The Future Science Prize is the first world-class, privately sponsored science prize in China.  Since 2016, a set of annual awards were bestowed in three categories: life science, physical science, mathematics and computer science, in recognition of high-impact scientific advances in the Greater China region. The Future Science Prize ceremony is held annually in Beijing, China to recognize the scientists who have contributed significantly to the scientific community as well as to all of humanity. The concurrently held science forum and symposium invites scientists from all over the world to share scientific development on the cutting-edge and to explore interdisciplinary and innovative academic insights; it is the only high-end, multi-disciplinary international scientific conference held in China.


In 2019, the Future Forum introduces a Steering Committee, composed of well-known experts from home and abroad, to guide the topics of discussion during the conference; the Program Committee, a subcommittee of said committee, is responsible for setting the agenda and inviting domestic and foreign guests to ensure the high level and extensive global perspective of the conference. Ding Hong, from the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Zhang Xiaodong of the Ohio State University serve as co-chairs of the Program Committee, jointly proposing and grandly launching the 2019 Future Science Prize Week.


We cordially invite nearly a hundred esteemed scientists, business leaders, and artists with outstanding influences and diverse perspectives to join us for an eventful week filled with cross-border dialogues. During the week, a number of public events will be held, including the Future Science Prize Forum,the Future Science Prize Symposium,the Future Science Prize Ceremony, and lectures given by the prize winners. We are also excited to announce that the prize winners and globally-renowned artists will jointly present an exhibition themed, “Evolution of Everything:Scientific View and Artistic View”. 


As the most influential science award in Greater China today, we first and foremost hope to use the Future Science Prize to celebrate the scientists, whose achievements in scientific fields demand more considerable attention from the public that has never felt more urgent to become more informed; and if we may, we wish to not only have an impact on the present but, more importantly, on the next generation whose future is now and whose world is a fast-changing place with so much at stake.



Overview of Agenda

November 13th-14th

2019 Future Science Prize Laureates Academic Report


November 15th

2019 Future Science Prize Forum


November 16th

2019 Future Science Prize Symposium


November 17th

The Public Lectures of 2019 Future Science Prize Laureates

Evolution of Everything:Scientific View and Artistic View-Themed Exhibition

2019 Future Science Prize Award Ceremony

Member, Steering Committee of the Future Science Prize Week
Jason Cong
Jason Cong
Chancellor's Professor at the Computer Science Department of University of California; Academician, Association for Computing Machinery; Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Jason Cong received his B.S. degree in computer science from Peking University in 1985, his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987 and 1990, respectively. Currently, he is a Chancellor’s Professor at the Computer Science Department of University of California, Los Angeles, the Director of Center for Domain-Specific Computing, and the director of VLSI Architecture, Synthesis, and Technology (VAST) Laboratory. He served as the chair of the UCLA Computer Science Department from 2005 to 2008, and is currently serving as an Associate Vice Provost for Internationalization and the co-director of PKU/UCLA Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering since 2009. He is also a distinguished visiting professor at Peking University and the director of PKU Center for Energy-Efficient Computing and Applications (CECA). Dr. Cong’s research interests include electronic design automation and energy-efficient computing. He was elected to an IEEE Fellow in 2000, and ACM Fellow in 2008.  He received the 2011 ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electric Design Automation “for pioneering work on technology mapping for FPGA that has made significant impact to the FPGA research community and industry”.  He received the 2010 IEEE Circuits and System (CAS) Society Technical Achievement Award and the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award.  He is the only one who received a Technical Achievement Award from both the IEEE CAS Society and the Computer Society. 

Chancellor's Professor at the Computer Science Department of University of California; Academician, Association for Computing Machinery; Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Hong DING
Hong DING
Professor, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chief Scientist, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics

Dr. Hong Ding is professor of Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy od Sciences, managing director and chief scientist of Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics. Dr. Ding obtained his BS degree in physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1990 and his PhD degree in physics from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Argonne National Laboratory from 1996 to 1998. He joined the Department of Physics at Boston College as assistant professor in 1998, and became associate professor in 2003 and full professor in 2007. He joined the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. Over the past 20 years, he has made important contributions to understanding of high temperature superconductors and topological materials by measuring their electronic structure using angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy. He has published more than 200 papers with a total citation number over 11000. Dr. Ding won Sloan Research Fellowship Award in 1999, was selected into the first Thousand Talented Plan in 2008, and was elected as American Physical Society Fellow in 2011.

Professor, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chief Scientist, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics
Jianhua LIN
Jianhua LIN
Former President, Peking University


Former President, Peking University
Gang TIAN
Gang TIAN
Director, Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research; Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Gang Tian has made fundamental contributions to geometric analysis, complex geometry and symplectic geometry. Dr. Gang Tian solved completely the existence of K\”ahler-Einstein metrics on compact complex surfaces with positive first Chern class. He proved that the deformation of Calabi-Yau manifolds is unobstructed, known as the Bogomolov–Tian–Todorov theorem. Together with others, he established a mathematical theory for quantum cohomology and Gromov-Witten invariant. He was also one of pioneers in constructing virtual cycles. He introduced the K-stability which has been further developed and become a central topic in the theory of geometric stability. He initiated the Analytical Minimal Model program through Kahler-Ricci flow, referred as the Song-Tian program on birational geometry. In 2012, he gave a solution for the Yau-Tian-Donaldson's conjecture, a central conjecture in Kahler geometry. Dr. Gang Tian won Alan T. Waterman Award in 1994 and Veblen Prize in 1996. He spoke twice at the International Congress of Mathematics in 1990 and 2002. He was elected to the National Academy of China in 2001 and the American Academy of Arts and Science in 2004.

