Member of U.S National Academy of Engineering, Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Founder and CEO of Third-Brain Research Institute
Dr. Chen has broad experience in R/D Collaboration and technology commercialization with many multi-functional companies and governments in U.S., Europe, Asia, and China. He has been recognized throughout the high performance and high productivity computing industry as a leader, visionary, entrepreneur, and premier system architect.
In 1980’s, he pioneered the world’s first parallel-vector supercomputer architecture at Cray Research Inc. where the product family generated more than $2B revenue. In 2001, he successfully developed the world’s first blade-style supercomputer in United States. In 2003, he successfully developed the world’s first collaboration middleware in United States. He was referenced in Time Magazine’s cover story in March of 1988. Since 2005, Dr. Chen has devoted 10 years to effort in establishing the cloud platform and the service model for China’s national collaborative and patient-centric healthcare service with four (4) clinical trial sites in farming community, rural and ethnic-minority regions. Dr. Chen’s current research interests include The Third Brain Theory, Smart Garden Villages (SGV), and Supergrid Cloud Platform (SCP), etc.
Dr. Mike Zhang is Partner of PK Investment and Silicon Valley Torch VC. He was Board Director and President of a public company in the US. Prior to that, Dr. Zhang worked for Intel and an AMD-Fujitsu joint venture in various managerial/executive capacities. Dr. Zhang is also the founding EVP and board director of the U.S.-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC), a leading non-profit organization headquartered in Silicon Valley. He published 5 books/chapters, including U.S.-China Green Energy Cooperation (Tsinghua Univ. Press), and over 100 conference/journal papers. He is honorary chair of an IEEE Technical Committee and recipient of IEEE R&A Early Career Award. Dr. Zhang received the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees, as well as the Management of Technology certificate from the Haas School of Business and the College of Engineering, all at the University of California, Berkeley in a record-breaking 3 years.
Special Lecturer, University of California – Berkeley Vice President, US-China Green Energy Council
Michael M. Hsieh earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University at Lubbock, Texas.
Dr. Michael M. Hsieh created Smart Grid Technology Series for UC Berkeley Extension by developing and teaching 7 new courses since the beginning of 2010 till today. Before that, he has worked at Sun Microsystems Inc. for 20 years where he designed and delivered 3 generations of Sun’s servers and workstations for datacenters and cloud computing applications, also designed and delivered 3 generations of UltraSPARC microprocessor chips that powered Sun platforms. He represented Sun Microsystems Inc. to hold OpenSPARC Architecture Workshop in Beijing, in November of 2008, with EECS professors from 18 top echelon Chinese universities and their PhD students. Michael also spent 2.5+ years in directing the system design of a director class Storage Area Network (SAN) switch for datacenters. Prior to joining Sun, Dr. Hsieh was a lead chip design engineer for multiple single-chip microcontroller chips such as 8751H intended for controlling the embedded systems, such as those for the modern day smart power grids and Internet of Things, at Intel Corporation and Ford Microelectronics Incorporated.
Dr. Hsieh’s current interests include the design and realization of energy efficient infrastructure including Smart and Eco-friendly Cities, Smart Grids and Smart Microgrids, and Internet of Everything. Dr. Hsieh is also a VP and one of the Directors of the Board of US China Green Energy Council leading Green IT Task Force and Education Program where he has been promoting the collaboration and the cooperation between the two largest economies on earth via evangelizing and advocating the advanced technology for Smart City, Smart Grids, Smart Microgrids, Smart Nanogrids, and Internet of Things.
Mr. Wu Lebin has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Holdings Co., Ltd. since June 2014. He is the founder of Biosino Bio-Technology and Science Corporation, a HKEX listed company, and has been its Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2007 and was its President from September 2003 to July 2014. Before that, he served as the Deputy Director of the Institute of Biophysics, CAS from April 1998 to June 2005. Before that, he successively served as the Deputy Chief and Chief in the CAS Headquarter from 1988 to 1998. Before that, Mr. Wu worked as a surgeon in a county hospital from 1983 to 1985 in Jiangxin Province.
Mr. Wu obtained his Bachelor’s Degree of Medicine from Jiangxin Medical College and in 1983, and his Master’s Degree of Science from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He completed the EMBA program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Hongbin Sun is now professor in Dept. of E.E. , Tsinghua University, Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor of Chinese Education Ministry, IEEE Fellow and IET Fellow. He is the Director of Energy Management and Control Research Center, Tsinghua University and the Director of Lab of Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Tsinghua-Berkeley-Shenzhen Institute. He is Vice Chair of Energy Committee, WFEO, Chair of IEEE technical committee on energy Internet, vice director of the energy internet committee of the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering, initiator and executive chairman of the Xiangshan Science Conference on energy internet, and founder chairman of the IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy Systems Integration. His technical areas include smart grid and energy internet technology, he has won the first prize of national science and technology progress award and the second prize of national technology invention award, he has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers.
Prof. Zhao Ma, PhD, CEng, FIET, FCSEE, national distinguished expert of China, Chair Professor and Director of Advanced Distribution System Research Center of Shandong University, China. Special Expert of China EPRI. His current major research fields are the advanced distribution systems and distributed energy systems, including active distribution system planning and asset management, intelligent electrical equipment design/development and technical consultation, medium and low voltage DC distribution system and technology, Cyber-Physics Systems, new generation of integrated energy system, and application of AI in energy and power system, etc.
Prof. Ma has more than 37-year working experiences (25 years oversea work experiences) gained from academic, manufacturers, utilities and power consultancies. Prof. Ma is the current China representative for CIGRE SC6 (Active Distribution System and Distributed Energy Resources), Chairman of CIGRE SC6 China and AORC (Asia-Oceania Region Council); Members of the CIGRE SC C6 strategy advisory group, Convener of CIGRE SC6.31 (MVDC feasibility study), member of the IEC SyC LVDC committee; technical committee member of CIRED China National Committee and the Chairmen of Professional Branch 4 (Effective Utilization of Distributed Energy and Power). IEEE PES DC Power System Technical Committee Advisory Board Director. He is also a visiting Professor of IEE CAS (Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science), an Adjunct Professor of Xi'an Jiao tong University and a Technical expert of national next generation of Internet industry strategic alliances.
Dr. Jia Hongjie, Professor at School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Tianjin University. His research speciality is power system stability assessment, integrated energy system, smart grid, distributed generation and renewable energy, etc. In such areas, he has published more than 300 journal/conference papers, and holds more than 30 patents. He is principal investigators of more than 20 projects. His doctor thesis was awarded as the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of P.R.China in 2004. He was awarded as one of the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2005, China Youth Science and Technology Award in 2013, Qiushi Outstanding Youth Award in 2015, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2016, Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor in 2017 and State Council Expert for Special Allowance in 2018.
Dr. Zhaohong Bie is with Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), where she is currently a Professor and Doctoral Supervisor, Member of CPC XJTU Standing Committee, Director of XJTU Office of Discipline Planning and Construction, and Director of the Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Smart Grid. Dr. Bie is the convener of IEC SC 8B/ JWG 1, and also serves on the board of Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE).
Her research interests include power system planning and its reliability evaluation, integration of renewable energy, smart grid and microgrids. She developed a series of planning and reliability evaluation techniques for power system with high penetration of renewable energy. She has served as the leader to make the first international standard for microgrid -- IEC TS 62898-1, Microgrids - Part 1: Guidelines for microgrid projects planning and specification. In 2017 she was then awarded with the IEC 1906 Award for her contribution to the IEC working group. Recently, Dr. Bie leads her research group to work on basic theories and key technologies for the planning, operation and trading of Energy Internet. She is the principal investigator of the National Key Research Program of China in 2016 on Energy Internet, Key Research Project Supported by National Science Foundation of China on Risk Assessment of New Generation Energy system, and other 10 national scientific research projects. In past five years, Dr. Bie has published 42 SCI papers, 115 EI papers. She has been repeatedly invited to give speeches on academic conferences at home and abroad.