About Us 


The pandemic has exposed how volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) the environment around us is today. This uncertainty has sparked the need for solutions for weathering certain headwinds. One real “vaccine” needed now, including boosters, is positivity, which is greatly understudied. The science is nascent at best. 


The C.V. Ramamoorthy School of Positivity (Ram School) is chartered to deliver positivity to the public. We hope it can be a place that, like Disneyland, people can visit again and again to gain and regain positivity.

Ram School is inviting talents from academia, industry, and the retired community to participate in the development of the curricula and courses. It is also inviting corporate and institutional sponsors to support the development of the school. Please contact Phillip Sheu, the school secretary, at psheu@uci.edu for further details.



Principal: Dr. R.C.T. Lee, who received his B.Sc. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University and Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley.

He worked for NCR from 1963 to 1964 after he got his M.S. degree. After getting his Ph.D. degree, he joined National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland in 1967 and later worked in Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. in 1974.

He returned to Taiwan in 1975 and started his teaching career in National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. In this university, he had been the chairperson of Department of Computer Science and Department of Electrical Engineering. In 1984, after he became the Dean of College of Engineering and in 1988, he was appointed as the Provost. In 1994, he was the Acting President of National Tsing Hua University. From 1994 to 1999, he was the President of Providence University in Shalu, Taiwan and in 1999, he was the President of National Chi Nan University, Puli, Taiwan. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of IEEE.


Secretary: Dr. Phillip C.-Y. Sheu is currently a professor of EECS, CS and BME at the University of California, Irvine. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is the founder of the IEEE International Conferences of Semantic Computing (ICSC), Artificial Intelligence for Industries (ai4i), Transdisciplinary AI (TransAI), and the Computer Society Technical Committee on Semantic Computing (TCSEM), and is a co-founder of the IEEE International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR), Multimedia Big Data (BigMM), Robotic Computing (IRC), and Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering (AIKE). He is also the inaugural educator-in-chief for the IEEE AI Academy. Dr. Sheu is a Fellow of IEEE.

5001 Birch Street, Newport Beach, CA, USA 

Phone: +1-9498009158

Email: engage@ramschool.org