|When:||Wednesday, October 17, 2012|
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
|Where:||Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center, ITW
2133 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
|Audience:||- Faculty/Staff - Student|
|Contact:||Elizabeth E Foster
|Group:||McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science|
The McCormick Office of the Dean and the Society of Women Engineers present McCormick Discussions on Technology, Innovation, and Society featuring Dr. Priscilla M. Lu, General Partner and Founder of Cathaya Capital.
Dr. Priscilla M. Lu is General Partner and Founder of Cathaya Capital, a private equity venture fund for China focused at technology based mature businesses leveraging cross border alliances with an emphasis in Clean Tech and Health Care. She is Chairman of ZAP, an Electric Vehicle Company where Cathaya Capital is the largest shareholder, and Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific Medical Group, one of the largest private hospital chains in China. She is also a co-founder of Better World International Ltd. focused on building out infrastructure for electric vehicles.
She was China advisor to Mayfield for more than 5 years and helped found GSR Fund (overseeing US$1B investments) in China. Formerly she was CEO of ViDeOnline, a digital media company delivering secured broadband and mobile networks to service providers in China. She was Founder, Chairman and CEO of interWAVE Communications for ten years and took the company public on the NASDAQ. interWAVE built the largest number of mobile GSM and CDMA networks in Africa at the time, with over 165 networks worldwide.
Before this, Dr. Lu was a Bell Lab Scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories for 16 years, where she led efforts in digital switching and networking, and developed the early technologies in CMOS VLSI in microprocessors. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison and holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University, funded as a Bell Labs Scholar. Dr. Lu has over 50 patents in telecommunications and networking. She is on several Boards, including Northwestern University’s Engineering School’s McCormick Advisory Council.