Before co-founding Visionular, Zoe was a Staff Software Engineer with the Google Chrome Media team for five years where she was a pivotal contributor to the development and finalization of the open-source video codec standard AV1. In 2018, Zoe was a featured Google I/O speaker where she introduced AV1 to Google’s global developer ecosystem. Watch the presentation here.

Zoe has been Principal Contributor/Technical Lead for several renowned video real-time communications products, including Apple FaceTime, Tango VideoCall, and Google Glass VideoCall.

Zoe earned her Ph.D., ME, and BE from Tsinghua University and a Ph.D. from Purdue University with Professor Edward Delp (The Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering) where her thesis was titled “Layered Scalable And Low Complexity Video Encoding: New Approaches And Theoretic Analysis.

In addition to her work with Google, Apple, and Tango, she has contributed to world-renowned research teams at Bell Labs, Nokia Research Center, Sun Labs, and HP Labs.

As a prolific IP developer, Zoe has published more than 45 international conference and journal papers and filed over 50 International patent applications.