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Dinner with 12 LEAPers

Dinner with 12 LEAPers is a regular element as part of LEAP comprehensive mentor program to allow students and young professionals to mingle with esteemed LEAP mentors from diversified backgrounds in a relaxing and pleasant dinner on a regular monthly basis. At each time, 12 or so participants will have a round table dinner with one or more LEAP mentors to deepen their understanding of industries, gain insights into well-known companies, network with peers of common interests.

Dinner with 12 LEAPers】Dr. Feng An | December 2017

December 27, 2017

Dr. Feng An, December Guest of Dinner with 12 LEAPers, is a role model for STEM students and young professionals. He graduated with a Ph.D. degree, worked in a top-notch US national lab, and then started working in the industry to make an impact on our daily lives. Let’s hear what he has to say about his achievements and choices.

Dinner with Mr. Simon Zhou | September 2017

September 19, 2019

Mr. Simon Zhou was senior executives for Oracle and Dell EMC for over 17 years before he took the helm of a small public company Lanxum (立思辰) as CEO. As a result, he understands in-n-outs of both Fortune 500 companies and small young corporations. At the dinner, he frankly provided us with invaluable advice and insightful opinions on career development and life planning.

Dinner with Dr. Xue Liu | August 2017

August 23, 2019

 Dr. Xue Liu (or Steve), is the Chief Scientist at Tinder. Liu received his bachelor's and master’s degree from Tsinghua University, Ph.D. from UIUC. He is also a professor at McGill University.

Dinner with Dr. Rong Yan | July 2017

July 12, 2017

Recently, everyone – not only technology professionals but also business people in finance, manufacturing, medical, entertainment, education, etc., – are talking about AI and data science. In July, LEAP is honored to invite Dr. Rong Yan, Senior Director of Engineering at Snap and also an expert in machine learning and data science, to share his insights about these two popular technology trends.

Dinner with Dr. Yi Chao | June 2017

June 05, 2017

On June 6th, 11 LEAPers had a dinner with Dr. Yi Chao who shared his invaluable life wisdom and up-and-down story. Dinner-goers included Ph.D. candidates who were wondering how to commercialize their projects, young startup professionals who were interested in how to expand the market, and other inquisitive minds.

Dinner with Doug | May 2017

May 03, 2017

Dinner with Yinuo & Huazhang | April 2017

April 14, 2017

Dinner with Nicole Chang and Denis Fasquelle | March 2017

March 29, 2017

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