Our Team

Sichao Yang

Co-Founder & CEO

Sichao Yang

Co-Founder & CEO

Sichao got his Ph.D in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and M.S. in Department of Mathematics both from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His Ph.D. research is on resource allocation and optimization in distributed networks. He was a senior staff engineer in Qualcomm Inc, the world's leading wireless communications chip and service provider. During his tenure in Qualcomm, he was one of the key contributors to the design and development of the 4th and 5th generation mobile communications. He also served as a technical lead in Qualcomm's research on vehicular network and autonomous driving, and holds many invention patents. Sichao has many journal and conference papers and was a reviewer for Mathematics of Operations Research, IEEE Transaction on Networking, Games and Economics Behavior and other magazines.

Chong Li

Co-Founder

Chong Li

Co-Founder

Dr. Chong Li is a Co-Founder of Nakamoto & Turing Labs. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University (in the City of New York). Prior to that, he was a staff research engineer at Qualcomm Research, significantly contributing to the development of LTE and 5G technologies. Dr. Li received a Ph.D degree from Iowa State University and a B.E. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology, both in Electrical Engineering. He is a holder of 200+ international/U.S. patents (granted and pending). Dr. Li has been actively publishing papers on top-ranking journals, including Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Communications Magazine, Automatica, etc. He has also served as reviewer and technical program committee for most prestigious journals and conferences in communications and control societies. He is the author of the book “Reinforcement Learning for Cyber-physical Systems” (Taylor & Francis CRC press). Dr. Li has broad research interests including information theory, blockchain, machine learning, networked control & communications theory, and systems design for advance telecommunication technologies (5G and beyond).

Lei Zhang

Co-Founder

Lei Zhang

Co-Founder

Lei Zhang is the Chief Scientist at Canonchain. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Zhang will be in charge of the research of CZR as a cryptocurrency and steer the future development of Canonchain project. Dr. Zhang got his B.S.degree from Tsinghua University in China and Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in U.S. Before joining, Dr. Zhang was a staff engineer at Qualcomm Research and Development and a technical lead in autonomous driving team. Dr. Zhang won the Chinese Mathematical Olympiad gold medal in high school and was a member of the National Mathematics Olympic team. He served as a reviewer for the most prestigious international journals and conferences in information theory society and communications society. His paper “Capacity of Gaussian channels with duty cycle and power constraints” was awarded the best Student Paper Award of the 2011 International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Dr. Zhang has broad research interests, including information theory, machine learning, computer vision, Bayesian estimation.

Hailong Jin

Co-Founder

Hailong Jin

Co-Founder

A serial entrepreneur and the founder of Canonchain. Mr. Jin was the founder of the first domestic third-party payment platform in China, the founder of “General Searching” - precision keyword marketing software with over 30 million installation, the founder of Zhejiang Sodao Network Technology Co., Ltd., the country's largest organization of internet celebrities, and the founder of WiFiSONG which has leading-edge influence in areas such as smart WiFi, iBeacon. Mr. Jin serves as a Committee Member of China payment industry experts in China E-Commerce Association.