Xye is a native of Los Angeles. He has been doing research and development for Hollywood VFX since the early 1990s and he developed one of the industry’s first tracking software systems. He supervises overall Yannix management direction and is heavily involved in R&D at where he continues to push computer vision and machine learning technologies into production service.
Prior to founding Yannix, Xye worked at Boss Film Studios.
In his spare time, Xye designs and builds solar power inverters, security systems, electric vehicles, solar powered floating houses and custom built water pumps and he authors a blog about it.
Xye graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.
Thavida “Praew” Maneewarn, PhD.,
Thavida Maneewarn joined Yannix as an Executive Manager in 2018. Part of her mission at Yannix is to apply new technologies in the field of robotics into Yannix’ tracking software and VFX pipeline. In addition, she is exploring the possibility of applying Yannix’ existing computer vision technology into other industries such was warehouse robotics and mobile robot navigation.
Before joining Yannix, Dr. Thavida received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (specializing in control and robotics) from the University of Washington, (Seattle, USA).
She began her career as a researcher at Institute of Field Robotics, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi Thailand (KMUTT), where she held the position of Deputy Director of Research (2003-2014).
Dr. Thavida previously served as President of Thai Robotics Society and she is currently the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Robotics & Automation Software (IEEE RAS) Thailand Chapter Chair.
Dr. Thavida’s research projects include a boiler tubes inspection robot, public relation semi-humanoid robots, agricultural robotics and autonomous driving system for unmanned ground vehicle and indoor mobile robots.
Prateep “Teep” Siamwalla
Prateep “Teep” Siamwalla started at Yannix in 2006. Prior to joining Yannix, he was the Supervising Technical Director for Thailand’s first 3D animated feature film. Teep has been involved in every aspect of Yannix’ growth since 2006 and has spearheaded Yannix service offerings in the fields of 360 film making, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
Teep has a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Masters Degree from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering.
On most weekends, Teep can be found bicycling around the Suvarnabhumi Airport Skylane bicycle track.
Suthep “Jokie” Madarasmi, Ph.D.
Suthep Madarasmi joined Yannix in 2015. He currently oversees business analytics research and development while providing valuable leadership in the development of Yannix’ machine vision enhanced production software.
In his time outside of the office, he enjoys jogging, and participating in yoga, badminton, and basketball with the other Yannix staff.
Prior to joining Yannix, Jokie was a professor specializing in machine vision in the Department of Computer Engineering at KMUTT, where he worked for 19 years and served as Department Chair from 2004 to 2008.
Jokie has a Bachelor’s of Engineering from Michigan State University where he also received his Master’s degree in Computer Science. Jokie earned his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota.
Prathep “Tep” Narula
Prathep “Tep” Narula joined Yannix in 2011. Tep is responsible for Business Process Development at Yannix, and in recent years he has overseen the development of Yannix’ custom ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) infrastructure.
Prior to joining Yannix, Tep was involved in setting up the first ISP in Thailand. He went to school in Canada where he earned a Master’s Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
Wirak “Noina” Winsuth
Wirak “Noina” Winsuth joined Yannix in 2007. Noina has helped Yannix expand production operations to a team of 300+ staff where she has managed the rapid growth of Yannix’ production operations. She oversees a large set of team leads who handle dozens of production projects every month. Noina also designs the production software developed specifically for our production team.
Noina graduated with a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Control Systems and a Masters of Science in IT from KMUTT.
Noina loves coffee, movies and her two cats.
Danny Turner joined Yannix in 2016.
Originally from Manchester, England, Danny attended Weymouth College before graduating from the University of Nottingham with a Post Graduate Certificate of Education.
A lifelong athlete, Danny excelled at soccer, rugby, tennis, badminton, and squash as a schoolboy. He remains an avid swimmer, and he strives to get in the pool every day.
Danny brings a teaching background coupled with extensive sales experience to Yannix, which has helped him to provide training and leadership to a growing producer/coordinator team. He strives to ensure that our clients have the smoothest, most pleasant experience possible when sending their projects to Yannix.
Taksaporn “Bee” Kongwiwat
Taksaporn “Bee” Kongwiwat joined Yannix in 2009 as a Programmer upon her graduation from KMITL with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering. She became very interested in Production work and early in her tenure she took advantage of an opportunity to leave programming to work in Production as a 3D tracker.
Bee is an adept problem solver with a keen understanding of Yannix’ Operations and culture. She has been willing to take on numerous challenges at Yannix and prior to becoming Head of Production she brought stability to the Finance Department, helped to build the Rotoscoping Team and served as a Project Lead.
Bee enjoys extreme sports and she hopes to someday try her hand skydiving.
Andrew “Andy” Hamill
Andrew “Andy” Hamill joined Yannix in July 2019.
Andy brings more than a decade of VFX/Production experience and savvy to the team. His primary objective is to expand Yannix’ existing capabilities and services.
Andy comes to us directly from his native New York, where he attended the State University of New York (SUNY) F.I.T.
During his time away from the office, Andy enjoys spending quality time with his family, and exploring his newly adopted home, Thailand.