Jun Ye

Deans Advisory Council Member


Palo Alto, Calif.
'91 M.S. Physics and Astronomy
Co-founder, President and CEO, Sentieon Inc.

Ye is co-founder, president, and CEO of Sentieon Inc., a bioinformatics company established in 2014. Prior to his current position, Ye was co-founder, president, and CEO of Founton Technologies, a company specializing in data mining and machine learning, which was acquired by Allyes Online Media in April 2012 and is now part of Alibaba. Before Founton, Ye was co-founder, president, and CTO of Brion Technologies, a company specializing in computational lithography for semiconductor manufacturing, now part of ASML. Prior to Brion, he worked at Onetta and KLA-Tencor.

From 2001 to 2015, Ye has served as a Consulting Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where he mentors graduate student research in microlithography and other areas. During his career, he has authored more than 50 U.S. patents covering algorithm, software, hardware, and system architecture.

Ye earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Fudan University of China in 1987, master’s degree in physics and astronomy from Iowa State University in 1991, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1996. In 2014, Ye received the ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award for his work to advance scientific knowledge. He is a lifetime member of the ISU Alumni Association, an ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll member and a member of the ISU LAS Dean's Advisory Council.