CIE/USA-SF 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award in Technology and Humanity/Humanities
Jiang Wu，Ph.D., M.S., M.M. (吴江 博士)
Dr. Jiang Wu is a computer scientist, software architect, and a violin/music teacher by training and work. Born in Shanghai, at age 10 joined the string orchestra of Shanghai Children’s Palace, a prestigious organization created by Madam Sun Yet-Sen. Later Dr. Wu joined the famous Kongzheng Opera Company in Beijing, serving as the principle of 2ndviolin. Dr. Wu accepted a special study in Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing; a college graduation diploma from Shanghai Foreign Language Institute; a Master of Music and a Master of Science from Northern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology.
In Beijing, Dr. Wu helped to finish the Music Encyclopedia published by Renmin Music Publishing Company. Dr. Wu joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University to help build the first Computer/Electronic Music studio in China, literally became the first computer/electronic musician and university faculty in the country, and helped to build the first computer music system in China.
Dr. Wu arrived in the U.S. as a visiting scholar and finished two master degrees in NIU, then worked for Computer Associates as a software developer, working on system software. During this period, Dr. Wu finished a Ph.D. degree in computer science at IIT, focused on artificial intelligence and data modeling. Later Dr. joined several companies, including Package Instrument Company, United Airline Research Center and Charles Schwab. Finally Dr. Wu found IntelliFlow System (www.vispos.com) to develop, market, and sell own POS systems. The Visual Restaurant Management System has won an award from Microsoft and another from China Restaurant Association. It has more than 1,000 installations all over the world, including many in the bay area.
Dr. Wu also has a violin studio (www.dwviolin.com). Now he is an active member of Chinese Music Teachers Association in Northern California (CMTANC, worked as vice-chairmen and board member before), and the VOCE Director of Alameda Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC).