Carnegie Mellon Signs Partnership with Taiwan's ITRI


August 24, 2004

Directors from Taiwan's government-affiliated Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Carnegie Mellon University signed an agreement to develop joint technical research, starting with the creation of an ITRI lab at the university, according to Taiwan News and Taiwan's Central News Agency.

The lab will include an exchange of research and development (R&D) staff, encompassing projects in optoelectronics, telecommunications, systems-on-a-chip (SOC), and microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS), with joint publications, scientific meetings, and intellectual property.

ITRI President Johnsee Lee and College of Engineering Dean Pradeep Khosla signed the five year accord in Taipei. Lee said the partnership will help realize ITRI's vision of becoming a leader in advanced technology R&D.

"This partnership will surely bring long-term benefits to both CMU and ITRI. It can promote Taiwan to the next level: from manufacturing to a world leader in intellectual properties," said Khosla.

ECE Professor Tsuhan Chen will co-direct the ITRI lab along with Shiaw-Yu Sian in Taiwan.

In February, from left to right: CIT Dean Pradeep Khosla, CMU Pres. Jared Cohon, VP of Univ. Advancement Robbee Kosak, Taiwan Pres. Chen Shui-bian, Provost Mark Kamlet, Pres. of NCTU Chun-Yen Chang, and ECE Prof. and ITRI Co-director Tsuhan Chen.

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