On June 17, 2018, Mr. WANG Weizhong, Party Secretary, CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee, visited UC Berkeley and the TBSI office in Berkeley. Mr. Wang met with Dean S. Shankar Sastry, College of Engineering, who shared his vision of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intelligence Augmentation (IA). Mr. Wang and Dean Sastry recognized the responsibility and abilities of academia in providing options to help the development of government policies.
Mr. Wang and his delegation, which included Ms. CAI Yang, Director General, Foreign Affairs Office of the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, and Mr. LIANG Yongsheng, Director General, Science, Technology and Innovation Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, also toured the Marvel Nano-Fabrication Laboratory and the Semiconductor Optoelectronics Laboratory of Prof. Connie Chang-Hasnain. Mr. Wang expressed his interest in the state of the art device fabrication and advances of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL) for 3D sensing through his insightful questions.
The visit concluded with a visit to the TBSI Berkeley offices, where TBSI Shenzhen students, who are undertaking part of their Ph.D. thesis research at UC Berkeley, greeted Mr. Wang.