Director, Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research; Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. Academy of Arts and Sciences
Xiangping WU
Xiangping WU
Professor,National Astronomical Observatories of China, CAS

WU Xiang-Ping is a professor of astrophysics at National Astronomical observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been engaged in doing research on cosmology, including the construction of 21CMA in the Tianshan Mountains of western China, the first low-frequency radio array dedicated to the detection of the epoch of reionization. He is currently leading the Chinese SKA science team towards transforming our understanding of the universe. Prof. Wu was selected as the member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011, and has also served as the Dean of the School of Astronomy and Space Science in University of Chinses Academy of Sciences since 2017 and the member of Standing Committee, China Association for Science and Technology since 2016.

Professor,National Astronomical Observatories of China, CAS
Xiaoliang Sunney XIE
Xiaoliang Sunney XIE
Lee Shau-kee Professor, Peking University; Director, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, Peking University; Director, BIOPIC, Peking University; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. National Academy of Medicine; Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Prof. Xiaoliang Sunney Xie received his BSc in chemistry from Peking University in 1984 and PhD in physical chemistry from UC San Diego in 1990. He is a world renowned physical chemist and biophysicist, currently the Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, the Director of Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center (BIOPIC),and the Director of Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics (ICG) at Peking University. Xie has made pioneering contributions to single molecular biophysical chemistry, label-free biomedical imaging, and single cell genomics. His group’s single cell sequencing technology has been widely used in in vitro fertilization (IVF), and has allowed hundreds of newborns to avoid genetic disorders. He is a member of US National Academy of Science as well as a member of US National Academy of Medicine. He has garnered many international awards in chemistry, optics and biology, including the Albany Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research in 2015. 

Lee Shau-kee Professor, Peking University; Director, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, Peking University; Director, BIOPIC, Peking University; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. National Academy of Medicine; Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Program Committee Co-Chairs of the Future Science Prize Week
Hong DING
Hong DING
Professor, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chief Scientist, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics

Dr. Hong Ding is professor of Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy od Sciences, managing director and chief scientist of Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics. Dr. Ding obtained his BS degree in physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1990 and his PhD degree in physics from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Argonne National Laboratory from 1996 to 1998. He joined the Department of Physics at Boston College as assistant professor in 1998, and became associate professor in 2003 and full professor in 2007. He joined the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. Over the past 20 years, he has made important contributions to understanding of high temperature superconductors and topological materials by measuring their electronic structure using angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy. He has published more than 200 papers with a total citation number over 11000. Dr. Ding won Sloan Research Fellowship Award in 1999, was selected into the first Thousand Talented Plan in 2008, and was elected as American Physical Society Fellow in 2011.

Professor, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chief Scientist, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics
Xiaodong ZHANG
Xiaodong ZHANG
Robert M. Critchfield Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Scholar,Ohio State University

Xiaodong ZHANG

Robert M. Critchfield Professor, the Ohio State University; Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery; Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


Research in areas of data and storage management in computer and distributed systems; BS in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Technology, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Colorado at Boulder; Recipient of the 2010 Overseas Outstanding Contribution Award by China Computer Federation; Recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award in Engineering and Applied Sciences from University of Colorado at Boulder; Recipient of Lutron Foundation’s Education Leadership Award in 2018; Fellow of both ACM and IEEE. 


Robert M. Critchfield Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Scholar,Ohio State University
Member, Program Committee of the Future Science Prize Week
Jian-Shu LI
Jian-Shu LI
Chair Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Jianshu Li received his BSc from Zhejiang University in 1981 and Ph. D from Yale in 1987. He is currently a chair professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and serves on the Program Committee for the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians.

Chair Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Kai LI
Kai LI
Paul & Marcia Wythes Professor, Princeton University; Member, National Academy of Engineering; Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering

Kai Li is a Paul M. Wythes '55, P'86 and Marcia R. Wythes P'86 Professor at Princeton University, where he served on the faculty since 1986. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University, M.S. from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and B.S. from Jilin University. His research areas include operating systems, parallel and distributed systems, storage systems, and analysis of big data.  He pioneered Distributed Shared Memory (DSM), allowing shared-memory programming on a cluster of computers, which won the ACM SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award in 2012. He proposed user-level DMA mechanism for efficient cluster communication, which went into the RDMA standard of Infiniband. He co-led (with Prof. Fei-Fei Li) the ImageNet project, which propelled deep learning to become the most active research area in machine learning. He co-founded Data Domain, Inc. and led the innovation of deduplication storage system product line to replace tape libraries at data centers.  The product line has taken over 60% of the market. The company went public in 2007 and later acquired by EMC. He was elected as an ACM fellow, an IEEE fellow and a member of National Academy of Engineering. 


Paul & Marcia Wythes Professor, Princeton University; Member, National Academy of Engineering; Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering
Jianhua LIN
Jianhua LIN
Former President, Peking University


Former President, Peking University
Xiaole Shirley LIU
Xiaole Shirley LIU
Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Harvard University; Director of the Center for Functional Cancer Epigenetics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

X Shirley Liu is Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at Harvard University and the Director of the Center of Functional Cancer Epigenetics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her research focuses on algorithm development and integrative modeling of high throughput genomic data to understand the specificity and function of regulator genes in tumor development, progression, drug response and resistance. She is especially interested in genomics and bioinformatics approaches in cancer epigenetics, cancer immunology, and CRISPR screens for translational cancer research. She is the PI of the Cancer Immune Data Common, a cancer moonshot project from National Cancer Institute with the goal of identifying biomarkers for optimizing cancer immunotherapy strategies. She has an H-index of 85 and has published over 60 papers in Nature, Science, or Cell series journals.  She is the recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship, the Richard E. Weitzman Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award from the Endocrine Society, Breast Cancer Research Foundation Investigator, and a Fellow of the International Society of Computational Biology. Since becoming a faculty in 2003, she has successfully mentored seventeen trainees to start tenure track faculty positions.

Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Harvard University; Director of the Center for Functional Cancer Epigenetics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Shude MAO
Shude MAO
Director, Tsinghua Center for Astrophysics

Dr. Shude Mao is the director of the Tsinghua Center for Astrophysics and Chair in the Division of Galaxy and Cosmology at the National Astronomical Observatories. He is a board member of the Thirty Meter Telescope.  


