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About this Seminar:
About the Speaker / Presenter:
Dr. YILONG CHEN
AIAG Asia Pacific
Yilong Chen received his Ph.D. degree in System and Control from Washington University, St. Louis, USA in 1984 and joined General Motors R&D Center in Detroit.
Dr. Chen was the pioneer of using robotics and CAD for concept car design in the world. From 1995 to 1998, he was also one of the pioneers in developing GM’s business in China. As the Chief Scientist and Director of Technology Development and Partnership of GM’s China Operations, he established and managed GM/Delphi-Tsinghua Technology Institute in Beijing and GM-Shanghai Jiaotong Powertrain Technology Institute in Shanghai. He initiated and managed technology collaborations with Chinese partners for GM. He also launched and managed the GM China Science & Technology award program with the Natural Science Foundation of China. After he went back to US in 1999, Dr. Chen developed and managed technical collaboration with GM’s alliances in Japan.
Dr. Chen received the GM President Council honor, which recognizes employees who represent the “Best of the Best” in terms of performance at all levels throughout GM. As a GM technical fellow, he led research in the areas of robotics, RFID and supply chain quality in GM Tech Center. He also received the GM McCuen Award, which provides recognition for extraordinary technical accomplishments and their economic impact to the company. Because of his outstanding technical contributions, Dr. Chen was elected an IEEE Fellow in 1999.
As a Senior Assistant to the head of GM R&D Center, Dr. Chen also assisted in planning, coordinating and managing GM R&D projects, especially for exploratory/ innovative research. Dr. Chen joined AIAG in 2006. Since then, as the General Director, Asia Pacific of AIAG, Dr. Chen has developed extensive relation and collaboration with Chinese government, organizations and automotive industry, and promoted auto supply chain standard and assisted AIAG’s member companies auto part import/export, sourcing and supplier development in China .