Fireside Chat with Dr. Andrew Ng (Coursera, Baidu, Google Brain, Landing.ai)

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is delighted to welcome Dr. Andrew Ng as our honorable speaker during his brief and last-minute stopover in Hong Kong.

Dr. Ng is a globally recognized pioneer in online education (as co-founder of Coursera) and thought leader in AI (as former chief scientist at Baidu and former founding lead of the Google Brain team). In 2013, he was named to the Time 100 list of the most influential persons in the world.

In 2017, Dr. Ng built deeplearning.ai, an AI oriented education platform, as well as Landing.AI, a company that aims to help enterprises transform for the age of artificial intelligence.

We hope alumni who are interested in the future of AI and future of education can take advantage of this short-notice opportunity to hear from Dr. Ng.

 

Events Details

Date: Monday, 24 December, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (registration starts at 2:45 pm)

Venue: CoCoon (https://www.hkcocoon.com/), 3/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

Cost: $150 (Stanford affiliation – alumni, students and parents). $250 for non-Stanford affiliation. Includes refreshments.

RSVP: Required. Please click here to RSVP and pay now if Stanford affiliation. If non-Stanford affiliation, please click here.

Event Contact: Hill Wang, Andrew Kwan and Dorothea Koo at akwan@stanfordalumni.org

 

About the Speaker

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Dr. Andrew Ng is a globally recognized leader in AI (Artificial Intelligence). He has helped two of the world’s leading technology companies in their “AI transformation”: He was Chief Scientist at Baidu, where he led the company’s ~1300 person AI Group and was responsible for driving the company’s global AI strategy and infrastructure. He was also the founding lead of the Google Brain team.

Dr. Ng is also Co-Chairman and Co-founder of Coursera, the world’s leading MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform, and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s Computer Science Department. In 2017, Dr. Ng built deeplearning.ai, an AI oriented education platform, as well as Landing.AI, a company that aims to help enterprises transform for the age of artificial intelligence.

Dr. Ng has authored or co-authored over 100 research papers in machine learning, robotics and related fields. In 2013, he was named to the Time 100 list of the most influential persons in the world. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Stanford in Hong Kong: Celebration Dinner for Bing Overseas Studies Program Hong Kong

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is delighted to celebrate the launch of Stanford’s Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Hong Kong.

Starting Autumn 2019 in partnership with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, for the first time, Stanford undergraduates will be able to study abroad in Hong Kong for a full academic quarter.

While the new program will take place in Hong Kong, BOSP will incorporate regional opportunities for students that will enable them to spend time in mainland China and pursue academic, cultural, and internship opportunities in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.

Join Senior Vice Provost Harry Elam, BOSP Faculty Director Ramón Saldívar and Executive Director Shawna Knauff to celebrate and learn more about this inaugural program in Hong Kong.

 

Events Details

Date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Time: 7:00 pm (registration and networking start at 6:30 pm)

Venue: China Club, 13/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central

Cost: Inclusive of dinner. $150 for Stanford alumni, students and parents | $250 for friends of Stanford

RSVP: Required. Please email Andrew Kwan at akwan@stanfordalumni.org

 

About BOSP and our Honored Guests

The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/bosp is Stanford’s overseas studies program. Over half of Stanford students choose to study abroad, carrying on a tradition that began in 1958.

The program spans a diverse set of cities such as Florence, Kyoto, Paris, Santiago and soon Hong Kong, offering opportunities for students to experience the world beyond campus.

Professor Harry J. Elam, Jr. is the Senior Vice Provost for Education, Vice President for the Arts, Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Olive H. Palmer Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University.

Professor Ramón Saldívar is the Burke Family Director of BOSP, Hoagland Family Professor of Humanities & Sciences, Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Professor of English & Comparative Literature and Professor, by courtesy, of Iberian & Latin American Cultures at Stanford University.

Ms. Shawna Knauff is Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of BOSP at Stanford University.

Lunch with Joyce Samoutou-Wong, Founder of New Sight

Doing it afraid, stepping out of your comfort zone, making a difference, no-frill parenting, eating humble pies.  If any of these interest you, come and embrace a piece of African jungle over lunch!

Hear the story of how an ordinary girl in Hong Kong changed the lives of thousands and more in Congo, Africa. Dr. Joyce Samoutou-Wong is a winner of Women of Hope Award (2017) and the International Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (2012).  She will share with us her personal journey in Africa —  leaving behind the prospect of a bright, professional career, uprooting her family from the UK to move to Africa, and homeschooling 3 young children in Congo.  Joyce’s experiences have forever changed the perspectives of many who have heard her.

New Sight Congo operates in the Republic of Congo to restore and protect sight, thus transforming lives and communities in the region.  Currently, the Samoutous operate an eye clinic and are working towards building an eye hospital to give hope to more people.  The meaningful work of Joyce and Henri has been featured in the BBC and South China Morning Post, and was the subject of a documentary series by Cable TV. See Joyce’s biography below.

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Events Details

Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Time: 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Venue: Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, 27/F, Central, Hong Kong

Cost: $780 (includes a 3-course meal where wine will be served)

Organizer: Harvard Club of Hong Kong

RSVP: Required. Please click here to RSVP and pay via Harvard Club HK.

Event Contact: Cindy Hung at events@harvardhk.org

 

About Dr. Joyce Samoutou-Wong

Dr. Joyce Samoutou-Wong BSc (Hons) MBChB DRCOG DTMH MRCGP and her husband Henri are the founding directors of the charity New Sight Eye Care, and the 2012 winners of the Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA). Joyce, a recipient of the Women of Hope Award (2017), has been involved in several humanitarian projects across the globe, including running a mobile clinic and creating a successful first aid program along the ancient Silk Road in Uzbekistan.

An inspirational and sought-after speaker known for her sincerity and natural ability to make the audience both laugh and cry, Joyce has been invited to speak in several countries to audiences such as the Royal Geographic Society and Harvard Club. In 2017, the Samoutous were invited to the Forbes Philanthropy Summit in New York.

Joyce, a Hong Kong native, graduated from Diocesan Girls’ School and received the Hong Kong Outstanding Students’ Award before winning a full scholarship to study at the United World College of the Atlantic in the UK. She then read medicine at the University of Edinburgh, which was followed by a stint as a visiting fellow at Harvard University.

The meaningful work of Joyce and Henri has been featured in the BBC and South China Morning Post, and was the subject of a documentary series by Cable TV.

About New Sight:

New Sight transforms lives by giving the priceless gift of sight.

In 2006, Joyce and Henri Samoutou relocated from the UK to develop a non-profit eye centre in a missionary hospital in the rainforest of Gabon. The eye centre has since become self-sufficient and continues to help around 6000 patients a year. In 2012, they founded New Sight Eye Care, and together with their three young children, moved to the jungle in the Republic of Congo to pioneer its first non-profit eye centre with surgery.

New Sight provides comprehensive non-profit eye services, including consultations, glasses fitting, medical and surgical treatments, as well as free screening and community eye care education. It also empowers the local community by training nurses and administrative staff.

New Sight is currently working towards a new eye hospital in the town of Ouesso, where the strategic location will extend its reach to the whole of Congo, as well as neighbouring countries.

For more information, please visit www.newsightcongo.com