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James Yuan

James Yuan

Sr. Director of Data Science & Analytics


Dr. James Yuan is Sr. Director of Data Science & Analytics, supporting PepsiCo Global R&D. James has been working in the Food and Beverage industry for over 25 years with different leadership capacities in Statistics, Sensory, Analytical, Food Microbiology, Food Safety, Quality Assurance, Packaging, Process Engineering, Fermentation, and Healthcare.

James has over 80 publications and 40 patent applications in food safety, packaging, non-thermal process technologies, and health care. James has a Ph.D. degree in Food Science with a minor in Computer Science (AI and Robotics).

James’ current research passion is advanced analytics for Food & Beverage innovations.