Jiayi has 20 years of experience working in Tech in the Bay Area ( Silicon Valley ). He was a R&D Technical Director at Pixar working on the Physics Simulation Tools + Engine for Film production. His contributions included Finite Elements for Muscles/Flesh of Digital Characters, Free Surface Flow for Fluid Dynamics and Articulated Rigid Bodies/Constrained Dynamics for Physics-based Character Animation. He has film credits in Wall-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Brave and Monsters University. His work amounted to 4 US Patents and Siggraph Technical Talks. After leaving Pixar, he joined Deep Motion to work on Physics-based Humanoid Motion using Deep Reinforcement Learning before returning to Singapore. He is currently the CTO of dConstruct Technologies, a startup focused on building a "Self-Driving Stack" for robots, with a focus on using both traditional techniques in Motion Planning as well as current methods in Machine Learning + Computer Vision. Jia Yi has a Computer Science Degree as well as Masters from Stanford University.