Program && Invited Speakers



UV2014 Venue:
MIT Marriott Hotel, Kendall Square, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

UV2014 Exhibition:
MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139


Program (Tentative)


Day 1: June 16, 2014 (Monday)
  • Opening Ceremony (8:30am-9am )
  • Invited Talks (Single session @Marriott) / Exhibition @MIT-Stata (9am-7:15pm)
  • Committee lunch meeting
  • Dinner Banquet(7:15pm)
  • Concert by American Art & Science Educational Association, Planet MicroJam Institute Ensemble, Berklee College of Music (8:30pm - 9:30pm)
Day 2: June 17, 2014 (Tuesday)
  • Invited Talks (Single session @Marriott) (8am-10am )
  • Invited Talks (Parallel sessions @Marriott, MIT Stata Center) (10am-5pm) / Exhibition @MIT-Stata (9am-6pm)
  • Panel Discussion (5:15pm-6:15pm)
  • Closing Ceremony (6:15pm-7pm)
  • Appreciation Dinner(8pm)


Invited Speakers (To be updated)


New Life Style: Intelligent Vehicle & Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Alberto Broggi, Università di Parma, Italy
  • Berthold K.P. Horn, MIT, USA
  • Ichiro Masaki, MIT, USA
  • Umit Ozguner, Ohio state university
  • Mohan Trivedi, University of California at San Diego
UV Energy
  • Lionel C. Kimerling, MIT, USA
  • Pao-Tai Lin, Xiaoman Duan, MIT, USA
  • Tim Tianyi Cheng, Vancouver Clean Energy and Advanced Materials Technology (VCEAMT), Canada
  • Lumin Wang, University of Michigan, USA
  • Yasha Yi, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
  • Michael Chen, MIT, USA
  • Tony Wu, MIT, USA
New Life Style: Environmental Monitoring & Protection
  • Jia Chen, Harvard University, USA, Boston Column Network: solar-tracking spectrometers for urban air quality
  • Theodore D. Moustakas, Boston University, USA, Nitride Semiconductors and their applications to Solid State lighting and Water/Air purification
  • Thomas O. Mensah, Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (FAIChE), AFAIAA, President Lightwave Systems USA, Green Electricity Generation Using Gasification of Solid Urban Waste in West Africa
  • Felix Moesner, Swissnex boston, Consulate of Switzerland, Switzherland
  • Fei Tao, MIT, USA, Learning from smart bugs to develop technology
  • Shuguang Zhang, MIT, USA
Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Electric Vehicle and Future Cities

Development of High Power Wireless Charging Technology based on SMFIR and its Application to Bus and Train

  • Nam P. Suh,  Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea/Cross Professor Emeritus MIT, USA
  • Young Jae Jang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
Wireless Charging for Implanted Devices
  • Sai Chun Tang, Harvard University, USA, A Wireless Intermediate-range Scheme for Energy and Signal Transmission (WISEST) for Medical Implantable Devices with Significantly Reduced Coil Voltage.
System Theory
  • Naohiko Kohtake, Keio University, Japan
  • Hidekazu Nishimura, Keio University, Japan
New Life Style: Intelligent Healthcare & Assitive Technology
  • Samuel K. Au, Intuitive Surgcal, USA, The da Vinci and Beyond: the Advancement of Surgical Robotics.
  • Paolo Bonato, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School, MGH, The Doctor will visit you at home: How wearable technology is changing healthcare.
  • William Crone, Physio-Control, USA
  • Dan Ding, Towards Developing a Smart Kitchen for Cognitive and Physical Assistance.
  • John Hu, Hstar Technologies Corp, USA, Robotic Avatar for Future Healthcare in an Intelligent Urban District
  • Hongwu Wang, User Participatory Design: A Design Framework for Assistive Robotic Devices
  • William Li, MIT, USA
  • Steve Schachter, Harvard Medical School/ MGH, CIMIT, Technology for monitoring patients with epilepsy in the home and beyond – new approaches.
  • Pratik Shah, Broad Institute, USA, Impact of new biomedical technologies and sensors on human health and well-being:
  • Charles G. Sodini, MIT, USA
  • Seth Teller, MIT, USA
  • Minsheng Yuan, Medical and Research Information Consult, USA, Components of Ideal Healthcare At a Glance.
New Life Style: Robotics for Universal Village
  • Makoto Mizukawa, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Toshimitsu Hamada, Tsukuba Gakuin University, Japan
New Life Style: Data Vitalization
  • Zhang Xiong, Beihang University, P.R.China, Smart City and its Progress in China
New Life Style: Urban Development
  • Juan Blanco Ruiz, Arqurbis, USA, Francisco Bozzano-Barnes, TEnure and Ecology LLC, Construction Typologies and Settlement Patterns Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
  • Peter Olu Jack, Director General, Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria, ICT, Capacity Building and Community Development in Nigeria.
  • Rushan Jiang, P.R.China
  • Yifan Yu, Tongji University, P.R.China
  • Yohji Suhara, Community Technology Institute, Japan
  • Jinhua Zhao, MIT, USA
New Life Style: Universal Village & Art
  • Elizabeth Reian Bennett, Tufts University, USA, A Musician on Music and Technology
  • Chen Chen Gong, MIT, USA, A View of Brain and Cognitive Research in Piano
  • Yazhi Guo, Berklee College of Music, USA, Horn the Future - A Dream of A Nation
  • David Fiuczynski, Berklee College of Music, USA, New Planet MicroJamz® – Shape of Jamz to come?
  • Greg Ondo, Steinberg, North America, Evolution of computers and music over the last 30 years

Concert Director & Art Advisor

  • Chen Chen Gong, MIT, USA


  • Fujitsu Laborary of America
  • Future Robot Nursing, Hstar, USA
  • Switzerland Consulate
  • Nigerian Information Technolog Development Agency (NITDA)
  • Build-it-yourself, Educating the Next Generation of Leaders and Builders
  • MIT Sustainability, MIT, USA
  • Guodian Research Institute
  • Cambridge Travel
  • Friendly Inn



 Case Studies of Universal Village,

  • An eco city development project with special consideration for harmonious coexistence of human, nature and microbiome, in Malaysia.  Masaki Shintani, Hia Hui Ching, etc., Japan
  • Techno-imaginations and robot role models: discussing the influence of popular culture on the development of next generation robots in Japan, Cosima Wagner,etc.
  • Post Earthquake Reconstruction Scheme forSmarter Approaches – Challenges of Miyako City using Hydrogen from Biomass. Yuriko Iida, etc., Japan
  • The Dubuque Smarter Discard Portal: Tracking Changes in Residential Waste Diversion, Heather Achilles, etc.    
  • Global Warming – So What?, Gene Fry, USA

Intelligent Vehicle

  • Learning and holistic analysis for prediction of driver intent, U.C. San Diego, USA
  • Understanding head and hand activities, U.C. San Diego, USA
  • Drive analysis with lane semantics, U.C. San Diego, USA
  • Looking in and Looking out for Urban Intelligent Assistance, U.C. San Diego, USA

Environmental Protection

  • Nitride Semiconductors and their applications to Solid State lighting and Water/Air purification, Boston University, USA
  • Zero Power Smart Systems for healthcare and environmental monitoring, Swissnex Boston, Consulate of Switzerland




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