San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association Monthly Seminar Series

Title                    Enable Precision Data for Precision Medicine

Presenter            Dr. Jun Ye, President and CEO of Sentieon

Time                   Oct. 10th, 2016, 4:30 - 6pm (4:30-5pm networking, 5-6pm presentation)

Location              3200 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (Free Parking)


Note: Abbott (meeting venue) does require a list of attendeesŐ name and affiliation in order to use its conference room—so please complete the registration before Oct. 6th.

Registration and Event Fee

Pre-registration is required for this event. Please send an email to by Oct. 6th 12 pm PST with the following information:

á      Name, current affiliation and contact information

á      Are you a current member or plan to renew the membership/join the chapter on site


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Sentieon (, incorporated in July 2014, develops and supplies a suite of bioinformatics secondary analysis tools that process genomics data with high computing efficiency, fast turnaround time, exceptional accuracy, and 100% consistency. Current released products include Sentieon DNAseq, a germline DNA pipeline, and Sentieon TNseq, for tumor-normal somatic variant detection. ​The Sentieon tools are easily scalable, easily deployable, easily upgradable, software-only solutions. The Sentieon tools achieve their efficiency and consistency through optimized computing algorithm design and enterprise-strength software implementation, and achieve high accuracy using the industryŐs most validated mathematics models. Sentieon products have won multiple awards at precision FDA challenges, and are currently at first place on ICGC-TCGA DREAM Mutation Calling challenge leaderboard. We strive to enable precision genomics data for precision medicine.


Bio of Speaker


Jun Ye is co-founder, president, and CEO of Sentieon, a bioinformatics company established in July 2014. Prior to Sentieon, Ye was co-founder, president, and CEO of Founton Technologies, a company that specialized in datamining, which is now part of Alibaba Group. Prior to Founton, Ye was co-founder, president, and CTO of Brion Technologies, a company specializing in computational lithography for semiconductor manufacturing, now part of ASML. Prior to Brion, he was director of engineering at Onetta, an optical telecom company, working on communication system control. He also served as director of engineering at KLA-Tencor, where he worked on the software and algorithm for mask inspection. From 2001 to 2015, Ye also served as a consulting professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, where he mentored and supervised graduate student research in microlithography and other areas. Ye earned BSEE from Fudan University in 1987, MS-Physics from Iowa State University in 1991, and Ph.D. EE from Stanford University in 1996. During his career, he has authored or co-authored more than 50 U.S. patents covering algorithm, software, hardware, and system architecture. In 2014 he received the ISU John V. Atanasoff Discovery Award for his work to advance scientific knowledge.