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Program

  1. 名譽博士簡介
    Introduction
  2. 宣讀名譽博士表彰辭
    Announcement of Accomplishments
  3. 宣讀名譽博士學位證書
    Announcement of Honorary Doctorate Certificate
  4. 頒贈名譽博士學位證書
    Presentation of Honorary Doctorate Certificate
  5. 獻花
    Presentation of Flowers
  6. 名譽博士致詞暨專題演講
    Acceptance Speech
    Grand Challenges for Engineering Proposed by the US National Academy of Engineering
  7. 致贈紀念品
    Presentation of Gift
  8. 合影留念
    Photo Session

名譽博士表彰辭

Accomplishments

Asad Madni院士是世界級的科學家及企業家,於1969年及1972年取得美國加州大學洛杉磯分校電機系學士及碩士學位;並於1987年獲得美國加州海岸大學工程博士學位。目前擔任獨立顧問及加州大學洛杉磯分校電機系兼任特聘教授及特聘科學家。

Madni院士的學術成就卓越,研究領域包括高速儀器及訊號處理、智慧型感測器網絡,以及智能電網應用。曾經獲得美國國家工程院(National Academy of Engineering)、美國發明家學會(National Academy of Inventors )、美國航空學會(American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)、電機電子工程師學會(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)、國際工程技術學會(Institution of Engineering and Technology)、美國汽車工程師學會(Society of Automotive Engineers)頒授院士榮譽。共發表學術論文逾170篇並獲得專利69件。

1992年至2006年,Madni院士擔任財星雜誌500大公司BEI Technologies總裁、營運長及技術長期間,帶領研究團隊進行智慧型微小感測器之開發,研發成果廣泛應用於太空、商業及運輸產業。由於這些研發成果,哈伯太空望遠鏡星際追蹤儀控制系統之精準度與穩定度得大幅增進,幫助人類更瞭解宇宙奧秘。另一項MEMS GyroChip®技術已廣泛應用於車用電子穩定系統,更保障了千萬人之生命安全,對社會貢獻卓越。

Madni院士是一位具熱情、有影響力的科學家及企業家,樂於指導學術及產業界,將其知識及經驗分享予後進。他的影響力及貢獻,足以作為本校全體師生共同學習的楷模。在此謹代表國立交通大學頒授名譽博士學位予Asad Madni院士,以表彰他的重大貢獻。

名譽博士簡介

Profile

Dr. Asad M. Madni served as President, Chief Operating Officer & CTO of BEI Technologies Inc. headquartered in California, from 1992 until his retirement in 2006. He led the development and commercialization of intelligent micro-sensors and systems for aerospace, military, commercial and transportation industries, including the Extremely Slow Motion Servo Control System for Hubble Space Telescope’s Star Selector System which provided the Hubble with unprecedented accuracy and stability, resulting in truly remarkable images that have enhanced our understanding of the universe; and the revolutionary MEMS GyroChip® technology which is used worldwide for Electronic Stability Control and Rollover Protection in passenger vehicles, thereby saving millions of lives every year.

Prior to joining BEI he was with Systron Donner Corporation for 18 years in senior technical & executive positions, eventually as Chairman, President & CEO. Here, he made seminal and pioneering contributions in the development of RF & Microwave Systems & Instrumentation which significantly enhanced the Combat Readiness of the US Navy (and its allies) and which provided the DOD the ability (not possible with prior art) to simulate more threat representative ECM environments for current and future advanced warfare training. Dr. Madni is currently an Independent Consultant; Distinguished Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Scientist of Electrical Engineering at UCLA; and Executive Managing Director & Chief Technical Officer of Crocker Capital, a San Francisco based private venture firm specializing in emerging technologies.

He received an A.A.S. from RCA Institutes Inc., B.S. & M.S. from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Ph.D. from California Coast University (CCU), S.E. from MIT Sloan School of Management, D.Sc. (honoris causa) from Ryerson University, D.Eng. (honoris causa) from Technical University of Crete, Sc.D. (honoris causa) from California State University and California State University Northridge (CSUN), and Ph.D. (honoris causa) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia). He is also a graduate of the Engineering Management Program at the California Institute of Technology, the Executive Institute and Director's College at Stanford University, and the Program on Negotiation for Senior Executives at Harvard University. Dr. Madni is an internationally recognized authority with over 40 years of experience in "intelligent" sensors, system and instrumentation design and signal processing. He is credited with over 170 refereed publications in archival journals, conference proceedings and book chapters; over 100 research reports & internal publications; over 100 keynote addresses, invited lectures, chairs and panels; and 69 issued or pending patents resulting in numerous "industry firsts".

