Leadership Team

Andre Pontin

Andre Pontin

Chief Executive Officer

Andre is an experienced healthcare executive with a proven track record in creating strategic partnerships, scaling startups, large enterprise sales agreements, business development and product innovation.

Frank Manion, PhD

Frank Manion, PhD

VP for Innovation

Dr. Manion, VP for Innovation, has held executive positions in biomedical informatics support at two major NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers. He served as Chief Technology Officer and Deputy CIO at the Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Hao Ding, PhD

Hao Ding, PhD

Director of Operations

A biophysicist by training, Dr. Ding was fascinated by natural language processing, machine learning, and the impact of new technology that will bring to the healthcare industry. Hao has been passionate about expanding business development.

Jingqi Wang, PhD

Jingqi Wang, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Jingqi Wang serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Melax Tech, leading the NLP development team. He has ten years of working experience as a software developer before he joined Melax.

Howard Lei

Howard Lei

VP of Business Development

Howard Lei is the VP of Business Development at Melax Tech with 20 years experience in leading major engagement for Fortune 500 companies.

Cynthia Freeney

Cynthia Freeney

Project Manager and Security Officer

Cynthia Freeney is Melax Tech’s Project Manage and Security Officer. A naturally curious individual, Cynthia has varied experience in the software development space and has held many roles.

Xiaoyan Wang, PhD

Xiaoyan Wang, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Xiaoyan Wang serves as Melax Tech’s Chief Scientific Officer. As CSO, she focuses on translating scientific insights and health intelligence into partnerships and programs that improve healthcare outcomes for patients, providers, and researchers.

Jingcheng Du, PhD

Jingcheng Du, PhD

Director of NLP Research

Dr. Du serves as the Director of Natural Language Processing at Melax Tech, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Texas Health School of Biomedical Informatics, additionally.

Founder

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Hua Xu, PhD

Founder

Dr. Xu is the Founder of Melax Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University and is currently a full-time professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In the past decade, he has worked on a broad range of challenging NLP topics and clinical NLP methods and systems developed in his lab have been highly recognized. He served as the Chair of AMIA NLP Working Group and currently also leads the NLP Working Group at OHDSI.