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.  

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Yasheng Huang  - Director of MIT Sloan School

Yasheng Huang - Director of MIT Sloan School

Yasheng Huang is Epoch Foundation professor of international management and faculty director of action learning at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Between 2013 and 2017, he served as an associate dean in charge of MIT Sloan’s global partnership programs and its action learning initiatives. His previous appointments include faculty positions at the University of Michigan and at Harvard Business School. He was named by National Asia Research Program as one of the most outstanding scholars in the United States conducting research on issues of policy importance to the United States.

Gang Chen  - Professor of Power Engineering at MIT

Gang Chen - Professor of Power Engineering at MIT

Gang Chen is the Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering at MIT, and the director of the MIT Pappalardo Micro/Nano Engineering Laboratory. His research interests center on nanoscale thermal transport and energy conversion phenomena and their applications in energy storage and conversion, thermal management, and water treatment and desalination. He has made important contributions to the understanding of heat transfer in nanostructures and exploited them to develop energy conversion, storage, and water technologies. Chen is fellows of the US National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Feng Li  -   Founding partner of FreeS fund

Feng Li - Founding partner of FreeS fund

Feng Li focuses on consumption upgrading and deep technology enterprises. He led investments on many startups including Three Squirrels, Uber global, 360 finance, Shunshun, Qingtao energy, nextVpu, and Unity. Previously as a partner at IDG-Accel, he led investments on a series of successful projects, including CreditEase, Bilibili, Zhubajie, Prosper, Three Squirrels, Tongbanjie, Liulishuo, Coinbase, Changingedu, Dig Fortune, Helijia, Wangli Finance Group, Yodo Fortune, Ripple Labs, Wecash, Jiang Xiaobai, Hstyle, baifendian, Didapinche and bairong. Among them, CreditEase, Bilibili, and Liulishuo went public.

Scott Manalis  -   Professor at MIT

Scott Manalis - Professor at MIT

Scott Manalis is the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Biological Engineering and faculty member in the departments of biological and mechanical engineering at MIT. Dr. Manalis develop microfluidic technologies to measure biophysical properties of single cells (e.g. mass, growth, deformability) and apply these technologies to problems in cancer, immunology, and microbial research. Dr. Manalis was the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the Department of Defense. He has also been selected by Technology Review magazine as one of the 100 innovators under the age of 35. 

Gaopeng Chen  -   Vice President at ZhenFund

Gaopeng Chen - Vice President at ZhenFund

Gaopeng Chen is a Vice President at ZhenFund and focuses on early stage healthcare opportunities.Prior to joining ZhenFund, Gaopeng was an investment professional at Langsheng Investment. Gaopeng began his career at Eli Lilly China, where he participated in the development of multiple drugs. Gaopeng received a B.S. from Sichuan University and obtained a Ph.D. from LKS Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong. He also conducted research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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