pm, Entrepreneurship Panel

Host: Dr. Gene Shi  (President of CAST-SD, Founder of Learning Genie Inc.)


Mr. Yutong Gao (co-Founder and CEO of Easy Transfer)

Mr. Howard Wang (Founder of Chinese Career Center)

Dr. Ken Kuang (Founder and CEO of Torrey Hills)

Dr. Andrew Wang (CEO of Ocean Nanotech)

3:45pm‐4:00pm: Closing remarks and introduction of CAST‐SD board members.

Guest Speakers

Dr. Kun Zhang

Co-Founder of Singlera Genomics Inc.

Dr. Kun Zhang is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California at San Diego. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Human and Molecular Genetics from the University of Texas at Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center, he received his post-doctoral training with George Church at Harvard Medical School. He joined the faculty of UCSD Department of Bioengineering in 2007. His current group is developing genome technologies based on single-molecule sequencing, single-cell manipulation/amplification, and chip-based synthesis and manipulation of complex DNA libraries. They are applying these novel technologies to the analyses of stem cells and human brain. Dr. Zhang is leading one of the three single cell genomics centers on the mapping of human brain gene activities under the NIH Roadmap program. He also co-founded Singlera Genomics Inc. focusing on sequencing-based genetic diagnostics.

Dr. Yuanyuan Zhou

Co-Founder of Pattern Insight and Whova

Dr. Zhou (周源源)is a Qualcomm Chair Professor in Mobile Computing at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) since 2009.  Prior to UCSD, she was a tenured professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Her area of expertise include data centers, computer systems, data analytics and mobile systems.  She has so far graduated 18 Ph.D students, most of whom are now  either successful entrepreneurs or tenured/tenure-track professors at top universities including University of Chicago, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Ohio State University, etc.   In parallel to her academic career, she has also co-founded three companies, with the first two successfully exited to public companies.  As the President in her second startup, Pattern Insight, she led the company to become profitable since 2010 and was acquired by VmWare in July 2012, providing good returns for investors and shareholders.  Currently she is busy with her third startup, Whova. It has gained substantial customer traction worldwide and has successfully raised substantial investment a few months ago.  She obtained her BS in computer science from Peking University,  and her MS and Ph.D from Princeton University. She is an ACM Fellow and IEEE Fellow, Sloan Research Fellow (2007) and the winner of ACM Mark Weiser award (2015).

Dr. Yutao He

Sr. Technologist at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

President/co-founder of LEAP Career Development Forum

Dr. He is currently a Senior Technologist at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) leading research in advanced spacecraft avionics technology for current and future NASA space exploration missions. He has been serving as reviewers for numerous professional journals and conferences and as organizers of technical conferences, and on the review boards of NASA AIST and SBIR proposals in the area of avionics and information technology. He is an adjunct faculty member at UCLA and CSU-LA, and an Executive-in-Residence of College of ECST at CSU-LA. Dr. He is the President/co-founder of LEAP Career Development Forum, a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to career advancement and professional growth of young Asian Americans. Dr. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Mr. George Chu

Founder and Chief Budsiness and Management Consultant for Wall Street Business Consulting Company, President of Chinese Entrepreneur Association

Mr. Chu received his MS degree in Food Chemistry; He also received his EMBA from Chicago Lake Forest Management Graduate School. He has been worked in US for 30 years and held various senior management positions for different companies. In 1992, he was appointed by The Coca Cola Company for the GM of the Concentrate Plant in Shanghai, China. Later, he was promoted to the VP of Marketing for the East China Region of the Coca Cola China. In 1997, he was appointed as GM and VP for the Coca Cola Shanghai Shenmei Bottling Company, which is the largest Coca Cola bottling plant in China. After that, he was the CEO for Youxin Company in Guangzhou, China and the COO for MPI, an outdoor media company in China and the GM for the Thomas Group, which is a US consulting company based in Dallas. Also was selected as Board Directors for Shanghai Paradise Electronics Company and HengAn International Company, which both are listed at Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He was also an investment advisor for the Morgan Stanley Asia. During his time in Shanghai, he was awarded for the Magnolia Award by the Shanghai Municipal Government, which is the highest honor for the foreigner. He also served as the Board of Shanghai American Chamber of Commerce. He started his training career since 2006. He has conducted more than 400 training sessions for over 200 Chinese and American companies in China and US. The training courses he has been taught mainly in the areas of leadership and management, coaching, execution, communication skill and presentation skill, performance appraisal, culture integration, marketing and operational Strategy. Because he has in-depth of hands-on management experiences in both consumer and industrial products, his training has been well received by Chinese and multinational professionals.

