NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY, TAINAN, TAIWAN
BANYAN
Volume 14 Issue 3 - June 4, 2010
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Commentary
Helen Chang
Introductory Remarks on the Special Issue on NCKU EECS 2009 US Visit to Four Top-tier Universities
Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
Fusion of NCKU EECS and POLY-NYU in Brain Power and Resources:
A Full Day of Productive Dialogue with Leadership of Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
Reconnection of Historical and Active Tie between EECS of NCKU and ECE and CS of Purdue University:
One and Half Days of Productive Dialogues with Leadership and Scholars of Purdue University
Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
Establishing Collaboration of College of EECS of NCKU with College of Computing, School of ECE, and Nanotechnology Research Center of Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT):
One Full Day of Productive Brainstorming with Leadership and Scholars of GIT
Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
Visit of NCKU Outstanding Alumnus, Professor Kang L. Wang and Friends at UCLA by Delegation of NCKU EECS
Article Digest
Shu-Hui Chen
Heme-protein Assisted Dispersion of Au-NP Multilayers on Chips: From Stabilization to High Density dsDNAs Fabricated In-situ for Protein/DNA Binding
Article Digest
Tzuu-Hseng S. Li
H Robust Interval Fuzzy Control of a Class of Uncertain Chaotic System
Yueh-Min Huang
A Healthcare Monitoring Architecture with Adaptive Security Policies
Ju-Ming Wang
Epigenetic Silencing of CEBPD Activity by YY1/PcG/DNMTs Complex
News Release
NCKU Press Center
Peking University School Committee Deputy Director Jun-Jing Lin Visited NCKU President Lai
NCKU Press Center
NCKU Social Science Forum Invited Minister Yi-Huah Jiang of the Interior
Banyan Forum
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Editorial Group
Introductory Remarks on the Special Issue on NCKU EECS 2009 US Visit to Four Top-tier Universities
Helen Chang
The Banyan Editorial Office
On September 14-21, 2009, a delegation of NCKU EECS consisting of Dr. Yonhua Tzeng, Dean of College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Dr. Shoou-Jinn Chang, Director of Institute of Microelectronics, Dr. Pau-Choo Chung, Director of Institute of Computer and Communication Engineering, Dr. Vincent S. Tseng, Director of Institute of Medical Informatics, and Dr. Wen-Feng Hsieh, Chair of Department of Electro-Optical Engineering, visited four top-tier US universities, including the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Purdue University, Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT), and University of California at Los Angeles.

During their visit to each institution, the delegation had met with leadership and distinguished scholars for presentations, discussion, lab and classroom tour, and round-table discussion to enhance mutual understanding in education, research, administration and university-industry collaboration issues. They also established feasible plans for recruiting visiting faculty for NCKU-EECS, degree pursuing foreign students, exchange students for summer studies, MS dual degree and NCKU-US institution co-supervision Ph.D dual degree programs. To assist students to realize their ambition through such internationalized tracks, faculty and leadership from the involved institutions will provide administrative support programs on finance, life and cultural adaptation during their studying abroad. In addition, the delegation toured advanced multiple disciplinary labs and research centers, sharing their experiences and lessons learned on R & D institute management and development with host scholars. Participating scholars and administrators from all involved institutions formulated closer future bilateral student and faculty exchange and collaboration plans on their research strengths and focal strategic research fields. With strong research expertise, passion to nourish talents and a sense of mission to promote human wellbeing through technology advancement, during the highly compact schedule, the NCKU-EECS delegation achieved the most fruitful results and milestone accomplishments in collaboration with those top-tier universities.

In the four travel reports written by EECS Dean Yonhua Tzeng, also the founding and first Editor-in-Chief of the Banyan Research Express @ NCKU, you can read detailed records of the visit, features and key performances of the institutions, accomplishments of and outstanding contributions made by the scholars they had met, and sketches on the advanced multiple disciplinary research centers. Detailed account of the various undergoing academic and research collaboration programs and noteworthy research center operation model are also given in these reports.

Dean Tzeng, one of whose mottos is “what matters is not one's age, but how much more contribution one can still make,” can always gain insight on real and crucial needs in promoting technological and academic development to the next level of excellence. Such acumen is partly owing to his relentless sense of mission for human wellbeing and compassion for the human condition. Not surprisingly, his noble ideals and dedication can attract outstanding and capable talents from home and abroad to realize their common goals. He has been recognized as a distinguished leader and, together with his team, they have created many exemplary accomplishments. In less than one year since the US visit, several exciting good news have been reported, such as UCLA Drs. Kang L. Wang and M.C. Frank Chang (member of US National Academy of Engineering) have been recruited as visiting chair professors to the EECS, a distinguished and selected exchange student from Purdue University, Mr. Matthew J. Barga, has arrived at NCKU-EECS and started internship with Delta Electronics, Inc. It is likely that Mr. Barga will take the opportunity to complete a research project at NCKU by the end of his internship period. On the other hand, this coming summer, Mr. Sheng-Hao Chen and Mr. Chieh-Lun Chiang, both supervised by Assistant Professor Chin-Lung Yang of Department of Electrical Engineering, will join the IDEAS (Integrated Design of Electromagnetically-Applied Systems) Laboratory at Purdue University led by Prof. William Chappell. Furthermore, Mr. Yen-Chia Chu, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering supervised by Prof. Chang-Chien, Le-Ren and Mr. An-Ti Chiang, a Ph.D. student in the Institute of Computer and Communication Engineering supervised by Prof. Jar-Ferr Yang will start their NCKU-Polytechnic Institute of NYU co-advisory dual degree Ph.D. program in September 2010 and September 2011, individually. Prof. Dariusz Czarkowski and Prof. Yao Wang of Polytechnic Institute of NYU will be the co-advisors. Both Ph.D students are scheduled to finish their dual degree Ph.D. program in mid 2013.

We are honored to have invited Dean Tzeng to publish the four monumental reports in a devoted special issue with the Banyan, and we sincerely invited all friends who care about nourishing talents and the broad field of electrical engineering and computer science to savior them. To manifest dreams into reality with passion for real life wellbeing and practical convenience, these technology and science scholars and educators will enlighten and ignite your infinite creative power to create your unique glorious life.

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