Dr. Mao obtained his Bachelor degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1988 and his PhD on astrophysics in 1992 from Princeton University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics from 1995-1999. He became a lecturer at the University of Manchester in 2000, and a full professor in 2006. He returned to China full-time in 2010. He proposed a new method to discover extrasolar planets with gravitational microlensing and proposed to use gravitational lensing to constrain the number of substructures in dark matter haloes. He published more than 190 papers in refereed journals. He won the Bessel Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation in 2007. His current research interests include the search of extrasolar planets, galactic dynamics, and gravitational lensing.


Director, Tsinghua Center for Astrophysics
Xiangping WU
Xiangping WU
Professor,National Astronomical Observatories of China, CAS

WU Xiang-Ping is a professor of astrophysics at National Astronomical observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been engaged in doing research on cosmology, including the construction of 21CMA in the Tianshan Mountains of western China, the first low-frequency radio array dedicated to the detection of the epoch of reionization. He is currently leading the Chinese SKA science team towards transforming our understanding of the universe. Prof. Wu was selected as the member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011, and has also served as the Dean of the School of Astronomy and Space Science in University of Chinses Academy of Sciences since 2017 and the member of Standing Committee, China Association for Science and Technology since 2016.

Professor,National Astronomical Observatories of China, CAS
Xiaoliang Sunney XIE
Xiaoliang Sunney XIE
Lee Shau-kee Professor, Peking University; Director, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, Peking University; Director, BIOPIC, Peking University; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. National Academy of Medicine; Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Prof. Xiaoliang Sunney Xie received his BSc in chemistry from Peking University in 1984 and PhD in physical chemistry from UC San Diego in 1990. He is a world renowned physical chemist and biophysicist, currently the Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, the Director of Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center (BIOPIC),and the Director of Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics (ICG) at Peking University. Xie has made pioneering contributions to single molecular biophysical chemistry, label-free biomedical imaging, and single cell genomics. His group’s single cell sequencing technology has been widely used in in vitro fertilization (IVF), and has allowed hundreds of newborns to avoid genetic disorders. He is a member of US National Academy of Science as well as a member of US National Academy of Medicine. He has garnered many international awards in chemistry, optics and biology, including the Albany Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research in 2015. 

Lee Shau-kee Professor, Peking University; Director, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, Peking University; Director, BIOPIC, Peking University; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. National Academy of Medicine; Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shou-Wu ZHANG
Shou-Wu ZHANG
Professor, Department of Mathematics,Princeton University; Member, U.S. Academy of Arts and Sciences

Education 

B.S. Sun Yat-Sen University, 1983


M.S. Chinese Academy of Science, 1986 

Ph.D. Columbia University, 1991 (Advisor: Lucien Szpiro) 


Appointments 

Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 1991-1992 

Instructor, Princeton University, 1992-1994 

Assistant Professor, Princeton University 1994-1996

Associate Professor, Columbia University 1996-1998 

Professor, Columbia University 1998-2013 

Professor, Princeton university 2011– 


Editorship 

Algebra and Number Theory, 2013– 

Forum of Mathematics, 2015– 


Honors 

Sloan Research Fellowship, 1997


Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics, 1998 

Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2009


Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2011 

Fellow of American Mathematical Society, 2016


Simons Fellow in Mathematics, 2016  


Professor, Department of Mathematics,Princeton University; Member, U.S. Academy of Arts and Sciences



Agenda
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  • 11.16
  • 11.17



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Mau-Chung Frank CHANG

Dr. Mau-Chung Frank Chang is the Distinguished Wintek Chair Professor of UCLA, Taiwan. He was the Chairman and Wintek Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at UCLA (1997-2015). Before that, he was the Assistant Director of High Speed Electronics Laboratory of Rockwell Science Center (1983-1997), Thousand Oaks, California. In this tenure, he pioneered and transferred the Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBT) integrated circuit technology from the research laboratory to production line (later became Skyworks). HBT productions have grown into multi-tens-billion dollars of industry and dominated the entire mobile phone power amplifier markets for the past 25 years (currently exceeding 10 billion-units/year and exceeding 50 billion units in the past decade). 


Throughout his career, Dr. Chang’s research has been focused on research and development of high-speed semiconductor devices and integrated circuits for radio, radar and imaging System-on-Chip applications from microwave to Terahertz frequency regimes. He received numerous recognitions, including his memberships with IEEE Fellow, the US National Academy of Engineering (2008), Taiwan’s Academia Sinica (2012), and National Academy of Inventors (2015). In recognition of his accomplishment in high-speed electronics, IEEE (US) and IET (UK) have bestowed him with prestigious David Sarnoff Award (2006) and J.J. Thomson Medal for Achievement in Electronics (2017).


Qilin ZHOU
For inventing new catalysts and chemical reactions, which opened avenues for synthesizing organic molecules, especially pharmaceutical molecules.

The development of new reactions and synthetic strategies for making molecules is a cornerstone of modern chemistry and molecular sciences. Chemists’ ability to make various molecules have transformed myriad of fields (drug discovery, perfume industry, materials sciences, and genomics) and have advanced our understanding of both the physical and life sciences at the molecular level. While numerous modes of bond breaking and forming have been discovered in the past 100 years, orchestrating these synthetic transformations in a highly selective and efficient manner and on a practical level hinges upon the invention of highly effective catalysts that can accelerate bond breaking and forming processes while conferring desired regioselectivity and enantioselectivity.  


Based on rational molecular design and intuitive innovation, Drs. Ma, Zhou and Feng have developed transformative catalysts that have facilitated or changed the way we construct molecules. Dr. Ma discovered a copper/amino acid complex catalyst that promotes carbon-nitrogen bond formation, providing a widely used tool for synthesizing aniline-based drug molecules [1]. Dr. Zhou designed a chiral spirocyclic ligand that can coordinate a range of metals including iridium and rhodium. The resulting catalysts enhance the enantioselectivity of asymmetric hydrogenation reactions [2]. Dr. Feng designed a chiral N,N-dioxide scaffold that can serve as a catalyst alone or as a ligand to metals, serving as chiral Lewis acid catalysts to promote enantioselective carbon-carbon bond forming reactions [3]. These three catalytic systems, bearing the names of the three chemists recognized here, have been used world-wide in both academia and industry.