Dr. Mingxi Fan

VP of Engineering at Qualcomm Corporate R&D

Dr. Mingxi Fan is currently Vice President of Engineering in Qualcomm Research System Department.   He joined the division in 2002 as a system engineer on cdma 2000 EV-DO project. He has worked on key initiatives on C2K, UMTS, and LTE driving technology innovation and product enhancements, going through the entire invention and development cycle including system architecture and algorithm design, prototype implementation, standardization, technology positioning and evangelization, as well as commercial product development and verification. He also helped company to found Qualcomm Research China operation established 2008 in Beijing. He is presently leading the R&D initiative for taking LTE to unlicensed bands. Mingxi holds over 20 U.S. patents and has received top contributor awards in Qualcomm Research in 2004 and 2011. Mingxi received his Bachelor, Master and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1999 and 2002, respectively, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, where he also received the Ernst A. Guillemin EE Master’s thesis award from MIT in June, 1999.

Dr. John Gu

Founder of Renascions Corporation

Dr. John Gu is an experienced executive and entrepreneur in biotech and pharmaceutical industry. He was a leading genomics scientist at Motorola Life Sciences (MLS), later merged with Amersham, and also became GE Healthcare. In MLS, he led a successful launch of CodeLink P450 SNP Bioarray, it is one of the most widely used gene chips in the world today. Most recently, he found a personalized medicine company, Renascions Corporation, to develop cutting edge technology for rescuing hundreds of failing drugs.   His contribution to medical community, including Iressa for Non-Small CellLung Cancer, Xarelto for the newer generation of blood thinner and atrial fibrillation (replacement of Warfarin), is highly recognized by industry. He is currently serving as the President and Chief Scientific Officer at Renascions, and Adjunct Distinguish Professor at City of Hope, an NCI designated cancer hospital and Beckmann Institute. His working experience includes, NIH (National Institutes of Health) Fellow in the Human Genome Program at Washington University School of Medicine, Section Head at Motorola Life Sciences, Faculty and Program Director at Sydney Kimmel Cancer Center, Chief Business Officer at Vita Genomics, President at Shanghai GeneCore Biotechnologies, CEO of Genetrol and CytoPharm Therapeutics.

Mr. Hui Yan

Co-Founder and CEO at AirHop Communications 

Mr. Yan is a pioneer in real-time self-organizing network (SON) solutions for dynamic resource optimization and QoS/QoE management of heterogeneous networks.  He has over 20 year of wireless communications technology experience with roles spanning technology research, product development, corporate strategy and operations, product marketing and business development. Prior to AirHop, Yan established and managed the 3G advanced R&D organization for Texas Instruments (TI), successfully developing core technology IP for 3G wireless systems. He also served as Chair for the TI wireless patent committee and drove the company’s wireless standardization activities. Yan has also held various management and engineering positions at Nortel Networks and Dot Wireless. He currently serves on the advisory board for the Chair of ECE Department at University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Yan is an accomplished technologist with more than 30 patents granted or pending and a number of IEEE publications. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tianjin University, China and a Master’s degree in EE from UW – Madison.

Dr. Tom Yang

Senior Director at Huawei Device USA

Dr. Yang collaborated with Google and successfully led the initiative to optimize power and performance on Google Nexus 6P. He led the efforts to use third party power amplifiers with Qualcomm ET/DPD solutions, a first in the smartphone industry. He also developed power features that are more power efficient than those from Apple and Google. In 2014, he worked with Arm, Qualcomm, TI, and UCSD and served as Chairman of the First Huawei Power Summit at La Jolla Marriot. Prior to Huawei Device USA, he founded and led Qualcomm’s Android power team, which grew from two to more than 30 engineers. He optimized power for the first Android smartphone. In his career at Qualcomm, he optimized power for more than 10 chipsets, spanning from MSM7201A to MSM8974. He worked with Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Xiaomi and optimized power on hundreds of OEM smartphones. He has many patents, journal publications along with book chapters, and has provided presentation for company executives in key public events.

