Angela Chen is the Director of Global Financing of Chalak Mitra Group of Companies. Chalak Mitral Group is the third largest Franchisee of KFC brand in the U.S. . She is also the Vice President of Golden Fields (US) Holdings Corp, a real estate investment firm. Since 2012, Ms.Chen has organized and co-hosted many U.S. – China Investment Summit, focusing on U.S.- China cross boarder investment and technology transfer, she has helped to provide platform and solutions to companies from China and United States.
Dr. Kelvin Xu
Chairman of Board
Mr. Xu is a partner of LigthPath Services Corp, a startup of next generation of hi-tech. Mr . Xu graduated from McGill University and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He was a VP of Asia-Pacifc in AuBay Services Corp. to manage hi-tech projects and raise a PE funding for these projects. Before that, he was a principal software engineer in SkyFiber Corp. He has many years of professional experiences in S&P 500 companies (Bell Canada, Nortel, Alcatel, Fujitsu) as well as startups. His expertises includes: OS, Network protocols, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), wireless sensor, multi-media, tablet computer, DSP, SONET and DWDM. Mr. Xu holds multiple US patents in wireless, IoT, and optics communication.
Dr. Xingyu Zhou
VP of Marketing and Sponsorship
Ms. Sun is an analyst in the Global Wealth Management and Operational Technology team at Bank of America. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in International Business from Rouen Business School in France and master’s degree in Finance and Information Science (Information Technology Management) from the University of Texas at Dallas. Ms. Sun interned at international companies, such as Haynes and Boone, LLP, HSBC, and Saint-Gobain group and speaks English, French, and Mandarin. As a volunteer and an organizer, Ms. Sun always commits herself to commonweal organizations, such as Another Beautiful World in China and Junior Achievement in the states which focus on improving education and development for young generation.
VP of Education
Dr. Dong Qian is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his B.S. degree in Bridge Engineering from Tongji University in China in 1994, his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri in 1998 and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2002. Shortly after his graduation, He was hired as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the University of Cincinnati and promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in 2008. In the Fall of 2012, he joined the newly established Mechanical Engineering Department as a tenured associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas and was promoted to Full Professor in 2015. Dr. Qian has conducted research in the general areas of computational mechanics of materials. His research has been funded by NSF, AFOSR, AFRL, State of Ohio and industries such as P&G and General Electric. He is currently the assistant editor for the Journal of Computational Mechanics and serves on editorial board for two other journals on computational mechanics. He is the past Chair of the Elasticity Committee under ASME Applied Mechanics Division and current serves as the vice-Chair for the Committee on Computing in Applied Mechanics (CONCAM) in the same division.
VP of Operation
VP of Entrepreneur
Founded several startup companies since 2013, including an IT security consulting firm: SDC International LLC, and an innovative technology company: Quanlanck Technology, INC. Also, Sam served in technology and telecom companies in Dallas area for more than 20 years. In previous positions, he served as Director of IT Services for T-Mobile, Director of back office products for Goodman Networks and MetroPCS, and Associate Director of billing operations for AT&T. He holds an MBA from Texas A&M International University and a Bachelor’s degree from Nanjing University.
VP of Legal and IP
Dr. Yong Peng is a patent specialist and student associate at Shore Chan DePumpo LLP. He has extensive experience in litigating and prosecuting patents that involve complex technology. Prior to joining Shore Chan DePumpo LLP, Dr. Peng was a technical specialist at Fish & Richardson P.C., where he practiced a variety of intellectual property matters for leading companies in the U.S. and China. Dr. Peng received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from SMU in 2010, during which he published several influential papers on IEEE journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Peng will receive his J.D. degree from SMU Law School in 2015.
VP of IT
Executive Committee Party
July 18th CAST-TX Executive Committee party at Plano, TX.
13th CIEP Conference
May 17, 2015 - CAST-USA delegation of 17 people is led by Prof. Walter Hu (President of CAST-TX) and Dr. Chris Guo (President of CAST-NC) to attend 13th CIEP conference. The team has visited several tech parks in Shenzhen.
R&D Institute (Shenzhen) of Tsinghua University
May 19, 2015 - CAST-USA team has visited R&D Institute (Shenzhen) of Tsinghua University and presented projects to venture investors of Shenzhen and Silicon valley (USA).
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$20 membership fee.
$499 STEM bridge summer camp.
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