International Summit on VR, AR and MR

Featured Speakers and Panelists

 

Bernd GirodBernd Girod
Professor, Stanford Department of Electrical Engineering
Member, US National Academy of Engineering
Member, German Academy of Engineering

Bernd Girod is the Robert L. and Audrey S. Hancock Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, California. He received the Engineering Doctorate degree from University of Hannover, Germany, and the M.S. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Until 1999, he was a Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Erlangen– Nuremberg. He has authored over 600 conference and journal papers and six books, receiving the EURASIP Signal Processing Best Paper Award in 2002, the IEEE Multimedia Communication Best Paper Award in 2007, the EURASIP Image Communication Best Paper Award in 2008, the EURASIP Signal Processing Most Cited Paper Award in 2008, the EURASIP Technical Achievement Award in 2004, and the Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2011. His research interests are in the area of image, video, and multimedia systems. As an entrepreneur, he was involved in numerous startup ventures, among them Polycom, Vivo Software, 8x8, and RealNetworks. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a EURASIP Fellow, a member of the the National Academy of Engineering, and a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina).
briancabralBrian Cabral
Director of Engineering at Facebook

Brian Cabral is Director of Engineering at Facebook specializing in computational photography, computer vision, and computer graphics.
Prior to joining Facebook, Brian was VP of Engineering at NVIDIA, Director of Engineering at Lytro, VP of Engineering at iKuni (now AiLive), Director of Engineering at SGI and a Group Leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is the holder of numerous patents (filed and issued) and leads the Surround 360 VR camera team. He has published a number of diverse papers in the area of computer graphics and imaging including the pioneering Line Integral Convolution algorithm.
gordonwetzsteinGordon Wetzstein
Professor, Stanford Department of Electrical Engineering

Gordon Wetzstein is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Computer Science at Stanford University. He is the leader of the Stanford Computational Imaging Group, an interdisciplinary research group focused on advancing imaging, microscopy, and display systems. At the intersection of computer graphics, machine vision, optics, scientific computing, and perception, Prof. Wetzstein's research has a wide range of applications in next-generation consumer electronics, scientific imaging, human-computer interaction, remote sensing, and many other areas.
bernardkressBernard Kress
Partner Optical Architect at Microsoft / Hololens

Dr. Bernard Kress has made over the past two decades significant scientific contributions as an engineer, researcher, associate professor, consultant, instructor, and author.
He has been instrumental in developing numerous optical sub-systems for consumer electronics and industrial products, generating IP, teaching and transferring technological solutions to industry. Application sectors include laser materials processing, optical anti-counterfeiting, biotech sensors, optical telecom devices, optical data storage, optical computing, optical motion sensors, digital image projection, displays, depth map sensors, and more recently head-up and head mounted displays (smart glasses, AR and VR).
His is specifically involved in the field of micro-optics, wafer scale optics, holography and nanophotonics.
Bernard has 32 patents granted worldwide and published numerous books and book chapters on micro-optics. He is a short course instructor for the SPIE and was involved in numerous SPIE conferences as technical committee member and conference co-chair.
He is an SPIE fellow since 2013 as has been recently elected to the board of Directors of SPIE.
Bernard joined Google [X] Labs. in 2011 as the Principal Optical Architect, and is now Partner Optical Architect at Microsoft Corp, on the Hololens project.
achinbhowmikAchin Bhowmik
VP and General Manager
Perceptual Computing Group at Intel Corporation

Dr. Achin Bhowmik is vice president and general manager of the Perceptual Computing Group at Intel Corporation. He leads the development and deployment of advanced computing solutions based on natural sensing and interactions, branded as Intel® RealSense Technology. He is also an adjunct and guest professor at the Liquid Crystal Institute of the Kent State University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. He has over 100 publications, including two books titled “Interactive Displays: Natural Human-Interface Technologies” and “Mobile Displays: Technology & Applications”, and over 100 granted and pending patents. Dr. Bhowmik is a Fellow of the Society for Information Display (SID), and serves on the executive committee of SID. He is an associate editor for the Journal of the Society for Information Display. He is on the board of directors for OpenCV, the organization behind the open source computer vision library.
qiong-haidaiQiong-Hai Dai
Professor & Associated Chair, Department of Automation
Director, Broadband Network and Digital Media Laboratory.
Tsinghua University

