Founding Team

FOUNDING TEAM

Dennis Ye, CEO

Before co-founding Reality Detector, Dennis did due diligence for the public and private sectors, practicing how to read people through biographies, speech acts and deception cues. Dennis was also researching and consulting for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Princeton University, JFDI.Asia, and Re.A.Pra. In his former incarnation as a public servant, he worked for the leading central bank and foreign service. His interests are in foundings, innovation and justice. Additionally, he blogs at dennisye.com (where he has curated part of Peter Thiel’s Tsinghua lectures which Dennis helped Peter teach) and serves as a mentor for the Yale-NUS Entrepreneurship Society. He was trained in micro-, subtle and profile expressions by the Paul Ekman Group.

Jiamin Bai, CTO

Jiamin has been working on Computer Vision / Graphics over last 12 years. His thesis focuses on manipulating motions in videos, either to emphasize them or de-emphasize them. After graduating from UC Berkeley (PhD), he joined Light, a computational imaging startup looking to re-imagine how cameras should operate. He led the pixel processing team and is intimately familiar with the imaging pipeline. The computational imaging team shipped 2 products, the Light L16, the world’s first multi-aperture computational camera, and the Nokia Pureview 9. He currently works at the Institute for Infocomm Research in the Visual Intelligence department within the Spatial Computing group. His work focuses on reconstructing a digital twin for very large spaces using a high number of cameras.\\

Nini Chang, Product Manager

Nini is a UI UX designer and has been a co-founder since 18. She communicates with developers about product specs using prototypes and works with team members to prioritize tasks and user stories in product roadmaps.

Nini is passionate about problem solving using multidisciplinary perspectives. In high school, she had presented her honors thesis “Price Premium of Girl-Scout Cookies for Charity” at 2018 Convention of Association for Psychological Science (US) and won the 4th place in Taiwan International Science Fair. After she decided to major in data science in college, she published a paper on cartogram usage. She also helped incubate Draper Startup House Singapore. As the former president of Yale-NUS Entrepreneurship Society, she enjoys sharing and supporting innovative ideas in the startup ecosystem.

Anmol Dua

anmol dua, lead cv engineer

Anmol is an experienced Research & Development Engineer who loves to solve deep tech problems related to Computer Vision. Earlier to Reality Detector, He worked in Deep Learning Department of Mando Corp. to solve complex problems related to Autonomous Driving.

He also contributed in product development of fast growing startups like Clearquote (Vehicle inspections and damage assessment), Zini.ai (Medical Assessment Chatbot), Procol (Procurement Protocol)

Sonya nair, facs specialist

Sonya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Murdoch University and is an FACS coder certified by the Paul Ekman Group. A self-professed true crime junkie since childhood, she has long been passionate about behavioral analysis and decoding complexities of the human mind. With years of experience as a trained actress under her belt, Sonya is also a facial expression maven and has often been referred to as a “human lie detector”. Through her work at RD, she aims to advocate for a just society that is firmly rooted in integrity.

 

SHAHRUJ RASHID, product ENGINEER

Shahruj holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore where he specialized in IoT and Data analytics. He finds great enjoyment in learning about technology and using them to develop novel things and solve problems. His other passion lies in making and watching films, especially detective thrillers. At reality detector, he hopes to put both his passions together by building an effective system and capturing real emotions.

keefe lim, finance lead

Pursuing a liberal arts degree at Yale-NUS, Keefe blends the soft skills of his education with the rigour of financial analysis. Formerly a public servant and a financial consultant, Keefe has led multiple projects and grants. As the Director of External Affairs of the Yale-NUS investment club, he educates the community about financial freedom and how to stay invested.

In his free time, Keefe finds joy in staying active and also doing photography. His passion is to travel the world and create an album of all the places he’s been to to encapsulate the diverse beauty.