MEET THE TEAM

 

Dr. Yichen Shen: Co-Founder, CEO   Yichen Shen is a co-founder and CEO of Lightelligence. He received his PhD. degree in Physics from MIT in 2016, where his research focused on nanophotonics and artificial intelligence. Through his Ph.D., Yichen has published more than 25 peer-reviewed journal papers and has filed 10 US patents, including first authored papers in  Science ,  Nature Photonics , and  ICML  (the top machine learning conference). In 2017, Yichen received Forbes 30 under 30 Global and MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators under 35 (TR35) China.

Dr. Yichen Shen: Co-Founder, CEO

Yichen Shen is a co-founder and CEO of Lightelligence. He received his PhD. degree in Physics from MIT in 2016, where his research focused on nanophotonics and artificial intelligence. Through his Ph.D., Yichen has published more than 25 peer-reviewed journal papers and has filed 10 US patents, including first authored papers in Science, Nature Photonics, and ICML (the top machine learning conference). In 2017, Yichen received Forbes 30 under 30 Global and MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators under 35 (TR35) China.

Dr. Marin Soljacic: Co-Founder, Board Member   Marin is a professor of Physics at MIT and a board member of Lightelligence. Marin is also a co-founder of WiTricity Corporation and Lux Labs, and a MacArthur Fellow.

Dr. Marin Soljacic: Co-Founder, Board Member

Marin is a professor of Physics at MIT and a board member of Lightelligence. Marin is also a co-founder of WiTricity Corporation and Lux Labs, and a MacArthur Fellow.

Dr. John Joannopolulos: Co-Founder, Advisor   John is a professor of Physics at MIT and advisor to Lightellgience. John is also the co-founder of Lux Labs, OmniGuide, Luminus Devices, WiTricity Corporation, and Typhoon HIL, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.

Dr. John Joannopolulos: Co-Founder, Advisor

John is a professor of Physics at MIT and advisor to Lightellgience. John is also the co-founder of Lux Labs, OmniGuide, Luminus Devices, WiTricity Corporation, and Typhoon HIL, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.

Li Jing: Co-Founder, Chief Algorithm Architect   Li is a co-founder and Chief Algorithm Architect at Lightelligence. He is currently a Physics PhD at MIT. Li earned a BS in Physics and BA in Economics from Peking University. He has published approximately 15 research papers in top machine learning conferences and scientific journals. He has collaborated with two of the fathers of machine learning, Yann LeCun and Yoshua Bengio. Li has also won the International Physics Olympiad gold medal.

Li Jing: Co-Founder, Chief Algorithm Architect

Li is a co-founder and Chief Algorithm Architect at Lightelligence. He is currently a Physics PhD at MIT. Li earned a BS in Physics and BA in Economics from Peking University. He has published approximately 15 research papers in top machine learning conferences and scientific journals. He has collaborated with two of the fathers of machine learning, Yann LeCun and Yoshua Bengio. Li has also won the International Physics Olympiad gold medal.

Dr. Huaiyu Meng: Co-Founder, VP of Photonics   Huaiyu Meng is a co-founder and VP of Photonics at Lightelligence. He 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.

Dr. Huaiyu Meng: Co-Founder, VP of Photonics

Huaiyu Meng is a co-founder and VP of Photonics at Lightelligence. He 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.

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, VP of Operations   Spencer first teamed up with Yichen in a technology innovation class at MIT and now leads ops, finance, and team at Lightelligence. Spencer received an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.A. in Economics from Boston College. Spencer is also a co-founder and board member of Lux Labs and ArtLifting.

Spencer Powers: Co-Founder, VP of Operations

Spencer first teamed up with Yichen in a technology innovation class at MIT and now leads ops, finance, and team at Lightelligence. Spencer received an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.A. in Economics from Boston College. Spencer is also a co-founder and board member of Lux Labs and ArtLifting.

Dr. Paul Xie: Co-Founder   Paul Xie is a co-founder of Lightelligence. He received his PhD degree in Microsystems from RIT in 2012, where his research focused on optics and semiconductor process. Paul has worked at several semiconductor companies in Silicon Valley, including Applied Materials, GlobalFoundries, Samsung Electronics, and Apple. Paul has over 10 US patents and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and conferences. Paul is also earning an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Dr. Paul Xie: Co-Founder

Paul Xie is a co-founder of Lightelligence. He received his PhD degree in Microsystems from RIT in 2012, where his research focused on optics and semiconductor process. Paul has worked at several semiconductor companies in Silicon Valley, including Applied Materials, GlobalFoundries, Samsung Electronics, and Apple. Paul has over 10 US patents and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and conferences. Paul is also earning an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 
 
Members of the Lightelligence team and their families at the 2018 holiday party

Members of the Lightelligence team and their families at the 2018 holiday party