WHERE GREAT MINDS GROW
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.
18 : 30 - 19 : 00 Keynote ┊ Robert Weinberg
19 : 00 - 20 : 30 Panel ┊ Startup Development
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
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
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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 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.