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[USTC-HAA] Invited Talks on Softskill Development

Dear All,

Partnered with Rice Students & Scholars Association (RCSSA), we are honored to have invited two USTC alumni, Mr. Gefei Liu (825) and Professor Wei Li (0004), who have achieved great careers in industry and academia, respectively, to speak with us on softskill development focusing on communication and presentation skills. Please see attachment #1 for details and the speakers’ biographies.  If you would like, feel free to submit any of your questions to Jiaoxiong, Xiang or me before the event!

When: Saturday, April 16th, 2016 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Where: Space Science Building 106, Rice University.

Cost: Free to all. All Rice/USTC alumni, and graduates from other schools are all welcome!

RSVP: please fill in the form http://goo.gl/forms/SBhwC87FbK

Directions: For quickest access, use Gate #20 on Rice Blvd. Visitor parking is available with credit card payment accepted. Please see attachment #2 for details. Feel free to contact me if you need further directions.

Many thanks to Xiang, Jianxiong and Wendy for helping put this event together. I’m sure a lot of us will benefit from the speeches and discussions. Hope to see you there!



Mr. Gefei Liu is the founder and president of Pegasus Vertex, Inc. (PVI), a drilling software company in Houston.  He received his BS degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1987 and an MS degree from the UT-Austin in 1991.

Before forming PVI in 2000, he was a research engineer with Maurer Engineering. He has published several technical articles and one book on various drilling engineering topics. Mr. Liu was nominated for SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Drilling Engineering Award in 2012.  Mr. Liu has been active in SPE lunch-and-learn programs in Houston, Louisiana and Canada.


Dr. Wei Li is an assistant professor of Physics & Astronomy Department at Rice University. He received his BS degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2004 and his Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009.

Dr. Li’s research areas are Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics; High-Density QCD Proton-Proton Physics and he has published articles and invited speeches on these topics.