[1] Acc. Chem. Res. 2008,41, 1450.

[2] Acc. Chem. Res. 2008,41, 581.

[3] Acc. Chem. Res. 2011,44, 574.

 

Dawei Ma, born 1963 in Henan, China. Ph.D. 1989 from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor and Vice President of Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Qilin Zhou, born 1957 in Jiangsu, China. Ph.D. 1987 from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor of Nankai University.

Xiaoming Feng, born 1964 in Sichuan, China. Ph.D. 1996 from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor of Sichuan University.


Shou-Wu ZHANG
Professor, Department of Mathematics,Princeton University; Member, U.S. Academy of Arts and Sciences

Education 

B.S. Sun Yat-Sen University, 1983


M.S. Chinese Academy of Science, 1986 

Ph.D. Columbia University, 1991 (Advisor: Lucien Szpiro) 


Appointments 

Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 1991-1992 

Instructor, Princeton University, 1992-1994 

Assistant Professor, Princeton University 1994-1996

Associate Professor, Columbia University 1996-1998 

Professor, Columbia University 1998-2013 

Professor, Princeton university 2011– 


Editorship 

Algebra and Number Theory, 2013– 

Forum of Mathematics, 2015– 


Honors 

Sloan Research Fellowship, 1997


Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics, 1998 

Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2009


Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2011 

Fellow of American Mathematical Society, 2016


Simons Fellow in Mathematics, 2016  


William James Greenleaf

William Greenleaf is an Associate Professor in the Genetics Department at Stanford University School of Medicine, with a courtesy appointment in the Applied Physics Department. He is a member of Bio-X, the Biophysics Program, the Biomedical Informatics Program, and the Cancer Center. He received an A.B. in physics from Harvard University (summa cum laude) in 2002, and received a Gates Fellowship to study computer science for one year in Trinity College, Cambridge, UK (with distinction). After this experience abroad, he returned to Stanford to carry out his Ph.D. in Applied Physics in the laboratory of Steven Block, where he investigated, at the single molecule level, the chemo-mechanics of RNA polymerase and the folding of RNA transcripts. He conducted postdoctoral work in the laboratory of X. Sunney Xie in the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department at Harvard University, where he was awarded a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship, and developed new fluorescence-based high-throughput sequencing methodologies. He moved to Stanford as an Assistant Professor in November 2011. Since beginning his lab, he has been named a Rita Allen Foundation Young Scholar, an Ellison Foundation Young Scholar in Aging (declined), a Baxter Foundation Scholar, and a Chan-Zuckerberg Investigator. His highly interdisciplinary research links molecular biology, computer science, bioengineering, and genomics a to understand how the physical state of the human genome controls gene regulation and biological state. Efforts in his lab are split between building new tools to leverage the power of high-throughput sequencing and cutting-edge microscopies, and bringing these new technologies to bear against basic biological questions of genomic and epigenomic variation. His long-term goal is to unlock an understanding of the physical “regulome” — i.e. the factors that control how the genetic information is read into biological instructions — profoundly impacting our understanding of how cells maintain, or fail to maintain, their state in health and disease.


Huai-Liang Chang
Associate Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Professional Experiences

• Department of Mathematics, (HKUST, HK) Associate Professor (2015 -present)

Assistant Professor (2009 - 2015)

• International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA, Italy) Postdoctor in mathematical physics (2007-2009 June)

• National Center for Theoretical Sciences (NCTS, Taiwan) Research assistant (2001-2002)


Education

• Stanford University (Stanford, USA) Ph.D. in mathematics (2002-2007)

• National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan) BS in mathematics (1997-2001)


Research Interests

• Algebraic Geometry: deformation theory and moduli spaces;

• Mathematical physics: Gromov Witten theory, Landau Ginzburg theory, Fan-Jarvis-Ruan-Witten theory, Mirror Symmetry, Donaldson and Seiberg Witten theory.


Award

• The Hong Kong Mathematical Society Young Scholars Award 2018 (May)

• Two best paper awards In the first annual meeting of International Consortium of Chinese Mathematician (ICCM 2017).

– Best Paper Award Gold Medal for the paper with J. Li, Weiping Li published on Inventiones mathematicae. in 2015. The organization is International Consortium of Chinese Mathematician.

– Distinguished Paper Award for the paper of H.L. Chang, Y.H. Kiem and J. Li, “Torus localization formulas for cosection localized virtual cycles ” published on Adv. Math in 2017. The organization is International Consortium of Chinese Mathematician.

• HKUST Science School Research Award (2018 Dec)

Invited talk in Conferences/Workshop (July 2016 - Aug 2018)

• Title “Geometry and Applications of Mixed Spin P-fields” (Lecture series in the Workshop on Degenerate Contributions to Enumerative Invariants at Imperial College, London, July 30 - August 3, 2018.)

• Title “MSP theory: counting curves in quintic Calabi Yau threefolds” ( The 3rd KTGU Mathematics Workshop for Young Researchers, Kyoto University, February 17-, 2018.)

• Title “MSP theory: counting curves in Quintic Calabi Yau threefolds” (the first annual meeting of International Consortium of Chinese Mathematician, Guanzhou, China, December 27-29, 2017.)

• Title “Mixed Spin P fields and Gromov Witten invariants” (National conference on Algebraic Geometry, July, 2017, Chinese Academy Sinica, Beijing.)

• Title “Mixed Spin P fields” (Crossing the Walls in Enumerative Geometry” at Columbia University), January 27-29, 2017.

• Title “On some properties of Mixed Spin P fields” (Global Mirror Symmetry Workshop, June, 2016, Nankai University, Tianjin.)

