Yumi is founder and CEO of Voice4u (formerly Spectrum Visions Global, Inc.). Before founding the company, she has enthusiastically help community IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan), IEP (Individual Educational Program) and IET (Individual Educational Transition). Kubo also started several social groups to support children with development delays as well as did numerous public lectures in Japan and the U.S. She loves cooking, wine tasting, running 5-K race, and kids’ smiles. She was also introduced in San Jose Mercury News, “Autism Mystery – Family Finds Hope Silicon Valley”.
Also check out how she came up with Voice4u in the first place.
Sei Higuchi, Ph.D.
Sei is Head of Engineering for Voice4u. He received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford University in 2009. At Stanford, he developed complex computing algorithms to hold temperature variations as low as microkelvin (1 in 1,000,000) and experimentally demonstrated. While he was a Ph.D. student, he participated to numerous activities to support autism community. Immediately after completing his Ph.D., he joined Spectrum Visions and started developing the Voice4u AAC application, which won the Grand Prize on Android Application Award 2010-11 Winter. His primary responsibility at Spectrum Visions is leading the Voice4u development team and numerical analysis to provide superb user experience to our customers.
Sei received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Waseda University, Japan, MS & Ph.D in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford University.