講者: 姓名 ( 中文、英文)

石念寧 Ruth Shih

講題: ( 中文、英文)


English made easy! How can we learn from media materials and speak as locals?

講題綱要: ( 中文、英文)

1. 市面教材那麼多,選擇多媒體教材的好處是什麼?多媒體在e世代的重要性為何?

2. 如何選擇適合自己的教材?如何取得?

3. 介紹與推薦英語學習的多媒體資源

1. There are so many English teaching materials, why media materials stand out? What’s the important role that media materials play in e-generation?

2. How do we choose the suitable materials for ourselves and how to access media materials?

3. Some recommendations help to learn English


石念寧老師畢業於國立台灣交通大學外文系,畢業後於北市松山高中實習,並取得中等教育英文科教師資格證,出國攻讀碩士,於美國俄亥俄州立大學取得英語閱讀教育碩士學位,專長以戲劇、兒童及青少年文學、文學賞析方式融入英語閱讀教學中。因為喜愛和外國人分享中華文化,現于紐約一所私立女子高中專職中文老師。Ms. Shih has a B.A. degree in Foreign Languages from the National Chiao Tung University and received “National Teacher Certificate” awarded by Education Ministry in Taiwan. Ms. Shih has a M.A. degree in Reading Education from The Ohio State University. Ms. Shih’s M.A. studies focused on teaching Drama, Language Arts, Literature, and Reading. Ms. Shih’s professional interests include developing and designing curricula, classroom management, counseling adolescents, and introducing Chinese culture to students overseas youth. She is currently an experienced Mandarin Chinese language teacher.


Breakthrough nanofibrous membranes for water purification

Prof. Benjamin S. Hsiao 蕭守道教授

Departments of Chemistry

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400

Phone, FAX, E-Mail : 631-632-7930;631-632-6518


Abstract: The fabrication of nanofibers can be accomplished by using a variety of methods, including electro-spinning and a combination of chemical/mechanical processes, especially for cellulose, as a form of green sustainable resource material. Non-woven nanofiber mats have unique properties, such as interconnected pores, a very large surface-to-volume ratio, and a high capacity for surface modifications, making such scaffolds useful for fabrication of high throughput separation membranes. Directed water channels in the barrier layer are formed through the formation of interface between the cross-linked nanofibers and the polymer matrix, while the gap thickness may be regulated by physical interactions or chemical bonding.

In the present context, advances in electro-spinning and fundamental studies on nascent cellulose crystals by means of synchrotron x-ray scattering have provided us with new insight to use the fibrous format with varying pore sizes for applications from micro-filtration via ultra-filtration to nano-filtration. We have taken advantage of unique breakthroughs in chemical modifications and physical scale-up transformations to drastically improve filtration membrane development with predesigned properties. In particular, we have, for example, examined the NF membrane performance as influenced by the barrier layer substrate and reduced fouling by using a highly hydrophilic barrier layer. The same concept has been extended to the pervaporation process by using a highly hydrophilic graphene oxide layer. Performance characteristics of nanofibrous scaffolds for water purification applications are presented.


This is a joint research project with Professor Benjamin Chu of Stony Brook University.

Selected References

1. Benjamin Chu and Benjamin S. Hsiao, “The Role of Polymers in Breakthrough Technologies for Water Purification”, J. Polymer Sci. Part B: Polymer Phys., Viewpoint, 47, 2431-2435 (2009).

2. Hongyang Ma, Christian Burger, Benjamin S. Hsiao and Benjamin Chu, “Ultra-Fine Cellulose Nanofibers: New Nano-Scale Materials for Water Purification,” J. Mat. Chem., Highlight, 21, 7507-7510 (2011).

3. Anna Sato, Ran Wang, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Benjamin Chu, “Novel Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Water Filtration with Bacteria and Virus Removal Capability”, J. of Electron Microscopy, 60(3), 201–209 (2011). Editor’s Choice Article

4. Hongyang Ma, Christian Burger, Benjamin S. Hsiao and Benjamin Chu, “Nanofibrous Microfiltration Membrane Based on Cellulose Nanowhiskers,” Biomacromolecules, 13, 180-186 (2012).

5. Hongyang Ma, Christian Burger, Benjamin S. Hsiao and Benjamin Chu, “Highly Permeable Polymer Membranes containing Directed Channels for Water Purification,” ACS Macro Letters, Viewpoint, 1(6), 723-726, (2012).

