Yan participated in the Excellence Program from 2007 to 2010, receiving a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering with focus on signal processing.
He is currently a PhD candidate in Stanford University. He conducts research in computer systems and security, and is advised by Prof. Dan Boneh. Together with Gabi Nakibly from Rafael, they've published a research about eavesdropping on speech using the gyroscopes in mobile devices (crypto.stanford.edu/gyrophone).
You can find more about his works and publications on his website: www.stanford.edu/~yanm2/.
When he is not busy with research he goes snowboarding, or thinks about cute things to program, or makes electronic music.
Recommendation to Program participants: “Begin research as soon as you can and use the opportunities offered by the program to work with faculty members and conduct projects beyond the standard curriculum.”