Dr. Jing Shi

Founder and CEO of Learning Genie Inc.

Dr. Shi is the President of CAST-SD and a TEEC associate member. Learning Genie is a fast growing education technology company for Early Childhood Education. Prior founding Learning Genie. Dr. Shi worked for Oracle, and Micron respectively. Published 30+ journal and conference papers and 9 US patents awarded. 1 Patent in PCT.

Mr. Yutong Gao

Co-Founder of Easy Transfer

Mr. Gao helped Easy Transfer reached five countries within four months including United States, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. Mr. Gao also helped Easy Transfer became the largest online payment platform used by Chinese students and schools, with his marketing team of over 300 members globally. In just 8 months, Mr. Gao helped Easy Transfer gained investment from Xu Xiaoping, Wang Qiang, and Xue Manzi. Media presses in China, describing Mr. Gao as the craziest after 90s entrepreneur in China.


Mr. Xiumeng Kuang

CEO of  Torrey Hills Technologies

Author of START-UP STAR 

Kuang is a successful business owner, Amazon Best Seller and award winning engineer. Born, raised and educated in China, Kuang followed his entrepreneurial dream to the US in 1994 and started his own company in 2004. Now Torrey Hills Technologies has grown to a leader in the supply of quality microelectronics packaging components, such as copper tungsten heat sinks, to major manufacturers.  From 2004-2013, Kuang led Torrey Hills to rank #188 in INC500 Fast Growing Private Companies in America and rank #2 in San Diego Business Journal 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego. Kuang was three times the finalist for the Most Admired CEO in San Diego. The company is now shipping world-wide to more than 60 countries. Professionally Kuang received many awards, including 2008 & 2012 President Awards & Fellow of the Society from International Microelectronics And Packaging Society (IMAPS) and 2013 Tibbetts Award in White House on May 16, 2013, cited for Excellence in Small Business Innovation Research.

Dr. Andrew Wang

Founder of Ocean Nanotech

Dr. Wang is a material chemist with more than 20 years experience in synthesis and surface modification of the nanoparticles in both academic research and industrial R&D development settings. As the Principal Scientist and founder of Ocean NanoTech, he has developed and commercialized a series of stable and uniform inorganic nanoparticles (iron oxide, quantum dots, gold and silver nanocrystals) for biomedical applications. Many of his research development projects were in collaborations with the investigators from Emory University, Stanford University, Washington University, MD Anderson Cancer Center, etc.

Mr. Howard Wang

Founder of Chinese Career Center

学生创业家,CCC职业平台创始人, 本科就读于北京理工大学光电工程系,之后获得南加州大学电子工程与工程管理硕士学位。曾任2010-2012年南加州大学中国学生学者联谊会主席,第十届 美西南中国学生学者联谊会主席,现任北理工洛杉矶校友会副会长,美西南学联理事会成员。

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大会简介 在当今全球化发展迅速,高科技领域日新月异,各国之间既紧密合作又相互竞争的背景下, 许多高科技领域的新挑战如绿色环保,新能源技术,电子信息技术,生物科技及制药新技术与疾 病防治,以及相关行业高科技人才的政策、教育和流动等等,对推动各国在科技领域的合作与双 赢提出了更新和更高的要求。而如何进一步推动科技创新,促进创新项目的产业化,加强国际间 的科技与人才的交流和合作以期共赢,也是高科技人员,企业以至各国政府所共同面临的新课题。 中国旅美科技协会(CAST-USA)注重与其他专业协会的交流与合作,加强不同学科华人的 交流,同时促进中美之间科技人才的沟通和科技的发展。中国旅美科技协会作为一个活跃在美国 本土并在中国也有一定的知名度的民间科技团体,秉承以往在上述科技领域紧密参与的传统,将 继续发挥其独特的民间科技团体的桥梁和平台的作用,于 2015 年 10 月 9 日(星期五)到 11 日(星期日)在美国首都华盛顿召开“科技创新与合作发展论坛 —- 暨中国旅美科技协会第 23 届 年会”。 此次大会将以“科技创新与合作发展”为主题,将邀请一批国际知名学者和科技产业界人士, 中美政府相关部门的负责人,投资界人士,在专业的层面上介绍最新信息,以专业的视角进行交 流,共享科技创新创业的智慧和经验。大会还将组织电子信息、生物医药,能源环保和国际人才 合作等方面的专题讨论。以期促进与会各方面人士和单位的深入交流,创造进一步合作的机会, 以获共赢的结果。 此次大会特别增加了创新项目和资金对接,以及人才交流板块,对有意在中美创业的人士和 资本市场提供智力和项目合作和资金对接及人才交流平台。

