Visions for the Consumer Electronics Future

May 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/New York Timezone
MIT EECS Grier Room, Building 34, Room 401
50 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Consumer Electronics Society and co-sponsored by MIT IEEE Student Chapter

One might argue that Consumer Electronics (CE) was born in Boston with the work of Alexander Graham Bell in the development of the telephone, for which he received a patent in 1876. Who could have had the vision at that time to imagine what was in store for CE over the next 141 years? Who has the vision to sense what may be there for CE over the next 141 years, or even the next 10-20? This program will be presented by Student Members of the MIT IEEE Chapter and an MIT Media Lab researcher telling us their ideas for technologies, products and futures for Consumer Electronics. Their thoughts will receive comments from a Panel drawn from the Boston IEEE CESoc Chapter and MIT, and from the audience.

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao 高新綠 is a Taiwanese-born engineer and artist, currently a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab. Her research practice, themed Hybrid Body Craft blends aesthetic and cultural perspectives into the design of on-body interfaces. She also creates novel processes for crafting technology close to the body. Her research has been presented at various conferences and magazines (CHI, UbiComp/ISWC, TEI, UIST, ACM Interactions, IEEE Pervasive Computing), while receiving media coverage by CNN, TIME, Forbes, Fast Company, WIRED, among others. Her work has been exhibited and shown internationally at The Boston Museum of Fine Art, Ars Electronica, South By South West, and New York Fashion Week. She has worked at Microsoft Research developing cosmetics-inspired wearables, and is a recipient of the Google Anita Borg Scholarship. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science; and two Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and in Business Administration, all from National Taiwan University.

Hybrid Body Craft: Aesthetically and Culturally Designed On-Body Interfaces

Aaron Wubshet is a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering and physics. His academic interests range from control systems to device physics to creating the first practical, personal quantum computer. Aaron’s family is originally from Ethiopia. He was born in Virginia and grew up in Georgia.

The Quantum Computer and its potential in Consumer Electronics

Ali Finkelstein is a recent graduate of and current candidate for a Masters of Engineering at MIT. As an undergraduate, she studied Computer Science and Electrical Engineering with a minor in comparative media studies

Auto 500: The Race for Autonomous Vehicles

This talk will discuss the future of self-driving cars and the implications–how it will impact everyday life and the labor industry.

David Gomez is senior in 6-1 (Electrical Engineering) at MIT. His focus and interests revolve around how we can use embedded and connected devices to improve the experience delivered by consumer electronics products. David has interned at Ford, Sonos, and Fitbit. He will be returning to Fitbit full time after graduation this summer.

Designing High Reliability Products for the Increasingly More Complex Connected World


6:00PM – Food, soft drinks
6:45PM – Greetings from MIT IEEE Chapter & BosCESoc
7:00PM – Presentations
8:00PM – Q&A
Summations from Chapter Chairs:
Wei Low, MIT IEEE Student Chapter
L. Dennis Shapiro, Boston CESoc
8:30PM Adjourn

Contact: Registration required including your name and company/affiliation/school to:

IEEE membership is not a requirement.

Meeting Location; MIT, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 – MIT EECS Grier Room, Building 34, Room 401


Enter Building 34 at the front entrance of 50 Vassar Street.
Once inside the lobby, turn left and proceed through the double glass doors to the elevator bank.
Take the elevators to the 4th floor; exit straight ahead.
The Grier Rooms are directly ahead of you to the left, in the glass corridor.

Fees: Enjoy this FREE program