MEET THE TEAM
We are machine learning pioneers, leading photonics researchers, and semiconductor industry veterans.
Dr. Yichen Shen: Founder, CEOYichen 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.
Spencer Powers: Co-Founder, President of Lightelligence, Inc.Spencer received an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Economics from Boston College. Spencer is also a co-founder and board member of Lux Labs and ArtLifting.
Dr. Marin Soljacic: Co-FounderMarin 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.
Dr. Huaiyu Meng: Co-Founder, CTOHuaiyu 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. Zhan Su: VP of PhotonicsDr. Zhan Su is the VP of Photonics at Lightelligence. Dr. Su received his PhD degree from MIT. Prior to joining Lightelligence, Dr. Su is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Analog Photonics.
Dr. John Joannopoulos: Co-FounderJohn 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.
Maurice Steinman: VP of EngineeringMo 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.
Bill Zhang: Deputy General ManagerBill 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.