Wendi currently works as a Senior Scientist I in Oncology at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. Her work focuses on cancer drug discovery engaging the immune system through bispecific antibody modality. Wendi obtained her MS in Pharmacology and Drug Development from Tufts School of Medicine and holds a BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan. In her spare time, Wendi enjoys reading, meeting new people, and sharing ideas.
Ji Zhao is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. He got his bachelor's degree in engineering at Tsinghua University and Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He also has two years of postdoctoral research experience with Prof Allen Bard at UT Austin. His research is about electrochemical energy materials and devices, particularly non-lithium batteries and ultra-thin silicon solar cells. He is also a mature soccer player and salsa dancer.
Clare (Xiyao) currently studies at Northeastern University focuses on digital communication and media. With a few years of working experience in social media operation, she gains experience in knowledge of the social media landscape and understands the latest social media trends. In her spare time, Clare(Xiyao) enjoys cooking, reading, illustrating, photographing, and video editing.
Zhuo graduated from Northeastern University, majoring in Digital Media. She has shifted her career from sports business to the marketing field. Zhuo has been exploring and developing experience in multiple marketing fields, such as growth hacking, events, digital marketing, multimedia design, and UX design.
Kecheng Huang is a graduate student pursuing a master of science in architecture and urban studies at MIT. Prior to MIT, he completed a five-year professional training in architecture and received his bachelor’s degree in architecture at Wuhan University. At MIT, he has been attempting to expand his knowledge scale into the technology field, such as autonomous mobility urbanism, multimodal user interfaces, and interactive data visualization.
Hang Jiang is an M.S./Ph.D. student at MIT Media Lab. He works on machine learning, natural language processing, and computational social science, supervised by Professor Deb Roy. Prior to MIT, he finished his M.S. in Symbolic Systems at Stanford and B.S. in Computer Science and Linguistics at Emory. His research focuses on designing machine learning algorithms for NLP and building socially-aware, interpretable, robust, and fair AI. If you want to chat about research or startup, please contact him through email.
Hunter is co-founder and CEO at KaleidoGlobe, creator of a cloud-based knowledge management platform that uses NLP and AI to facilitate analysis of large volumes of text-based information. In the past, Hunter has worked as business strategy consultant, engineering design course instructor, and aerospace systems engineer. Hunter holds a MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and BS in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from Caltech. In his spare time, Hunter enjoys writing fiction, reading non-fiction, playing video games, and discussing big ideas.
Shuqian Huang obtained her master degree in Technopreneurship & Innovation at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Co-curricular at Stanford University. She is passionate about Technopreneurship & Innovation, such as business plan, Entrepreneurial Marketing and Venture Capital. After graduating from NTU, she operated a social media startup in Singapore.
Zhen is currently a Ph.D. student at MIT EECS. He received his B.A with highest honor in physics and minors in English from UC Berkeley in 2018, where he also spent a year as Tier 1 R&D engineer after graduation. During college, he worked with Alex Zettl at Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute, Xiang Zhang at NSF Nano-scale Science and Engineering Center, and also Yuri Suzuki at Stanford Applied Physics. He was the co-founder and electrical engineer of Sensible Recording and Rendering in Shenzhen, China.
Yawen is a current MBA student at Harvard Business School. She has interned with top Chinese investment firms such as FOSUN Investment Group and Capital Today Group as MBA associate. Prior to HBS, Yawen worked in the global trading business at British Petroleum. She has plenty of experience across commodity investment, business development and corporate strategic management. Originally from Wuhan, China, Yawen attended Nanjing University, majoring in International Economics and Trade. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling and learning different culture and business models.
Zhuoran Han is a Ph.D. Candidate in Nuclear Engineering in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering focusing on computational reactor physics and High Performance Computing. He received his dual Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan. Zhuoran is a huge fan of rock climbing and bouldering.
Ann is a musician, an experienced entrepreneur, and an artist. Before being a student of Berklee, she built a music education school and recently co-founded a technology startup in China.
Zijing Wang is a master candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He got his bachelor degree of architecture in Beijing University of Technology with distinction. He has diverse working experience in different fields, such as the movie industry, historic preservation, and architectural design. His research focuses on media impact on conservation. Zijing is also a partner of PanSidong salon and a senior member of Slomo subtitle group.
Qianhui Liang is currently a Master candidate in School of Architecture and Planning at MIT. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture at Tongji University. She is interested in big data analysis and visualization, urban computation, and how big data analytics and digital interactive design can inform and transform physical and spatial urban system, and human behavior.
Audrey is an undergraduate at MIT double majoring in Computer Science and Economics. She currently leads the MIT sourcing team for Harvard Undergraduate Capital Partners, where she connects startups with top VCs and angel investors, including Sequoia and Lux Capital. She is also a former intern at Y Combinator China (now renamed as MiraclePlus). In her spare time, she enjoys reading, meeting new people, and playing golf.
