NATEA Silicon Valley

Chien-Min Liao, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, President (2023)
NATEA Silicon Valley, Vice President (2022)

Chien-Min Liao has 10+ years of experience in semiconductor industry; spanning process development, integration, High Volume Manufacturing (HVM), and technical program management.

  • Sr. Manager of Technical Program Management at Applied Materials
  • Process TD Engineer at Intel Corporation
  • Extending excellence in R&D to technical program management to reduce cost and to elongate product lifecycle
  • Researcher of nonlinear phenomena, dynamics and vibrations
  • Author of 10+ publications in journals and proceedings & 5+ patent applications
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
  • B.S, M.S., Architectural Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan

Hui-shun (Ken) Hung

NATEA Silicon Valley, Vice President (2023)
NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2022)

An expert in software engineering for semiconductor product development with focus on CNN acceleration engine modeling and validation for computer vision chips.

  • Software Architecture Engineer, Ambarella, Santa Clara
  • Digital IC Designer, MediaTek, Taiwan
  • President, Student Association of Taiwanese, UW-Madison
  • President , FAPA Wisconsin Chapter
  • M.S., Computer Science, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
  • M.S., Electrical & Electronic Engineering. National Taiwan University
  • B.S., Electrical & Electronic Engineering. National Taiwan University

Peggy Pan

NATEA Silicon Valley, Secretary General (2023)

A full-stack product marketer in creator economy & tech, and an aspiring life coach.

  • Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Uscreen (2022-)
  • 8+ years of marketing experience in global renowned agencies (Ogilvy, RedPeak), and early-staged startups (Simbe Robotics,
  • President, AIESEC in Taiwan 2012-2013
  • Co-curator, Global Shaper @Taipei, The World Economic Forum
  • Jumpstart programe founding member
  • MBA, Stanford University
  • BA in Journalism, National Chiao Tung University

Vickie Tung

NATEA Silicon Valley, Treasurer (2023)
NATEA Silicon Valley, Treasurer (2022)

An experienced finance professional and cross-functional project manager in tech and financial service industry.

  • Finance and Business Operations professional at HackMD, TIBCO, and Autodesk
  • Host & Producer of NorCal Co. Podcast (a podcast highlighting stories from cross-culture, trivia, entrepreneurship, and personal growth with guest speakers)
  • Consulting & Auditing project lead, PwC, KPMG & Deloitte
  • Co-founder & ex-Executive Director, 180 Degrees Consulting Taiwan (a social impact consulting NPO)
  • MBA, McCombs School of Business, UT Austin
  • B.A, Economics, National Taiwan University

Alice Kuo

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2023)
NATEA Silicon Valley, Secretary General (2022)

Alice has strong business development management experience who connects people and stakeholders into partnerships. She is also skilled in project management for international program execution that bridges the gap between startup communities in the United States and Asian countries.

  • Business Innovation Consultant, Alice Lab
  • Mentor of Techstars, WEVE NY
  • AMSE (American Military Spouse Entrepreneurs) Member
  • Head of Growth, Worca
  • NYC Director, Startup Boost
  • Community Development Manager, Taiwan Startup Stadium
  • M.P.H. Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University

Andy Chen

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2023)

A physician turned healthcare M&A and investment professional.

  • New Ventures Lead, Aledade
  • Corporate Development Senior Associate, UnitedHealth Group
  • Investment Partner, Dorm Room Fund
  • MBA&MEng Dual Degree, UC Berkeley
  • MD, National Yang-Ming University

Bruce Chou, Ph.D

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2023)

A self-motivated, data driven and results oriented approach to problem solving – Material chemist with 10 years experience with quality & reliability, process engineering and product management, expertise in the fields of advanced material developments, the fabrication /applications of related semiconductor and optoelectronics devices.

  • Member of Technical Staff / Program Manager at Applied Materials
  • Product Development Scientist at Dupont
  • Application Program Manager at Monsanto Electronic Materials Company (MEMC) = SunEdison
  • Platoon leader of ROC Army (Taiwan)
  • Researcher of MS&E at UCLA
  • Ph.D. Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University

Chi-Hung Liu, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Directors (2023)

High-energy laser expert with 15-year industrial experience in the US

  • Research scientist/technical lead for high-energy IR and visible light sources, KLA
  • Staff optical engineer, NanoPrecision Products
  • Sr. development engineer, Coherent Inc.
  • Sr. fiber laser development engineer, Arbor Photonics (acquired by nLight)
  • Postdoc, Center of Ultrafast Optics and Science (CUOS), Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Ph.D., Dept. of EECS, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B.S., Dept. of EE, National Taiwan Univ.

