Leadership

Ren Wu
Founder & CEO

Dr. Ren Wu is the Founder and CEO of NovuMind, where he is leading the effort to push the frontier of artificial intelligence and enable the Intelligent Internet of Things.

Previously, Dr. Wu was a Distinguished Scientist at Baidu. Before that, he served as Chief Software Architect of Heterogeneous System Architecture at AMD. Earlier, he was a Senior Scientist at HP Labs in USA and the Principal Researcher at HP Lab's CUDA Research Center. Dr. Wu is known as a pioneer in the use of GPUs to accelerate big data analytics and for his contributions to large-scale heterogeneous computer design. Dr. Wu is also known for his early work on artificial intelligence. His Xiangqi (Chinese chess) program was twice world champion and dominated the computer Xiangqi field for more than a decade. Dr. Wu received his PhD in Computer Science from Queen Mary University of London.

Outside of work, Dr. Wu is an avid photographer and loves the outdoors. 

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Bin Zhou
Vice President, Head of China Operation

Bin is an AI and Heterogeneous Computing Expert. He previously worked at NVIDIA. He was named as an NVIDIA CUDA Fellow in 2013, and is the only CUDA Fellow in China. He is also an Adjunct Research Professor in School of Information Science and Technology at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).  He holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Information and Communication Engineering from the Tsinghua University and MSc in Computer Engineering from George Mason University.

Bin leads our operations in China. He is based at our office in Beijing.

Pete Bonee
Vice President Business Operations

Pete's career has included engineering roles, startup company leadership roles, and venture investing. He comes to us from Innosight Ventures, where he led early-stage venture investments in Singapore. Prior to that he was CEO of Sylantro Systems, a VoIP software company. Pete received his BSEE degree from MIT and his MSEE from Stanford University, and he attended the AEA Executive Institute at Stanford GSB.

Pete is based in our Santa Clara headquarters and is responsible for Novumind's business operations.

On the weekends you can often find Pete mountain biking in the hills around the SF Bay Area.

Mike Li
Vice President, IC Engineering

Mike leads IC Engineering at NovuMind. Mike has led chip design teams at industry leaders such as Inphi, Avago Technologies, and Stretch Inc. With experience across the IC design flow from front-end to background, Mike drove the world’s first 16nm PAM4 400Gbps mixed signal DSP chip into production, led the first commercial FBAR CMOS oscillator chip design and helped in creating Avago’s timing product line. Mike received his MSEE degree from Polytechnic University (NYU, School of Engineering) in 1999, and BSEE degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 1997.

Mike loves the outdoors. He won't let snow and ice keep him from making it to the top of a mountain.

John Xie
Vice President Sales

John came to us from NVIDIA, where he was a Senior Marketing Director. John's expertise includes AI, high performance computing and visual computing technologies. His previous experience includes sales and marketing roles at SGI and Hewlett Packard.

John is in charge of our sales operations and he is based in our Beijing office. 

When not working, John enjoys different sports including badminton.