Harry is currently a PhD student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. At MIT Photovoltaics Lab (ME) and SLI Group (CSAIL), he develops tools to accelerate energy materials R&D processes; more specifically, building suitable robotic, machine learning, and data management tools for labs to speed up their experiments and become ‘smarter’ with analysis. Having grown up in both Finland and China, he obtained his undergraduate degree in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley. At MIT CEO, Harry is excited to learn about your amazing ideas and here to help you deliver them effectively to your selected audience with a twist. Outside of work, Harry is a bold stand-up comedian, traveler, and part-time basketball referee.
Qianran is working as the senior engineer in Nanoramic Laboratories for energy storage R&D. Her expertise is on high energy density electrode material for lithium-ion batteries. Qianran got her PhD degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, where she is also the awardee of Tang Fellowship. Qianran also served as the board director of American PhD Alliance, and actively organizing events in EV/LIB academic and industrial communities.
Wendi studies Business Administration at Babson College, concentrating in Business Analytics and Entrepreneurship. She is a member of AKPsi Gamma Nu and is currently working on her venture that went through the Summer Venture Program, a renowned seed stage accelerator in Boston. Wendi is passionate about user experience, scaling lean ventures, and theatre performances. In her free time, she likes to watch movies and learn photography.
Wenjun Zhang obtained her master degree in architecture and urban design at Columbia University in the city of New York. She got her bachelor degree of landscape architecture in Tongji University. She is passionate about design related field and social activity, such as real estate, art, urban studies, UI&UX, NPO and social capital.
Xin Yang obtained PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. She moved to Boston in 2015, and worked as Sr. product managers in several companies including Olympus Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific and eClinicalWorks. She also obtained MBA degree from Boston University, with concentration on health sector management. Xin is passionate about innovation in healthcare, aims to make the world a better place via advancing healthcare technologies. She also works as business consultants for several healthcare start ups. In her spare time, she loves skiing, traveling and meeting like-minded people. She has been to 38 countries in the world.
Charlotte is an undergraduate at Emory double major in Economics and Philosophy. She cofound and runs Arc Capital, a hedge fund specialized in statistical arbitrage and global macro research. Currently she participates in pre-IPO investments in SaaS and Energy industry. She formerly interned at 36kr and Hillhouse Capital Management. She enjoys making fine arts, reading, exercising aerial yoga and hanging out with friends in her spare time.
Mindy is currently a student in the Master of Business Analytics program at MIT. Prior to that, she graduated from University of Waterloo in Canada with a degree in Statistics and Actuarial Science. She has previously completed several internships in actuarial, consulting, and finance. During her spare time, she enjoys playing boardgames, travelling, and doing yoga.
Stella currently is an undergraduate student at Babson College. She is exploring in the business world with interests in Operation and Supply Chain Management. Stella is a big fan of photography and writing. She worked for her high school newspaper as the editor-in-chief and currently serves as the Head Photographer for her student-run college newspaper. In her free time, Stella enjoys to cook and watch professional tennis matches. Her favorite player is Roger Federer from Switerland.
Shipei holds a MS in Operations Research from Columbia University. With diverse working experiences in corporate finance and high tech analytics, she is currently focusing on the advanced data analytics uses across Retail, Saas and Fintech. She is also interested in pursuing startup opportunities in the near future. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, reading non-fictions and doing standup comedy.
Qinmin is a postdoc at MIT senseable city lab. His research interests include the innovative (nano)material development for water purification and sensor development for real-time environmental sensing. He is also interested in entrepreneurship which can bring innovative lab research to address environmental challenges in the real world.
Lance is perusing an MS in Product Design and Development at Northwestern University. He holds a BS in Transportation Design from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. He has put his hands on creating the 2022 Fisker Ocean(the world's most sustainable vehicle). And other creative fields such as behavior and experience design, smart hardware. He believes design should bond the relationship between technological progress and humankind.
Vanessa Guo is currently an M&A consultant at EY Parthenon and works on understanding the fundamentals of businesses. She graduated with a Master of Finance degree from MIT and a BA in Statistics and Music from UC Berkeley. Prior to that, she has working experiences in fintech and hedge fund industries, where she co-authored a white paper on equity option pricing and researched on rebalancing strategies of a volatility-controlled index. Outside of work, Vanessa loves music improvisation, exploring nature and watching witty or investigative Netflix shows. She is a Lyric Coloratura Soprano and believes in the power of music.
Ivana Shui obtained a Master of Medical Science degree in immunology from Harvard Medical School. Ivana currently work as a research associate at MGH Cancer Center focusing on cancer immunology and immunotherapy. She is also the co-founder and CEO at Salvos Therapeutics, a T cell based immunotherapy spin out incubated from Harvard Activate Incubator Program and HBS Arthur Rock Center Accelerator. She is passionate about the next-generation cancer immunotherapy in bringing more promising approaches for a broader patients population.
Kun Cheng holds a master of city planning degree from DUSP, MIT. Before coming to MIT, he received his master's degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, and his bachelor's degree in architecture from Tsinghua University. During school, he worked as an intern in Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua, China Architecture Design & Research Group, Broad Homes Industry Group, SOM Chicago, and was the Committee Member of the Solar Decathlon China 2018 Committee. He is interested in architecture, city planning, real estate development, and technology.