Hsiang-He Lee, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2023)

Climate scientist has experience developing numerical models. Hsiang-He’s research interests include wildfire, air quality, power grid, renewable energy, and sustainability. Great communication skills to the general public, journalists, industry specialists, and government regulators.

  • Research scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, U.S.A (2018 – present)
  • Research Scientist at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore (2014 – 2018)
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science Program, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, University of California, Davis, U.S.A.
  • M.S., Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • B.S., Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • B.S. (double major), Department of Geology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Iris Lin

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2023)

5+ years of program management/technical sales experience in hardware manufacturing field, recently transferring to project management in software industry.

  • Associate Project Manager at AppLovin
  • Project Manager at Wewave
  • Co-host of podcast “軟來如此”
  • Technology Project Management Certification, UC Berkeley-Extension
  • B.A., National Cheng-Chi University

Jasmin Yu

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2023)

A passionate product manager specialized in enterprise, 2-sided market and identity solutions.

  • Product Manager, Airbnb
  • Senior Product manager, PayPal
  • Senior Digital Strategy Consultant, IBM
  • Manager, Solutions Consulting, Medallia
  • MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BA, Economics, Stanford University

Jeff Lin

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2023)

An electrical-engineering graduate working in B2B technical pre-sales and Solutions Architect roles, with an established record of leading Fortune 100 companies through strategic IT transformational inititatives.

  • Account Technical Leader, IBM
  • Senior Client Technical Architect, IBM
  • Director of Solutions Architecture, Apps Associates
  • Senior Solutions Architect, Soul Machines
  • Senior Technical Consultant, Oracle
  • Client Technical Specialist, IBM
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, San Jose State University

Ming-Yen Kao, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2023)

Ming-Yen is a senior hardware engineer at Nvidia Timing Methodology Team. He focuses on advanced modeling of cell-level timing library for static-timing analysis (STA). He received his Ph.D. degree in May 2022 from UC Berkeley EECS advised by Prof. Chenming Hu. He received his B.S. from NTUEE.

Tien-Ning Hsu

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2023)

A computer scientist at Adobe who loves storytelling.

  • Podcast “Silicon Valley 1001 Nights”, Co-host
  • Online magazine “Crossing”, Columnist
  • Stanford Taiwanese Student Association, Vice President
  • MS. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University
  • B.S. Psychology, National Taiwan University

Tiffany Wang

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2023)

PhD candidate in applied physics at Stanford University. She has been interested in synthesizing novel complex oxide materials for micro-electromechanical devices, energy harvesting, and quantum computation hardware.

  • PhD Candidate in Applied Physics, Stanford University
  • President of Stanford Taiwanese Student Association (STSA)
  • Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany
  • Summa Cum Laude, Physics B.S & Computer Science B.A, Boston College
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Undergraduate Research Fellow, Boston College
  • Dean’s Scholar, Boston College
  • President of Society of Physics Student, Boston College
  • Teaching Assistant, Web Development and Data Visualization, Boston College

Ted Shih

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2023)

Ted is a dog lover and has two dogs at home. Recently Ted is learning golf and enjoying the cheerleaders show of Ratuken baseball team in Taiwan!

  • Vice Secretary, Columbia Taiwan Alumni Association
  • CEO/Founder of Teletrx, High Speed IC Design Company
  • Founder of Smart Green Argo, Smart Agriculture with Remote Telemedicine
  • Founder of Smart Analytics International, Crypto Mining and Auto Trading
  • CTO, Digit Pet Life, Digitalize Pet Medical Records
  • Analyst, Jacobs Levy Equity Management
  • DevOps Tech Lead, Morgan Stanley
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
  • B.S., ElectroPhysics, National Chiao Tung University

Peter Liu, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2023)

Peter has great enthusiasm for solving real world engineering problems. His research interest lies in applied machine learning, advance infrastructure system, recommendation system, and digital healthcare technology.

  • Senior Research Scientist, Meta Platforms, Inc.
  • President, Taiwanese Student Association, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • President, Taiwanese Scholar Society, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ph.D. Stu., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University

Yankai Huang

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2023)

An experienced product manager, management consultant, and analytics expert

  • Engineering Product Manager, Cisco Systems, San Jose
  • Student Instructor for PM and SQL, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • Management Consultant, Accenture Consulting, Taiwan
  • MBA, Hass School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • M.S., EECS, National Taiwan University
  • B.S., Technology Management, National Tsing Hua University