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本地协会一起合作的  北美创业大赛-南加分赛。为此我们也请来了不少的,在圈中值得尊敬的PreA, Seed 机构投资者。
参加报名仅需要 10页以内的ppt 就好了。  我们也有Private Pitch 的环节,
是时候展示和碰撞你们的创业梦想了 !!!
11.25 日 –  提交一个10 Page ppt
12.1   日 –  通知进入第二轮的Pitch
1.10   日 –  我们组队去Santa Clara 总决赛。
我们圣地亚哥创业沙龙- 祝福我们本地的创业者, 披荆斩棘,马到成功。
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第二届南加创新论坛(SoCal Innovation Forum)TEEC杯北美创业大赛南加分赛


09:00-09:30 开幕式

09:30-10:10 炉边对话I

10:20-11:00 炉边对话II

11:10-12:00 创业项目演示(上半场)

12:00-13:20 午餐

13:30-14:20 炉边对话III

14:30-15:20 专题讨论ICommunication & Technology Panel

15:30-16:20 专题讨论IIHealthcare & Technology Panel

16:30-17:30 创业项目演示(下半场)

17:40-18:00 颁奖典礼


地点:The California State University Dominguez Hills, Loker Student Union, Ballroom C

1000 E Victoria St, Carson, California 90747


嘉宾简介 (更新中)


Saeed Amidi

Plug and Play Tech Center创始人和CEO

Saeed AmidiPlug and Play Tech Center的创始人和CEO.Plug and Play是拥有超过300多个项目的创业加速器企业,目前已经融资超过7亿5千万美元。同时也是Amidzad的合伙人。这一基金已经在高科技企业当中投资超过15年并且有超过70个成功案例,一些成功项目如: Paypal, Powerset, Danger, Bix, Powerset, DropBox, Lending Club, Zoosk等。



Diego Berdakin

Beachmint.董事会主席和CEO,前美国新闻集团旗下Slingshot Labs战略执行副总裁

Diego Berdakin在2010与Josh Berman一起创立了位于Santa Monica的BeachMint,是近两年发展最快速的电商类社交公司,与美国多位名人包括(Justin Timberlak,Cher Coulter, Mary-Kate Olsen等)建立了JewelMint,StyleMint,BeautyMint, ShoeMint以及HomeMint五大品牌。得到了New Enterprise Associates, Trinity Ventures, Accel, Anthem, Scale & Goldman Saches等超过八千万美金的融资。公司新颖的模式被美国各大高校作为案例教授。Diego早期还创立了洛杉矶知名孵化器MD Capital,帮助孵化多个成功创业项目,是iEscrow.com的总裁,Bzzing的董事长。



David Carter


David Carter是洛杉矶著名孵化器Amplify.LA的共同创始人。他创办了多家公司,包括Vertical Technologies(被Zebra收购),Throughstar(被iManage收购)和S5 Wireless,同时他也投资了20多家初创公司。Carter先生被美国福布斯杂志评为对洛杉矶有重要影响力的12位创业者之一。他也是Chapman大学的顾问委员会成员。


