Wally has a diverse background that includes complementary experience in digital marketing, data analysis, and software development. He has previously worked at several media production and technology companies, including the prominent Chicago startup Sprout Social, where he honed his knowledge and acumen of the digital marketing and advertising. He has also served as a researcher at the United States National Institutes of Health, where he developed software to analyze medical data using cutting-edge statistical algorithms, and is currently pursuing a PhD in mathematical biology at the University of California, Irvine that examines the impact of global warming on soil microbes with climate models and Bayesian inference methods. He combines practical business experience with rigorous analytical insights, which primes him for his role as director of Qchain’s overall operations.
Roy has an extensive background in scientific research and software development, with expertise in high-performance and distributed computing and mathematical modeling. He has also served as a financial officer and marketing analyst in the software and education sectors. He has managed software infrastructure, led advertising and fundraising efforts, and conducted novel research at a combination of startups, large organizations, and top-ranking universities, such as Chicago Public Schools, Mac Mix, and the University of Chicago. Additionally, he is presently pursuing a PhD in mathematical biology at the University of California, Irvine, and is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. With his broad experience across a range of disciplines and in-depth computing expertise, he is well-poised to lead Qchain’s technical operations.
Angela is a writer and multidisciplinary artist with a wide spectrum of professional media experience. She formerly worked at BuzzFeed in New York, serving in positions on both the editorial and business teams. In the latter role, she worked to help advertisers meet their goals, leading creative brainstorms and educating clients about the company's ad products. She currently works as a Senior Writer at Gizmodo's in-house creative agency by day and as a freelance writer by night. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, such as Atlas Obscura, Hyperallergic, Paper Mag, Brooklyn Magazine, and Vice. In her spare time, she practices martial arts and volunteers for environmental efforts in hopes of inspiring more people to think about the consequences of climate change. Her many interests include making blockchain technology accessible and comprehensible to wider audiences.
James has spent years working with companies in emerging industries on operational and regulatory issues. Last year, he worked with the Coinbase legal team for a summer, and most recently, he was a Privacy Fellow at 23andMe. Before that, he was Chief of Staff at urban agriculture startup Lufa Farms, where he streamlined operations, built out business development, and oversaw the company’s growth from 25 to 100 employees. James is currently pursuing a JD/MBA at Stanford Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. He brings to Qchain a passion for blockchain technology and a deep understanding of this emerging industry.
Yao is an adept and nimble developer with a strong background in graphic design. While pursuing his undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Yao sought to expand and apply his knowledge of software development by building utility tools for local businesses on a volunteer basis. Prior to joining Qchain, Yao interned at CalAmp, a telematics company focused on the Internet of Things industry, where he built full stack web applications that connected APIs to send and receive message automatically. In addition to his love of mobile and web development, Yao is passionate about art and psychology.
Lingge is an accomplished computational scientist and statistician with a broad range of experience ranging from software technology startups to advanced data science to applied mathematics, statistics, and machine learning. In the course of his endeavors, he has developed state-of-the-art innovations in neural networks research and worked with institutions such as Fermilab and Liberty Mutual. Driven by a passion to revolutionize the Internet with blockchain technology, he brings novel insights with his unique approach to data science.
Dennis is a versatile individual who combines education as a scientific research engineer with rich experiences in the private sector. He has entrepreneurial experience from working as a project manager for several international companies and has also acquired a host of technical experience from work in IT. He is captivated by the emergence of blockchain businesses and has re-pivoted towards specializing as a blockchain technology consultant. He brings unflagging enthusiasm for technology and attention to detail to his role as our Russian community manager.
Kyle has a well-rounded background in computer science, mathematics, economics, and finance. He has experience performing data and market analysis, including damages in intellectual property and anti-trust cases in the smart phone and oil & gas industries. He recently completed his Master’s Degree in Economics at the University of California, Irvine, where he specialized in Game Theory, Experimental Economics, and Applied Microeconomics. Kyle provides a breadth of vital technical and financial skills to the Qchain team.
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