Welcome Message from the China Region Team
By Shaoshan Liu
IEEE Entrepreneurship China is proud to welcome our China Region Team comprised of talented volunteers from diverse backgrounds. Each of them brings their unique experience and infinite entrepreneurial knowledge to help IEEE Entrepreneurship build and grow in the China Region.
Shaoshan Liu’s background is a unique combination of technology, public policy, public health, and entrepreneurship that enables him to take on global challenges and provide practical solutions to these global problems. Shaoshan has published four textbooks and more than 100 research papers and holds more than 150 patents in robotics and autonomous systems. Liu is the CEO of PerceptIn and has commercially deployed autonomous micromobility services in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and China. On public policy, Shaoshan Liu has served on the World Economic Forum’s panel on Industry Response to Government Procurement Policy, is leading the Autonomous Machine Computing roadmap under the IEEE International Roadmap of Devices and Systems (IRDS), and is a member of the ACM U.S. Technology Policy Committee. Liu holds an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, and a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Harvard University. He is an IEEE Senior Member, an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Speaker, an ACM Distinguished Speaker, an Advisory Council member of Harvard Business Review, a member of MIT Technology Review’s Global Insights Panel, and a member of the Forbes Technology Council. Shaoshan Liu is the 2022-2023 China Region Team Lead on the 2023 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee.
Weiyue Wu is the Chief Operating Officer of PerceptIn, an autonomous driving startup founded in 2016. At PerceptIn, she has been in charge of commercial autonomous driving service deployments in the US, Europe, Japan, and China. Before PerceptIn, she served as Investment Director of Oxford Seed Fund and Investment Advisor of ARM Accelerator. She began her career as a Multi-National Corporation Compliance Auditor at KPMG and a Senior Automobile Consultant at Deloitte. She is a founding member of the IEEE Special Technical Community on Autonomous Driving Technologies, a Certified Public Accountant, and a practicing lawyer in China. She received her MBA from the University of Oxford.
Yuzhang Huang is currently a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Candidate and Master of Health Science (MHS) from the Department of Health Policy Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA. He is an Adjunct Professor from the National Center for Chronic and Non-communicable Disease Prevention and Control in China and on the Project Team of the Prevention and Intervention of Diseases in the Elderly Audiology Group. Also, He is an Adjunct Associate Professor from The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Hospital in Guangzhou, China. Huang was Previously the Deputy Director of the Clinical Research Center, and Surgeon on Otolaryngology from United Family Healthcare, Beijing. Before Joining United Family Healthcare, he was a visiting surgeon medical officer from the Prince of Wales Hospital Hong Kong, and a research associate from the School of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on Public Health Policy and Social Determinants, Learning Models, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Transition of Care, solutions to Alzheimer’s disease as well as hearing disorder solutions. Huang is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), U.K., and a Member of IEEE. He earned his medical doctorate from Guangzhou Medical University and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Hong Kong.
Bo Yu is currently the CTO of PerceptIn, Fremont, CA, USA, a company focusing on providing visual perception solutions for robotics and autonomous driving. His current research interests include algorithms and systems for robotics and autonomous vehicles. Yu is a Founding Member of the IEEE Special Technical Community on Autonomous Driving. He is a senior member of IEEE. Bo received a B.S. degree in electronic technology and science from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 2006, and a Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2012.
Mike Xiangyu Zhang is a Senior Software Architecture Engineer at Ambarella Inc., where he works on designing architecture and optimizing the performance of next-generation AI chips. He has served as a member of the Technical Paper Committee at SuperComputing 2022 (SC22). His research interests include the topic of hardware accelerators for machine learning and statistical applications, statistical methods for hardware/system evaluation, and architecture with novel technologies. He worked as an intern at Intel Labs China (Beijing, 2017) and Ambarella Inc. (Santa Clara, CA, 2018). Zhang received his Ph.D. in 2020 in Electrical and Computer Engineering and his M.S. in Computer Science from Duke University, advised by Professor Alvin R. Lebeck.
Zishen Wan is a Ph.D. student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Zishen’s research interests are computer architecture, VLSI, and embedded systems, with a focus on designing efficient and resilient hardware and systems for autonomous machines and edge intelligence. His work has been recognized by DAC’20 Best Paper Award, CAL’20 Best Paper Award, first place in the 2022 ACM Student Research Competition, 2023 IEEE Micro Top Picks Honorable Mention, and Qualcomm Fellowship. He received M.S. from Harvard University and B.S. from the Harbin Institute of Technology.
Dannie Peng has been working as a reporter for China Newsweek. As a senior reporter, she covers advances and stories in science & technology, health, education, and the environment. She also writes for the SCMP, the Intellectual, and Med.J as a contributor. Dannie has published a series of in-depth and highly recognized stories during the past few years and has established her wide contact pool with many prestigious scholars or entrepreneurs from different backgrounds, ranging from engineering, biotech, and drug development to computer science, nanotechnology, quantum technology, and more. She is the only Chinese winner of AAAS’s 2020 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters. Peng graduated with a Master’s degree in Communication at the University of Macau in 2018,
Serena Zhaohe Zhang studied in British Columbia as an undergraduate and is currently undertaking a public leadership credential from the Harvard Kennedy School. Serena has over five years of experience working with governments and international non-profit organizations. Serena has been involved as an organizer for the China International Import Expo, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and more. Serena has assisted in numerous multilateral development cooperation projects hosted by the National Student/Harvard University Model United Nations Conference and the Yale Entrepreneurs Association. She is also passionate about connecting venture capital investors with startup companies.
Ben Li Yuan is currently a Senior Project Manager at Heisenberg Robotics, a robotics startup in China. Ben has over 18 years of experience in autonomous driving, V2X vehicle-road collaboration, robotics, and financial IT. He has been a crucial member of multiple robotics startups’ founding teams of those companies; he has a lot of experience building up the company from 0 to 100+. His responsibilities include V2X vehicle-road collaboration, lawn mowing robot, robotics, product management, and solution pre-research in the AI and autonomous driving vehicle industry. Throughout his career, he has gained extensive experience researching, developing, designing, and integrating software and hardware components related to autonomous vehicles and robot-related products (including sensors). In addition, he has handled various technical and integration issues related to autonomous driving. Besides his experience in communicating with local governments and the China Telecom Artificial Intelligence Research Institute on the vehicle-road collaboration project, he is an expert in developing and integrating autonomous driving and robot products and has experience with overseas products. Capable of landing abroad (Japan, United States, South Korea, Southeast Asia), participating in research and development of innovative products throughout the year, holding several industry product patents, and publishing relevant IEEE journal articles.
These volunteers will help us continue the build and success of the past years by supporting our IEEE membered entrepreneurs with our unique programming of technology transfer, deep tech, women entrepreneurs support network, mentoring entrepreneurs, manufacturing resources, and entrepreneurship workshops and conferences in the China region.