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Tao Jiang

Mr. Jiang Tao is the founder and chairman of the Chinese professional developer community CSDN. During his 30 year career, he has integrated professional knowledge in the fields of software, internet, and entrepreneurship. He has led projects such as Giant Handwritten Computer, Kingsoft Software Ciba, and Hero Super Software. In addition to founding CSDN, Mr. Jiang Tao also founded Programmer magazine, ITCAST Education, and Geek Founders Ventures. As a shrewd investor, Jiang Tao has strategically invested in over 80 high-tech startups. Mr. Jiang Tao has served as an executive member of the Open Source Development Committee of the Chinese Computer Society, deputy secretary general of the Chinese Computer Society, director of the Intelligent Application Branch of the Chinese Software Industry Association, and executive director of the Chinese Invention Association, and is committed to promoting the development of Chinese software and open source technology.

Grace Lian

Grace Lian is the Senior Director of Advanced Research and Development for Open Source Cloud Software at Intel Corporation. She leads the development of the company's cloud-native software strategy and engineering teams, are responsible for driving Intel's contributions to cloud computing software and collaboration with the open-source community. Currently, her team is active in multiple software projects and working groups within the CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation). Over the past two decades, she has been involved in researching and developing low-level system software, leading global development teams to make significant contributions in areas such as UEFI, Linux, HTML5, Android, and cloud computing. In 2001, she established Intel's first Linux development team in China and grew it into the Intel China Open Source Technology Center.

Thomas Molgaard

Thomas Molgaard is Senior Director of engineering for Arm in China, based in Shanghai. He leads software engineering groups in charge of technologies which enable a wide range of Arm’s IP and services across all market segments. Thomas has represented Arm in the Linux Foundation and served on the technical steering committee of Linaro. Before joining Arm, he worked with software platforms for Nokia R&D and the Nokia CTO Office with postings in China, USA, and Brazil.

Michael Yuan

Michael is the maintainer of WasmEdge Runtime, a cloud native WebAssembly sandbox project under CNCF. He is the author of six books on software engineering.

Loubna Ben Allal

Loubna Ben Allal is a Machine Learning Engineer in the Science team at Hugging Face working on LLMs for code. She is part of the core team behind the BigCode Project and has co-authored The Stack dataset, SantaCoder, and StarCoder models. Loubna holds a Master's Degree in Mathematics and Deep Learning from Ecole des Mines de Nancy and graduated from the MVA Master program at ENS Paris Saclay.

Emily Chen

Emily has 18 years of open-source community experience, she was a core contributor in Mozilla/Firefox community, GSoC mentor, Founder of GNOME.Asia and served as the Board of Director in GNOME Foundation in 2010, was co-founder of Kaiyuanshe. Emily joined MSFT as Open Source Community Manager to evangelize MSFT OSS technology and strategy to the broader OSS community since 2014; Later she worked as a product manager in C+AI to build China Azure Marketplace from 0-1 for both customers and ISVs; Since 2018, Emily was the PM lead of STCA AI Vertical team to develop "Industry + AI" solutions for China top enterprise customers, manage multiple enterprise AI projects, build the scalable solutions and deliver flagship projects in China for top customers. Since 2022, Emily worked in Microsoft Data Integration team as Principal PM lead for Data Factory APAC PM team.

Bosheng Ding

Bosheng Ding is the founder of the open source project, PandaLLM. He is a researcher and PhD candidate at Nanyang Technological University, focusing on deep learning and natural language processing. His research focused on Large Language Models and Robust NLP Systems. Bosheng has demonstrated a strong aptitude for research, as evidenced by his publications at top AI conferences. In addition to his own research, Bosheng has also served as a reviewer for various AI conferences, including EMNLP, ACL, KDD, SIGDIAL, and WSDM. He is also an adjunct lecturer on digital marketing at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, Bosheng worked as a financial risk management consultant for PwC Consulting. In this role, he contributed to projects in a number of countries, including Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Austrilia, and South Africa. Bosheng’s experiences in academia and industry have equipped him with diverse skills and perspectives, making him well-suited to tackle complex problems at the intersection of technology and business.

