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Dr Edward Liao

Electrical Engineering

Straight & Up Intelligent Innovations Group Co.



Edward Da-Yin Liao is currently the co-founder and CEO of Straight & Up Intelligent Innovations (SUII) Group Co., an intelligent solution innovator headquartered in San Francisco Bay Area, USA.

He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering and his MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1989, 1991, and 1994 respectively. He is creative and business-savvy, with more than two decades of progressive experience across a broad range of computer integration, automation, system engineering and management functions in semiconductor and high-tech industries.

Since 2005, he has held CEO and CTO positions in a multimedia software startup in Taiwan, an RFID company in Silicon Valley, and a UK-based international missioncritical software company. Between 2001 and 2005, he was affiliated to the Department of Information Management at National Chi-Nan University, Taiwan, and was also an adjunct assistant professor at National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan.

Before his professorship, he worked as a department manager and a senior director in the IT divisions of semiconductor foundry and TFT/LCD manufacturing companies for six years. He participated in and led the development of computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) and automation projects in four wafer fabs and one TFT/LCD fab. He has solid, full-stack knowledge of industrial backgrounds in executive positions with strong domain expertise in system architecture, process optimization, and business intelligence. He evangelizes deep learning, robotics, automation, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G wireless communications, and smart and healthy living.

Edward is a member of IEEE and is a reviewer for several international journals and transactions. He has been invited to be session chair/co-chair and/or keynote speaker at many international conferences, and has published more than fifty academic journal and conference papers.