Hackathon Leaders design, organise and lead the entire MedTech Hackathon.


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Dr Robert Chang
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Stanford University Medical Centre

In 2014, Dr. Chang and his co-inventors created the first universal smartphone adapter to take pictures of the front and back of the eye, licensed to Digisight Technologies as the PAXOS scope. Dr. Chang is very keen on reducing healthcare disparities around the world, having traveled, lectured, volunteered, and witnessed firsthand both efficiencies and inefficiencies in healthcare delivery. In 2015, he co-developed the first Stanford-China Biodesign Bootcamp (www.dhealthchina.com/) held at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing to teach the process of healthcare innovation. He is currently leading the DreamCatchers MedTech Hackathon in Hong Kong (http://www.dreamcatchers.hku.hk/?p=1268), teaching biodesign in Brazil (www.hipuc.com/), and planning the next Hacking Health @Stanford. He won first place at the 2015 Philips Healthsuite Hackathon, and his startup team was recently awarded the Robert Howard Next Step Award from Lunar. Besides exemplifying physician innovation, Dr. Chang is a full-time glaucoma and cataract surgeon and early adopter of cutting edge technologies. He is an experienced clinical trial principal investigator and consultant to multiple companies.

Dr. Chang received his MD from a combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis, followed by a research and clinical glaucoma fellowship at the renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. He has published over 35 peer-reviewed papers, delivered more than 95 invited national and international lectures, and been awarded over 11 grants.
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Dr Robert Chang
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Stanford University Medical Center

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Dr Carrie Ling
Manager
BioMedical Technology Cluster
HKSTP

Dr. Carrie Ling is currently a Manager of Biomedical Technology Cluster, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). She is passionate about empowering one’s creativity in science and technology through solving real-life healthcare problems. Before joining HKSTP, She was a Lecturer of Bioengineering Graduate Program at HKUST for 3 years. In 2013, she launched a new biodesign course which is a project-based course to design medical technologies that address the healthcare challenges in local communities to the undergraduate students at HKUST, believing that everyone can be an innovator. She obtained her bachelor and PhD degrees in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) in 2002 and 2006 respectively. She pursued her orthopedic research training at University of Florida, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, after her doctoral degree for two years. From 2009 to 2011, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. She has authored/co-authored more than 50 papers in international journals and conference proceedings and one US patent in optic fiber flowmeter for biomedical use.
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Dr Carrie Ling
Manager, BioMedical Technology Cluster
HKSTP

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Lily Truong
Co-Founder and CEO of Clear Ear
Spin-off from Stanford University

Lily Truong is the Co-Founder and CEO of Clear Ear, a privately held consumer medical device company focused on delivering innovations that make ears happier. Clear Ear was founded out of the Stanford Biodesign Program and has since commercialized its first product, the Oto-Tip.
She is the inventor on multiple patents & enjoys coaching fellow entrepreneurs through the biodesign process. In addition, her past volunteer work included serving on the board of the Healthy Scholars Foundation, a non-profit focused on removing heath barriers to learning. Prior to Clear Ear, Lily earned her B.S. and M.S. in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Her passion for global health innovations has brought about her diverse work experience within the healthcare industry at Genentech & Alcon in the U.S., Wavelight AG in Germany, and Focused Photonics in China.
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Lily Truong
Co-Founder and CEO of Clear Ear
Spin-off from Stanford University

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Dr. Kenneth Wu
Consultant
Former Alumni President of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship Program

Kenneth Wu is a early stage medical device consultant focused on product development, operations, and commercialization. Previously, he was an R&D Program Manager at Spiracur, Inc (acquired by Acelity) where he worked on new product development and project management at all stages from concept to commercial release. Before Spiracur, Kenneth worked on technologies licensed from Stanford University to two early stage medical device companies in wound healing and women's health. He is an alumnus and former Alumni President of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship Program. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. minor in Materials Science Engineering from Stanford University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with Certificates in Engineering Physics and Materials Science from Princeton University in 2000. He is also an inventor on 20 patents.
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Dr. Kenneth Wu
Consultant
Former Alumni President of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship Program
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Dr Paul Cheung
Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

Paul Cheung is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and former Associate VP(Research), Director of TTO and Dean of Engineering at HKU. He received his B.Sc.(Eng) and Ph.D. degrees from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, both in Electrical Engineering, in 1973 and 1978 respectively.

He is one of the four original Founders that started DreamCatchers at HKU, and is an ardent driver of innovation and entrepreneurship culture at HKU. He started and leads the Entrepreneurship Academy@HKU, the non-credit and free annual entrepreneurship training program since 2010.
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Dr Paul Cheung
Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

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Dr Hayden So
Associate Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Hayden Kwok-Hay So received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences all from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007, 2000 and 1998 respectively.

Before joining the department in 2007, he was a member of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center where he developed BORPH, an operating system for the BEE2 FPGA platform. While working as an intern at Xilinx research lab, he developed a virtual file system for FPGA dynamic reconfiguration.

His current research interests include integration methodologies between reconfigurable computers and conventional computers, reconfigurable computer architecture, application of reconfigurable computing technologies to high performance computing and high-end embedded systems, and reconfigurable computing education.
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Dr Hayden So
Associate Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong