XJTLU Museum “W•E Talks” Event and Opening Ceremony of “X Bar”

Events

We are glad to inform you that a new culture space named “X Bar” (慧吧) on the central lake at south campus will be open on 22 September 2017. The XJTLU Museum at north campus is designed to showcase XJTLU’s history and development, while “X Bar” at south campus is built as a community for bringing together bright minds. We would like to invite you to attend the“X Bar” Opening Ceremony of XJTLU and the first of event series of “W•E Talks” held in X Bar.

Agenda

  • 14:00-14:15 Introducing guests and “X Bar”
  • 14:15-14:20 Oration by Professor Youmin Xi, Executive President of XJTLU
  • 14:20-14:25 X Bar -Unveiling ceremony
  • 14:25-14:30 Declaring the closing of the opening ceremony by host and introduce the following “W•E Talks” Event
  • 14:30-14:55 “W•E Talks” - Speech by Professor Xi
  • 14:55-15:20 “W•E Talks” - Speech by Dr Bing Chen (Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU)
  • 15:20-15:45 “W•E Talks” - Speech by Hang Dong (PhD student, Computer Science and Software Engineering, XJTLU)
  • 15:45-16:25 Question and interaction session
  • 16:25-16:30 Group photo

About “W•E Talks”

For X Bar, we are launching a new branding event called “W•E” (short for Wisdom & Exploration). This event is in the form of short, powerful talks, aims to have an exploration of wisdom in minds. It invites three speakers per issue which could be experts or excellent staff or students in various fields to talk about their ideas and share their own story in a wide range of subjects. We hope it can help our students to learn experience from others and extend their insight about their learning, career and even the life.

Speakers

Profesor Youmin Xi

Executive president, XJTLU; Pro-vice-chancellor, University of Liverpool

Professor Xi gained his undergraduate degree in physics from Xi'an Science and Technology University and his masters in system engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University. In 1987 he was the first person in mainland China to be awarded a doctoral degree in the field of management engineering, while in 1993 became the youngest supervisor of PhD candidates in management engineering in China.

As a visiting professor, he has conducted joint research projects in universities in Canada, America, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Much of his research in China has been designated as national key projects. His research and teaching areas cover strategic management and policy analysis, decision-making and decision support systems, management behaviour and firm theory.

He has successfully supervised over 100 masters and PhD students, while as an author or co-author has published more than 300 academic papers and 20 books. He has received many prizes provincial or ministerial levels.

As well as sitting on a variety of national-level boards and holding a wide range of titles, including Standing Committee Member of Xi’an Municipal People’s Congress, Professor Xi is also chief editor of "Manamaga", a magazine and journal focussed on management, as well as an editorial board member of several Chinese academic journals.

Dr Bing Chen

Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, XJTLU

Bing Chen is the doctor and post doctor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, currently teaching in the department of Urban Planning and Design at XJTLU. He is the Member of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Suzhou Municipal Commission of Higher Education, and committed to the research and application of the “research-led teaching” model in different levels of architecture majors (undergraduate and postgraduate). In recent years, he has made a breakthrough in exploration of this new teaching theory, winning the First Prize of the Second XJTLU National Teaching Innovation Competition. The relevant paper has been awarded Excellent Paper on Teaching and Research of Urban Planning Professional Guidance Committee of National Higher Education Institutions, Excellent Paper of Jiangsu Philosophy and Social Sciences Academic Conference, Outstanding Achievements of Suzhou Philosophy and Social Science, etc.

Hang Dong

PhD student, Computer Science and Software Engineering, XJTLU

Hang Dong is a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at University of Liverpool (based at XJTLU). His research focuses on knowledge mining from social media textual data. He holds an MSc degree from University of Sheffield, Information School and a Bachelor degree of library science from Wuhan University. Hang also serves as teaching assistant for several modules in computer sciences and postgraduate development in XJTLU and UoL. In May 2017, he taught a lecture about Excel VBA in the XJTLU library. In 2016, his team won the first prize of Shanghai Library Open Data Application Development Contest.