Title: Where We Are / Where To Go
Date: 2023-10-27 / 2023-11-3, 14:20-17:20
Location: 博雅 103教室
Speaker: Ted Chang, Ph.D.,CTO, Quanta Computer
Host: Prof. Lung-Pan Cheng/ Prof. Hsin-Mu Tsai
Abstract:In these two lectures, titled "Where We Are" and "Where to Go", we will journey through pivotal moments of different paradigm shifts in the IT industry. This exploration will help us to understand our current position and envision the road ahead. And most importantly, to learn how to connect now and future through advancing technology of AIoT as a new cloud platform for more valuable human centric application and services by taking Quanta Research Institute as an example. We believe that the best way to predict the future is to invent it. I invite you to embark on this transformative journey with us.
Dr. Ted Chang is a highly accomplished Chief Technology Officer, Vice President and General Manager of Quanta Computer, which is the world’s largest computer ODM and laptop computer maker. He has more than 20 years of experience in leading global corporations and has been instrumental in driving corporate technology strategy and global research partnership. In addition, Dr. Chang is responsible for overseeing the Quanta Research Institute (QRI) for advanced research and BU12, a business unit dedicated to integration of AI, IoT and cloud computing as a platform solution for smart transformation of Heathcare, Medicine and Agriculture.
Dr. Chang has been appointed as representatives of Taiwan for APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) since 2019. Academically, Dr. Chang holds various guest professorships in the EECS colleges of National Taiwan University (NTU), National Cheng-Kung University (NCKU), Asia University (AU) and the AI college of National Yang-Ming Chao-Tung University (NYCU). He serves as a member of the board for several educational and research foundations, including the Epoch Foundation, Spring Foundation, Quanta Culture and Education Foundation (QCEF), Chinese Medical Advancement Foundation, and Ming Dao Culture and Education Foundation.
Among many honors, Dr. Chang recently received the Japan Good Design Best 100 award in 2022, five REDDOT Design Awards on Smart Medicine (2021 and 2022), and IF Design Award on Smart Agriculture in 2021. He was also awarded distinguished alumni awards from both NCKU and Chia-Yi High School in 2021. He led the Quanta-NCTU Joint AI Center to win the CES Innovation Award and WITSA in 2020 Award. He was the chief advisor to the Taiwan Pavilion “Swingphony” at London Design Biennale 2020.
Dr. Chang is a prolific inventor with over 220 patents granted globally by Oct. 2022. His invention in 2001, ""A Network Object Delivery System for Personal Computing Device,"" defined the ""Application Module Store."" Dr. Chang joined Quanta in 2000, promoted as VP in 2009 and promoted as the first CTO in Quanta history in 2010. Since 2004, Dr. Chang has led the strategic research collaboration on future computing with MIT Computer Science and Artificial Lab (CSAIL) to support the transformation of Quanta. The partnership started with TParty project on Human Centric Computing, Qmulus Project on Cloud Computing and now on AIM project with focus on AI medicine and computational health. Dr. Chang's past projects, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and the QRI research model, were published as business cases by Harvard Business School.