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      The Center consists of a director, a deputy director, and a full-time assistant (or several part-time assistants if they can be hired under the same budget). The director, chosen from the university’s professors from related fields, is responsible for managing all center-related businesses. The full-time assistant/part-time assistants are responsible for implementing center-related operations and performing tasks assigned by the director and deputy director. Because the main mission of the Center is to research and develop advanced technology, to ensure smooth R&D operations, special interest groups (SIG) from various technical fields have been formed; the number of SIG is adjusted according to industry development and trends. An advisory committee has been established to assess the operating performance of the Center and the R&D results of the SIGs. The advisory committee comprises five to seven members, in which the university’s executive vice president for academics and research serves as the ex-officio member and convener. The vice president then selects the remaining committee members out of a pool of personnel from related fields (such personnel may or may not be a member of the school) before submitting a petition to the principal for approval. Each committee member serves a term of three years and the members may be reelected. The advisory committee is required to host at least one meeting per semester year to discuss the Center’s development objectives, strategies to be employed, and related operations as well as evaluate the Center’s operation effectiveness.       

The organizational structure of the Center is shown as follows:

      The current focus of the Center is the R&D of handheld smart devices. An analysis of these devices reveals at least four major technologies that will be involved in the future, which are circuit technology, computing technology, communications technology, and application technology. Therefore, the Center will establish at least four initial SIGs (i.e., the Circuit Technologies SIG, the Application Processor SIG, the Communication Systems SIG, and the System Applications SIG) to engage in the advanced R&D of handheld smart devices. The common goal of the initial SIGs is to develop advanced communication technologies (e.g., new versions of 4G standards or 5G communication) that create favorable user experience, as shown in the diagram below.

Goal and Mission