Dr. Madni has served as a director on the board of 7 highly successful technology companies and on advisory boards of several professional and academic organizations. He is currently serving as a Distinguished College Professor at TCI College of Technology (the first such appointment in the history of the Institute since its founding in 1909 by Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi), Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at Ryerson University; and on advisory boards at UCLA, USC, CSUN, UTSA, TCI, IEEE Systems Journal, AutoSoft Journal, and as Honorary Editor of the International Journal on Smart Sensing & Intelligent Systems.

Dr. Madni is also the recipient of numerous national and international awards and honors including, the 2016 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 2016 Dean's Faculty Award for Service from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, 2016 IEEE San Fernando Valley Section Award for Visionary Leadership and Innovations, 2015 IET J.J. Thomson Medal (IET Prestige Medal), 2015 IEEE HKN Eminent Member Recognition, 2014 Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2014 World Automation Congress (WAC) Medal of Honor, 2014 NAE Einstein Society Award, 2013 (inaugural) UCLA Electrical Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2013 UCLA Electrical Engineering Distinguished Service Award, 2012 IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society's Pioneer Award (the society's highest honor), 2010 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society's Career Excellence Award (the society's highest honor), 2010 UCLA Engineering Lifetime Contribution Award, TCI College of Technology's Marconi Medal (the Institute’s highest honor) and Citation of Honor, 2008 IEEE Region 6 Outstanding Engineer Award, 2008 IEEE Region 6 South Outstanding Engineer and Outstanding Leadership & Professional Service Awards, 2008 UCLA Engineering Distinguished Service Award, 2006 WAC Lifetime Achievement Award, 2005 IEE Achievement Medal, 2004 UCLA Engineering Alumnus of the Year Award (highest honor granted by the school), 2004 Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award from the Engineers’ Council, 2003 George Washington Engineer of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Council of Engineers & Scientists, 2002 UCLA Professional Achievement Award Medal, 2002 Sensors Expo's Silver Award, 2001 Product Design and Development's Top 50 Innovations Award, IEEE Third Millennium Medal, Joseph F. Engelberger Best Paper Award at the 2000 World Automation Congress, CCU Distinguished Alumni Award (highest honor granted by the university), Association of Old Crows Gold Certificate of Merit, and is listed in all major Who’s Who publications including Who’s Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science & Engineering, Who's Who in Technology, Who's Who in Finance & Industry, International Who's Who of Intellectuals, 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th & 21st Centuries, Outstanding People of the 21st Century, and Asia Men and Women of Achievement. He has also been a featured guest on numerous television shows including CNN with Casey Wyan and BizNews 1 (now CNBC) with Mike Russell. In 2011 he was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering "for contributions to development and commercialization of sensors and systems for aerospace and automotive safety".

He is a Chartered Engineer, Life Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (UK), Life Fellow of the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering, Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Lifetime Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and Life Fellow of the International Biographical Association. He is also an Eminent Engineer of Tau Beta Pi, The National Engineering Honor Society; Honorary Member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines; Honorary Member of Phi Kappa Phi, Interdisciplinary Honor Society; Member of Eta Kappa Nu, The Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society; Member of Tau Alpha Pi, The National Engineering Technology Honor Society; Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society; Member of Delta Epsilon Tau, International Honor Society; Life Member of the Association of Old Crows; Member of the Internet Society and Member of the Order of the Engineer. He has also been awarded Honorary Professorships at Technical University of Crete, University of Waikato and University of Texas San Antonio.

In addition to his visionary leadership and pioneering technical contributions is his lifetime of dedication to philanthropy, charity and devotion to uplifting the human condition. A passionate believer in "Education is another word for Freedom", Dr. Madni has given selflessly to the cause of not only assisting undergraduate and graduate students, professional engineers and executives, but has touched the lives of numerous K-12 students. These students, coming from underprivileged backgrounds, might never have seen the portals of college had it not been for Dr. Madni’s mentoring and personal financial support. Several of these K-12 students have gone on to obtain their degrees, win major awards, and become highly distinguished scientists and industry leaders. He has also been a significant and selfless contributor to the engineering profession and society at large. He has funded millions of dollars in R & D contracts to various academic institutions and has made personal cash and in-kind donations, for the past 4 decades, to support education and student programs. He has established endowed student scholarships at UCLA and CSUN, and in 2011, he generously established a matching gift challenge to encourage giving by US National Academy of Engineering members, generating in excess of $500,000. According to him, "These challenges are intended to encourage contributions to the NAE Independent Fund in order to assure the independence of our voice on national policy and to initiate projects that are vital to our nation's and the world's future." This includes solutions to climate change, clean water, affordable solar energy, reverse engineering the brain (to better understand the causes of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson, etc.,), advances in wireless healthcare, engineering the tools for scientific discovery, and other grand challenges in engineering facing humanity.

