Leadership

University of Washington and Tsinghua University
Co-Executive Director, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)
Vikram Jandhyala is Vice-President for Innovation Strategy at the University of Washington. He is Executive Director of CoMotion, UW’s collaborative innovation hub. He is a Professor and former Chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering, and an Adjunct Professor in the Information School.
Vice President and Provost, Tsinghua University
Professor Bin Yang, Ph.D, is a Professor of Business Administration in Management Science. His expertise in general management includes organizational leadership, ethics, non-market strategy, and higher education management.
Co-Executive Director, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)
Mary Lidstrom is the Vice Provost for Research, a Professor in Chemical Engineering and Microbiology and holds the Frank Jungers Chair of Engineering at the University of Washington. She has served as Vice Provost for Research since 2005.
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University
Yuanchun Shi is a Changjiang distinguished professor of the Department of Computer Science, the director of HCI & Media Integration Institute. She is the dean of Global Innovation eXchange (GIX) Institute of Tsinghua University. Her research interests include pervasive computing, human computer interaction, distributed multimedia processing and e-learning.
UW CTO of the Global Innovation Exchange
Shwetak N. Patel is the Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed Professor in Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, where he directs his research group, the Ubicomp Lab. He is also the CTO and Director of the Global Innovation Exchange.
Tsinghua University Program Director of the Global Innovation Exchange
(Samuel) Qing-Shan Jia received the B.E. degree in automation in July 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in control science and engineering in July 2006, both from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He is an Associate Professor in the Center for Intelligent and Networked Systems (CFINS), Department of Automation, Tsinghua University. He is the Associate Head for Academics & Finance of the Department of Automation.
UW Director of Academic Programs of the Global Innovation Exchange
Linda Wagner is a senior lecturer in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) and the director of academic programs for the Global Innovation Exchange.
Tsinghua University Director of Operations, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) Institute
Tsinghua University Director of Operations, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) Institute
UW Chief Operating Officer, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)
UW Chief Operating Officer, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)
Chief Advancement Officer for Innovation, Global Innovation Exchange
Lara Littlefield is Chief Advancement Officer for Innovation at the Global Innovation Exchange and at CoMotion, UW’s collaborative innovation hub. She has 20 years of experience in resource development, working with over 50 nonprofit organizations internationally across the arts, civic, education, environment, health and human social service sectors.