[2019-03-08] Dr. Sheng-Ying Pao, "Beyond the Boundaries of ‘Paper’ "

Poster:Post date:2019-03-05
Title: Beyond the Boundaries of "Paper"
Date: 2019-03-08 2:20pm-3:30pm
Location: R102, CSIE
Speaker: Dr. Sheng-Ying Pao
Hosted by: Prof. Yung-Yu Chuang


As artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and Big Data rise in popularity, several interesting challenges come to light. Many of the challenges belong to fundamental areas that determine not only the development of the emerging technology itself but also the future of humanity.
Today, technology increasingly permeates our environment but the spread of digital displays makes us more susceptible to passive viewership.
What if we could combine the benefits of modern technology and traditional paper to empower communication and creativity? In this talk, Dr. Pao will present the interdisciplinary research, including a system that explores new affordances for pens that become an interface to transcend the boundaries of paper through a series of gesture interactions. Potential applications range from collaborative workspaces to participatory art experiences. Issues relating to creative process, sharing and privacy, and usability are examined in light of the interactive nature of the system.
Another metaphor of paper is academic publication. In this talk, Dr. Pao will also take us to a journey of academia research that goes beyond the boundaries of "paper." We now live in a world of global entrepreneurship. Dr. Pao will reveal real-world cases of the development of AI and technology-driven research from a new perspective of entrepreneurship in academia, from conceptualization to actual deployment, with impact on future creativity, education, and interdisciplinary research.
Dr. Sheng-Ying Pao leads teams in both Asia and the US to create interactive technology and go-to-market strategies, from ideation through execution. She directed strategic partnerships that led to successful strategic startup investment and collaborations. She has co-founded startup teams, one of which achieved 1500% of its crowd-funding goal and grew into a global business. Pao’s design pallet is distinctive for its convergence of digital, natural, and social engagement. Her projects range from creating new AI platforms for health care to real-world financial planning and future projections, as well as to integrating robotics and sensing technologies to create immersive experiences, ultimately connecting people to one another and rethink about the use of technology and its impact on our health, interactivity, and humanity. Her creations have won several major awards, including the iF Design Award, commonly known as the Design Oscar. In addition, she was the only woman honored in a documentary series on extraordinary thinkers at MIT. Her TED talk was featured as one of the year’s most intriguing, for its ability to evoke emotion and human connection. Pao received her PhD from MIT. In addition to the above honors in design and interdisciplinary creativity, she has received various research awards.
Her innovation, integrating AI and design, has been acquired by Bank of America. After that, she led diverse product innovations in a now 130-year-old international business and achieved to launch new products to global markets. She has been invited to serve on the board of various companies, to mentor startups, and to serve as the Principal of a Venture Capital firm, investing in early stage startups focusing on health, happiness, and wellbeing crossing Asia, Boston, and Silicon Valley.
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