Memory of Dr. Sie

Dr. Sie passed away peacefully on February 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Charlie Sie is a visiting professor at Nankai University and the vice chair of Nankai International Business Forum. He serves on the board of Cwill Telecom and as an advisor to the Institute for Technology Advancement at UCLA and CESASC. He is a member of Committee of 100.

Charlie retired from Xerox Corporation in 1999 as its vice president of the West Coast operation of the Corporate Engineering Center. In his twenty-two years at Xerox he held management positions in corporate reengineering, product development, software engineering and manufacturing quality. Charlie helped the establishment of Asian Caucus at Xerox.

Prior to Xerox, Charlie made the career tour through RCA, IBM, Energy Conversion Devices, and Burroughs Corporation. Charlie also served as consultant for the World Bank and Taiwan’s National Science Council.

Charlie received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Iowa State University. His dissertation there forty years ago is the forerunner of the present day’s phase change memory.

Charlie received the “History Maker Award” from the Chinese American Historical Museum in Los Angeles for his efforts in advocating the rights of the Asian-American scientists and engineers in the National Laboratories during the Wen Ho Lee espionage allegation hysteria.

Charlie enjoys opportunities to apply cross-cultural values and cross-disciplinary understanding to technology management and business development.

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Posted Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2013