The 27th Annual
CASPAF Conference

September 10, 2016
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September 10, 2016                                                  updated September 6, 2016
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Opening Remark
(special guests acknowledgement)
David Muh, PhD 穆椿榮博士
President CASPAF
Florida is the place of origin for the development of new towns that follow the New Urbanism theory. Seaside was the original New Urban town, with such succeeding places as Celebration, Abacoa, Harmony, Viera, and others. These mixed use, planned communities were originally seen as places to escape crowded cities, but they are now viewed as improvements to auto-oriented suburban developments. This talk describes the New Urbanism movement in Florida, and speculates on Chinese implications.
Dr. Anthony Catanese, PhD,
Emeritus President of Florida Institute Technology
President and CEO of the Florida Institute of Technology (2002 ~ 2016)
Ph.D. in urban and regional planning, University of Wisconsin–Madison.
session I 
Communications Satellites
Communications satellites have a close relationship to people's daily life around the world. A top-level description of a typical communications satellite is presented here. The discussion will start with some relevant historical background followed by satellite orbit, launch vehicle, mission environment, and satellite subsystems. Satellite technology is an integrated profession that involves almost all disciplines in an engineering school. This profession continues to be interesting, exciting and mind-opening. I will close my presentation with a briefing on the current status and trends in communications satellites.
Dr. John Hsing 邢長城博士
Project manager, Intelsat Inc. & Aerospace Co. (Retired).
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts
Morning Break (Coffee, Tea)  
session II
Nature-Inspired Aerospace Technology Advances in 21st Century
Many technological advances in the 21st century, including the ones in aerospace field, are not different than the ones happening in the previous centuries, in the sense that these advances are inspired by and learned from nature. This talk highlights some technological advances in the aerospace field derived from the behaviors of nature animals. Especially some engineering systems that mimic birds as natural flyers will be used as examples with focus on the dynamics and control aspects of the systems. Current achievements as well as future challenges to advance the state of the technological advances will be discussed.
Dr. Tiauw Hiong "Yongki" Go
Associate professor, Florida Institute Technology
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lunch - Special Presentation
Amerasia Bank, a rated top 10 bank nationally by SNL Financial since 2010, is headquartered in Flushing, New York. It opened its third Florida branch in Orlando in September 2013.
Amerasia 紐約第一銀行 est.1988 is founded by James Huang 黃志鴻, educated as a civil engineer in Taiwan, emigrated to America in 1974. He has lived in New York City ever since.
session III
Display Technologies
and our daily lives
The display applications span from smartphones, tablets, virtual reality (e.g. Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony PlayStation, etc.) and augmented reality (e.g. Google Glass, Microsoft HoloLens, etc.), vehicles, computers, TVs, video walls, data projectors, and digital movie theaters, just to name a few. Presently, quantum dots-based liquid crystal display (LCD), light emitting diode (LED), and organic LED take center stage for direct-view displays, while digital micro-mirrors for projection displays. In this talk, I will briefly describe their operation principles and competitive advantages for different display applications.
Dr. Shin Tson Wu 吳詩聰博士
Professor, CREOL, University of Central
Ph.D. in Laser Physics from University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
session IV
Optical Fiber Communication: The stuff that the internet is made 
Optical fiber communication has enjoyed six decades of exponential growth. It is the backbone of the internet, serving as connections between internet routers. Information technology not only drives economic growth but also has become an indispensable part of everyday life. This talk reviews key technologies and milestones that have enabled sustained exponential growth in optical communication.
Dr. Guifang Li 李桂芳博士
Professor, CREOL, University of Central
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the ONR Young Investigator Award. He holds twenty eight US patents.
Afternoon Break (Coffee, Tea)  
session V
Applying Big Data Analytics in the Insurance Sector
As the hype subsides and expectations begin to settle, leading insurers are now discovering tangible value from their big data analytics projects. During this presentation, Lu will present tools and processes for insurers to expedite value discovery while minimizing their investment costs in big data analytics. You'll hear more about:
• Big data platforms and tools
• How to approach big data projects
insights and lessons learned
Ms. Lu Li 李璐女士
Ph.D. Candidate in Statistics, Temple University, Philadelphia PA 2014 - Present
Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). She serves on numerous committees for the Casualty Actuarial Society and regularly participates at industry events.
session VI
Health impacts of walkable communities
This presentation will talk about the impact of walkable communities on resident’s physical activity, social interactions, and neighborhood cohesion.
Dr. Chia-Yuan Yu 于嘉元博士
Assistant professor, University of Central Florida
Ph.D. , Urban and Regional Science, Texas A&M University
Dinner and Closing
special presentation
David Muh, PhD 穆椿榮博士
President CASPAF