Sunday, August 4, 2013

Document: Fu Ping's Resume for her NSF Grant Applications (1999 version)

NSF has located more versions of Fu Ping's resume in her application file. Below is a version used around 1999, when she was the Chief Technical Officer of Raindrop Geomagic. For most part, this version is similar to that of 1997 with her work title and experience updated.

She also added an "Awards" section to her resume. Remarkably, however, this version of her resume lists her degree from Suzhou University as "MA" instead of "BA" as in the past. It might be a simple case of typo though.

1 comment:

  1. In 2004, Ping Fu received an award from Fast Company Magazine.

    In her original entry for 2004 Fast 50 Winner award, Ping Fu claimed that she has a post-graduate degree in Chinese literature.

    Therefore, the MA degree in her 1999 resume is not a typo. Ping Fu deliberately claimed that she has a Master of Arts degree from Suzhou University, in wanton disregard for the truth.


    2004 FAST 50 WINNER
    Ping Fu
    President & CEO, Raindrop Geomagic
    Research Triangle Park - NC US

    From Ping's original entry:
    Tell us what you do and the specific challenge you faced.
    Ping Fu was born in China and grew up during the Cultural Revolution. She has worked to support herself since the first grade, when her parents were sent away to a re-education camp. Without formal education, Fu passed an entrance exam and earned a post-graduate degree in Chinese literature. In 1983, she was the first to report the killing of baby girls in China, and was asked to leave the country. Arriving in America in January 1984, she took on menial jobs to subsidize her computer science education and later hooked up with a high-tech start-up. In the early 1990s, Fu joined the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, where she started the Mosaic project that led to Netscape. In 1996, she and Herbert Edelsbrunner co-founded Raindrop Geomagic, a software company that fundamentally changes the way products are made, allowing large-scale customization of individualized products at the same cost as mass manufacturing.