Grantee Interviews

2018-2019
Fulbright Taiwan

Chia-Chi Teng: Cyber Security Education and Deep Machine Learning

Dr. Chia-Chi Teng spent a semester at National Tsing Hua University to help develop a new Master degree program in cybersecurity. Dr. Teng utilizes laboratory experiments to strengthen students’ practical skills. In addition, machine learning is incorporated for detecting cyber intrusion. To Dr. Teng, handling cyberattacks is like solving a puzzle, which requires patience and dedication. He believes international cooperation on cyber education will lead governments to a more secure and self-protectable future.

Dr. Teng has 30 years of experiences in software research and development. During his 17 years tenure at Microsoft, he was part of the development teams for Windows 95, Internet Explorer, Microsoft TV, Microsoft Network (MSN) and Windows 7. He transitioned to academia in 2008 and became a professor in Information Technology at Brigham Young University. His primary research interests are in healthcare IT as he continues to consult and advise a number of healthcare technology startup companies internationally.

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2018-2019
Fulbright Taiwan

Human-Bird Sculpture in Taiwan: Cross-Cultural & Environmental Potential

Professor Sarah Haviland came to Taiwan in 2018 to look for human-bird images that cross culture and time. In her teaching at the Taipei National University of the Arts, she aimed to foster creative thinking in students and led them through a process that she goes through when designing sculptures. As for her research progress, she found rich connections between humans and birds in the society, which she explored through sketches and studies. Sarah hopes, by sharing these practices, that people will consider their own relationship with the environment and nature.

Sarah Haviland’s abstract-figurative sculptures and installations have been exhibited in NYC, nationally, and internationally in museums, nonprofit galleries, and private collections. Haviland earned an MFA from Hunter College and a BA from Yale University. She lectures independently and teaches at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.

Find more at: www.becomingabird.com and www.sarahhaviland.com

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