Lucas received his PHD degree in Particle Physics from SMU in 2005. He worked at CERN when he participated in theoretical and experimental research of Higgs Particle. Dr. Lucas Lu was previously a co-founder and CTO of Light In the Box, a company which went public on the NYSE, and prior to that, Lucas was the first GM of Alibaba’s Taobao Mobile platform and was the GM of another Alibaba business unit. Lucas founded 5miles in 2014.
Michael received a PhD in Astrophysics from University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of 5 books on software development, published by Prentice Hall, Addison-Wesley, and O’Reilly. Michael was an active code committer in large Open Source projects such as Firefox, Fedora, JBoss, and others. He is an expert on enterprise and mobile software and was a Principle Investigator on multiple research projects funded by the US government.