Xu Han

Han Xu is the chief researcher at ModelBest. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Tsinghua University, with research directions in natural language processing, pre-trained language models, and knowledge graphs. He has published numerous papers in international conferences on natural language processing and artificial intelligence such as ACL and EMNLP. He has been cited over 5,900 times on Google Scholar. As one of the main contributors, he participated in the community building of the OpenBMB large model and the open-source of the CPM series models. During his doctoral studies, he received various honors including the National Scholarship, Tsinghua University's Jiang Nanxiang Scholarship, Tsinghua University's Department of Computer Science Zhong Shimou Scholarship, Tsinghua University's Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, and the Microsoft Scholar Scholarship. He was selected for the CCF Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Incentive Plan for 2022, the Postdoctoral Innovative Talent Support Program, and the Tsinghua University Shuimu Scholar Program.

Yuwen Hu

Yuwen graduated from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and currently serves as an AI Frameworks Engineer at Intel. She excels in developing acceleration frameworks for deep learning and large language models. In addition to her multiple educational sessions on LLM, she is also one of the core team members of BigDL project.

Yuhao Jiang

Corporate Counsel, Microsoft Asia R&D Group Legal Affairs

Anni Lai

Anni Lai is the Head of Futurewei Open Source Operations and Marketing. She drives Futurewei’s open source governance, process, compliance, training, project alignment, and ecosystem building. Anni has a long history of serving on various open source foundation boards such as LF CNCF, LF OCI, LF Edge, OpenStack Foundation, and is currently on the LF AI & Data, Open Metaverse Foundation, LF Europe Advisory boards, and Advisory Committee. Anni has been instrumental in growing various open source projects and building ecosystems in the areas of Cloud Native, Edge, AI, and Metaverse.

Ted Liu

Ted Liu, has a long-standing commitment to participating in open-source communities both domestically and internationally. His current roles include being a co-founder of the kaiyuanshe an official member of the Apache Software Foundation, a member and mentor of the Incubator Project Committee, and a member of the Community Development Committee. He is also involved in consulting roles for open-source related businesses or communities, such as being an advisor for the Open Source Rainforest community, an External Advisor for BAIN & Company, and Tencent Cloud TVP. He has previously served as an open-source consultant for Tencent Cloud Tengyuan Club, the Strategic Business Director for Microsoft China, the Chief Technical Evangelist for Microsoft's Open Technologies and Microsoft's Asia-Pacific R&D Group. He also held positions at Oracle (China) as the Channel and Alliance Director, the Linux Strategy Director, and the General Manager of the Middleware Business Division for Greater China. Furthermore, he served as the Vice President for the Asia-Pacific region at Turbolinux.

Stefano Maffulli

Stefano is the executive director of the Open Source Initiative. An experienced leader of open source organizations, from non-profits advocacy groups and trade organizations to business ventures and community projects across countries. With a proven track record in community building, he’s also an active contributor to open source projects. When not basking in front of a monitor, you’ll find him teaching sailing or perfecting his pizza technique.

Wei Meng

Mr. Meng Wei serves as the Director of Open Source Strategy at ZTE Corporation. Since 2016, he has spearheaded ZTE's preliminary research in artificial intelligence. Passionate about AI and 5G, in 2018, he was appointed as the Chair of the ITU-T ML5G WG3, a United Nations International Telecommunication Union group focused on applying machine learning to 5G network architectures. Meng is also the Vice Chair of the China AI Industry Development Alliance, a board member of the Linux AI & Data Foundation, and was elected its Chairman in 2023. He has held roles as PTL for the Linux Foundation's ODL project and mentor for the Adlik project, contributing to multiple international standards in AI and network function virtualization. Additionally, Meng holds over 30 patents, both in China and internationally, as the lead inventor.

Zhenhua Sun

ByteDance Open Source Committee Legal Advisor, responsible for the company's legal affairs related to open source, dedicated to implementing and improving the OpenChain international standard for open source compliance within the company. Actively involved in open source community activities for an extended period, a proactive contributor to the OSCAR (Open Source Compliance and Resource) activities organized by the Institute of Information and Communication Technology, and the author of the Open Source Compliance chapter in the 'Modern Corporate Compliance Guide.' Formerly served as a lawyer and patent agent.

Yanzhi Wang

Yanzhi Wang is an associate professor and faculty fellow at Dept. of ECE at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. He received the B.S. degree from Tsinghua University in 2009, and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 2014. His research interests focus on model compression and platform-specific acceleration of deep learning applications. His work has been published broadly in top conference and journal venues (e.g., DAC, ICCAD, ASPLOS, ISCA, MICRO, HPCA, PLDI, ICS, PACT, ISSCC, AAAI, ICML, NeurIPS, CVPR, ICLR, IJCAI, ECCV, ICDM, ACM MM, FPGA, LCTES, CCS, VLDB, PACT, ICDCS, RTAS, Infocom, C-ACM, JSSC, TComputer, TCAS-I, TCAD, TCAS-I, JSAC, TNNLS, etc.), and has been cited around 16,000 times. He has received six Best Paper and Top Paper Awards and one Communications of the ACM cover featured article. He has another 13 Best Paper Nominations and four Popular Paper Awards. He has received the IEEE TC-SDM Early Career Award, APSIPA Distinguished Leader Award, Massachusetts Acorn Innovation Award, Martin Essigmann Excellence in Teaching Award, Massachusetts Acorn Innovation Award, Ming Hsieh Scholar Award, YIP Award and other research awards from Google, MathWorks, etc.

Qing Wei

As an ICT industry veteran, Mr. Qing Wei has been working in mobile communication, information technology and smart devices related business for over 30 years in Asia. His business footprint spans across Mainland China, Singapore and Hong Kong SAR and is specialized in information technology and telecommunication product development & management as well as sales & marketing management.His most recent role as Chief Technology Officer in Microsoft (China) Ltd allows him to work with industry partners and influencers in China to evangelize Microsoft’s technology vision, innovation and digital transformation practices based on the advanced technology of cloud computing, IoT, big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. he is also working closely with customers and partners together to leverage the advanced technology to solve real-world societal and industry problems with sustainable growth potentials.

Liliya Wu

Liliya Wu is responsible for supporting Arm software strategy in AIoT filed. Carry out technical evangelism work around Arm-based solutions and software tool chains. Collaborate with ecosystem partner such as Baidu, Alibaba and promote the implementation of Arm-based edge AI technology cooperation. She is committed to driving satisfaction with the existing arm tools and platform technologies, improving developer experience and assisting the larger developer community better understand how to successfully adopt and use arm tools and platform technologies.

Yang You

Yang You serves as a Presidential Young Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS), joining the ranks of exceptional early-career talents. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley under the guidance of Prof. James Demmel, a notable figure in the Computer Science Division and the EECS Department. Yang's research delves into Parallel/Distributed Algorithms, High Performance Computing, and Machine Learning, primarily focusing on amplifying deep neural network training on extensive systems. In 2017, his team set a new benchmark by achieving the world's fastest ImageNet training speed, gaining significant media attention. Two years later, they surpassed the world record for BERT training speed, influencing the training techniques adopted by tech behemoths like Google, Microsoft, and NVIDIA. Yang's pioneering LARS and LAMB optimizers feature in the industry-standard MLPerf benchmark. Over the years, he has clinched numerous awards, such as the IPDPS 2015 Best Paper Award, ICPP 2018 Best Paper Award, and the prestigious AAAI 2023 Distinguished Paper Award. Recognized as a Siebel Scholar and recipient of the Lotfi A. Zadeh Prize, Yang was also UC Berkeley's nominee for the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. His influence and achievements secured him a spot in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list in 2021 and earned him the IEEE CS TCHPC Early Career Researchers Award.