• Title “Recursion of quintic’s FJRW invariants via mixed-spin-P fields” (The 7th Pacific RIM Conference on Mathematics 2016, PRCM, National Seoul University, Seoul, Korea)

• Title “Application of cosection localization via P fields” (Algebraic Geometry in East Asia 2016 January 18-22, 2016) Auditorium, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, the University of Tokyo

Selected Publications

• Huai-Liang Chang, Jun Li, Wei-Ping Li, Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu, On the mathematics and physics of Mixed Spin P-fields, Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics, Vol 96, 2017.

• Huai-Liang Chang, Young Hoon Kiem, Jun Li, Torus localization formulas for cosection localized virtual cycles, Adv.Math. 308 (2017) 964-986, arXiv:1502.00078.

• Huai-Liang Chang, Jun Li, Wei-Ping Li, Witten’s top Chern class via cosection localization, Inventiones Mathematicae 200(2015), p 1015-1063.

• Huai-Liang Chang, Jun Li, An algebraic proof of the hyperplane property of the genus one GW- invariants of quintics, Journal of Differential Geometry 100(2015), No. 2, p 251-299.

• Huai-Liang Chang, Young-Hoon Kiem, Poincare invariants are Seiberg-Witten invariants, Geometry and Topology 17(2013), p 1149-1163.

• Huai-Liang Chang, Jun Li, Semi-Perfect Obstruction theory and DT Invariants of Derived Objects, Communications in Analysis and Geometry 19(2011), No. 4, p 807-830.

Conference organized

• IAS program on Gromov-Witten Theory and Quantization, IAS, HKUST, July 2-12, 2013.



Shuai Guo
Associate Professor, Peking University

Affiliation

·2016-present:School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University Associate Professor

·2013-2016: School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University Assistant Professor

·2011-2013: BICMR, Peking University 

                    Simons Postdoctoral Fellow


Education

·2010-2011:Department of Mathematics, Princeton University Exchange student

                   Advisor: Gang Tian

·2006-2011:Department of Mathematical Science, Tsinghua University 

                   Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics

                   Advisor: Jian Zhou

                   Dissertation: “Orbifold elliptic genus, Vertex algebra and Landau-Ginzburg/Calabi-Yau correspondence ”

·2002-2006:Department of Physics, Tsinghua University

                   B.A. in Fundamental Science

                   Advisor: Jian Zhou

                   Thesis: “Equivariant cohomology and localization formula”


Selected Papers

·Structure of Higher Genus Gromov-Witten Invariants of Quintic 3-folds, arXiv:1812.11908, with Felix Janda and Yongbin Ruan.

·BCOV's Feynman rule of quintic 3-folds, arXiv: 1810.00394, with Huai-Liang Changand Jun Li.

·Polynomial structure of Gromov-Witten potential of quintic 3-folds, arXiv: 1809.11058,with Huai-Liang Chang and Jun Li.

·The theory of N-Mixed-Spin-P fields, arXiv: 1809.08806, with Huai-Liang Chang, JunLi and Wei-Ping Li.

·Genus one GW invariants of quintic threefolds via MSP localization, arXiv: 1711.10118, IMRN (to appear), with Huai-Liang Chang, Wei-Ping Li and Jie Zhou.

·A Mirror Theorem for Genus Two Gromov-Witten invariant of Quintic 3-fold, arXiv:1709.07392, with Felix Janda and Yongbin Ruan.

·The Genus-One Global Mirror Theorem for the Quintic Threefold, arXiv:1703.06955,Compositio Mathematica, Vol. 155, Issue 5, 995-1024, (2019), with Dustin Ross.

·Virasoro constraints and polynomial recursion for the linear Hodge integrals, Lett Math Phys, Vol. 107 No. 4, (2017), with Gehao Wang.

·Genus-One Mirror Symmetry in the Landau-Ginzburg Model, arXiv:1611.08876, Algebraic Geometry, Vol. 6, Issue 3, 260-301, (2019), with Dustin Ross.

·Gopakumar-Vafa BPS invariants, Hilbert schemes and quasimodular forms. I, Adv. Math. 268, 1–61,(2015) , with Jian Zhou.


Jianyang Zeng
Associate Professor (with tenure), Tsinghua University

Jianyang (Michael) Zeng is currently an associate professor (with tenure) in the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS), Tsinghua University. He was a postdoctoral associate in the Duke University School of Medicine in 2011-2012. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Duke University in 2011, advised by Prof. Bruce Donald (ACM and IEEE fellows). He received his MS and BS degrees from Zhejiang University in 2002 and 1999, respectively. His current research interests include Computational Biology, Machine Learning and Big Data Analysis. He has published over 50 papers in the prominent journals and conferences of computational biology and related fields, including top conferences ISMB, RECOMB and AAAI, and prestigious journals, such as Nature (as a coauthor), Nature Communications, Cell Systems, Nucleic Acids Research and Bioinformatics. He has been invited as program committee (PC) members for prestigious international AI and computational biology conferences, including ISMB, RECOMB and IJCAI.


Kai Yu
Founder & CEO, Horizon Robotics; Member, Youth Council of the Future Forum

Dr. Kai YU is founder & CEO of Horizon Robotics Inc., dedicated to revolutionizing AI processors and solutions for autonomous systems. He is an internationally recognized expert in deep learning and general AI, a member of National Council of Next-Generation AI Strategy Planning, by Ministry of Science and Technology of China, a prestigious group of technology leaders of the country, the deputy secretary general of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI).

Before founding Horizon Robotics in July 2015, he was Deputy Head of Baidu Research. He founded Baidu Institute of Deep Learning (IDL) in January 2013, the first AI lab in China industry, and he is known as the founder of Baidu autonomous driving project. Prior to joining Baidu, he took various key R&D roles in Germany and U.S.A. for 12 years, i.e., Senior Research Scientist at Neural Computation Department Siemens Corporate Technology, Head of Media Analytics Department of NEC Labs America, Adjunct Faculty at Computer Science Department of Stanford University. 

