NATEA Silicon Valley

Hsiang-He Lee, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, President (2024) 
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

Ming-Yen Kao, Ph.D.

NATEA Silicon Valley, Vice President (2024)
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.

Johnny Lin

NATEA Silicon Valley, Vice President (2024)

I have a passion to drive positive change.
I love it when people discover the beauty of Taiwan.

  • 14 years in the semiconductor capital equipment industry
  • 10 years of sales & operations leadership

  • B.S. Material Science Engineering, Columbia University
  • M.S. Material Science Engineering, Stanford University
  • MBA, University of California – Berkeley Haas School of Business

Constance Liu

NATEA Silicon Valley, Secretary General (2024)

Constance is a seasoned and self-motivated professional with strategic partner development experiences. Her background reflects skills and accomplishments in global sales growth in the United States and APAC regions, S&P 500 international companies, spearheaded new business and partner alliance development, sales analysis, global go-to-market strategy initiates, co-marketing planning, and partner training program development.

  • HW Partnership Manager, Zoom Video Communications (2022 Jan – Present)
  • Co-founder, BeyondTop (2023-Present)
  • Partner Alliance Manager, Advantech Corp., USA
  • Business Development Manager, Advantech Co Ltd, Taiwan
  • Marketing & Comm Chair, Taiwanese Junior Chambers of Commerce North America (TCCNA)
  • Secretary-General , Taiwanese American Junior Chamber of Commerce Northern California (TAJCCNC)
  • University of Southern California (USC), IBEAR MBA, Class President 2021
  • University of Southern California (USC), IBEAR MBA, Academic Vice President 2020

Iris Lin

NATEA Silicon Valley, Treasurer (2024)
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
  • Technology Project Management Certification, UC Berkeley-Extension
  • B.A., National Cheng-Chi University

Alice Kuo

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2024)

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 (2024)

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

Chi-Nung (Rick) Ni

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2024)

A seasoned semiconductor technologist, creator, and a voyager in the field of technology who loves to be a part of change agent for the good.

  • Senior Technical Lead, Apple Inc.
  • A passionate baseball coach for AAA
  • 30+ Publications, 10 Patents across materials, device architecture, and packaging
  • PMTS, Maxim Integrated
  • MTS, Applied Materials
  • VP, Student Council, College of Eng. NTU
  • M.S. & Ph.D Mat. Sci & Eng, University of California, San Diego
  • B.S. Mech. Eng, National Taiwan University

Chih-Ling (Nicole)Chang

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2024)

An emerging hardware product design engineer with a combination of business and engineering expertise, she is interested in user experience and social innovation. Her dedication also extends to mentoring and connecting international students those on a similar journey.

  • Display Mechanical Engineer, Apple
  • Product Launch Engineering Intern, Tesla
  • Junior Analyst, McKinsey & Company
  • A passionate basketball and handball player
  • Stanford Taiwanese Student Association, Vice President
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University

Jasmin Yu

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2024)

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 Lee

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2024)

A generalist in developing consumer electronics, specializing in lighting, networking, and embedded systems.

  • 2 years of strategy experience in corporate venture
  • 8 years of engineering experience in building IoT products (View, Oasense, Soraa)
  • Board of Director, Sensel
  • President, Taiwanese Graduate Student Association, UC Irvine
  • M.S., Computer Science, UC Irvine
  • B.S., Biomechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University
  • A proud dad, a cat owner, and a snowboarder

Justin Chiang

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2024)

An AI enthusiast and practitioner, I transitioned from a process engineering role in Taiwan to an NLP Data Scientist in the U.S, a path inspired by the transformative power of AI.

  • Senior NLP Data Scientist, American Express (2021 ~ present)
  • Process Engineer, Corning Inc. (2015 ~ 2017)
  • M.S., Computer Science, New York University
  • M.S., Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University

  • Co-host 6 in-person tech meetup in NYC with NATEA in 2023

Hui-shun (Ken) Hung

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2024)
NATEA Silicon Valley, Vice President (2023)

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

Ming-Hui Chiu

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2024)

I have a passion for exploring the world and strong enthusiasm for tackling real-world engineering challenges

  • Staff Process Engineer, Applied Materials
  • Researcher, EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Sr. Process Engineer, AU Optronics
  • Author of 40+ publications with 8500+ citations & 5+ patents
  • Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • MS., Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • B.S., Physics, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Peggy Pan

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2024)
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, Reduct.video)
  • 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

Ted Shih

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2024)

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

Tiffany Wang

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2024)

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

Tzu-Ling Andrea Chen

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2024)

Ling is a thorough problem-solver and materials engineer specializing in battery materials, as well as advanced material characterization. Her expertise, combined with a strong motivation and enthusiasm for next-generation battery technology, fuels her excitement to contribute and make a meaningful impact in the field of advanced materials and cells.

  • Sr. Materials Engineer – Advanced Materials & Cell @ Rivian Automotive
  • 9+ years of academic and industrial experience in battery materials R&D and advanced characterization
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University

Yankai Huang

NATEA Silicon Valley, Board of Director (2024)

YK enjoys being a NATEA board member!

  • Engineering Product Manager at Cisco for Data Center Analytics
  • Ex-consultant at Accenture
  • MBA, UC Berkeley
  • MS in EECS, National Taiwan University
  • BA in Technology Management, National Tsing Hua University