Zach Zhao

Zach serves as a senior software engineer at Arm China. He is responsible for ecosystem software development and partnership engagement in Client line of business. He is proficient in developing and optimizing performance of computer vision and artificial intelligence applications in Arm platforms. Zach hold patents and graduates from the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Zhipeng Huang

Zhipeng Huang currently serve as Director of Open Source for Huawei Compute product line covering Operating System, Database and Artificial Intelligence. Zhipeng is now the TAC member of LFAI, TAC and Outreach member of the Confidential Computing Consortium, co-lead of the Kubernetes Policy WG, project lead of CNCF Security SIG, founder of the OpenStack Cyborg project, and co-chair of OpenStack Public Cloud WG. Zhipeng is also leading a team in Huawei that works on ONNX, Kubeflow, Akraino, and other open source communities
Rust PL

Yu Chen

Yu is the associate professor of the Computer Science Department in Tsinghua University. His research interest is to investigate the principle, design, and implementation of operating systems that need high performance, high availability, with reduced overhead for emerging new storage, networking, and computing architecture.
Rust PL

Yang Feng

Dr. Feng is an assistant research professor in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Nanjing University. Before that, I obtained my Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Irvine, in 2019. He got my B.Sc. Degree from Nanjing University. His research interests lay on the quality assurance of complex software systems and the implementation of reliable software infrastructure.
Rust PL

Gary Guo

Gary is a team member of the Rust for Linux project. He also actively contributes to the Rust project and is a member of the FFI-unwind working group. He has interest in operating systems, compilers, microprocessor design and open-source software and hardware.

Xiaoyu JIa

He is a Rust and operating system enthusiasts. Currently studying network engineering at Wenzhou University. He has participated in openEuler internship and is currently the main developer of this project.

Jie Liu

A service framework development engineer at Bytedance, the maintainer of the CloudWeGo Volo project. Primarily dedicated to the research and development of microservice frameworks, performance optimization, and implementation. Interested in the implementation aspects of the Rust compiler.
Rust PL

Bart Massey

Professor Bart's research interests are quite broad, but all contain an emphasis on open source technology development and software engineering. I have a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence, and do some work around applications of search and machine learning in autonomous systems, planning, and scheduling, and one- and two-player games.
Rust PL

Nicholas Nethercote

Dr. Nicholas is a seasoned software engineer and team leader specializing in performance optimization and memory efficiency. With significant contributions at Futurewei, Apple, and Mozilla, he has improved Rust compiler, Firefox, and pdf.js among others. A dedicated profiler developer and code refiner, they've also led key initiatives like Project Candle and MemShrink. Dr. Nicholas won the Most Influential PLDI Paper Award for research on Valgrind, the subject of their PhD. He has a passionate educator, known for 'The Rust Performance Book' and numerous insightful blog posts. Their versatility extends to diverse projects like power estimates and OS X deep-dives.
Rust PL

Josh Triplett

Josh is a developer on the Rust project. I co-lead the Rust language team, and work on the Rust library team and the Cargo package manager. I care about building welcoming, inclusive communities that lift people up. I love building solutions to systemic problems.

Tianxing Ye

Software development engineer, enthusiast of the Rust language. Currently working on infrastructure development for Rust in China, as well as a decentralized Monorepo Engine implemented in Rust.
Rust PL

Alex Zhang

Alex Zhang is a senior independent consultant, evangelist of the Rust Chinese community, technical author, and author of "The Way of Rust Programming."
Rust PL

Folkert de Vries

Folkert is a Rust engineer, doing both embedded and systems programming. He is one of the main contributors of Roc, a new purely functional programming language, written in Rust (and a bit of Zig). At Tweede golf, he currently works on the Network Time Protocol, a core internet protocol, and open-source university Rust course, Rust 101.
Mobile & Web

Rik Arends

With 20+ years’ experience as a C/C++, JavaScript and more recently Rust developer, I've always been excited by using computation for visuals and audio. For this to work you need performance, and a smooth workflow enabled by the right tooling. After having everything I wanted with C except stable code I moved to JavaScript and web technologies. However, this never got to the point of being able to make fast applications that use modern CPU and GPU power. Now with Rust we have a new chance. I've been an entrepreneur my entire life building VJ software in the 00's, then web UI technology and web IDEs with Cloud9, and am now reimagining the developer workflow in Rust with Makepad.
Mobile & Web

