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
Maurice (Mo) Steinman is vice president of engineering at Lightelligence. He has enjoyed a career in the tech industry lasting more than thirty-five years, working for such companies as Digital, Compaq, HP, Intel and AMD, where he held the title of senior fellow before joining Lightelligence. A veteran of many successful tapeouts and product introductions, Steinman has expertise in SoC architecture, SoC interconnect, memory subsystems, and energy management. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Systems Engineering and is named as an inventor on over fifty US patents.
Spencer Powers Co-Founder
Spencer is a co-founder and advisor to 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.