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Throughout its 25+ year history, the US-Asia Technology Management Center has continually delivered up-to-date knowledge and perspectives into the rapidly evolving landscape of innovation and technology management in Asia and its connections to Silicon Valley. Our seminars will be great for those interested in hearing about recent trends, patterns, and challenges of entrepreneurship in Asia and their relevance to Silicon Valley and the U.S. Guest speakers include entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, and other experts on the current entrepreneurial ecosystems of major Asia economies.

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Edge Computing in Autonomous Vehicles — panel discussion

Skilling Auditorium

Topics in International Technology Management "Edge Computing in Autonomous Vehicles" Panelists: Dr. Sven Beiker, Founder & Managing Director, Silicon Valley Mobility, LLD Sven Beiker is a Lecturer in Management at the GSB, and the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Mobility, an independent consulting & advisory firm. He covers the electrification, automation, connectivity, and sharing of automobiles through the lens of new technologies and business models. This is reflected in his teaching at the GSB as well as in his professional engagements. Prior to his independent consulting work, he served as an Expert Consultant for mobility topics at McKinsey & Company for 2.5 years. Dr. Beiker received his MS (1995) and PhD (1999) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany. He published various technical papers and holds several patents in the fields of vehicle dynamics and powertrain technology. Dr. Maarten Sierhuis, Chief Technology Director, Alliance Innovation Lab Silicon Valley, Nissan North America, Inc. In this role he has oversight of all technical innovation with responsibility to connect Silicon Valley research outcomes to all Alliance research & advanced engineering functions. Previously, as the founding Director of Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley, Sierhuis created the NRC-SV research portfolio and lead a team of researchers in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles and Human-Machine Interaction and Interfaces (HMI²) to help shape the future of intelligent cars capable of driving themselves. Prior to Nissan, Sierhuis spent more than 12 years at NASA Ames Research Center, where he researched the development of human and autonomy systems for space exploration. He developed an autonomous multi-agent system for human and robotic planetary exploration that was used to automate the work of flight controllers in NASA’s Mission Control for the International Space Station. Sierhuis is one of the creators of the Brahms agent language. Sierhuis joined Nissan in 2013. In a career in research and software engineering spanning 25 years, Sierhuis has also worked at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, NYNEX Science & Technology, IBM Corporation, and as a founder of a startup Ejenta. Sierhuis earned a bachelor degree in Computer Science from The Hague University and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He lives in San Francisco, California. This seminar is part of a weekly seminar series on "Topics from International Technology Management | Edge Computing: Different Directions for Asia and the U.S.?" from September 26 - December 5, 2019. Speaker line-up: https://asia.stanford.edu/course/topics-in-international-technology-management/2019-edge-computing-different-directions-for-asia-and-the-u-s-2/ Parking: Via Ortega Garage, 498 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map] Roble Field Garage, Cross street is Via Ortega and Santa Teresa (Entrance is on Via Ortega), Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map] Please check parking signs carefully to ensure that permitted parking and metered spaces are free after 4:00 pm. Networking with light refreshments after the discussion.

Federated Learning in Medicine: Breaking Down Silos to Advance Medical Research

Topics in International Technology Management "Federated Learning in Medicine: Breaking Down Silos to Advance Medical Research" Speaker: Dr. Thomas Clozel, Co-Founder and CEO, OWKIN Thomas is the CEO and Co-Founder at OWKIN, leading medical research and business intelligence. He is a former Assistant Professor of Clinical Onco-Hematology at Hôpital Henri Mondor in Paris. Thomas is also a former member of Ari Melnick’s lab at the Weill Cornell Medical College, where he co-led several projects focused on prediction of resistance to chemotherapy in B-cell lymphoma. This seminar is part of a weekly seminar series on "Topics from International Technology Management | Edge Computing: Different Directions for Asia and the U.S.?" from September 26 - December 5, 2019. Speaker line-up: https://asia.stanford.edu/course/topics-in-international-technology-management/2019-edge-computing-different-directions-for-asia-and-the-u-s-2/ Parking: Via Ortega Garage, 498 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map] Roble Field Garage, Cross street is Via Ortega and Santa Teresa (Entrance is on Via Ortega), Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map] Please check parking signs carefully to ensure that permitted parking and metered spaces are free after 4:00 pm. Networking with light refreshments after the discussion.

Current Status of tinyML and the Enormous Opportunities Ahead – panel discussion

Topics in International Technology Management "Current Status of tinyML and the Enormous Opportunities Ahead" Panelists: Dr. Evgeni Gousev, Senior Director of Engineering, Qualcomm Research Dr. Evgeni Gousev is a Senior Director of Engineering in Qualcomm Research. He leads HW R&D org in the Silicon Valley Center and is also responsible for developing ultra low power embedded computing platform, including always on machine vision AI technology. He has been with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. since 2005 after joining from IBM T.J. Watson Research Center where he drove projects in the field of advanced silicon technologies. From 1993 to 1998, Dr. Gousev held academic professorship appointments with Rutgers University and Hiroshima University (1997). Evgeni holds a M.S. degree in Applied Physics and a Ph.D. in Solid-State Physics. He has co-edited 24 books and published 163 papers and is an inventor on more than 60 issued and filed patents. Pete Warden, Staff Research Engineer, Google Pete Warden is the technical lead of the TensorFlow mobile and embedded team at Google, and was previously CTO of Jetpac (acquired in 2014). This seminar is part of a weekly seminar series on "Topics from International Technology Management | Edge Computing: Different Directions for Asia and the U.S.?" from September 26 - December 5, 2019. Speaker line-up: https://asia.stanford.edu/course/topics-in-international-technology-management/2019-edge-computing-different-directions-for-asia-and-the-u-s-2/ Parking: Via Ortega Garage, 498 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map] Roble Field Garage, Cross street is Via Ortega and Santa Teresa (Entrance is on Via Ortega), Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map] Please check parking signs carefully to ensure that permitted parking and metered spaces are free after 4:00 pm. Networking with light refreshments after the discussion.

Dr. Atsunori Kanemura, Chief Research Officer and Chief Scientist, LeapMind

Topics in International Technology Management "Exact title TBA" Speaker: Dr. Atsunori Kanemura, Chief Research Officer and Chief Scientist, LeapMind Atsunori Kanemura received the Ph.D. degree in Informatics from Kyoto University, Japan, in 2009. He is the Chief Research Officer and Chief Scientist at LeapMind Inc., Tokyo, Japan, an Invited Senior Scientist at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan, and a Visiting Scientist at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Kyoto, Japan. His publications include more than 50 papers, 100 presentations, and a tutorial at AAAI, a flagship academic conference on artificial intelligence. Dr. Kanemura received Best Paper Awards from JNNS (Japanese Neural Network Society) in 2010, from IEEE TrustCom in 2015, and from NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Molecules and Materials in 2017. He is a member of JNNS, IEICE, and IEEE. This seminar is part of a weekly seminar series on "Topics from International Technology Management | Edge Computing: Different Directions for Asia and the U.S.?" from September 26 - December 5, 2019. Speaker line-up: https://asia.stanford.edu/course/topics-in-international-technology-management/2019-edge-computing-different-directions-for-asia-and-the-u-s-2/ Parking: Via Ortega Garage, 498 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map] Roble Field Garage, Cross street is Via Ortega and Santa Teresa (Entrance is on Via Ortega), Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map] Please check parking signs carefully to ensure that permitted parking and metered spaces are free after 4:00 pm. Networking with light refreshments after the discussion.

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