Palo Alto, Calif.
Co-founder, President and CEO
M.S. Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, 1991
Ye is co-founder, president, and CEO of Sentieon Inc., a bioinformatics startup company that was established in July 2014. During his career, he has authored or co-authored more than 50 U.S. patents covering algorithm, software, hardware, and system architecture.
Prior to his current position, Ye was co-founder, president, and CEO of Founton Technologies, a company that specialized in data mining algorithms. It was acquired by Allyes Online Media in April 2012 and is now part of Alibaba Group.
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 was director of engineering at Onetta, an optical communications company, working on the algorithm and software for communication system control. He also served as director of engineering at KLA-Tencor, where he led the software and algorithm groups for mask inspection products. In addition, he has held engineering positions at Intel and HP.
Since 2001, Ye has served as a consulting professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University. He mentors and supervises graduate student research in microlithography and other areas.
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 his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1996. In 2014 he received the 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.