Founder of Silvanus Foundation
President and Executive Director
Nathan is a dedicated advocate for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, and is committed to using his passion for technology to protect the environment. He believes that combining scientific innovation with empathy and human-centered approaches is key to solving today's most pressing problems. In addition to his interest in music and sports, Nathan has also founded the Silvanus Foundation, a youth-led nonprofit organization focused on wildfire prevention, climate change awareness, and sustainability. Through this organization, Nathan aims to inspire young people to become more engaged in creating a sustainable future.
Nathan is also the founder and committee chairman of the Tribute to Fallen Heroes annual benefit events, as well as the basketball team captain at The Harker School. His research focuses on wildfire prevention and sustainability, and he has been recognized for his work in this field. His 2020 research on "Using AI to Distinguish Between Human-Caused and Natural Fires" and 2021 research on "A Scientific Method to Demystify the Lightning-Caused 2020 August Complex Fire & EVT Theorem to Predict the Extreme Event" were both published in the Synopsys Science Research Championship. Nathan's 2022 summer research in sustainability area, "Sustainable Lipstick: Using Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Carbon Footprint in the Cosmetics Industry", was successfully presented and published in The Harker Schhol 2023 Research Symposium Breakout Session 1 at Nichols 307 of Harker School.
When he's not working on his research or running his nonprofit organization, Nathan enjoys playing sports and music. He has been playing piano for 11 years, saxophone for 4 years, and has been playing basketball and golf for 8 years. Nathan is also an avid fan of football and baseball. Additionally, he enjoys playing chess, designing logos, and editing videos in his free time.
Nathan Liu performed piano in the same stage with the speaker-guests of California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis (left), Attorney General of California Rob Bonta (far right) and President of California Professional Firefighteres Brian K. Rice (right)
Nathan Liu was interviewed by Lee Anne Denyer, KRCA 3 News Community Champion. Nathan mentioned his 3rd TTFH charity golf tournament and gala with music.
Darcy Paul, Mayor of City of Cupertino award Nathan Liu “Certificate of Recognition” in recognition of the performance (1st place award) in the Santa Clara County 2020 Synopsys Championship Science Fair with project “Using AI to Distinguish Between Human-Caused and Natural Fires.”
Darcy Paul, Mayor of City of Cupertino (1st right of the 2nd row) and Liang Chao, Vice Mayor of City of Cupertino (center) awarded Nathan Liu “Certificate of Recognition” in recognition of the performance (The most promising young scientist) in the Santa Clara County 2021 Synopsys Championship Science Fire with project “A Scientific Method to Demystify the Lightning Caused 2020 August Complex Fire & EVT Theorem to Predict the Extreme Event.”
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