Despite hundreds of products, when people need to collaborate with remote experts or teammates, they are often frustrated. When was the last time you had a great experience?
A team of Stanford University human computer interaction scientists and network experts created VSee to overcome the limitations of traditional tools. Our goal is a simple and yet full featured product that works over any network, and requires minimal training.
Milton did his PhD at Stanford University on the human factors and design of video collaboration; Milton was also the co-author of XMPP video standard (XMPP is used by Google Talk and Facebook Chat). Milton has deployed VSee for Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Mandy Moore, the band Linkin Park and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Milton has also worked in refugee camps from Syria to South East Asia to Africa.
Prior to joining VSee Colleen worked for multiple bay area companies in customer relations. She received a A.A in film studies from West Valley College.
Julio supports both the sales and engineering teams at VSee, working to facilitate communication between these groups and our valued customers. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2010, with a Bachelors of Arts in the History of Art and Visual Culture, and loves that working at VSee means he can still live in Santa Cruz and not commute to the Silicon Valley every day. Prior to joining the VSee team he worked at the UCSC ITS department for 3 years.Current Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Samantha helps our customers have the best VSee experience possible. Currently a student at City College of San Francisco, Samantha is a math wiz studying economics. She is also active member of the Burmese club where she is always on the hospitality team for events and festivals. Samantha regularly plays badminton and hopes to run her own business one day.Current Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Becky is always ready to solve your telemedicine problems and questions. With a near perfect GPA from UC Berkeley in Molecular & Cell Biology, she has been active in health services, working at UC San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente, and San Francisco General Hospital with duties from creating a database for an ongoing clinical research to running health screenings to interpreting. Her dream is to build free clinics and bring telemedicine to rural areas in her motherland, Burma. A former national aerobics champion, Becky enjoys being in an informal dance group.
Anne made her writing debut in 3rd grade with her children's book, Dandy's Adventures, which won her a Young Author's award. In college she dabbled a bit in engineering but realized her fate was with literature and ended up teaching English for 6 years. She is grateful to be a part of the VSee team and enjoys helping everyone share their vision and stories of how VSee is making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others. For her, the best thing about VSee is "not having to worry that other people will smell my onion-flavored farts." Anne has a B.A. from UC Berkeley and an M.A. from Stanford University.Current Location: Virginia
Christina is part of VSee's sales and marketing team. Formerly the President of NUS Entrepreneurship Society, she provided strategic direction and management for the society's initiatives in the Singapore entrepreneurship system. A recent graduate from the National University of Singapore, Christina is supporting the business development team, and handles the recruitment initiative for VSee.
Melody is our online community spirit leader. Prior to VSee, Melody interned in Israel where the chutzpah of this 'startup nation' rubbed off on her. She was also a reporter for the first Youth Olympic Games in 2010 where she interviewed young athletes from all over the world. An avid traveler, Melody believes in erasing the geospacial limits to our work and personal communications. Currently, she's on a mission to scuba dive in every country she visits.
Yuen-Lin is in charge of Engineering. Prior to joining VSee, Yuen-Lin worked at VMware, where he coauthored the VMFS-3 file system, the most widely used storage for virtual machines. In his spare time, Yuen-Lin participates in projects tackling humanitarian efforts in Darfur and global climate change. Yuen-Lin received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon.
When Erik joined VSee back in its infancy, he was responsible for designing and implementing the web products and APIs. Now he keeps the servers and backend systems running smoothly, and makes sure the brilliant engineers that make VSee a reality have the tools they need to be awesome. Prior to joining the VSee family, Erik built web applications in the Professional Services division at Sun Microsystems.
Erika works on user interface and usability aspect of the VSee software. Prior to joining VSee, she held positions at Hewlett Packard, Disney Feature Animation, IBM, and the University of California. She has worked on audio and visual communications for over 10 years. Her work spanned from acoustic modeling for speech recognition to statistical modeling for facial expression analysis and animation. She received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in Electric Engineering from Stanford University.
Rishi works on making VSee's application sharing faster and better, he now also bears larger responsibility to make VSee 'just work'. Rishi has expertise in real-time image processing and has several publications and patent filings in the field. He was earlier at Sony Playstation R&D working on new camera technologies and their applications. Rishi holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and a B.Tech. from IIT Bombay.
Bram is developing VSee's application sharing system. His background is in the field of video game development, working with a small startup as well as a larger studio in The Netherlands. Besides software development, he is currently studying molecular life sciences at Maastricht University.Current Location: Netherlands
Prior to joining VSee, Eric worked in the defense research field as a software engineer. He graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. His thesis was on improving the accuracy of virtual spatial sound. After college he raced motorcycles in his spare time before shifting his energy to working on sharing the stories of refugees from Darfur with the world.
John, our C++ guru, is a former member of the C++ Committee and has had numerous articles published in programming journals such as Computer Languages and The C Gazette. For John, programming is a craft and a good programmer is an artist who "knows just what to say and how to say it to make code beautiful as well as functional." He wrote his first program (a blackjack game) as a teenager before ever owning a computer. He is also a ray tracing enthusiast.
Ken is a big reason we now have VSee for iPad! Previously an iOS developer for gaming company Touch Dimensions, he likes to spend his spare time working on gaming projects and exploring development libraries. Ken is a Final Fantasy devotee and has several mathematics articles published in the book Secrets in Inequalities. He hopes someday to start his own company so he can create games that make people happy.