年成為紐約大學石溪分校教授,2007成為該校化學系主任。在他的領導下,石溪分校化學系已成為美國最強院系之一,該係由於核磁共振成像(MRI)的發明被美國化學學會指定為國家標誌。蕭教授是美國物理學會及美國化學學會會士,2008年入選中國長江學者海外特聘教授,定期在東華大學進行講學。 2011年由於他在聚合物科學、水淨化、化學研究與教育領域的貢獻,成為美國科學發展協會(AAAS)會士, 2013年成為美國發明學會會士。 2012-2013年紐約州立大學石溪分校的副校長。蕭教授研究領域主要集中在醫用納米結構聚合物,環境和能源友好材料應用。蕭教授是美國國家同步輻射光源(x27c光束線)的代言人,是採用同步輻射研究聚合物的結構與性能領域的資深專家。蕭教授發表科技論文412篇以上,綜述41篇,32項授權專利和18項申請專利,出版書2本。他的論文被引次數已經超過17500次。在世界各個大學做過250次邀請講座,在國際科學會議上做過474個口頭報告。

講者: 張書平Shu-Ping Chang

現職: 軟體發展經理 系統S實驗所 IB M 華生研究中心 Software Development Manager System S Laboratory IBM TJ Watson Research Center

講題: 大數據、大創意、大商機 (Big Data, Big Idea, Huge Business)




3、大創意: 在警政, 電信, 汽車, 能源, 醫療等產業利用大數據 創造大商機

After internet proliferated into all aspects of human life and all industries, cloud computing and Big Data are plaguing the world now. With Data Centric as the new horizon, Big Data likes a new wave runs through all industries, changing landscapes, leveling fields, and provide new venues for many earlier adapters to either change the game or stay far ahead with their competitors.

In this talk, we will look into the nature of the Big Data and introduce to the audience the changes now under way in many industries. Though no one can predict the future, or really? This talk will provide a peek into the time to come and the movers and shakers in the new world.




3、專長於大數據平台 計算機硬體架構及資訊軟體結構, 原型系統研發, 電腦通訊, 關係型資料庫, 網路為主的解決方案及多媒體系統


Dr. Chang has a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences from University of Minnesota with special focus in Computer Communication and System. He has a Master of Science degree from University of Minnesota with major in Computer and Information Sciences and minor in Electrical Engineering. His master project is in the field of Computer Vision. He also has a Bachelor of Sciences degree, first place honor, from National Chiao-Tung University, Republic of China, in Communication Engineering.


Dr. Shu-Ping Chang works at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center as manager for the IBM System S (Streams) Laboratory, a cluster for distributed computing research and development with 600+ nodes and 3,000+ CPU cores. IBM System S project, the base of IBM Big Data product InfoSphere Streams, uses streams processing architecture for massive information computing and management as decision making support. His primary function is System S Laboratory management, prototype systems development and cluster system administration automation especially in faults management. Dr. Chang has more than 25 years research and product development experiences in the Computer and Information technology arena. He has broad and in depth knowledge in computer system hardware architecture and software structure in Big Data platform and prototype research and development, computer communication, relational database, internet based solutions and multimedia systems.

講者: 張東隆 (Tung-lung Steven Chang)

現職 紐約長島大學市場營銷及國際企業系教授兼系主任

Professor and Chair, Marketing and International Business Department, LIU Post

講題: 網路意見領袖於企業市場營銷之應用 (Using Online Opinion Leaders for Effective Marketing Communications)


1. 網路溝通之趨勢

2. 網上口耳相傳之市場營銷效果

3. 網路意見領袖之識別與企業應用


1. Word of mouth communications on the Internet (eWOM)

2. Are the marketing implications of eWOM real?

3. How to identify opinion leaders on the Internet?

4. Can firms utilize opinion leaders’ eWOM to their advantage?


A major challenge for firms to effectively incorporate online word-of-mouth (eWOM) in new product launch is to decide which consumers to recruit as major disseminators for promotional campaigns. We identify three types of consumers on Internet, namely, communicative, buzz-generating, and trustworthy opinion leaders and shows that eWOM of opinion leaders lead to successful marketing communications and drive firms’ sales. By demonstrating how to identify opinion leaders from a large number of consumers, this study shows that companies can collect useful business intelligence from large amounts of data available to them—a central theme emerging in big data analytics.

Short Bio:

Dr. Tung-lung Steven Chang (張東隆博士) is Professor and Chair of Marketing and International Business Department at LIU Post. He has taught IMBA in Switzerland, EMBA in New York and MBA programs at the headquarters of Northrop Grumman, Olympus, Motorola and Verizon. He has conducted seminars at various locations, including Beijing, Chengdu, Nanjing, Shanghai, Taipei, London, Miami, New York and the Headquarters of WTO in Geneva. Dr. Chang is a board member of New Jersey City University and was a former president of the Chinese American Academic and Professional Society. He previously served as a member of the New Jersey State Export Finance Company Advisory Council and was a former management advisor to the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan, ROC. He is a Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of the United Nations Development Program grant, the Elite grant and the Taiwan Fellowship, among others. Dr. Chang has centered his research on growth and global expansion strategies of multinationals. He also published papers in the areas of FDI and international technology diffusion.


Friday, May 9th 2014 at 1-4pm

駐紐約台北經濟文化辦事處 (TECO-NY)

1 East 42nd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017