计算机行业泰斗、图林奖获得者Dr. Richard Karp在接受采访对峰会的评价时表示，“峰会充满了活力。中国是一个正在成长的科技大国，非常希望通过这样的峰会促成两个科技大国的科技合作项目。”
Richard Karp, Turing Award Winner, Director of Simons Institute, UC Berkeley
Keynote Title: An Institute For The Foundations of Computer Science
Richard Manning Karp (born January 3, 1935) is an American computer scientist and computational theorist at the University of California, Berkeley. He is most notable for his research in the theory of algorithms, for which he received a Turing Award in 1985, The Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science in 2004, and the Kyoto Prize in 2008.
He started working at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center. In 1968, he became Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley. Apart from a 4-year period as a professor at the University of Washington, he has remained at Berkeley. From 1988 to 1995 and 1999 to the present he has also been a Research Scientist at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, where he currently leads the Algorithms Group.
Richard Karp was awarded the National Medal of Science, and was the recipient of the Harvey Prize of the Technion and the 2004 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science for his insights into computational complexity. In 1994 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. He is the recipient of several honorary degrees. In 2012, Karp became the founding director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley.
Zhonghan Deng (PhD ’97), Founder & Chairman of Vimicro Corporation
Keynote Title: What are the Key Things Being a Successful Entrepreneur
Dr. Zhonghan (John) Deng is a technologist and an entrepreneur . He is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Vimicro Corporation (NASDAQ:VIMC). He is an elected member of the 10th and 11th National People’s Congress of China. At 41, He became the youngest member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in December 2009. He also serves as a senior adviser to the Chinese space program and a board member of the Chinese National Fund for Technology Transfer.
Dr. Deng’ career started at IBM TJ Watson Research Center at Yorktown Heights in New York after he completed his Ph.D. Degree in EECS at UC Berkeley. He then co-founded his first startup company Pixim, Inc. (Acquired by Sony) in Silicon Valley. In 1999 Dr. Deng returned to China and co-founded Vimicro Corporation, and served as the Chief Director of “China National Starlight Silicon Chipset Project”, in which Dr. Deng developed the China’s first silicon chipset known as the Starlight Multimedia Series for which he is widely respected as the “Father of Chinese chips”. Starlight Series made successful entry into the international markets claiming clients such as Apple, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony; and it enabled the proliferation of web cameras for PC/notebook, and cell phone embedded cameras, which paved the way for global development of Internet video communications and social network applications today.
Dr. Deng was elected to the National People’s Congress (NPC) in 2008. He served 5 years, followed by another 5 years in the Congress for the second term from March 2013. Over the past years he submitted multiple bills and put his name on some seminal legislation in China.
Dr. Deng received numerous awards for his leadership and entrepreneurship in technological innovation, including both the College of Engineering Outstanding Alumni Innovation Award and the Chancellor Citation from UC Berkeley, as well as the Chinese National First Class Award of Science and Technology which was presented by the President of China.
He has been featured by many international media including Forbes, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, etc., and TV networks such as China Central Television（CCTV） as “2005 Man of the Year”.
Deng graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, a Master in Economics, and a Master in Physics. He received his Bachelor degree in Earth and Space Sciences from the University of Science and Technology of China.
Steve Carlin, Chief Strategy Officer, Softbank Robotics
Keynote Title: The Future of Robotics: How AI will Power”IT”
Steve Carlin leads SoftBank Robotics America and is the Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, he acts as the General Manager for the Americas team and oversees global marketing, product and strategy.
Carlin most recently came from Facebook where he held the role of Global Head of Strategy – Gaming. In this role, he drove the global strategic vision for the company’s Gaming Business and was an external thought leader to the gaming industry. Prior to joining Facebook, Carlin was the Senior Director of Marketing and Insights for Ubisoft, the third largest video game publisher in the world. He also held a series of roles in sales, shopper marketing, brand management, and strategy at Energizer and Procter & Gamble.
Carlin is a dual US and Canadian Citizen and holds a BA in Geology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and an MBA(with Honors) in Marketing and International Business from Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta. He has also studied at Cornell, HEC business school in Paris and the UIBE business school in Beijing.