Jingyi Yu received BS with honor from Caltech in 2000 and Ph.D. in EECS from MIT in 2005. Since then he has been on the faculty in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware. He is also part of the faculty at ShanghaiTech University, serving as the vice dean of the School of Information Science and Technology and the director of Virtual Reality and Visual Computing (VRVC) center. In 2015, he founded Plex-VR, a startup on light field technologies. Plex has received venture funds from the tech giant Alibaba as well as top VC firms including GSR and SAIL.