CS alumnus Hanzhong (Ayden) Ye (M.S. ’12, advisor: Björn Hartmann) is profiled in an ejinsight article titled “Former Silicon Valley executives build VR version of YouTube.” In 2016, Ye gave up his lucrative job with Sierra Ventures in Silicon Valley to establish VeeR VR, a Virtual Reality content sharing platform in China. The platform allows the growing number of content-creating VR enthusiasts to share their work with viewers via the web and mobile devices. In less than two years, the company has grown to 70 employees, while the number of its registered users around the globe has reached more than 20 million. Customers include corporate users such as travel companies, news agencies, restaurants, and hotels.