CASPA eLetter: No. 104, February 28, 2017
Feb 28, 2017

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CASPA Events

CASPA 2017 Spring Symposium: The Future of Autonomous Driving
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time:  12:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: Intel SC12 Auditorium, 3600 Juliette Ln, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Registration: Link to Registration


Artificial intelligence and machine learning are unarguably the hottest themes in the high-tech world this year. The technology is maturing and enabling an assortment of applications with one specific area – “Autonomous driving,” which stands out to have the most significant impact to the way we live. Join us to understand the technology of autonomous driving and the factors that drive us into the future of driverless cars.

The CASPA Symposium group is bringing you a timely and affluent spring symposium focusing on autonomous driving with expert presentations from the academia and the industry. The amazing lineup of speakers will help you to understand the technology, the issues, and the future outlook of autonomous driving. The speakers include the executive director of Stanford’s CARS, directors and experts from Intel, Lucid Motors, and Baidu, as well as several founders/CEO of startups. Due to sensitivity of the presentations, this event will not allow videotaping and photographing.


12:00 – 1:00pm | Registration & Networking

1:00 – 1:05pm | Symposium Opening Remarks
Kern Peng, Ph.D., Executive Director of Symposium, CASPA

1:05 – 1:15pm | Welcome from CASPA President
James Lei, Ph.D., President, CASPA

1:15 – 1:45pm | Data Driven: The Future of Mobility
Stephen Zoepf, Ph.D., Executive Director of CARS (Center for Automotive Research), Stanford University

1:45 – 2:15pm | En Route to Autonomous Driving – Designing a Safe Vehicle for the New Era
Louise Zhang, Ph.D., Director of Integrated Safety Systems, Lucid Motors

2:15 – 2:45pm | Car-Connectivity-Cloud: Semiconductor’s Enabling Role in Autonomous Driving
Jiangtao “Max” Liu, Ph.D., MBA, Strategic Business Development Manager, Automated Driving Group, Intel Corporation

2:45 – 3:15pm | Are We There Yet? - Autonomous Cars and legal Considerations
Chia-Lin Simmons, JD, CEO / C-Founder of MyPinwheel

3:15 – 3:25pm | Break

3:25 – 3:55pm | Applications of Deep Learning-based Emotion Recognition Software in Autonomous Driving
Modar Alaoui, Founder and CEO at Eyeris

3:55 – 4:25pm | The Increasing Role of High-Definition 3D LiDAR in Highly Automated Driving
John Eggert, Director of Automotive Sales & Marketing, Velodyne LiDAR, Inc.

4:25 – 4:55pm | Baidu’s Autonomous Driving on the Road
Tony Han, Ph.D., Director of Autonomous Driving Unit, Baidu

4:55 – 5:00pm | Closing Remark and Prize Drawing

Alliance Events

  • [CIE-SF] 2017 Annual Conference Afternoon Session - Celebrate 100 years of CIE/USA (detail link)

    CIE-SF has found four great speakers to share their stories and experiences of the industry in the past few decades. These speakers are the retired TSMC COO & EVP, Shang-Yi Chiang; IBM Fellow, Ronald Fagin; VP of Lockheed Martin, Iris Bombelyn; and former Dean of Engineering at Cal State Los Angeles, Kuei-wu Tsai. They will share many stories from the semiconductor, computer science, aviation, and civil engineering industries, respectively.

    We will do a raffle to give away several Amazon gift cards to audiences. The biggest price is $50 and a CHT Global G4 WiFi Hotspot worth $159.

    Shang-Yi Chiang, Former TSMC COO & RD Executive VP)
    Title: Silicon IC Technology Innovations and Challenges

    Ronald Fagin, IBM Fellow
    Title: Applying theory to practice (and practice to theory)

    Iris Fujiura Bombelyn, VP of Lockheed Martin
    Title: Innovations in Aerospace over the Last 100 Years

    Kuei-wu Tsai, Former Provost/Academic VP of Wentworth Institute of Technology
    Title: Civil Engineering Contributions & Responsibilities

    Time: 3/11/2017 12:30 PM (Sat.)
    Venue: Computer History Museum, Mountain View


CASPA Job Alert

  • Huawei has multiple positions in various places. Please visit Huawei’s recruitment site at to look for job you may interest. More info. Updated on 12/31/2016.
  • Huada Semiconductor has a local opening for an RFID system architect design engineer position. For inquiry and information, or to forward your resume, please contact Updated on 12/31/2016.
  • TSMC has multiple openings in Taiwan. TSMC is looking for 7nm to 3nm RD engineer, 10nm manufacturing or process integration engineer, QR engineer, etc. Please click here for further information. Updated on 2/28/2017.
  • Huawei has multiple openings in U.S., including Senior Architect for Cloud Security, Senior Software Engineer, Sr. Principal Scientist in Computer Vision, and HR Business Partner. Please click here for further information. Updated on 2/28/2017.

Summary of CASPA Major Events

Following links include presentation materials for previous major CASPA events during the 2016 - 2017 term:

Thank you for your kind attention and generous support. We look forward to seeing you at CASPA events.


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