Founders

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John Gunnar Carlsson

John holds a Ph.D. in computational mathematics from Stanford University and A.B’s in music and mathematics from Harvard College. Currently, he is an associate professor at the University of Southern California in the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He is a recipient of Popular Science Magazine’s “Brilliant 10 Award”, the AFOSR Young Investigator Prize, the INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Prize, and the DARPA Young Faculty Award. Prior to co-founding minMax, John developed solutions for numerous companies, including Oracle, Boeing, and the SF 49ers. As minMax’s CTO, John leads a development team to bring mathematical optimization models to the market.

 
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Jack Wang

Jack is an experienced startup investor and entrepreneur, as he has started and invested early in many companies such as the Royole Corporation, which is currently valued at over $3 billion. Jack holds a masters degree from Stanford University and a CS/Combinatorics Optimization bachelor degree from the University of Waterloo. Prior to co-founding minMax, he worked as a software developer at IBM and Oracle. As Global CEO, Jack is utilizes his business and technical expertise to lead minMax in the Chinese and U.S. markets.

 
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Yinyu Ye

Professor Ye is a global leader in optimization and linear programing fields with over 40 years of academic and industry experience. Prior to earning a Ph.D. in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University, he received his bachelor's degree in Systems and Control from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and is now K. T. Li Chair Professor of Engineering Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University. Prof. Ye is a 2009 co-recipient of the John von Neumann Theory Prize (the “Nobel Prize” of the mathematics field) and wrote Interior-Point Algorithms: Theory and Analysis. In recent years, Ye has developed computational methods and theory using semidefinite programming for practical problems like the localization of network sensors while serving on advisory boards to multiple optimization companies in the U.S. and China.

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Frida Yu

Frida graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with an MBA degree. She has work experience in BD, strategy, product operations, and early stage investment. She also holds law degrees from Oxford University and China’s University of Political Science and Law. Prior to  co-founding minMax, Frida worked as an assistant general counsel in an HKSE listed Chinese bank, and she also worked for a top international law firm that focuses on capital market and corporate finance transactions. Furthermore, she is a corporate attorney admitted into Hong Kong High Court.


minMax also has 2 software developers and 2 business consultants.