Honorary Advisor : Prof Eric Y. Tao

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Professor Eric Y. Tao陶翼青教授

Dr. Eric Y. Tao directs of the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development since 2009, sponsored by Economic Development Administration of the US Government, serving the Greater Monterey Bay region by providing a venue for innovative ideas, the commercial transfer of research and technology, and an investors and mentors network for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Dr. Tao founded and directed the School of Computing and Design at California State University Monterey Bay between 2002 and 2015. He was in charge of multimillion dollar annual budgets based on grants from the federal government and the state of California, as well as from donations, and tuition. The innovative, multi-disciplinary school offers several academic programs and R&D facilities involving more than 50 faculty/staff members and over 1,000 students in undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology, Media Design, Learning Science and Instructional Design.

Dr. Tao, as a full professor, has taught and conducted research in computer science, data analysis, innovation and entrepreneurship, e-learning and globalization. He has published more than twenty-five academic papers in educational technology, globalization, medical image processing and higher education. He often speaks at international conferences on global technology, innovation and education issues. He judged at many business plan competitions.

He served on the boards of WASC-western association of schools and colleges, Zeuss Group Inc. and CALMAT – California University of Management and Technology. He was also Digital Technology advisor for the National Health Research Institute of the Republic of China as well as a member of the board of Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Leadership Monterey Peninsula, the Technology Advisory Board of Hartnell College, and Cabrillo College.

Dr. Tao enjoys tennis, movies, cycling, classical music, seafood, red wines and giving talks around the world.