Dr. Yu has received many awards, including No.1 place of ImageNet Challenge 2010, No.1 place of PASCAL VOC 2009, and Best Paper Runner-up Award of ICML-2013. He also published dozens of research papers with a very high number of citations (more than 15,000). Dr. Yu has been the previous Area Chair of the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) and Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS).In 2011, he taught a class “CS121: Introduction to AI” in Stanford University. 

He received his B.Sc and M.Sc in E&E from Nanjing University, China, and Ph.D in Computer Science at University of Munich, Germany.


Ding Ma
Professor, Peking University

Ding Ma, Professor in College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University. He read chemistry in Sichuan University (1996), and obtained his Ph.D from the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (2001).  After his postdoctoral stay in Oxford University and University of Bristol, he started his research career in Dalian Institute of Chemistry as associate professor (2005). He was promoted as a full professor in 2007 and moved to Peking University in 2009. His research interests are heterogeneous catalysis, especially those related with energy issues, including C1chemistry (methane and syngas conversion), hydrogen production/transportation, new reaction route for sustainable chemistry and the development of in-situ spectroscopic method that can be operated at working reaction condition to study reaction mechanism. He is Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, and Associate Editor for ACS Catalysisand Chinese Journal of Chemistry. He is also on the Editorial Boards ofJournal of Energy Chemistry , Science Bulletin, Joule, and Catalysis Science & Technologyetc. 


Jamie B. Spangler
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Jamie Spangler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and went on to complete a Ph.D. in Biological Engineering at MIT under the supervision of Professor K. Dane Wittrup. She conducted postdoctoral training in Professor K. Christopher Garcia’s lab at Stanford University School of Medicine, and then launched her independent research group at Johns Hopkins University in July 2017, jointly between the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. Dr. Spangler’s lab, located in the Translational Tissue Engineering Center at the School of Medicine, applies structural and mechanistic insights to re-engineer existing proteins and design new proteins to interrogate and therapeutically modulate the immune response. In particular, her group focuses on molecular engineering of immune proteins such as cytokines, growth factors, and antibodies for targeted treatment of diseases including cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders. Dr. Spangler’s work has been recognized with honors including a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Career Development Fellowship, a V Foundation Scholar award, and a Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund Discovery award.


Hao Zhang
Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

Hao Zhang graduated from Peking University in 2010 with a bachelor degree in Physics and a minor in Economics. Then he obtained his PhD in physics from Duke University (together with a master degree in electrical engineering). From 2014 to 2018, he did his postdoc research in Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) focusing on the experiments of topological quantum computation. The research, funded by Microsoft Corporation, studies Majorana zero modes based on semiconductor nanowire systems. In the August of 2018, he joined the Department of Physics, Tsinghua University as an associate professor, with a joint affiliation in the Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences (BAQIS). Hao Zhang’s research group aims at the experimental realization of topological qubit by fabrication of Majorana devices and quantum transport measurement/control. He has published two Nature papers and four Nature family/PRL papers as a leading author in this field.

Klaus von Klitzing
Laureate,Nobel Prize (1985); Foreign Member,Chinese Academy of Science

Klaus von Klitzing was born in 1943 in Schroda. He received his PhD from the University of Würzburg in 1972. After research stays in England, USA and France he became a Professor at the Technical University in Munich in 1980. Since 1985, he was until 2018 director at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1985 for the discovery of the Quantum Hall Effect. This quantum effect opened a new research field and plays a major role in metrology, not only as a resistance standard RK=h/e² with the Planck constant h and the elementary charge e, but also in connection with the realization of a new SI system, especially a new kilogram, based on  fundamental constants. Since 20.5.2019, the von Klitzing constant RK has a fixed value like the velocity of light. 


He has published more than 500 papers in the field of semiconductor quantum structures and received a large number of national and international awards. He holds 22 honorary degrees including honorary professor at Fudan University, Wuhan University and Shanghai University. Besides many other fellowships, he is a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of London, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Since 2018, he is an Advisory Board Member of Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences (BAQIS).


Eric Smith
Professor and Principle Investigator, Tokyo Institute of Technology;Senior Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology;External Professor, Santa Fe Institute

Eric Smith is a Professor and Principle Investigator of the Earth-Life Science Institute in the Tokyo Institute of Technology, a Senior Research Scientist in the School of Biological Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and External Professor of the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico.


His research concerns the origin of life as a phenomenon in planetary geochemistry, and major transitions in living structure and evolution.  His approach is highly interdisciplinary, drawing on biochemistry and geochemistry, evolutionary biology, and computational modeling, but also incorporating fundamental concepts of robustness, complexity, and error correction from modern physics, computer science, and control theory.  


Smith was trained in Physics and Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology (B.S.) and the University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D.).  Much of his current research philosophy was formed during eleven years in residence at the Santa Fe Institute, where he remains an affiliated professor.  At SFI, in addition to the origin of life and evolution, his research topics included financial and institutional economics, statistical physics, biophysics, and historical linguistics and semantics.


Smith is the co-author, with Harold Morowitz, of The Origin and Nature of Life on Earth: The Emergence of the Fourth Geosphere (Cambridge U. Press, 2016); with Supriya Krishnamurthy, of Symmetry and Collective Fluctuations in Evolutionary Games (Institute of Physics Press, 2015); and with Martin Shubik, of The Guidance of an Enterprise Economy (MIT Press, 2016).  


Omar M. Yaghi
James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry, UC Berkeley;Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Omar M. Yaghi received his B.S. degree from State University of New York-Albany (1985), and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois-Urbana (1990). He was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University (1990-92). He has been on the faculties of Arizona State University (1992-98), University of Michigan (1999-2006), and UCLA (2007-2011). He is currently the James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley, and a Senior Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the Founding Director of the Berkeley Global Science Institute. He is also the Co-Director of the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute, and the California Research Alliance by BASF.