受頒名譽博士感言

Acceptance Speech

Thank you President Chang, Dean Wei, distinguished members of the faculty, and good evening ladies and gentlemen. I am truly honored, humbled and grateful for receiving this most prestigious recognition from NCTU. While I stand in front of you as a solitary figure accepting this award, it would certainly not have been possible without some extraordinary individuals who have touched my life in numerous ways. There were those who motivated, inspired, supported and believed in me and there were the skeptics who by virtue of their characteristic perspicacity challenged me by trying to convince me that some of the most successful innovative scientific and technical concepts that I proposed “could not be done”, all these individuals genuinely deserve to share this recognition.

Before I commence my lecture, I would like to share with you a few important observations and insights that you may reflect upon. Our generation is leaving behind a most paradoxical legacy to the generation following us. While we are providing them with unprecedented advances in technology that have the power to revolutionize the world in as yet unimagined ways, we are also leaving behind a world in turmoil. We have bequeathed them a far better understanding of our universe than we ever thought possible, advances in medical science and healthcare that will continue to improve the quality and longevity of life, and a greater sense of awareness of our planet and our environment. We have also left them with global poverty, global warming, energy and clean water shortage, ethical violations and economic devastation of world markets, and major on-going wars as some of the challenges that their generation will have to address. Their inheritance from our generation may be best described by what Charles Dickens stated in the opening of his novel “A Tale of Two Cities’. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

I am thoroughly convinced, however, that as we look forward we will see an increasing number of engineers, scientists and technicians that will be called upon to carry and advance the banner of human progress. The US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) at the request of the National Science Foundation convened a diverse committee of experts from around the world, some of the most accomplished engineers and scientists of their generation, to identify the Grand Challenges for Engineering facing humanity. The committee proposed 14 challenges without ranking them or endorsing particular approaches to meeting them. Instead, the committee chose opportunities that were both achievable and sustainable to help people and the planet thrive. The panel's conclusions were reviewed by more than 50 subject-matter experts and the effort received worldwide input from prominent engineers and scientists, as well as from the general public. The Grand Challenges range from making solar energy economical to providing access to clean water, and from advancing health informatics to engineering the tools of scientific discovery. It is my earnest desire and fervent hope to see each young engineering student, guided by NCTU, other academic institutions and professional societies, contribute in her or his own unique way in addressing the challenges facing our society thereby improving the human condition and advancing our civilization.

I would like to bring to your attention two reports produced by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering entitled “The Engineer of 2020” and “Educating the Engineer of 2020”. These reports analyzed the global dynamics, societal needs, changing expectations from science and technology research, and tried to determine the attributes that will be essential for the engineer of 2020, as well as the transformation that educational institutions will need to undergo in order to educate these engineers. I quote the concluding paragraph of the first report:

“He or she will aspire to have the ingenuity of Lillian Gilbreth, the problem-solving capabilities of Gordon Moore, the scientific insight of Albert Einstein, the creativity of Pablo Picasso, the determination of the Wright Brothers, the leadership abilities of Bill Gates, the conscience of Eleanor Roosevelt, the vision of Martin Luther King, and the curiosity and wonder of our grandchildren.”

This is quite a challenge as I am sure you all appreciate but I am confident that with the visionary leadership of President Chang and his emphasis on transformational interdisciplinary engineering education, the outstanding faculty at NCTU, and the strategic vision with which leading academic institutions are currently preparing the next generation of engineers, they will be prepared to confront these challenges with excitement and creativity.

I look forward to working closely with the outstanding faculty and students at NCTU in addressing some of these important challenges and I wish to thank president Chang and dean Wei who have made my relationship with NCTU a memorable experience.

Ladies and gentlemen, I accept this recognition with the greatest enthusiasm and utmost humility that is exceeded only by my deepest gratitude.

Thank you.

名譽博士專題演講

Grand Challenges for Engineering Proposed by the US National Academy of Engineering

The US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) at the request of the National Science Foundation convened a diverse committee of experts from around the world, some of the most accomplished engineers and scientists of their generation, to identify the Grand Challenges for Engineering facing humanity. The committee proposed 14 challenges without ranking them or endorsing particular approaches to meeting them. Instead, the committee chose opportunities that were both achievable and sustainable to help people and the planet thrive. The panel's conclusions were reviewed by more than 50 subject-matter experts and the effort received worldwide input from prominent engineers and scientists, as well as from the general public. This talk will provide an overview of the 14 Grand Challenges ranging from making solar energy economical to providing access to clean water, and from advancing health informatics to engineering the tools of scientific discovery.

名譽博士簡歷

Curriculum Vitae