2018 Forum Focus:

Artificial Intelligence

(“AI SQUARED”)


Tsinghua University and the University of Toronto are pleased to announce the launch of the Toronto – Tsinghua Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum!

For 2018, Artificial Intelligence builds on the intense interest created by the launch of the Vector Institute in Toronto.

The program (see below) is structured to include a public day on May 3rd and a day for research talks on May 4th. All are welcome!

The aim of the forum is to bring together leading researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and students to discuss opportunities for research collaboration and partnerships in areas of topical and complementary interest.

The forum will showcase the world-class research programs and entrepreneurial activities of the two institutions through keynote talks, research presentations, and a student showcase event. The latter will focus on how students and faculty are translating their research activities from the university into the real world, including the challenges of launching start-ups and securing funding.

By having presentations from both Tsinghua and the University of Toronto, participants and forum attendees will be able to compare and contrast the innovation and entrepreneurship landscapes of both cities and countries.

University of Toronto and Tsinghua University have been collaborating on education and research since 2004. Opportunities such as the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum will strengthen and advance the innovative potential between both institutions, developing a global entrepreneurial ecosystem.

2018 Forum Pictures

 

 

Speakers

Download program & biography: U of T_Tsinghua Univ_Program2018 web

Engage with experts from University of Toronto and Tsinghua University.

Program information is included below.


U of T

Prof. Alan Aspuru-Guzik

Canada 150 Research Chair in Theoretical & Quantum Chemistry, University of Toronto; Faculty Member, Vector Institute
Keynote speaker

Prof. Cynthia Goh

Department of Chemistry, the Institute of Medical Science, the Munk School of Global Affairs, and Director of the Impact Centre

Prof. Anna Goldenberg

Scientist, Genetics and Genome Biology Program, at SickKids Research Institute, Assistant Professor, Computer Science (Computational Biology Group) U of T

Prof. Kang Lee

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, Applied Psychology and Human Development, OISE; Chief Science Officer, NuraLogix Corp
Keynote speaker

Prof. Frank Rudzicz

Computer Scientist (UHN), Assistant Professor (Comp Sci), Co-founder and President WinterLight Labs

Prof. Joyce Poon

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, U of T

Prof. Albert Yoon

Professor and Chair in Law and Economics U of T, co-founder of Blue J Legal

Advisor to Forum

Dr. Shawn Qu

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Solar

 

Tsinghua University

Prof. Xiaoyan Zhu

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Director of State Key Laboratory of Intelligent Technology and System
Topic: Introduction to the State Key Lab of Intelligent Technology and Systems (LITS)

Prof. Minlie Huang

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Technology
Topic: Building Intelligent Chatting Machines: Emotion, Personality, and Common-sense Knowledge

Mr. Don Qiu

Director for Cases Studies of the Institute of Data Science, Tsinghua University
Topic: Practice in Chinese Data Innovation Ecosystem

Prof. Yu Wang

Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, Co-founder of Beijing DeePhi Tech
Topic: Software-Hardware Co-Design for Efficient Neural Network Acceleration

Dr. Cangbi Yu

Senior Engineer, Executive Director of the Secretariat at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Alliance of China (IEEAC)
Topic: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Education at Tsinghua and in China

Program

Thursday May 3, 2018:
Open to the public

1:00pm–2:00pm
Forum Registration
Location: Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building, PB150
2:00pm–2:05pm
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Professor Chris Yip, Associate Vice-President, International Partnerships
2:05pm–2:10pm
Remarks from the Consulate General of the P.R. of China
Deputy Consul General Hong Hong
2:10pm–2:20pm
Remarks from Tsinghua University
Prof. Hong Gao, Vice Provost, International Office
2:30pm–2:50pm
Scene Setter — Promise and Potential of AI
Prof. Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Canada 150 Research Chair in Theoretical & Quantum Chemistry, U of T; Faculty Member, Vector Institute
2:50pm–3:00pm
Coffee break
3:00pm–3:05pm
Research & Innovation at U of T
Prof. Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research and Innovation
3:05pm–3:20pm
Entrepreneurship Landscape at Tsinghua and in China
Dr. Cangbi Yu, Senior Engineer, Executive Director of the Secretariat at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Alliance of China (IEEAC)
3:20pm–3:30pm
Practice in Chinese Data Innovation Ecosystem
Mr. Don Qiu, Director for Cases Studies of the Institute of Data Science, Tsinghua University
3:30pm–5:00pm
Panel Showcase Presentations:
Discussion on AI Applications
Moderator: Prof. Cynthia Goh
100Credit: Mr. Hongqiang Zhao, Partner, Board member and CFO, 100Credit
Blue J Legal: Prof. Albert Yoon, Professor and Chair in Law and Economics U of T, co-founder of Blue J Legal
Beijing DeePhi Tech: Prof. Yu Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, Co-founder of Beijing DeePhi Tech
WinterLight Labs: Bill Simpson, Medical Science Liaison, WinterLight Labs
5:00pm–6:00pm
Cocktail Reception
Location: Atrium, Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building

