Leadership Team

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Dr. Saleh Masoodian

CEO & Co-Founder

Dr. Saleh Masoodian is an inventor, entrepreneur and engineer. After he received his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 2017, he co-founded Gigajot to further develop and commercialize the next generation of solid-state image sensors, Quanta Image Sensors (QIS). He is the lead chip architect, designer and inventor of key QIS circuit & system innovations and silicon IP which led to realization of the first QIS prototype at Dartmouth and commercial QIS products at Gigajot. Saleh has several key patented image sensor related inventions and technical articles.


Dr. Jiaju Ma is a pioneering inventor and entrepreneur in the development and commercialization of the Quanta Image Sensors. Ma is the co-inventor and designer of the first CMOS image sensor pixel devices with deep sub-electron read noise that enables photon counting and photon-number resolution without using electron multiplication, generally referred to as a Quanta Image Sensor (QIS). Ma co-founded Gigajot in 2017 and leads the R&D and product development since then. He holds 20+ U.S. patents and patent applications, and 30+ technical publications.

Dr. Jiaju Ma
CTO & Co-Founder
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Marty Agan
VP of Business Development

Marty is responsible for marketing and sales of Gigajot’s Quanta Image Sensor (QIS) solutions. He has over 20 years of experience marketing image sensor technologies spanning start-up to blue-chip companies, including Photobit, Micron, Aptina, Samsung, Fairchild Imaging, and Geo Semiconductor. Marty received his MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles, MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Dr. Wei-Min Chao oversees and manages Gigajot offices in Taiwan. He has more than 20 years of experience in the IC design industry, from system-on-chip to optical sensors. Before joining Gigajot, he led the SoC team at Quanta Computer, Inc. to design and develop image processing silicon chips. He also was a director and general manager at Goodix, where he and his team successfully developed a unique under-display optical finger print sensors, being used in more than 1 billion cellphones. Dr. Chao received his PhD and EMBA from National Taiwan University.

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Dr. Wei-Min Chao

VP - GM of Taiwan Offices