Kevin Boos

Kevin Boos is currently a software architect at Futurewei, where he is working on a next-generation Rust software stack for mobile systems and exploring how to improve the experience of using Rust on mobile. Kevin is also the creator of Theseus OS, an open-source OS written from scratch in Rust that rethinks the structure and implementation strategy of operating systems, with an emphasis on how to maximally leverage language mechanisms for compile-time safety and verifiable correctness. Kevin obtained his PhD from Rice University with a focus on OS design, with other interests spanning the domains of I/O virtualization, device drivers, mobile virtual reality, static analysis, and safe programming languages. His academic work has been published in top computer engineering conferences over the past decade, and he continues to collaborate with OS researchers in academia and the open-source community.
Mobile & Web

Wenjing Chu

Wenjing is a Senior Director of Technology Strategy at Futurewei Technologies, Inc. He leads new technology development in the future of computing, trust, and trustworthy AI. He is a founding board member of the OpenWallet Foundation (OWF) and its Technical Advisory Council (TAC). He is also a founding board member of the Trust of IP Foundation (ToIP). In ToIP, he is a primary author of the Trust Spanning Protocol Specification (TSP) and of the Technology Architecture Specification, while serving as Co-Chair for the Trust Spanning Protocol Task Force and for the AI and Metaverse Task Force. He also previously served in leadership roles for the Linux Foundation’s Networking Foundation and the Edge Computing Foundation. Over his career, he had been an entrepreneurial and technical lead in several successful Silicon Valley startups including Airespace, Inc. and Sentient Networks, Inc.
Mobile & Web

Jonathan Kelley

Jonathan Kelley is the founder of Dioxus Labs and the creator of the Rust frontend framework Dioxus. Before Dioxus, he used to work as a Systems Engineer at Cloudflare building and WARP.

Preston Lau

Preston Lau is the Senior Director of Strategy & Business Development at Futurewei Technologies Inc. In his current role, he is leading cross-functional strategies for open source initiatives in support of the company growth in new markets & new innovative product areas. Earlier in his career, Preston worked for Google where he led Google’s strategic partnership development in the region and successfully established key relationships with renowned telecom operators and mobile manufacturers, as well as content developers to beef up Google’s service offerings around mobile, videos, maps and finance. From AI startup to billion-dollar corporations, he has accumulated 25 years of strategy & business development experience in hi-tech companies. He earned his Computer Science degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Mobile & Web

David Rheinsberg

David has a background in Linux Kernel development, low-level Linux user-space, and particularly IPC. His recent efforts involve advocating for Rust in Linux system development, as well as supporting Rust application frameworks with operating-system abstractions.
Mobile & Web

Martin Robinson

Martin Robinson is a software engineer and partner at Igalia. He has spent the last decade working on the web platform, specializing in the implementation of CSS and the painting of web content. Through the years he has contributed to Blink, Gecko, and WebKit as well as a variety of browsers that use them. Currently, Martin works on the experimental browser engine, Servo, which aims to bring more memory safety and concurrency to the web. Igalia is a Free Software consultancy with headquarters in Spain and developers all around the world, specialized in innovative open-source technologies on a wide set of platforms.
Auto & Robotics

Nan Dong

Nan Dong is the senior vice chief engineer at Changan Automobile. He works on perception and prediction in autonomous driving. He received the Ph.D. degree from Tongji University in 2011. His research expertise covers a wide span from image processing, signal processing, and machine learning, and implemented in multiple industries such as security, automotive, and healthcare. He served as an industrial supervisor at Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beijing Institute of Technology.
Auto & Robotics

Hongyang Li

Dr. Hongyang Li is a Research Scientist at OpenDriveLab, Shanghai AI Lab. He works on perception, sensor fusion and applications for scalable products in autonomous driving. He received the Ph.D. degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2019. He is a recipient of the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship scheme. His research expertise covers a wide span from object detection, pose estimation, 3D vision to CNN structure, few-shot learning. He has some publications at CVPR/ICCV/ECCV/ICML/ICLR/NeurIPS/T-PAMI/IJCV, including some oral papers as first author. He served as an industrial lecturer at Tsinghua University and the industry Ph.D. supervisor at Shanghai Jiaotong University since 2021. He serves as Area Chair for CVPR, NeurIPS. He proposed UniAD, an end-to-end autonomous driving framework that won the CVPR 2023 Best Paper Award.
Auto & Robotics

Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts is a research scientist at Intel Labs. His current work is at the intersection of computer graphics, computer vision, and robotics, where he focuses on applying photorealistic synthetic data to real-world perception and control problems. Previously, he was a research scientist at Apple, where he led the development of Hypersim - Apple's first large public image dataset for AI research. In 2019, Mike received his PhD from the Computer Graphics Laboratory at Stanford University advised by Pat Hanrahan. During his graduate studies, Mike interned at Microsoft Research, Skydio, and Harvard University. In 2013, Mike co-developed the Introduction to Parallel Programming course at Udacity, which enrolled over 80,000 students from 2013-2018.
Auto & Robotics

Jin Shang

Dr. Shang Jin, CEO & CTO of Automotive Intelligence and Control of China Co.,Ltd, Chief Technologist of National Intelligent Connected Vehicle Innovation Center(CICV), the Chair of the Basic Software Working Group of the China Intelligent Connected Vehicle Industry Innovation Alliance, the Deputy Director of the Software Branch of the China Society of Automotive Engineers. A multidisciplinary technology expert in fields such as autonomous driving, intelligent vehicles, network security, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. With over 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley, Successively served as CEO of overseas R&D centers for major OEMs and technical and R&D leadership roles in various technology companies in both China and the United States. Dr. Shang has national level awards of “National best dissertation”, “National Entrepreneurship”, “Special Prize of the China Automotive Industry Science and Technology Progress”, and more than 50 patents and publications in both China and the United States. Dr. Shang hold Bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University and a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
Auto & Robotics

Xavier Tao

Xavier Tao is a French software engineer developing practical solutions for ML/AI users and engineers through open-source projects. One such project is Wonnx, a webGPU-based ONNX inference run-time fully written in Rust, which allows it to be available on internet browsers and natively on most computers. Xavier is currently fully invested in the dora-rs robotic framework project, also written in Rust. Dora-rs aims to make building robots fast and easy. Previously, he has developed AI models into production for multiple industries, including consulting (BCG), banking (BNP Paribas) and technology (Futurewei).

Jiezhang Wang

JieZhang Wang, a senior engineer at Huawei Cloud Computing, is an avid enthusiast of cloud native and edge computing technology. He actively participates in technical discussions and coding as a member of KubeEdge and head of the KubeEdge SIG networking group responsible for EdgeMesh development. He is also a maintainer of the EdgeMesh project and OpenEuler SIG Edge group, dedicated to promoting edge computing technology development
Auto & Robotics

Songyang Yan

One of the core developers of the Carla team. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Xi’an Jiaotong University, specializing in Vehicle Safety of the Intended Functions (SOTIF) and adversarial scenario generation. He is one of the main developers of Carla Leaderboard 2.0, leading a Chinese team to collaborate with the Carla team in Spain to develop a new version of the Leaderboard, adding multiple scenarios and conducting extensive competition verification and optimization work. Contributed 12 pull requests to the official Carla repository. Has abundant experience in dynamic scenario design based on Carla.
Auto & Robotics

James Yang

Dr. James Yang is the professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University and Director of the Turing Cross Information Science Research Center. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, served as a full professor at Western Michigan University, and was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan. He is currently a director of the China Electric Vehicle 100 (EV100) forum; co-chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Electric and Autonomous Vehicles; vice-chair of the IEEE International Standard Working Group on Autonomous Driving; and has published over a hundred papers. He has received awards such as the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award and the ACM TODAES Best Journal Paper Award. In 2019, he founded Shenxin Innovation, focusing on the research and development of autonomous driving system software.
Auto & Robotics

Yanyong Zhang

Dr, Yanyong Zhang is a full professor at the School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China. Her current research focuses on intelligent perception for autonomous driving systems. She has published more than 200 academic articles in relevant international journals and conferences and has received multiple Best Paper Awards.