Kevin is member of our growing Mac group. With his lively curiosity and ability to learn on the fly, Kevin has contributed his programming abilities in a wide range of contexts, from programming mainframes in FORTRAN to designing oil spill analysis software for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). His hidden talents include writing for gaming magazines, judging for figurine painting expositions, handcrafts of all kinds (including knitting and cross-stitching), and playing, the fiddle, harp, and oboe. Kevin studied at the University of Washington in Seattle. His biggest challenge these days is learning to be a great dad to his growing toddler.
Mark is on the User Experience team where he builds and maintains features for the interface of widows client. He is also involved in implementing new features for a more intuitive user experience. His interests and curiosity have led him to positions in web development, technical support, and robotics. He has a special place in his heart for educational technology after working at the NUS Social Robotics Lab, building the graphical user interface (GUI) for a robot designed to teach young children. Mark will be returning to his studies at NUS this fall.
Ruozhen works on the VSee client and also supports the server team to make a VSee product that "just works." He is a graduate of Tsinghua University, and recently completed his MS in computer science from Columbia University. His concern for the educational divide in China and has led him to teach primary school children in remote villages of China. He was also a volunteer for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Ruozhen hopes to help make VSee as ubiquitous as Tencent QQ is in China.
Simon started his academic career as a science major at University College Utrecht. After this he dabbled in game technology, game testing, air traffic control, and consultancy. Now he maintains and expands the client-side API and plug-ins that enable VSee to be used by third-party software (Lotus Notes, MS Outlook, etc.). Working (mostly) from Spain, he likes to spend his off-hours playing board and video games, paintball, and practicing kendo (Japanese Fencing).
Torrey is responsible for porting VSee to Mac OS X. Prior to joining VSee, Torrey developed real time processing systems for defense scientific research. He has been involved in Mac OS X software development since the original Mac OS X Public Beta. In this free time Torrey was active in open source development and led the effort to port X11 to Mac OS X as the founder of the XonX project and served as a committer on the X.Org and XFree86 projects. He received a Bachelors degree in Physics from UC Berkeley and a PhD in Physics from Caltech.
James is one of our Network and Server Engineers. He first came to VSee as an intern from National Singapore University and following graduation, decided to stay on for the opportunity to continue working with the awesome VSee development team on an exciting product. Prior to VSee, James interned at a local Singaporean startup that created robot applications and did contract work for various companies including Microsoft. His projects included streaming telepresence audio/video to a remote endpoint and working on the network infrastructure for a real-time strategy iPad game.Current Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Linda works on aspects of VSee software that involve network communication and scalability. She graduated in 1997 from Stanford University with a B.S. and a M.S. in electrical engineering. Since graduation, she has held software engineering positions at Electronics for Imaging, Redwave Networks and Decru, a startup company purchased by NetApp. She has had experience working in the computer graphics, metropolitan area networking and storage security industries.
Steve is responsible for the software that runs the VSee server infrastructure. Prior to joining VSee, Steve worked at NetApp, Electronics for Imaging and SGI. He has worked on various aspects of server software for more years than he is willing to admit. Steve has a B.S in Computer Science and a B.A in Political Science from Stanford.
Harry is responsible for testing, debugging, and assuring the quality of VSee software. Prior to joining VSee, Harry worked for various companies as an IT consultant. He graduated from CSU San Marcos with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Juncheng works on the quality assurance team, designing test stressors that help make VSee a more robust product. He happily abandoned his original focus in hardware for a more gratifying emphasis in coding and software design. His experiences include two years of military training, and internships with Singapore's Housing Development Board and Defence Science Organization. When he isn't hard at work, he enjoys gaming and finding ways to pester his fellow interns. Juncheng is a student of the National University of Singapore.
Maria is responsible for the support at European times. She helps our users to have the best experience of VSee. She works from Spain, where she is also finishing her master degree in Biology. As part of her studies, she spent one year in the Netherlands where she did an internship about the evolution of social behavior.Current Location: Spain
Tom is our neighborhood backend web developer and is certified in all things web. His most recent development efforts have mostly concentrated on Java and relational databases. Tom is based in Florida and has had over over 13 years of remote work experience and 20 years of programming experience in defense, telecommunications, publishing, and medical software. He was part of the dotcom goldrush in the 90's co-founded the first locally owned Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Tucson, Arizona. He studied at the University of Arizona and has served in the U.S. Navy.
Penny is the lead designer at VSee. Her day job is revamping the interface and user experience. She has been involved in various humanitarian projects, ranging from setting up live broadcasts for Iraqi refugee camps in Syria for World Refugee Day 2010, to enabling children in Gugulethu, a township in Cape Town, South Africa, to interact with students at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She aims to make technology accessible and usable to all people around the world in hopes that it will have a direct positive impact on their lives.
James is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research expertise is in novel sensor systems for both scientific measurement and user interface design. His award winning research has resulted in over 80 invited talks, patents, and peer-reviewed publications.
Pat is the Canon USA Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. He received two Technical Academy Awards for his revolutionary work in the field of computer special effects. A pioneer of computer-mediated visualization, Pat was a founding employee of Pixar.
Terry is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. Terry is world-renowned for designing effective computer-mediated interaction. He was the PhD advisor to Larry Page, whose project became Google.
William is a former United States Secretary of Defense. His key accomplishments are far too many to list in this limited space.
James is a former Member of the Board of Directors at Cisco and Lockheed Martin. He is also a former Stanford University Dean of Engineering. His key accomplishments are far too many to list in this limited space.