YIDAN PRIZE SUMMIT 2017
10-11 DECEMBER 2017 HONG KONG
HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
GRAND HYATT HONG KONG
Richard Baraniuk
Founder and Director, OpenStax

Dr. Baraniuk is the Director of OpenStax (formerly Connexions), a non-profit educational and scholarly publishing project he founded in 1999 to bring textbooks and learning materials into the digital age.  As of August 2017, OpenStax’s college textbooks have been adopted at 42% of all degree granting institutions in the US, saving 3.47 million students over $340 million.  His talk on digital education at the 2006 TED conference has been viewed 970,000 times to date.

Richard G. Baraniuk is also the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Rice University, where he leads a group conducting research on machine learning and signal processing.  Dr. Baraniuk is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the US National Academy of Inventors, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and IEEE.

A multiple award-winner, he holds 28 US and 4 foreign patents, several of which have been licensed to Siemens to radically speed up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and to a startup.

Currently, Dr. Baraniuk is developing advanced machine learning algorithms for the personalized learning system OpenStax Tutor that integrates text, video, simulations, problems, feedback hints, and tutoring and optimizes each student’s learning experience based on their background, context, and learning goals.

 

 

 

OUR SPEAKERS
Alex Rappaport
Co-Founder & CEO, Flocabulary
Anthony Salcito
VP of Worldwide Education, Microsoft
Bruce Rodrigues
Deputy Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education
Carol Dweck
Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Cherie Blair CBE, QC
Chancellor, Asian University for Women; Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Clive Lee
Chief Executive Officer, Yidan Prize Foundation
Dr Charles Chen Yidan
Founder, the Yidan Prize
Dr Qian Tang
Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
Ellen Pinchuk
Deputy CEO, Mikhailov & Partners;
former correspondent for Bloomberg News TV and bureau-chief for CTV Canada in Moscow
H.E. Dr. Ahmed AI Eissa
Minister of Education, Saudi Arabia
Jaime Saavedra
Senior Director, Education,
The World Bank Group
Jan Smejkal
Head of China and APAC, Startup Grind
John McDermott
Public Policy Editor,
The Economist
John Wood
Founder, Room to Read
Jonathan Schor
CEO, CodeMonkey
Koichi Saito
Founder & General Partner, KK Fund
Li Yuan
Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Lord Jim Knight
Chief Education and External Officer
Tes Global Ltd
Martin Lau
President, Tencent Holdings
Matt Greenfield
Managing Partner, Rethink Education
Michael Gold
Editor, The Economist Intelligence Unit
Miho Taguma
Senior Policy Analyst/ Project Manager of the OECD Education and Skills 2030, Early Childhood and School Division, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD
Peter Lewis
Presenter of “Money Talk”,
RTHK Radio 3
Prof Fernando M. Reimers
Professor of the Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Ryan Craig
Co-Founder, Managing Director, University Ventures
Sandeep Murthy
Partner, Lightbox
Stanley Buchesky
Partner and Founder, EdTech Fund
Vicky Colbert
Founder, Fundacion Escuela Nueva
Yves Daccord
Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross