17 May '13, 7pm

Taiwan reversing brain drain

Taiwan reversing brain drain

The "brain drain" that has plagued Taiwan for years is reversing, with many Taiwanese educated in the U.S. or elsewhere now returning to their native country to help it further transition beyond manufacturing to innovation. For years, many Taiwanese engineers who got their undergraduate degrees in Taiwan went on to get their Ph.D at a U.S. university. Many of them ended up staying and working in the U.S. But this trend—long a source of frustration to Taiwan's microelectronics industry—is changing. A compelling example of this story can be seen in the return of three men who share the surname Chen—Homer Chen, Liang-Gee Chen, and "David" Yen-Yang Chen—all of whom have recently returned to Taiwan from U.S. labs to found their own government-industry co-sponsored labs at National Taiwan University (NTU). Multimedia Processing and Communications Lab IEEE Fellow Homer Chen is a ...

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