Friday May 4, 2018:
Research Talks

8:00am–9:00am
Registration
Location: Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building, PB150
9:00am–9:10am
Welcome to Research Talks & Introductions
Ms. MENG Bo, Associate Dean, International Office of Cooperation and Exchange, Tsinghua University
9:10am–9:30am
Keynote: Artificial Intelligence: How children’s lies lead to better artificial intelligence?
Prof. Kang Lee, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, Applied Psychology and Human Development, OISE; Chief Science Officer, NuraLogix Corp
9:30am–10:30am
Plenary A: AI – Machine Learning – Deep Learning
Moderator & speaker: Prof. Joyce Poon, Electrical and Computer Engineering, U of T
Prof. Xiaoyan ZHU, Professor, Computer Science and Technology, Director of State Key Laboratory of Intelligent Technology and System, Tsinghua University
Prof. David Fleet, Professor, Computer Science, U of T
Prof. Yu Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Co-founder of Beijing DeePhi TechBreakout Room: PB1210 (12th Floor) reserved for collaborative discussions from 10:30-12 noon
10:30am–11:30am
Plenary B: AI & its Applications
Moderator: Prof. Cynthia Goh
Prof. Frank Rudzicz, Computer Scientist (UHN), Assistant Professor (Comp Sci) U of T, Co-founder and President of WinterLight Labs
Prof. Minlie Huang, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University
Prof. Anna Goldenberg, Scientist, Genetics and Genome Biology Program, at SickKids Research Institute, Assistant Professor, Computer Science (Computational Biology Group) U of TBreakout Room reserved PB800 (8th Floor) for collaborative discussions from 11:30am-12:30pm
12:00pm–1:30pm
Closing Reception
Prof. Chris Yip, Associate Vice-President, International PartnershipsLight lunch will be served
Location: Atrium, Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building

Disclaimer: The University of Toronto reserves the right to cancel or modify events/programs at any time.

Location

University of Toronto

Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building
144 College St,
Toronto, ON


Registration


Tsinghua Alumni Association


Established in 1972, Tsinghua Alumni Association of Southern Ontario Canada became an Ontario not-for-profit corporation on September 30, 2004. For the past 40 plus years, we aimed to carry forward the Tsinghua tradition of “Strengthen self without stopping, and hold world with virtue”. We have been focusing on providing the services to all the alumni in Southern Ontario area, both from Beijing and Hsinchu.

We have over one thousand alumni in the area of Academia, Education, Biology, Mechanics, Electronics, Information Technology, Finance, Architecture, Real Estate Investment, etc. Under the association, there are not only alumni interest groups promoting performance arts and entrepreneurships, but also alumni sports teams including golf, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, badminton, bridge, etc. We regularly held alumni events like Tsinghua anniversary celebration, summer BBQ and Chinese New Year party. We also actively join local community events as well as alumni events across North America.

As an extension, another public forum organized by Tsinghua Alumni Association of Southern Ontario will be held on May 5th (Saturday) with the following themes:

  • Theme 1 – How AI will impact the business world
  • Theme 2 – What are the latest AI research topics
  • Theme 3 – How AI talents and enterprises can work

For details and latest update of the forum, please visit http://www.aisquaredforum.ca

For more information about the association, please visit the official website: http://tsinghua-so.org

 

Interested in Volunteering?

U of T students interested in volunteering for the forum are encourage to submit the Volunteer Form


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