Yang Zhang

Dr. Zhang Yang, founder of, co-founder of Autoware Foundation and founder of 96Boards.
Game & Metaverse

Alice Cecile

Scientist and game dev tackling the impossible. I'm always looking for interesting problems to solve and new ways to look at things. I have a strong background in complex systems ecology, am one of the core maintainers of Bevy, the most popular Rust game engine, and have a passion for statistics and machine learning.
Game & Metaverse

Felipe Erias

Felipe Erias is a software engineer and interaction designer at Igalia, currently working on the Wolvic Web browser for VR. He is also a contributor to the Chromium and WebKit web engines, as well as to several Internet standards. Previously he focused for a decade on mobile technologies, working on research as well as on commercial projects. Felipe holds degrees on human-computer interaction from the universities of York (UK) and Malmö (Sweden), as well as on computer science from the university of Coruña (Spain). Igalia is a Free Software consultancy with headquarters in Spain and developers all around the world, specialized in innovative open-source technologies on a wide set of platforms.
Game & Metaverse

Dennis Fu

Dennis Fu currently works for Khronos Group as VP Business Development for Greater China Region. The Khronos Group is a U.S.-based global technical standards organization dedicated to developing open and royalty-free technical standards in many areas including GPU APIs, 3D graphics, computer vision, heterogeneous computing, 3D commerce, AR/VR, AI/machine learning, sensor API, Metaverse, etc. Dennis has nearly 30 years of working experience in the global technology industry and has worked in senior management roles in MNCs including Analog Devices, Qualcomm, and Spirent Communications, in both U.S. and in China. Currently he lives in Shanghai.
Game & Metaverse

Bin Zhang

Bin Zhang is responsible for promoting Qualcomm’s XR business in China. His 14 years of experience in the industry also includes a focus on R&D of mobile gaming on the Snapdragon platform with performance optimizations and Bin was the first author of related patents.
Game & Metaverse

Nathan Li

Nathan is the Senior Manager of Developer Ecosystem at Arm China, currently focusing on domestic software technology ecosystem development and strategic partnerships. He has extensive professional experience in application development, graphics rendering, 3D game engines, computer vision, and machine learning.
Game & Metaverse

David Smith

David A. Smith, Founder and CTO of Croquet and Board Member, is a trailblazer with over 30 years in AR and VR. He has founded seven companies, including The Colony, the inaugural 3D adventure game, and Virtus Corporation, pioneering 3D PC design. Notably, he developed visualization software for James Cameron’s “The Abyss” and has sold millions of games. Co-founding Red Storm Entertainment with Tom Clancy and being Gensym's Chairman, a premier public AI entity, are among his many accolades. Recently, he headed AR and VR at Lockheed Martin. An innovator, David holds 32 patents and has a BS in Mathematics from the University of Chicago.
Game & Metaverse

Qingli Wang

Qingli Wang has a long career in Graphics/XR/Digital Twin fields. Previously focused on mobile and wearable (watch/VR) graphics and middleware of Opensource OS, working on research and commercial products. Currently in charge of Cocos XR technical development and team management. He got his Master's degree in VR research direction from Southeast University in 2009.

Ethan Weber

Ethan Weber is a Ph.D. student at Berkeley, studying 3D reconstruction under the supervision of Prof. Angjoo Kanazawa. Previously, he earned both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree at MIT while collaborating with Prof. Antonio Torralba. His research primarily revolves around the task of transforming two-dimensional (2D) photographs into a comprehensive three-dimensional (3D) representation of the world. Traditional 3D reconstruction methods often struggle when dealing with data from real-world or casual captures. Ethan's research aspiration involves expanding the capabilities of 3D reconstruction algorithms to accommodate a broader array of input types. Some of his notable works include Nerfstudio and Nerfbusters, which contribute to advancing Neural Radiance Field (NeRF) methods. Beyond his academic interests, he engages in helping companies use 3D reconstruction methods for their real-world needs.

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