Gil Elbaz

Factual创始人兼CEOApplied Semantic共同创始人

Gil Elbaz是信息分享公司Factual的创始人兼CEO。他也是Applied Semantic的共同创始人,该公司在2003年被Google收购。他曾担任Google Santa Monica的工程总监,负责AdSense项目,帮助Google确定了在网络广告领域的领先地位。2008年,Elbaz先生被加州理工学院董事会提名为年轻校友董事。他同时活跃于很多非盈利领域。他是X Prize基金会的董事会成员,他和妻子共同经营Elbaz家族基金会,致力于环境和教育事业。



Sheryl Flynn

Blue Marble Game创始人和CEO

Sheryl Flynn博士是Blue Marble Game的创始人和CEO,这家公司专注于设计和开发为残疾人康复用的游戏。她还创建了网站,一个集结了残疾人、医生、科研人员和游戏产业专家的社交平台,旨在推动康复游戏的发展。Flynn博士同时也为南加州大学的Institute for Creative Technologies提供咨询,涉及的项目包括开发让医生帮助病人康复的游戏。 



Gary Hutchinson


Gary HutchinsonThelioPulse的首席执行官,并兼任南加州大学Alfred Mann生物医学工程所的企业家顾问,帮助其制定融资的商业计划。他在医疗健康领域有超过25年的经验,包括Precision Dyanmics Coorporation的总裁和CEOZymed Medical Systems的创始人(被Philips收购),ORFID的顾问,AdvamedQuinton Instruments的执行董事。Hutchinson先生也以投资顾问的身份参与了同Hambrecht & Quist, HoulihanLokey Howard &Zukin, Convergent Ventures, WR Hambrecht & Co.Water Street Healthcare Partners的合作。



Michael Jin


金学成博士是美国硅谷TEEC天使基金的创始合伙人,及英特格灵芯片(天津)有限公司的创始人与执行董事。金博士有着丰富的创业与投资管理经验,是4家美国硅谷及中国高科技公司的创始人或共同创始人,担任7家高科技公司的董事,及美国硅谷创源孵化器的高级顾问。他创办的iWattDialog Semiconductor3.45亿美元收购。金博士现任清华大学企业家协会TEEC的北美主席,及TEEC生物医学健康产业学会的共同主席。金博士是电容式医学超声传感技术的开创发明人,拥有近40篇国际会议及学术论文发表和10余项美国专利。




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Clinton Schaff


Clinton Schaff在社交媒体营销、品牌宣传、在线社区、创意传播和实时营销领域有13年的经验。在Edelman,他和Activision的工作帮助公司赢得了2013Grand Effie奖。在GolinHarris,他是美国西部区域数字团队的负责人,为一些著名品牌设计实施了营销和公关活动,包括Nitendo, Adidas, DoleToyota。在Roll Global,他为多个品牌制定了数字战略,包括FIJI Water, POM WonderfulWonderful PistachiosClinton同时也是USC安娜堡传播与新闻学院的客座教授。



David Wolf

Wolf Group Asia(WGA) 总裁

David Wolf 目前是Wolf Group Asia的总裁,在中美两拥有多年公关行业的经验,精通中美两国商业文化。他的客户横跨中国、美国、欧洲等多个国家的多个行业。David Wolf为想要进入中国市场的美国公司以及想要进入美国市场的中国公司提供公关、传媒方面的专业咨询,他致力于成为沟通两国商业文化交流的桥梁。同时David Wolf也是业内知名杂志期刊特约供稿人,包括The Holmes Report, EuroBiz, Media, AdAge Magazine以及WARC。同时他也是印地安那大学中国政治经济研究中心理事会成员。




Lifeng Wu

ProPlus Design Solutions副总裁

吴博士目前是ProPlus Design分管R&D的副总裁。在此之前的19942003年间,他担任过Cadence Design System公司电路仿真部门的工程团队的负责人,BTA TechnologyCelestry Design Technology的分管R&D的副总裁。




Xing Yang

中美生物医学和药学专业协会理事,BioNano Genomics副总裁

杨星博士目前是BioNano Genomics负责系统开发的副总裁。他在生物技术领域有超过10年的经验,是Epic Sciences的共同创始人和分管技术的副总裁,曾担任过Helixis(被Illumina收购)分管研究的副总裁,Becton Dickinson Diagnostics-GeneOhm系统开发的高级负责人。杨博士拥有15项美国专利。
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