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Toru Ishida

Toru Ishida is a professor of Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. His academic background includes a professor of of Kyoto University from 1993 to 2019, visiting scientist/professor positions at Columbia University, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, University of Maryland, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsinghua University, Xinjiang University and Hong Kong Baptist University. He experienced a vice president of IEICE, and a member of the Science Council of Japan. He was a co-founder of the Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University, and the Kyoto University Design School. His research interest lies with Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems and modeling collaboration within human societies. He contributed to create AAMAS/ICMAS/PRIMA conferences on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. His projects include Community Computing, Digital City, Intercultural Collaboration and the Language Grid. He is a fellow of IEEE, IEICE and IPSJ.

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Jianguo (Jack) Liu

A human-environment scientist and sustainability scholar, Jianguo "Jack" Liu holds the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability, is University Distinguished Professor of fisheries and wildlife at Michigan State University and serves as director of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. He is a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science and is a coordinating lead author of the global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services organized by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Liu also is the founder of the International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS-Net.org) and is a past president of the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. In recognition of his efforts and achievements in research, teaching, and service, Liu has received many awards, such as being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has received the Guggenheim Fellowship Award, the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, the Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award and the Distinguished Service Award from US-IALE and the Sustainability Science Award and the Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship from the Ecological Society of America, as well as being named a Fellow in the society. He also has been a guest professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a visiting scholar at Stanford, Harvard and Princeton.

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Si Jung Kim

Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Entertainment Engineering & Design (EED) belonging to two different colleges, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering and College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). He runs a highly interdisciplinary research lab called, the Digital Experience Lab (DEX Lab). Dr. Kim joined the EED program in August 2014 to conduct interdisciplinary projects with a goal of providing novel user experiences in the field of human-computer interactions and entertainment technologies. Designing interactive media based on the theories and principles of human factors and human-computer interactions is his specialty with more than 15 years of extensive experience. He has multidisciplinary backgrounds from his education in HCI and Human Factors (PhD), Computer Engineering & Science (MS) and Electronic/Mechatronics Engineering (BS) as well as from his professional experience with Samsung Electronics, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), and HP Labs, Palo Alto. One of his current projects is in city resources incorporated interactive and actionable curriculum design with the integration of emerging technologies such as augmented reality and IoT.

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Heng Chye Kiang

Professor Heng Chye Kiang is the Lum Chang Chair Professor at the School of Design and Environment (SDE), National University of Singapore, where he was the former Dean of SDE (2007 to 2016) and the Head of its Department of Architecture prior to his deanship. He teaches and researches urban history, sustainable urban design and planning, and publishes widely in these areas. Professor Heng has served on the boards of government agencies including the URA, HDB, CLC, JTC, BCA and advises academic institutions like SIT, NAFA, CUHK and HKU. He has been appointed Visiting Professor at Hanyang University (Korea), Keio University (Japan), Southeast University and Xiamen University (China) and EAVT (France). He has served as a jury member in numerous international design competitions and on several editorial boards of international journals. He is also planning consultant to several award-winning urban planning and design projects in Asia.

Design Education Forum I



Chair:劉世南 Shyhnan Liou

Prof. Shyhnan Liou is a specialist of Psychology. His researches contain design psychology, innovation management, undertaking behavior, etc. He dedicated to promoting design thinking and cross-disciplinary implementation. Now he is present professor in Institute of Creative Industries Design, National Cheng Kung University. And he has served as Chair of this institute since 2016.


Panelist:張秀慈 Hsiutzu Chang

Prof. Hsiutzu, Chang specializes in urban and community planning, and offers courses in design, urban planning and design internships in Department of Urban Planning at National Cheng Kung University. She is also an expert in tourism and urban redevelopment, community development and public participation, and public space. She is currently an assistant professor in Department of Urban Planning at National Cheng Kung University.


Panelist:侯勝宗 Shengzong Hou

Prof. Shengzong, Hou is the director of Graduate Institute of Public Affairs and Social Innovation of Feng Chia University. He is also the director of the Service Innovation and Action Design Center and the dean of Academy of Synergy in Corporate Synergy Development Center. His main research areas focus on the dynamic evolution of technology and organization and service innovation and social innovation and entrepreneurship.


Panelist:林士平 Sirirat Sae Lim

Prof. Sirirat Sae Lim is currently as an associate professor at Management of Technology of National Chiao Tung University. She committed to promoting creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship education, with the goal of developing innovation, breaking through tradition and cross-disciplinary implementation-oriented teaching, making the entrepreneurial spirit be internalized in every student. In recent years, she has been actively involved in the university’s local social practice.

Design Education Forum II



Chair:宋立文 Liwen Sung

Prof. Liwen Sung is an expert in architectural design theory. His researches include architectural design theory, contemporary science and architecture development research, architectural initial education observation and practice, and Chinese classical architectural design concept analysis. He is currently an assistant professor in Department of Architecture at National Cheng Kung University.


Panelist:宋世祥 Shih Hsiang Sung

Prof. Shih-Hsiang Sung is an expert of Anthropology. His researches focus on cultural anthropology, digital anthropology, design thinking, etc. He is present Assistant Professor in Programs in Interdisciplinary Studies, National Sun Yet-sen University. He also founded Anthropology for Future for applying field studies with anthropology into popularization and applications.


Panelist:詹明峰 Ming-Fong Jan

Prof. Ming-Fong Jan applied learning sciences and design-based research as his research method. His researches cover game-based learning, innovative learning science, etc. Now he teaches as Assistant Professor in Graduate Institute of Learning and Instruction, National Central University.


Panelist:洪煌堯 Huang yao Hong

Prof. Huang yao, Hong is an expert in knowledge innovation education. He is currently a professor at the Department of Education and Research at National Cheng Chi University. His research interests include knowledge renovation, computer-assisted cooperative learning, learning science, learning technology, and educational psychology.