Team

We are a young team of technology innovators, data scientists, and business problem solvers. We use technology to remove barriers between people and data.

Core Team

Our core team graduated from Tsinghua University, Peking University, Stanford, Oxford, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and other globally well-known universities. The technology team has extensive working experience in Tencent, Baidu Fengchao, Huawei Noah's Ark Lab, and China MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) Research Institute.

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Mingke He

Co-Founder

Mingke He is the Co-Founder of Yimian. Before founding Yimian, He worked as an SVP at QVOD, responsible for the technical research and development, image technology and AI research. Prior to joining QVOD, He served as a Trading Analyst at Mellon Capital in the United States for quantitative research on Trading Cost. Mingke also worked at BCG and SoftBank SAIF. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering from Tsinghua University and MBA from Stanford University.

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Tony Ren

CEO

Tony Ren is the founder and CEO of Yimian, a data science and AI startup that leverage machine intelligence to help consumer companies to quantify market and consumer voice, and achieve data-driven decisions. Before founding Yimian, Tony received his Bachelor., Master, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He worked for Tencent Inc, National Institute of Informatics Japan, Huawei Noah’s Ark AI Laboratory and QVOD technology as developer and researcher.

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Chao Liu

Co-Founder

Chao Liu is the Co-Founder of Yimian. He managed and sold a wi-fi startup business, providing wireless coverage to immigrant workers and creating a new business model in the wi-fi market. Prior to joining Yimian, He worked in Telecommunications Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, responsible for testing and certification of communication equipment. Chao holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Tsinghua University.

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Jinjie Zhang

CTO

Jinjie Zhang is the CTO of Yimian. His current research focuses on Chinese and English natural language processing and image recognition technology. Research interests include Internet, enterprise big data data collection, data analysis, data mining, data visualization technology and artificial intelligence, etc. Prior to joining Yimian, he used to work in Baidu's business search architecture department and was engaged in the research and development of advertising data synchronization system. Prior to joining Baidu, He worked in the General Department of Manned Spaceflight of China Academy of Space Technology. Owns Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Tsinghua University.

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Tina Luo

Chief Data Scientist

Tina Luo is the Chief Data Scientist of Yimian. Before joining Yimian, She worked as a Senior Data analyst for Capital One. Tina received her Bachelor of Engineering from Tsinghua University and Master of Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

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Rong Zhang

General Manager North America

Rong Zhang is the General Manager of Yimian North America. He holds Bachelor and Master of Engineering from Tsinghua University, Ph.D. from UIUC, and MBA from Stanford. Prior to Yimian, Rong worked in John Deere in strategy, planning, sales, research and development. He also worked in General Motors R&D and McKinsey.

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Fagang Su

Director of Technology

Fagang Su is the Director of Technology of Yiamian Data. He was responsible for the technology behind the factory wi-fi product, leading the product team to develop multiple web products. He now manages the data acquisition team. Prior to joining Yimian, he worked at ZTE, and engaged in GPON/EPON access to optical networks. Fagang earned his bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University and master’s degree from Chinese Academy of Science.

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Kevin Sun

Vice President

Kevin Sun is the Vice President of Yimian, currently engaged in data analysis and corporate brand marketing. He used to run the wi-fi startup project, responsible for channel expansion and brand marketing. Kevin earned his Bachelor in Electronic Information Engineering from Beijing University and Master of Information Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Leo Huang

Vice President

Leo Huang is the Vice President of Yimian. Prior to joining Yimian, he used to work at Suning.com in the development of e-commerce and O2O products. He has started many businesses in the social and O2O fields, with millions of users. Prior to joining Suning, He worked in CAICT in mobile industry research. He received Bachelor of Science from Nanjing University.

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Benqiang Zhang

Senior Algorithm Engineer

Benqiang Zhang is the Senior Algorithm Engineer of Yimian. He received his bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from Wuhan University of Science and Technology. Prior to joining Yimian, He used to work in QVOD, developing Kuaiwan Android mobile terminal. Prior to joining QVOD, He also worked at Foxconn.

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Will Lu

Vice President

Will Lu is the Marketing Director of Yimian. He received his master's degree in Financial Engineering from Cornell University. He used to work in New York at the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs Group and the Structured Products Division of Credit Suisse Group. His experiences cover corporate mergers and acquisitions, special financing, structured product portfolio, and asset securitization.

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Edison Wang

Solution Director

Edison Wang is the Solution Director and Head of Shanghai Office of Yimian. He is an expert of market research and brand management. He leads the innovation and implementation of digital insight solution to integrate consumer insights, technology development and business intelligence. He has combined expertise from both agency side (KANTAR, Ipsos) and client side (CMI & Brand Marketing in Newell brands and Stanley Black & Decker) across APAC region.