Jia-Ru Li, PhD

Jia-Ru Li, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Jia-Ru Li leads the development and execution of LILEE Systems’ long term strategy and growth. Prior to founding LILEE Systems he was the Vice President of Technology of Sigma Resources and Technologies. He has more than 20 years of experience in wireless technologies and was software architect, project lead, and software engineer at Extreme Networks and Cisco Systems. Dr. Li has been a voting member of both IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi and 802.16 WiMAX for several years, and actively participates in the standards body defining next-generation wireless architecture.

Jia-Ru received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He has published more than 20 technical papers for conferences and journals and has authored more than six patents. He received the Van Valkenburg Research Award for demonstrated excellence in research in 2000, the CIC Award for Excellent Chip Design from the National Chip Implementation Center in Taiwan in 1994, and the Research Creativity Award for Outstanding Thesis from the National Science Council in Taiwan in 1993.

Yale Lee

Yale Lee

Vice President, Technology

Yale Lee is the Co-founder and Vice President of Technology at LILEE Systems. He has over twenty years of product development experience in the networking and security industry. For the past ten years, Yale has led the LILEE engineering and professional services teams to develop and deliver wireless communications solutions to North American Class I railroads to meet Positive Train Control (PTC) requirements.

Yale has authored several patents and is a member of the IEEE 802.15.4 and JCP JSR-289 committee. He received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering and MS degree in Computer Engineering both from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.


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Kevin Nichter

Kevin Nichter

Vice President of Products & Services

Named as one of Progressive Railroading’s “Rising Stars” of North America’s railroad industry in 2013, Kevin has over eighteen years of experience delivering technology in the public and private transportation industry. His roles have spanned management, executive sales, business development, product line management, and engineering. He has also developed and implemented successful business plans for penetration of the broader public safety, first responder, and commercial fleet applications of LILEE Systems’ connectivity products. His extensive ecosystem of partners includes CAD / AVL, passenger Wi-Fi, electronic logging devices (ELD), passenger information systems (PIS), telematics, onboard entertainment, managed service providers, onboard video analytics, onboard advertising, and other applications enabled by highly available and reliable connectivity.


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