Vitae of Ifay F. Chang


Current Affiliations

     CEO/President, TLC Information Services

     President, IPO2U.COM, Inc.

     Executive Board Member, Westchester Putnam County School Board Association

     Trustee, Somers Central School District

     Policy Board Member, Northern Westchester Putnam Teacher Center

     Producer and Host, Scrammble Game TV Show

     District Leader, Somers Republican Committee

     Board Member, Somers Republican Club

     Editor-in-Chief, Medical World Search

     English Teacher, Specializing in English Word Game Pedagogy

     Mandarin Language Teacher, Northern Westchester Chinese School

More Information on Professional Profile, Education Background, Work Experience & Associations, Publication & Patents, Honors & Awards, and Special Interests



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Professional Profile


Dr. Chang is an inventor, research scientist and an educator with many years of academic and industrial experience. Started his career with a dual job as an assistant professor with Syracuse University and as an engineer with IBM, he has traversed both the academic and industrial path. Over his 30 years tenure with IBM, He worked as an engineer, research staff member, manager, director and senior manager principally at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center engaging in industry research and development in computer hardware, software and system integration as well as people management and executive responsibilities. External to IBM, he has been invited by the Computing Center of the Executive Yuan, Taiwan, Republic of China as a consultant for office automation. Internal at IBM, he has been invited by the Office Products Division at Austin, Texas to explore an office transformation which led to the concept of principal workstation for offices. By invitation of the Computer Board of Singapore Government and National University of Singapore, he has participated in Singapore's IT2000 plan taking the challenge of creating an information technology research institute (Institute of System Science at NUS, ISSStory) from null to an internationally recognized research institute with 80 staff. One of the highlights in his leadership and creativity has been demonstrated by the completion of an Intelligent Public Information System (IPIS), an embryo of today's world wide web. Returning to IBM, he has chartered the application research and created the Application Solution Institute within TJ Watson Research Center to steer IBM into focus on customer requirements and application research where he led and completed the development of IBM's Image Document Management, Managed Care and Clinical Information Systems. In a career shift (Transition Story), he was invited by the Polytechnic University in Brooklyn and was granted an extended leave from IBM to create an academic and industry collaborative research institute (P.R.I.D.E.) devoted to his ideas of improving and transforming education. He led a team and developed the world's first complete online education system known as I-CARE (I-Care Story System Requirement), exploiting advanced Internet technologies including his creation of iphone, and fostered an entrepreneur incubation environment. While serving as the executive director of PRIDE, he also served as an Industry Professor at the Computer Science Department as well as the Dean of the Graduate Center of Polytechnic University - Westchester Campus. Presently, Prof. Chang is the CEO and President of TLC Information Services, a company he established to bring information technology to help schools and small businesses. In this self-employed mode, he has devoted considerable time to education, his passion. He is working with elementary school teachers and Chinese language schools in developing creative teaching pedagogy. He is serving as a policy board member of the Westchester Putnam Teacher Center which is an organization funded by New York State for enhancing education and teacher training.


Educational Background


Elementary School of Taipei Women Normal College, Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)

Chien-kuo Middle School, Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)

High School of National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)

B.S. Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (ROC)

Academy of Military Police, Taiwan (ROC)

M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Rhode Island (US)

NATO Graduate School (Germany)

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Rhode Island (US)


Professional Experience


Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1968-69

       Taught Solid State Physics, 3 Credit Graduate Course

Engineer, IBM Components Division, Fishkill, N. Y. and Burlington, Vermont, 1968-70

       Development of FET Memory Chips and Diagnosis of Contact Resistance Problems

Research Staff Member, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, N. Y. 1970-95

       Engaged in various inventions, research projects of physical and computer related sciences and technologies (1970-1985)

Consultant, Computing Center, Executive Yuan, Taiwan (ROC), 1972

       Led Office Automation Project and Introducing the application of Bar Code for office automation

Consultant, IBM Office Products Division, Austin, Texas, 1976-77

       Developer of the Concept of Principal Workstation for Office Environment

Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1976-77

       Teaching Information Display Engineering, A 3 Credit Graduate Course

Manager, Display Technology, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, 1978-84

       Development of Various Display Technologies including Electrochromic Displays and TFT-LCD Displays

IBM Director and Director of Research, Institute of System Science, National University of Singapore, 1985-88

       Established ISS as a research institute for NUS under a Singapore-IBM partnership (built from zero to 80 researchers in three years engaged in multimedia, network based office automation and bilingual development systems, pioneered the intelligent public information system, WAN supported hypertext information system)

Senior Manager, Founder, Application Software Institute, IBM TJ Watson Research Center,

1988 -1991

       Led an R&D team of 25 Professionals in Software Technology Development and Enterprise Applications (PM/OS2, Multimedia Technologies, Magic Paper)

Senior Manager, Founder, Application Solutions Institute, IBM TJ Watson Research Center,


       Founder led an R&D Team of 40 Professionals Plus 20 Contract Programmers Developing Customized Complex Application Solutions (e.g., Computerized Patient Medical Records and Patient Encounter; Managed Care System; Document Image Management System)

