Dr. Yichen Shen Founder, CEO
Yichen received his PhD degree in Physics in 2016 from MIT, where his research focused on nanophotonics and artificial intelligence. Yichen has published 40 peer-reviewed journal papers and has filed 20 US patents, including first authored papers in Science, Nature Photonics, and ICML. Yichen has been honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30 and MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35.
Dr. Huaiyu Meng Co-Founder, CTO
Huaiyu received his PhD degree in Electric Engineering from MIT, where his research focused on integrated photonics in CMOS platform for telecom, datacom, and bio-sensing applications. Huaiyu got his Bachelor’s degree from Nanyang Technological University in Electric Engineering with first class honor.
Maurice Steinman VP of Engineering
Mo has enjoyed a career in the tech industry lasting more than three decades, working for such companies as Digital, Compaq, HP, Intel and most recently AMD, where he held the title of Sr. Fellow. A veteran of many successful tapeouts and product introductions, Mo has expertise in System on Chip (SoC) architecture, SoC interconnect, memory subsystems, and power management. Mo graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a BS in Computer & Systems Engineering and holds over 40 computer architecture patents.
Spencer Powers Co-Founder, President of Lightelligence
Spencer is the President of Lightelligence. Spencer received an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Economics from Boston College. Prior to Lightelligence, Spencer co-founded Lux Labs, another MIT spinout, and ArtLifting, a nationally recognized Benefit Corporation.
Bill Zhang Deputy General Manager
Bill is Deputy General Manager at Lightelligence. He received his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Business. Bill has rich experiences in finance and operations, with prior experience at YF Capital and Barclays Investment Bank.
Dr. Marin Soljacic Co-Founder
Marin is a professor of Physics at MIT and a co-founder of Lightelligence. Marin earned BS degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from MIT and a PhD in Physics from Princeton. Marin is also a co-founder of WiTricity Corporation and Lux Labs. In 2008, Marin was named a MacArthur Fellow.