Prof. Dai has authored or co-authored over 250 high quality papers, and published 4 books/book chapters. He has filed 70 patents and some of them have made great economic values. Prof. Dai’s research interests include 3D Video, Computer Vision, Computational Photography and Microscopy Imaging for LifeScience. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1996 from Northeastern University.
yongtianwangYongtian Wang
Professor, Optics and Applied Computer Science
Beijing Institute of Technology

Prof. Wang is a Chang Jiang Scholar appointed by the Ministry of Education of China. He serves as the head of BIT's Faculty of Information and Electronics Sciences and his research interests include optical design and CAD, optical instrumentation, 3D display, image processing, virtual reality and augmented reality, and human-computer interaction. Wang is a Fellow of SPIE, OSA and IET, and a member of the board of directors of the Chinese Optics Society. He also serves as the leader of the Expert Group on Virtual Reality and Digital Media for the National High-Tech Research and Development Program of China (the 863 Program).
kevindengKevin Deng
Distinguished Professor & Executive Associate Director, Jilin University

Distinguished Professor by the highly selective “Thousand Talent Program” of China since 2010, and currently serves as the Executive Associate Director of Automotive Research Institute of Jilin University. Prior to that, he had worked for General Motors Global R&D Center in USA as a Researcher, Sr. Researcher and Staff Researcher respectively since 1996. He was a three-time recipient of the “Charles McCuen” Award, the highest research award in General Motors, and a twice-recipient of the `Boss' Kettering Award, the most prestigious award in GM for technical invention and innovation.

Currently he serves as the Editor in Chief of International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems and Associate Editor of International Journal of Vehicle Design, and was the associate editor of IEEE Transaction o Vehicular Technology. He was also the Chair of the Transportation Track of 2010-2016 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conferences respectively, the Chair of Advanced Vehicles and Mobility of 2011 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, and Technical Program Chair of 2012 FISITA on Chassis Systems and Integration Technology, etc. He holds over 40 US and Chinese patents with another 21 patent applications pending, and is the authors/co-authors of over 100 publications in international journals and conferences, and numerous invited speakers worldwide. His primary research interests are in intelligent vehicles and electric vehicles on sensing and perception, decision and planning, dynamics and controls, modeling and simulation, virtualization technologies, energy management, etc.
xiaowuchenXiaowu Chen
Professor and Head of Augmented Reality Technology & Systems group
State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and Systems
Beihang University

Prof. Chen is a Chang Jiang Scholar appointed by the Ministry of Education of China. His research interests include virtual reality, augmented reality, computer graphics, computer vision, computational photography, video image processing and human-computer interaction.
jingyiyuJingyi Yu
Professor, ShanghaiTech University
Founder, Plex VR

Prof. Jingyi Yu is Director of Virtual Reality and Visual Computing Center in the School of Information Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University. He received B.S. from Caltech in 2000 and Ph.D. from MIT in 2005. He is also a full professor at the University of Delaware. His research interests span a range of topics in computer vision and computer graphics, especially on computational photography and non-conventional optics and camera designs. He has published over 100 papers at highly refereed conferences and journals including over 50 papers at the premiere conferences and journals CVPR/ICCV/ECCV/TPAMI. He has been granted 10 US patents. His research has been generously supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the AFOSR YIP Award, and the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award at the University of Delaware. He has previously served as general chair, program chair, and area chair of many international conferences such as ICCV, ICCP and NIPS. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE TPAMI, Elsevier CVIU, Springer TVCJ and Springer MVA.


joshuaxiangJoshua Xiang
EVP of R&D, Suning Commerce Group
Managing Director, Suning Research

Joshua Xiang has over 20 years of experience in software, networking and Internet industry. He is currently executive vice president of R&D at Suning Commerce Group and managing director of Suning Research where he is leading technology innovation and research.