Industry Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Polytechnic University, 1995-2000

       Developed and Taught On-line Internet Interactive Course Internet Informatics, the First Course, Offered in US in 1996, Later Offered to National Chiao Tung University remotely from US, 1997

       Developed on-line courses under Sloan Foundation Grant, Including Internet Technology and Multimedia, 1997

       Developed and Taught an On-line Course Using I-Care, entitled New Media, Innovations and Challenges (An E-Commerce Course), CS906, a 3 Credit Graduate Course Offered by Computer Science Department, Polytechnic University, 1997-1998

Executive Director of Polytechnic Research Institute for Development and Enterprise (PRIDE), 1995-2000

       PI, Inventor and Creator of I-CARE (Internet Implementation of Cyberspace Assisted Responsive Education system), developed the entire Internet based teaching, learning and authoring system, used internally in polytechnic University, transferred to Institute for Information Industry for Chinese language implementation,

Designated for commercialization.

       PI, Inventor and Developer of Internet Virtual Conference and Internet Telephony Interface, Inventor and Co-Developer of Intelligent Search Engine, and Co-Developer of Internet Multimedia Database System. Developed the First Internet Real-time Conference System Implemented for Use on the Internet and a Web Based Multimedia Database System for Supporting Multimedia Project Development. Technology Transferred to Industry Technology Research Institute.

       PI for Investigation of Critical Software Technologies and Multimedia Technologies for Institute for Information Industry to initiate R&D programs.

Dean of Graduate Center, Polytechnic University (Westchester Campus) 1997-1999

       Responsible for All Graduate Programs (500 Plus Students), Administration and Staff Management of the Westchester Campus. Initiated a Virtual University Program for Life-Long Learning

CEO and President, TLC Information Services and IPO2U.COM, Inc. 2000-2005

       Launched Medical World Search, the First Intelligent Medical Search Engine on the Internet, Now World Wide Recognized

       Developed Internet Telephony as a Portable and Cost-Effective Communication Solution for Small Businesses

       Created the Concept of Persistent Marketing and Collective Marketing Employing Internet Technologies Known as Mi-Card and Employing Creative Games as Persistent Media

       Launched E-Commerce Portal with over 250 Companies and Tens of Thousands of Products for Online Shopping

       Developed Creative Games for Educational Purposes Well Accepted by School Teachers and Students

       Details Available on the Internet with 7 Websites

Publications, Patents and Invited Presentations


US Patent 7, 643,435, Method and System for Establishing A Voice Communication Solution for Business Transactions and Commerce Applications, Jan. 5, 2010

US Patent 7,325,029, Methods for Enhancing E-Commerce Voice Communication, Jan. 29, 2008

US Patent 7,065,070, Method and System for Establishing A Voice Communication Service for Business Transactions and Commerce Applications, June 20, 2006:

June 21, 2006, Somers, NY - US Patent Office has issued the US Patent, 7,065,070, Entitled, Method and System for Establishing A Voice Communication Service for Business Transactions and Commerce Applications, to Dr. Ifay F. Chang, founder, President and CEO of TLC Information Services and IPO2U.COM, Inc. This patent, the first of several patent applications filed by Dr. Chang in the past few years, will strengthen the business solutions offered by IPO2U.COM and the e-commerce applications launched by TLC Information Services such as the Magic Marketing Solution, Magic Information Card (Mi-Card) and Magic Online Shopping Mart (OSmart) to deploy customer friendly services.


Published over 100 Technical Papers and over Twenty US and International Patents. Several Recent Inventions Are Patent Pending. Invited Speakers for Numerous International Conferences and TV Appearances (Health Care 2001-Clinical Information System, World Congress on Health Care Electronic medical records, International University Debate and Science and Technology Forum)


Honors and Professional Associations


Beatrice Winner Award, Society of Information Display

IBM outstanding contribution award

IBM Technical Achievement Award

Eleven IBM Invention Achievement Awards

IBM Research Award

Fellow, Past President and Board Member of Society for Information Display

Board Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Journal of Information Display

Founder and Conference Chair of Global Cooperative Software Development Conference

Board Member and Past President of Chinese American Academic and professional Association (CAAPS)

Chinese American Academic and Professional Society Outstanding Service Award

Congressional Technology Assessment Panel Advisor

Advisor to Health Info Conference

Chief Judge for the Televised International University Debate Final Championship, Beijing University vs Hong Kong University Held in Singapore

Member of AMIA, ECS, Senior Member of IEEE, Life Member of APS, and Founder of GISS (a virtual society hosting virtual conferences), Member Of Pacific Telecommunication Council.

Organizer/Conference Chair/program Chair of Numerous Conferences

Board Member of Westchester Putnam Teacher Center (WPTC)

Listed in Several Who's Who Publications


Special Interests and Hobbies


Game Creation and E-Commerce Portal

Creative Teaching and MAG Pedagogy (See Example of Syllabus)

Tennis, Novels, Poems and Games