ACP Foundation Announcing 2021 ACP MetroCon Keynote Speakers

ACP Team

ACP Foundation is pleased to present our keynote speakers at the 2021 ACP MetroCon event on November 20, 2021.

Wensheng Fan, CEO Spectral MD

Building a Company, from Startup to IPO and Beyond

Wensheng Fan is a Co-Founder and the first employee of Spectral MD. Over the past 11 years he has served as CTO and COO, before becoming the CEO of Spectral MD. He is an executive, entrepreneur, and innovator with over 20 years of experience in natural speech recognition and imaging systems. Mr. Fan held various leadership roles in strategy, engineering, and operations with Sensata Technologies, Weatherford, and Philips. He also has a long history of experience in business development and cross-functional team leadership, being a founder and/or early core member of multiple successful start-up companies. Under his leadership, Spectral MD has received over $100M from US federal agencies, IPO on London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, and Spectral MD’s DeepView® was granted FDA Breakthrough Device designation and is well on its way to disrupting the field of healthcare and medical AI technology.

Mr. Fan received his B.S.E.E. degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and M.S.E.E. degree from Northeastern University in Boston.

[Abstract] Spectral MD leading the efforts in revolutionizing wound care using real-time data and Artificial Intelligence to deliver clinical results, with over $100M US federal government contracts. Mr. Wensheng Fan, CEO of Spectral MD, will talk about how to build a successful high tech startup to IPO and beyond.

Fang Wang, PhD, Head Coach First Global Team USA 2021

A Reflection on Youth Robotics Coaching Journey: Embrace Challenges and Grow with Kids

Dr. Fang Wang is a senior software engineer with IBM Watson Health. She has been working with IBM for over 22 years, in products ranging from Speech recognition, Enterprise Mobile app and IBM Watson health. In her free time, she has been volunteering as a FIRST robotics coach for 13 years, from FLL Explore, FLL Challenge to FTC teams.

Under her coaching and guidance, her FTC team 8565 (TechnicBots) has advanced to FIRST World Championship multiple times, was the 2021 FIRST Innovation Challenge Finalist team and was selected as Team USA to compete in the 2021 FIRST Global Challenge. She devoted all her spare time in promoting youth robotics in the community, founded and started ACP Youth Robotics Program which now includes 4 FLL Explore teams, 6 FLL Challenge teams and 2 FTC teams with 30+ coaches. Four of these teams advanced to the 2021 Texas Cup with significant achievements including Robot Performance Award First Place.

[Abstract] Dr. Fang Wang will reflect on her 13 years of youth robotics coaching journey, from how she started journey to the few critical transitioning points in the journey which led to the current state of the team. She will share her belief in Robotics coaching and lessons learned along the way.

Teik C. Lim, PhD, Interim President UT Arlington


Role of a Tier One Public Research University

Teik C. Lim, Ph.D., is currently the interim president of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), as well as a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Dr. Lim earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan Technological University, master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla and his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University – all in mechanical engineering. His career has spanned from the private sector to university administration. He worked as an engineer at Structural Dynamics Research Corporation before joining the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research as a research scientist. He then joined the faculty at the University of Alabama, University of Cincinnati and most recently at UTA.

He has been recognized with the Asian American Outstanding Achievement Award from the USPAAC-SW, the Ohio State University Distinguished Alumni Award for Academic Excellence, and as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.


The presentation will cover the role of UT Arlington as a Tier One Public Research University in preparing the future workforce in Science, Technology, Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

Dr. Lim will also discuss how the University welcomes more than 60,000 students each year on campus and online through its innovative academic programs. The University is focused on providing robust high-quality research and holistic education programs, and designated as an R-1 doctoral University, holding the Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UTA was also designated an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution for the first time in 2021 in addition to being a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Andrew Chongseh Kim, Associate, Greenburg Traurig LLC

Building a Company, from Startup to IPO and Beyond

Andrew Chongseh Kim is a litigator who represents clients in a range of dispute including oil and gas, commercial transactions, bankruptcy, ownership disputes, and white collar investigations. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Andrew served as a law school professor at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. His research, sponsored by the Committee of 100, has been widely cited in television, newspapers, Congressional proceedings and briefs to the United States Supreme Court.

Andrew is a passionate community leader. As General Counsel for the bi-partisan Korean Americans for Political Action, he works to empower Asian Americans on both sides of the aisle. As a leader of the Korean American Association and Community Center of Houston, he negotiated an agreement with the Harris County Clerk regarding voting rights for the Houston Asian American community.

[Abstract] A recent study by the Committee of 100 and South Texas College of law reveals that innocent Chinese Americans have become collateral damage in our nation’s “China Initiative.” Andrew Chongseh Kim, the author of the study, will speak about the unique challenges facing Americans of Asian descent and the unprecedented opportunities presented to our communities in these changing times.