He is widely recognized for establishing a new field of chemistry, reticular chemistry, which has led to metal-organic frameworks among many other new classes of porous materials. He has been recognized by numerous awards among these are: Solid-State Chemistry Award of the American Chemical Society and Exxon Co. (1998), Sacconi Medal of the Italian Chemical Society (2004), Materials Research Society Medal for pioneering work in the theory, design, synthesis and applications of metal-organic frameworks (2007), the American Chemical Society Chemistry of Materials Award (2009), United Kingdom's Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize (2010), China Nano Award (2013), King Faisal International Prize in Science (2015), Mustafa Prize in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2015), TÜBA Academy Prize in Basic and Engineering Sciences (2016), Royal Society of Chemistry Spiers Memorial Award (2017), King Abdullah II Order of Distinction of the First Class (2017), Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry International Award (2017), Kuwait Prize in Fundamental Sciences (2017), Albert Einstein World Award of Science conferred by the World Cultural Council (2017), BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences (2018), and Wolf Prize in Chemistry (2018). He published over 280 articles, which have received an average of over 500 citations per paper. 


Jie Qiao
President and Chief Physician, Peking University Third Hospital; Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering

Jie Qiao, is Academician of Chinese academy of engineering, President and Chief Physician of Peking University Third Hospital, Director of the National Clinical Research Center on Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBYGN) Disease, President of China Women Doctors Association, Chair for the Reproductive Medical Society of Chinese Medical Doctor Association, Chief editor of 《Human Reproduction Update (Chinese version)》and Special Consultant《NEJM Medical frontier》.


Her reproductive research focus on the molecular mechanism of human gametogenesis and embryo development, infertility causes and clinical treatments, the protection and preservation of female fertility as well as developing new pre-implantation diagnosis methods. Qiao has led the team to achieve a number of technical and theoretical breakthroughs in the systematic study of human embryonic development and team made many landmark contributions to the development of reproductive medicine. From 2016, about 600,000 outpatients visited Peking University Third Hospital ART Center every year. Up to now, she has published more than 200 SCI papers as the first or corresponding author, including Lancet, Science, Cell, Nature, JAMA, Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics etc, providing new insights into the mechanism of epigenetic regulation during embryonic development and bringing hope to a great number of infertile patients in China.


Ang Li
Professor, State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

Research Interests

Total synthesis of structually and biologically interesting natural products 


Professional Experience

2010–present 

Professor, State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Product Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

2010

Research fellow, Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore

Advisor: Prof. K. C. Nicolaou


Education

2004–2009

Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute, California, USA

Advisor: Prof. K. C. Nicolaou 

2000–2004

B.Sc., Peking University, Beijing, China

Advisor: Prof. Zhen Yang 


Honors and Awards

2019 KAIST BK21 Lectureship Award 

2017 Asian International Symposium Distinguished Lectureship Award, Chemical Society of Japan

2017 Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award for Organic Synthesis

2016 CAPA Biomatik Distinguished Faculty Award

2016 ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship

2015 WuXi PharmaTech Life Science and Chemistry Award

2015 The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (国家杰出青年基金)

2015 Roche Chinese Young Investigators Award

2013 Asian Core Program Lectureship Award

2013 Chinese Chemical Society Wei-Shan Award for Natural Product Synthesis

2013 China Pharmaceutical Association–Servier Youth Medicinal Chemist Award

2013 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award

2012 Asian Core Program Lectureship Award

2007 Bristol-Myers Squibb Graduate Fellowship in Organic Synthesis


Professional Activities

2019– Associated Editor, Synlett

2017–2018 Editorial Board, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry

2017– Editorial Board, Science China Chemistry

2017– Advisory Board, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry

2017– Advisory Board, Tetrahedron/Tetrahedron Letters

2016– Advisory Board, Organic Chemistry Frontiers

2016– Editorial Board, Chinese Chemical Letters

2016– The 11th Academic Committee of Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2015– Associate Director, State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry


Ge Wang
Associate Professor, Stanford University

 Associate Professor

 Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)

 Department of Music (also Computer Science, by Courtesy)

 Stanford University


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Artful design; computer music; programming languages and interactive software design for computer music; human-computer interaction design; laptop orchestra; computer-mediated performance, sound synthesis and analysis; toy and game design; audiovisual design; mobile music; virtual reality and augmented reality design, human-in-the-loop artificial intelligence, philosophy of design and aesthetics of technology; education at intersection of arts, engineering, and the humanities.


AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The Roberta Bowman Denning Fund for Humanities and Technology, 2017

For projects that promote focused attention on Humanities and Technology and that

demonstrates the benefits of cross-disciplinary approaches in research and teaching; To

support book project and the design of “The Artful Design” curriculum.

John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2016

For prior achievement and exceptional promise in scholarship or creativity in the arts.

Project: Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime — a book and manifesto about

technology and its shaping, meticulously designed using a radical, unconventional format.

http://www.gf.org/fellows/ge-wang/ | https://artful.design/

Residency, Stanford Center @ Peking University, 2014

To bring Stanford Laptop Orchestra to China for residency, joint graduate seminar with local

University students, and live performance; first laptop orchestra venture into China.

Champion of the Arts, 2013

Annual award recognizes an individual for significant contribution to promotion of music

and the arts in Silicon Valley. Presented by Cantabile Youth Singers and City of Palo Alto.

Faculty Fellow, Stanford Center @ Peking University, 2013

Summer residency to promote the arts and technology in outreach to China.

Co-founder of Smule, a mobile music startup, 2008-2013

Built from inception in 2008 to 125 millions users in 2013.

Inventor and chief designer of mobile music apps (iPhone, iPad, Android):

Ocarina, Magic Piano, Leaf Trombone: World Stage, Magic Fiddle

Combined: over 100 million users (since 2008)

Apple Hall of Fame App: Ocarina

Inducted in the inaugural class in 2010 by Apple Inc.

Stanford University “Three Books” Author, 2012

As author of mobile/social music applications for class 2016; curated by Mark Applebaum

San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors, 2011-present

Board Member.

Emerging Pioneer Award, 2012

Selected by independent jurors, KAPi at CES 2012

Annenberg Faculty Fellow 2009-2011, Stanford University

“… to recognize outstanding junior faculty in the Humanities and Arts.”

Best Children’s App: Magic Piano, 2011

Selected by 11 independent jurors from over 500 products at KAPi, CES 2011

The 2010 Creativity 50 Award

Awarded annually to 50 individuals worldwide for creative thinking and doing in media,

technology, and culture, Creativity Magazine, 2010.

Entrepreneurs We Love 2010, Inc. Magazine

… for “turning app development into an art form.”

National Science Foundation Creative IT Grant (No. IIS-0855758), 2010-2012

Co-PI (with Georgia Tech), exploring improvisation in computer music

App-Nation Pioneer Award 2010

Awarded for achievement impacting development and growth of mobile applications.

The 2009 Creativity 50 Award

Awarded annually to 50 individuals worldwide for creative thinking and doing in media,

technology, and culture, Creativity Magazine, 2009.

The Silicon Valley 40 Under 40

Awarded annually to 40 individuals for innovation, San Jose Business Journal, 2009.

2006 ICMA Swets & Zeitlinger Distinguished Paper Award

“TAPESTREA: Re-composing Natural Sounds” (with Ananya Misra and Perry Cook)

 Awarded annually to one paper at the International Computer Music Conference.

2004 ICMA Best Presentation Award

 For: “The Audicle: A Context-sensitive, On-the-fly Audio Programming Environ/mentality”

 Chosen from 210 research paper presentations, by vote from conferees ICMC 2004

2004 ACM Multimedia Best Open-Source Software Competition (co-winner)

 For: “ChucK : Programming Language for Real-time Audio and Multimedia”

 Selected from 10 open-source projects, by jury at ACM Multimedia 2004, New York.

2003 ICMA Best Presentation Award

 For: “ChucK: A Concurrent, On-the-fly Audio Programming Language”

 Chosen from 80 research paper presentations, by vote from conferees at ICMC 2003

Presented more than 100 invited talks and keynotes (2007–present)

Topics: artful design, computer music, programming, music software design, mobile music,

social music, laptop orchestra, design, art & entrepreneurship, philosophy of design.

 

PATENTS (AWARDED AND PENDING)

“System and Method for Capturing and Rendering of Performance on Synthetic Musical Instrument.” U.S. Patent 8222507. With Spencer D. Salazar and Perry R. Cook, assigned to Smule 2012. Description: Capturing multiple gestures on a mobile device (blowing on the microphone, touching various points on a multi-touch screen, tilting the

device, etc.), encoding those gestures (effectively compressing the performance), using the gesture codes to control a synthesizer in real time, uploading the gesture codes to a server for later transmittal and resynthesis on another client, using uploaded gestures to render a sound file (.wav, .mp3, etc.) on a server and offering playback of such files on a mobile or nonmobile device (e.g., via a web browser). Geo-coding the location of a performance, transmitting that information to a server, and using it later to display resynthesized performances on a globe or map (either on mobile device or other).


“World Stage for Pitch-Corrected Vocal Performance.” Patent Filed 2012, U.S. Nonprovisional 12/876133. With Spencer D. Salazar, Rebecca A. Fiebrink, Mattias Ljungstrom, Jeffrey C. Smith, and Jeannie Yang. Description: Global Community Singing: retrieval and playing back (with globe display) on a mobile device and mixed (possibly pitch-corrected and/or harmonized), rendered, and geo-coded vocal performance. Collecting and displaying further geo-coded data about performances, such as “likes/loves,” rankings, thumbs-up/down, chat and comments, etc. Mixing multiple asynchronous performances into crowdsourced choirs.


“System and Method for Capture and Rendering of Performance on Synthetic String Instrument.” Patent Filed 2011, U.S. Non-provisional 13/292773. With Spencer D. Salazar, Rebecca A. Fiebrink, Mattias Ljungstrom, Jeffrey C. Smith, and Jeannie Yang. Description: Capture of finger gestures on virtual strings, combined with finger gestures indicative of bowing one or more strings, using an encoding of the gesture streams to control a digital string instrument model for sound synthesis. Displaying score-driven markers on the multi-touch display to indicate to the user where and when gestures should be performed in real-time.


“Audiovisual Sampling for Percussive-Type Instrument with Crowd-sourced Content Sourcing and Distribution.” Patent Filed 2012, U.S. Non-provisional 13/607153. With Nick Kruge and Perry Cook. Description: Capture of short video / audio clips, triggered by audio events and settings. Converting and pre-caching of clip video frames. Trigger playback of clips by tapping, in a displayed array (palette) of clips, with optional pitch and time transformations. Video playback (dynamic framerate) driven by audio playback. Capturing of taps and gestures, for playback in looping mode. 


CV: https://www.gewang.com/cv.pdf



Yanchao Bi
Chang Jiang Professor of Psychology of the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning & IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research at Beijing Normal University; Member, Youth Council of the Future Forum

Yanchao Bi is a ChangJiang professor in IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, at Beijing Normal University. She received her PhD from the Department of Psychology, Harvard University in 2006. Her current work focuses on the study of functional and neural architecture associated with semantic memory and language, using cognitive, neuropsychological and neuroimaging methods. Her work is funded by ministry of science and technology (973project) and national science fundation of China. She serves on the editorial board of Journals Scientific Reports and Cognitive Neuropsychology, was a Sackler scholar of psychophysiology and a Fulbright scholar, and was listed as a rising star in the Observer by the American psychological association.

Yuanbo Zhang
Professor, Fudan University

Prof. Yuanbo Zhang received his BS from Peking University in 2000 and his PhD in Physics from Columbia University in 2006. He was a Miller Research Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley from Sept. 2006 to Jun. 2009, a postdoc research associate at IBM Almaden Research Center from Mar. 2010 to Sept. 2010, and a professor of Fudan University from 2011. His main research interests are: Electronic transport in low-dimensional systems including graphene; Scanning probe techniques and their application in studying low-dimensional nanostructures. Major honors include: IUPAP Young Scientist Prize (C8), Qiushi Young Scholar Award, Nishina Asia Award.