Ming Yan received the Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Information Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1996. Then he joined China Greatwall Computer Shenzhen Ltd, where he worked as a computer system integration engineer and product manager for five years. He moved to Canada in 2001, and received his Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Applied Science degrees from the University of Ottawa, all in Electrical Engineering. His Master research focused on Image Processing and Computer Vision. Ming moved to the United States and joined Qualcomm Inc. in 2008 and works as a software engineer developing multimedia features used in the next generation CDMA chipsets.