Before joining Suning, Joshua was CTO of Secoo, China’s largest luxury e-Commerce company. Prior to that, Joshua was Director of Technology Strategy & Technical Advisor to the chairman of Microsoft Asia Pacific R&D Group, responsible for overall technology strategy and collaboration. Prior to that, he was principal Group Program Manager of Microsoft Cloud & Enterprise engineering group, leading Internet of Things (IOT) and Windows Embedded product definition, development and project management.
Joshua has bachelor’s degree in computer science from Wuhan University and master’s degree in computer science from University of Pittsburgh.
zhuoranzhuangZhuoran Zhuang
Head of GnomeMagic Lab (VR Lab), Alibaba Group

More than 10 years software development experience, and more than 8 years project and people management experiences; Experienced in high performance, scalable and very large distributed system design & architecture, especially Website, Search Engine and Big Data Computing;

Joined Alibaba Group in 2009, once worked at taobao.com, tmall.com and experienced 6 times “11.11” as tech Leader. No matter which department you are in, all the staff have the same MISSION “ TO MAKE IT EASY TO DO BUSINESS ANYWHERE”in Alibaba. We operate leading online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade, as well as cloud computing and other services. We provide technology and services to enable consumers, merchants, and other participants to conduct commerce in our ecosystem.

Currently head of Alibaba Group’s newly founded VR lab (GnomeMagic Lab).
fengxiaoFeng Xiao
Cofounder, FengYun Vision
Founding-president of SZADI

Dr. Xiao has extensive imaging related technical and business experience while working at Texas Instruments, Agilent, Motorola, Fairchild Imaging and Vimicro. In June 2016, he founded FengYun Vision Technologies to help VR content providers create high quality 3D/VR content more efficiently. FengYun's very first product, a stereoscopic 3D camera for the live broadcast market started shipping in 3 months after the inception of the company. Its cinematic 3D-360 camera system and 3D scanner will start shipping early 2017. Dr. Xiao served as chair/co-chair for the IS&T/SPIE Digital Photography Conference from 2010 to 2012. He is also the founding-president of SZADI (Silicon Valley - ZhongGuanCun Association of Digital Innovations), an alliance between individuals and companies developing emerging technologies and applications for VR/AR/MR, AI. SZADI is sponsoring the upcoming International Summit on VR/AR/MR (Beijing, Dec 1-2, 2016) along with the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering and University of Chinese Academy of Science. Dr. Xiao received his doctor's degree in Psychology and master’s degree in electrical engineering both from Stanford University.
adambingxuAdam (Bing) Xu
CTO, VRSeen

Built and managed a 100+ engineering team from scratch to be the world leader of VR technology company Successfully launched many HMD products, HMD with 1K hz IMU, and HMD for ZTE AXON7, all-in-one VR HMD, a full range set of VR applications, a solid server platform, and produced more than 100K 360 photo and video, strategy alliance with many giant companies. Expertise on many VR technology, from HMD design, VR Android kernel, VR android Framework, VR launcher and application development, and server development.
gangheGang He
Vice President and Chief Scientist at JD.com

Gang He is a VP of Technology and Chief Scientist at JD, the largest B2C online retailers in China by transaction volume and revenue. Before joining JD in 2012, he was the CEO of Grand Cloud, a leading cloud platform in China. Mr. He has more than 15 years of experience in software engineering and web services.
kevinleiliKevin (Lei) Li
CEO at TipCat Interactive

Kevin Li is the CEO of TipCat Interactive, a new social media company focusing on social game and mobile game development.
Before, Kevin Li was the Managing Director of ACTIVISION China and be in charge of the strategy growth in East Asia. Kevin joined UWINK (NASDAQ: UWNK), a Nolan Bushnell’s game company for video game production after turned back from L.A. in 2000.
In 2003, Kevin founded Studios Qin, focusing on the production of Console Online games. Studios Qin was acquired by Vivendi Games in 2006. Kevin was named as the MD of the new born Sierra Online Shanghai. In 2008, after the M&A of Vivendi Games and Activision, Kevin was named Managing Director & Strategy Growth Director, Greater China of ACTIVISION.

