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The MIT-CHIEF Annual Conference is a high-profile forum to address key issues in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in both China and the U.S., providing a platform upon which high-impact discussions and collaborations can take place. We bring the best minds at MIT and around the Greater Boston Area to form panels and speeches in a way that will generate inspiration among the audience, and serve as the indicator of next three years’ technology advancements in each field of the topics.  

 

 
 
 

Schedule


11/17 (Friday)

*Free Event!

                              18 : 30 - 19 : 00        Keynote ┊ Robert Weinberg

                              19 : 00 - 20 : 30       Panel ┊ Startup Development


11/18 (Saturday)

 

                              8 : 30 - 9 : 00           Check-in & Breakfast

                              9 : 00 - 9 : 10           Welcome Address ┊ Co-Presidents

                              9 : 15 - 9 : 35           Opening Remarks ┊ Gang Chen

                              9 : 40 - 10 : 55         Panel ┊ Artificial Intelligence

                              11 : 00 - 11 : 30         Keynote ┊ Wei-ying Ma

 

                              11 : 30 - 12 : 30         Break

 

                              12 : 35 - 13 : 50        Panel ┊ Future City

                              13 : 55 - 14 : 25        Keynote ┊ Karl Iagnemma

                              14 : 30 - 15 : 45        Panel ┊ Healthcare

                              15 : 50 - 16 : 20        Keynote ┊ George Church

                              16 : 20 - 16 : 50        Keynote ┊ Yazhe Zhang

                              16 : 50 - 18 : 30        Contest Finale


11/19 (Sunday)

 

                              9 : 00 - 9 : 30          Breakfast

                              9 : 30 - 10 : 45         Panel ┊ Autonomous Driving

                              10 : 50 - 11 : 20        Keynote ┊ Frank van Mierlo

                              11 : 20 - 12 : 35        Panel ┊ Energy and New Materials

 

                              12 : 35 - 13 : 30        Break

 

                              13 : 30 - 14 : 50        Panel ┊ Fintech

                              14 : 55 - 15 : 25        Keynote ┊ Hong Kong X

                              15 : 30 - 16 : 00        Keynote ┊ Siobhan Dullea

                              16 : 00 - 17 : 30        Panel ┊ Women in Entrepreneurship


 
 

SPEAKER HIGHLIGH

 
George Church

George Church

George Church is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of PersonalGenomes.org, which provides the world's only open-access information on human Genomic, Environmental & Trait data (GET). His 1984 Harvard PhD included the first methods for direct genome sequencing, molecular multiplexing & barcoding.

 
Gang Chen

Gang Chen

Gang Chen is currently the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering at MIT, and is the director of the "Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC Center)" .

 
Robert Weinberg

Robert Weinberg

Robert Weinberg is a Professor for Cancer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), director of the Ludwig Center of the MIT. His research is in the area of oncogenes and the genetic basis of human cancer. He is also affiliated with the Broad Institute and is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.

 
Yazhe Zhang

Yazhe Zhang

Yazhe Zhang serves as Partner and Board Member at ZhenFund. Mr. Zhang serves as a Council Member at 21 Century's Education Research Institute and as an Advisor at Boyu Capital. Previously, Mr. Zhang worked for New Oriental Education & Technology Group.

 
Karl Iagnemma

Karl Iagnemma

Karl Iagnemma - CEO of nuTonomy. He is a principal research scientist in the Mechanical Engineering department at MIT. He holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. He has performed postdoctoral research at MIT, and has been a visiting researcher at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and National Technical University of Athens. He currently serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and the Journal of Field Robotics.

 
Frank van Mierlo

Frank van Mierlo

Frank van Mierlo is the CEO of 1366 Technologies, a solar technology company he started together with a team of engineers from RPI and MIT in 2008. He holds engineering degrees from MIT and Stanford and a business degree from Insead.

 
Wei-Ying Ma

Wei-Ying Ma

Wei-Ying Ma is the Vice President at Toutiao where he leads its AI Laboratory. He is leading fundamental research and develop new technologies in the areas including machine learning, natural language computing, visual computing, search, knowledge engineering and human computer interaction.

 
Siobhan Dullea

Siobhan Dullea

Siobhan Dullea oversees global operations at MassChallenge and also supports the organization’s future expansion. She was the Chief Growth Officer of The Grommet. And she was a founding member of Communispace Corporation.

 

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