Mr. Kevin LI is a 9 years veteran of online game & video game production. Kevin used to help uWink to ship over 30 video games, and volumes of XBOX360 Live Arcade and PlayStation 3 Network games.

TIPCAT INTERACTIVE has 80+ full time employees in Shanghai. As a VC backed leading cross-platform game developer, TIPCAT is dedicating in developing high quality online cross-platform games.
esthersunEsther Sun
CEO, VRSeen and investor

Esther is an entrepreneur and also an experienced investment veteran. She is a managing director of China Daisy Capital with AUM of 100 billion RMB and CEO of VRSeen Inc., a fast-growing startup company offering HMD device, VR SDK and VR content platform. Before that, she founded and sold Unity Financial, an investment advisory boutique. She was also a co-founder of Biovention, who makes CFDA approved drug-eluting-stent company with valuation of more than 150 million USD. Mrs. Laska received her bachelor’s degree in World Economics from FuDan University. She was assistant professor of Fudan University after graduation. Since 1993, she started her financial career as future trader, investment banker and investment manager. She has more than 20 years of experience on venture capital and private equity investment.


hingwongHing Wong
Managing Director, Walden International

Dr. Wong is a managing director at Walden International, responsible for investment in semiconductor, intelligent hardware, IOT and new materials. His past investments include DJI, GigaDevice, Silergy, GalaxyCore, SinoSun. He was named the best investor in 2013 by the Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association. Prior to joining Walden, Wong worked in the semiconductor industry for 15 years. Wong received his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
weixiongWei Xiong
Founding Partner
Fibonacci Capital

Mr. Wei Xiong has more than 10 years’ experience in corporation operational management and more than 9 years’ experience in PE/VC investment. He founded Fibonacci Capital in March 2016 in Shenzhen, China and raised 500 million RMB fund to invest in promising technology startups in TMT/mobile internet and industrial internet. Fibonacci’s portfolio companies include Terminus Co., Mathart Systems Co. (002660), Hymson Co. (300197), Microarray Co., COWA Robot Co. Prior to Fibonacci, Mr. Xiong was partner of Fortune VC, executive board member and deputy GM of Shenzhen Kehao Information Technology Company, Ltd., deputy director of mobile system division at Huawei Shandong Branch. Xiong received his bachelor degree from Jilin University and master degree in Economics and Law from Zhongnan University.
rockyangRock Yang
VP, Thundersoft

Thundersoft is a world leading OS and smart device platform technology provider and Rock Yang is in charge of Strategic Investment, Business Development, Strategic Partnership, Marketing Communication and Government Relationship. Rock has more than 14 years of experiences in telecom, mobile, semiconductor and Internet industry. Before joining Thundersoft, Rock is VP Marketing of Nufront, taking charge of marketing strategy, business development, ecosystem and marketing communication. Prior to Nufront, Rock worked with ARM, the world's leading semiconductor IP supplier as the Mobile Computing APAC Business Manager, response for the business development and Marketing activities in mobile computing market across whole APAC area.
Rock worked as the Principle Analyst of BDA China before ARM, BDA is a telecom, media and technology research and consulting company based in Beijing. Focused on telecom and wireless sector, mobile terminals areas. Before joining BDA, Rock was the senior marketing and sales engineer in Panasonic. Rock graduated from Tsinghua University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Precision Instrument.

frankyahongFrank Yahong Jiang
Founder & Chairman, UFashion Tech Inc.

Dr. Frank Jiang is the Founder & Chairman of UFashion Tech Inc. He leads the company to develop the first commercial Gooda smart VR try-on mirror for well-known clothing retail stores in China. The company is based in Zhongguancun Science Park, Beijing, China. Frank Jiang obtained his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics.