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Pendulum is a company that swings into action to solve one of the world's most pressing problems.

How do we get more from less?

Building systems that continuously generate leverage at scale.

Each resource has the potential to make a significant impact when used at the right time and place. At scale, better use of resources can have a profound impact on human lives and our planet.

This is why at Pendulum we focus on this opportunity from a Commercial, Global Health and National Security perspective.

Our products continuously work to ensure that existing resources yield more. Just like the pendulum that leverages physics to amplify small movements into larger ones, we leverage our AI-driven solutions to amplify the impact of each resource available to an organization.

Improving a single number - what you send where and when - changes everything at scale.

Born out of the most competitive environments on earth, proven in the most challenging.

We take inspiration from the most competitive and relentlessly dynamic environment on earth, financial markets, where data and advanced technologies are the only way to win.

To stress-test our technology, we've deployed in the most challenging environments on earth, where lives depend on performance.

Complex technology available in a simple API.

Spending years deploying our products in the toughest conditions has forced us to build solutions that are resilient, simple to use and fast to deploy.

A pendulum describes planetary physics with a single movement, accessible through a simple device by anyone.

Our products describe complex change with a single prediction, accessible through an API by anyone.

Our technology serves the most well-resourced customers on earth, and the least-resourced.

Developed by AI pioneers for industry innovators.

Pendulum is an AI company co-founded and led by CEO Benjamin Fels and Chief AI Officer and MIT Professor Dr. Suvrit Sra. Benjamin and Suvrit both come from industries requiring constant innovation, pioneering has been in our DNA from Day 1.

Today, with deep in-house technical skills, an experienced board and a strong set of advisers who advance AI across industry and academia, we are continuing to build the future of AI for our customers.

The Pendulum Team.

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Finance
Leadership

Alex Mustier

Head of Finance

Alex previously served on the founding team and as Head of Finance at Appex, a venture-backed iOS software app roll-up platform. Before Appex, he was an investor at Audax, a leading alternative investment manager. Alex holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Product Ops.
Leadership

Alexander Saftschuk

Director of Marketing

Alexander has spent his career working at the nexus of analytics and marketing. After finishing his studies at Maastricht University and the London School of Economics, he worked on financial analytics at Bloomberg and on Machine Learning algorithms for marketing spend at Telenor. Prior to joining Pendulum he worked at the deep-tech startup Forkbeard where he was heading marketing and the development of the analytics product.

Machine Learning

Alp Yurtsever, PhD

Optimization Scientist

Alp holds a PhD from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and a thorough awareness of the issues facing the optimization sector. In addition to his role at Pendulum, Alp is an Assistant Professor and the head of the Mathematical Programming Group in the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umea University in Sweden, where he is also affiliated with the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). His PhD thesis received the EPFL graduate school program's Thesis Distinction. He has also won an Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation, as well as various WASP research grants, highlighting his contributions to the field.

Machine Learning

Angel Chung

Student Researcher

Angel (Tsai-Hsuan) Chung is pursuing her PhD in Operations, Information, and Decisions at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She’s passionate about her research in developing data-driven decision-making tool using machine learning and optimization for social good and equitable global health operations. She holds a Master's degree dual majoring in International Educational Development and Statistics from the University of Pennsylvania, and dual Bachelor's degrees in Economics and Sociology from National Chengchi University in Taiwan. She has previously worked with the Asian Development Bank and the Taiwanese Parliament.

Machine Learning

Anirudh Shah

Machine Learning Scientist

Anirudh is passionate about applied AI research and building machine learning products. He has worked in startups across a range of sectors including energy, pharma and data-as-a-service and is excited about using AI in applications that have a positive impact on the world. He has a Bachelor's degree from University College London and a Master's degree from Cornell University.

Board

Anthony Vinci, PhD

Board Director

Anthony Vinci, PhD, is a Managing Director at Cerberus Capital Management, member of MITRE's Board of Trustees' Technical Committee and an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. Previously, he was a member of Bridgewater Associates' Core Management Team and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Associate Director for Capabilities. As NGA CTO, he oversaw the agency's efforts to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its operations and forged public-private partnerships with Silicon Valley. He also sat on the Senior Steering Group and the Executive Committee of Project Maven.

Leadership

Benjamin Thelonious Fels

Founder and CEO

Benjamin Thelonious Fels excels at leading the development of technology that learns in complex, real-world settings. Prior to starting Pendulum, he worked as a derivatives trader in Chicago and London, where he supervised quantitative, technological, and successful market teams that created and ran trading systems that learned in real-time in financial markets. Benjamin has advised the World Health Organization on AI and the Financial Times published his op-ed on AI and healthcare. Has been invited to speak on applied AI at the University of Washington and Northwestern University, to physician-scientists at Penn Medicine, and to clinical leaders in Alaska and Oregon.

Engineering

Bereket Bejiga

Full Stack Engineer

Bereket is a Java, Spring Framework, and JavaScript expert with a passion for Microservices architecture and DevOps. He has extensive expertise developing corporate apps for the smart utilities, fintech, and healthcare industries. Bereket graduated from Addis Ababa Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in computer engineering. Bereket formerly worked as a Senior Software Developer at Paga Group Ltd. before joining Pendulum Systems.

Global Development

Brittany Hume Charm

Head of Growth - Global Health

Brittany works with mission-driven entrepreneurial teams to scale promising innovations in health access and equity. Prior to Pendulum, Brittany led global health growth and partnerships at Zipline. Brittany has also worked at the intersection of health delivery innovation, business, and entrepreneurship with the Skoll Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, and McKinsey & Company. Brittany serves on the board of Medic, a nonprofit tech startup that builds digital health tools for community health workers, and was a member of the inaugural cohort of WomenLift Health, a leadership initiative for women in global health seeded by the Gates Foundation. She has a BA in public policy from Princeton and an MBA from UC Berkeley-Haas.

Machine Learning

Carl Centola

Software Engineer

Carl is a results-driven software engineer with a keen focus on leveraging data to solve complex problems. Holding a degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business, he possesses a unique blend of technical and business acumen. Throughout his career, Carl has excelled in roles spanning data analytics and data engineering within the non-profit, financial, and online retail sectors. His expertise in data-driven solutions has earned him a reputation for delivering exceptional results.

Machine Learning

Dana Mastropole

Machine Learning Engineer

Dana is passionate about machine learning and is excited about its potential to drive positive social change. Prior to working at Pendulum, she helped develop machine learning solutions for start-ups, designed and built websites, and taught data science courses. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Georgetown University and a Master's degree in Physical Oceanography from MIT.

Board

Donna Parr

Board Observer

Donna Parr, Managing Partner at CBIV, has over 30 years of experience managing venture capital, growth equity, and private debt investment portfolios of up to $1 billion. She has managed two biotech related funds (GrowthWorks Canadian Fund and Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund) and has held roles at several notable pension funds and firms, including OMERS, CPP, and TD Capital. She is currently on the boards of Constellation Software and Topicus.com. Donna holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto and earned her MBA from Schulich School of Business. She holds the ICD.D designation.

Leadership

Drew Arenth

Chief Business Officer

Drew Arenth has vast experience in supply chain modernization. Previously, he worked as a research consultant for Intellectual Ventures/Global Good and as a Principal at Providence Health and Services, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of strategic organizational projects. As Director of International Business Development at Foss Maritime, Drew guided negotiations with the largest organizations in the world and was a founding board member of the business development board for Saltchuk Resources, Inc., a multi-billion dollar privately held logistics company.

Operations

Emily Furlong

Operations Manager

Emily Furlong is a systematic and progressive operations manager who has spent her career strengthening the operational systems of human rights and global health organizations. She graduated from The University of Dayton, receiving a BA in International Studies with a concentration in International Journalism. Based in Washington, DC, Emily began her career as a community organizer for LGBTQIA+ rights. Prior to Pendulum, Emily worked for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation where she supported their global operations, knowledge management, and cross-departmental functions.

Leadership
Product Ops.

Emily Gooding

Director of Product Operations

Emily Gooding is a supply chain expert with experience in logistics operations and supply chain technology. She has spent her career figuring out how to move things from A to B in resource-constrained environments. Prior to Pendulum, Emily led global operations for Lori Systems, an e-logistics marketplace operating in 12+ countries across Africa, and worked for the UN's food relief agency in DRC, Syria, and Ukraine.

Operations

Eva Hirsch

Chief of Staff

Eva is a highly-driven, innovative thinker, active collaborator and problem-solver who has spent her early career developing and implementing systems and processes for operational efficiencies. She is exceptionally skilled at providing cross-functional team coordination. Prior to joining Pendulum Systems, she worked as an Associate at a real estate consulting firm focused on new development residential real estate primarily in New York City.

Machine Learning

Fereshteh Lux, PhD

Machine Learning Scientist

Fereshteh J. Lux holds a Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing from the University of Central Florida (UCF), where she also received the Doctoral Research Support Award. Her research involved the design and implementation of neural models to encode syntactic and structural patterns of textual data for the task of authorship attribution. Passionate about deep learning models, she has also shared her expertise as an adjunct faculty member at UCF.

Machine Learning

Fernando Gama, PhD

Machine Learning Scientist

Fernando Gama has received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (2020), and an M.A. in Statistics from the Wharton School (2017). He had postdoctoral stints in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department at the University of California, Berkeley (2020-21), and the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Rice University (2021-22). He has also been a research intern at Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research in Montréal (2018), and a visiting scholar at TU Delft in the Netherlands (2017). Before joining Pendulum, he worked as a Machine Learning Researcher at Morgan Stanley (2022-23). The core of his published research is related to machine learning and signal processing for graph-structured data, with applications in power grids, sensor networks, multi-agent robotics, and distributed control. He has a background in statistics, time series analysis, and signal processing.

Product Ops.

Fin Kavanagh

Content Architect

Fin is a communications specialist adept in building brand identity through digital content. He joins Pendulum from Palantir Technologies, where he facilitated strategic communications efforts across the commercial business. Prior to entering into data and analytics, Fin trained and worked as a journalist, writing for news outlets including the Times and the Telegraph. He has an MA in the field, alongside an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford.

Product Ops.

Gabby Larios

Product Manager

Gabby is a driven technical product manager who is energized by diving into the unknown and collaborating with others when it comes to solving complex problems. After completing her bachelor degree in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, she was responsible for advancing the software development and hardware integration for unmanned autonomous surface vessels. Her work impacted a broad range of customers across government agencies within the United States Department of Defense and Intelligence communities, including the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO), and US Navy, as well as commercial clients.

Engineering

Genevieve Awa

DevOps Engineer

With a track record of success in AWS, Genevieve is passionate about developing, constructing, and solving challenges in her area of expertise. Prior to joining Pendulum Systems, she worked as an AWS cloud infrastructure architect and DevOps engineer with consulting organizations, where she gained experience in Automation, CICD pipeline, and security. She graduated from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria with a degree in computer science.

AI Advisory Board

Hamsa Bastani, PhD

AI Advisor

Hamsa Bastani is an Associate Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Her research is focused on the development of unique machine learning algorithms for data-driven decision-making, with applications in healthcare operations, social good, and revenue management. Her work has earned her the Wagner Prize for Excellence in Practice (2021), the Pierskalla Award for the best paper in healthcare (2016, 2019, 2021), the Behavioral OM Best Paper Award (2021). She completed her PhD in Stanford's Electrical Engineering department under the supervision of Mohsen Bayati. She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard in 2012 with a A.M. in physics, and a A.B. in physics and mathematics.

Board

Hans Melotte

Board Director

Hans Melotte is a visionary leader at the nexus of supply chain, technology and sustainability with 30+ years of operating experience at three of the world’s most admired companies – Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble. At Starbucks, Hans served as a member of the Executive Leadership Team in a series of roles: Chief Technology Officer, Chief Supply Chain Officer and President of Global Channel Development and Foodservice Business. Hans led the creation of Starbucks’ long-term environmental sustainability goals and strategies. Prior to Starbucks, Hans worked for Johnson & Johnson for 20 years, rising to Chief Procurement Officer, where he determined the company's $32 billion procurement budget.

Engineering

Holly Hastings

Software Engineer

Holly is a Software Engineer who focuses on using technology to help improve peoples’ lives and uncover hidden insights. After obtaining a Bachelors in Software Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, she made an impact at Measures for Justice where she helped criminal justice agencies - and the communities they serve - better understand their impact and identify areas for improvement. She has also co-authored a paper, Automated Characterization of Software Vulnerabilities, published for the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME).

Engineering

Jean Githae

Data Engineer

Jean is a Data Engineer at Pendulum, passionate about using cutting edge technologies to deliver impact. She has spent her career working in monitoring and evaluation, research and technology. Before joining Pendulum, Jean worked as a Data Analyst at Code for Africa, working on open source civic data tools and hard-hitting investigative research on disinformation in Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree from Strathmore University, Nairobi.

National Security

Jeffrey Szeman, PMP

Project Manager

Jeff is a trained project management expert with extensive experience with the Departments of Defense, State, and Local Law Enforcement. With over 20 years of combined avionics and aerospace system expertise, he has worked as an installation team lead, senior technician, Subject Matter Expert (SME), wire harness fabrication manager, and Project Manager, performing all avionics upgrade and install tasks. Jeff is a certified Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP®)

Product Ops.

Jeni Stockman

Senior Deployment Manager

Jeni is a global development expert with a career that spans national health, defense, and information technology industries. She has spent over a decade deploying strategic innovations to varying political and social environments across industries to ensure service delivery is efficient, effective, and accepted. She brings a broad perspective on human behavior and experience to her work, and challenges the status quo to adapt where possible and to change meaningfully where inevitable. Her wide interests have helped her develop deep technical and operational knowledge across whole systems.

Operations

Jessica Pafford

Senior Manager, People and Culture

Jessica is energetic and passionate about people management. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in employee engagement, talent and performance management, and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging, ensuring a holistic approach to the employee experience. Jessica has a passion for people, and strives to ensure they remain connected and collaborative across countries and time zones. Jessica is truly adept when it comes to the human part of Pendulum.

National Security

Jim Laatsch

Senior National Security Advisor

With over two decades of experience ranging from tactical to strategic, Jim's work prototyping, testing, and implementing cutting-edge technology on behalf of the US Government has taken him across six continents, from the Arctic Circle's outskirts to the South Pole and everywhere in between. His background in cooperatively designing unique technical solutions was honed at DARPA, the Multi-National Corps - Iraq, US Forces - Afghanistan, the Army Engineer Research and Development Center, as a liaison to the US TENTH Fleet, and a variety of other government agencies.

Leadership
Engineering

Johannes Kitschke

Chief Engineering Officer

Johannes is excited by all types of engineering. He joined Pendulum more than 7 years ago as Software Engineer and grew with the team and company into his leadership role as Chief Engineering Officer today. He has a background in Naval Architecture and Computational Engeineering Science. His ambition is to solve hard technical challenges and change the world for the better.

National Security

LTG (R) Paul Ostrowski

Senior Advisor

LTG (R) Ostrowski is a well-known figure on Capitol Hill, with extensive experience in Congressional and Government relations. He has a strong background in federal acquisition and contracting strategies, as well as strategic planning for major defense research, development, test, evaluation, and procurement programs. Notably, he served as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Supply, Production, and Distribution for Operation Warp Speed/Countermeasures Acceleration Group, playing a critical role in managing efforts related to pandemic response. LTG (R) Ostrowski graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a Master of Science in Systems Acquisition Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, as well as a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces/ Eisenhower School.

Engineering

Laila Mohamed

Senior Android Engineer

Laila is an Android developer with more than a decade of experience designing, implementing, and supporting creative solutions across several domains such as smart home, IoT, cloud, and healthcare. She holds a degree in Informatics and Linguistics and is passionate about developing user-friendly software that improves people's lives and experiences.

AI Advisory Board

Lester Mackey, PhD

AI Advisor

Lester is a Stanford University adjunct professor and a Microsoft Research New England statistical machine learning researcher. Before joining Microsoft, he was an assistant professor of statistics and, by extension, computer science at Stanford for three years. His current research interests include statistical machine learning, scalable algorithms, high-dimensional statistics, approximation inference, and probability. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science (2012) and M.A. in Statistics (2011) from UC Berkeley and my B.S.E. in Computer Science (2007) from Princeton University. His Ph.D. advisor was Mike Jordan. As an undergraduate at Princeton, Lester’s team was ranked second for the legendary $1M Netflix Prize, competing against 2000 of the world’s best forecasters.

Product Ops.

Luís Neves

Product Manager

Luís is a Product Manager with experience expanding and scaling digital platforms. He joined Pendulum from FARFETCH, an eCommerce platform where he focused on understanding customer journeys and identifying new growth and development opportunities for the organization. Luís has a keen interest in the application of artificial intelligence in new and emerging industries, while also fostering productive and transparent product development lifecycles. He lives and works in Aveiro, Portugal.

National Security

MG (R) Chris Sharpsten

Advisor

MG (R) Sharpsten, a 33-year veteran of the US Army and former Major General, has extensive experience in national security and supply chain resilience. Throughout his military career, he held significant General Officer positions, including Director of Logistics and Engineering for U.S. Central Command, Commanding General of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and Director of Logistics Readiness and Plans on the US Army General Staff. Notably, he played a key role in the U.S. Presidential COVID-19 Task Force, Operation Warp Speed, from 2020 to 2021, driving the accelerated development and distribution of vaccines and therapeutics for the nation and its partners. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University, and a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College.

AI Advisory Board

Marc Deisenroth, PhD

AI Advisor

Professor Marc Deisenroth is the DeepMind Chair in Artificial Intelligence and the Deputy Director of UCL's AI Centre. He also holds visiting faculty positions at the University of Johannesburg and Imperial College London. Marc leads the Statistical Machine Learning Group at UCL. His research interests center around data-efficient machine learning, probabilistic modeling and autonomous decision making with applications in climate/weather science and robotics.

Board

Martin Schneider

Board Director

Martin is a Managing Partner at Fine Capital Partners, a hedge fund based in New York City. He is the Chair of IDEO.org's Board of Directors and the Board Treasurer of Population Services International (PSI). He is the Founder and former President of Health Pages, a consumer website devoted to providing consumers with background, experience, and quality information about health care providers. He is also the Founder and former President of Physician Hospital Alliance, a company that provided out-patient medical services. He received a BA from Amherst College, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a MSc from The London School of Economics.

Operations
Leadership

Meagan Wilson

Director of Operations

Meagan is a global operations, human resources, and administrative expert with over two decades of experience directing and enhancing organization operations and systems, as well as contributing in determining the direction of organizations working in global development and technology. Working with colleagues from all over the world has solidified her love for leading others, embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and supporting a healthy work culture. Meagan's personal humanitarian activity includes being a resource parent, advocate, and mentor for foster children, a top fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis, and an active member of the DC and Alexandria CERT teams (Community Emergency Response Team).

Engineering

Megan Rogers

Analytics Engineer

As an Analytics Engineer, Megan's focus is on applying software engineering best practices to the management, infrastructure and processes for modelling and storing data at Pendulum. Her background in data science consulting, research, instructional design and educational technology has exposed her to a wide range of data difficulties to tackle. Prior to joining Pendulum, she oversaw a variety of initiatives across sectors, ranging from startups to NGOs to corporate institutions, all with the common objective of making their data work for them. With a MSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Cape Town, Megan thrives and finds she can add the most value, when she can be both scientifically creative, and creatively scientific.

Engineering

Meghan Williams Leroy

Android Engineer

Meghan is a passionate Android engineer with over four years of experience. Prior to joining Pendulum, she worked at Silicon Valley companies in the photography and music industries developing performant applications used by millions of people. Meghan holds a degree in International Business and a certificate in Java programming, she is enthusiastic about applying technical excellence to build applications that are both beneficial and enjoyable to use.

Machine Learning

Mesay Bejiga, PhD

Senior Machine Learning Scientist

Mesay is highly skilled in image processing techniques aimed at establishing resilient and streamlined supply chain systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology from the University of Trento, Italy. His research is primarily centered around the application of cutting-edge technologies such as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and domain adaptation methods, specifically for the classification of multispectral/hyperspectral images. With a wealth of experience, Mesay has played a crucial role in the development of sophisticated deep learning models tailored for the analysis of remote sensing images.

Product Ops.

Miloš Viktorović

Senior Product Manager

Miloš is a tech enthusiast with years of product development experience and with a huge passion for innovation. His journey has been one of leading dynamic teams and driving product development across diverse industries. In his previous roles, he orchestrated the development of PaaS & SaaS solutions, crafting unique mobile, web, and api-based products. His story also includes a chapter in academia, contributing to urban traffic data engineering and IoT in Smart Cities. At the outset of his career, Miloš co-founded a startup, where he learned how creating a culture of having fun and infusing true agility into E2E product development fosters an environment of rapid innovation and adaptability.

AI Advisory Board

Misha Sra, PhD

AI Advisor

Misha Sra is the John and Eileen Gerngross Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of California Santa Barbara where she directs the Perceptual Engineering Lab. She is a member of UCSB’s Center for Responsible Machine Learning (CRML) and Center for Interactive and Visual Computing (CIVC). She received her PhD from the MIT Media Lab and her current research focus is on using AI for Good.

Machine Learning

Mislav Jordanic, PhD

Machine Learning Scientist

Mislav is a machine learning scientist working on forecasting and prediction problems. He graduated from the University of Zagreb in Croatia with a degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering, and holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. Prior to joining Pendulum, Mislav worked on multiple academic research and innovation projects. Thereafter, he joined an algorithmic trading firm where he led the design and implementation of algorithmic trading strategies based on machine learning and forecasting.

Board

Prashant Yadav, PhD

Board Director

Prashant is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development and an Affiliate Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD, a leading graduate business school. He formerly worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as Strategy Leader-Supply Chain, the William Davidson Institute as Vice President of Healthcare, and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business as Faculty. He has also worked as a Supply Chain Management Professor at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program and as a Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. He collaborated with multiple governments and global organizations in designing and improving supply chains for medicines and health products and has been invited to give expert testimony on drug supply chain issues before the US Congress and legislative bodies in other nations.

AI Advisory Board

Stefanie Jegelka, PhD

AI Advisor

Stefanie is an Associate Professor at MIT EECS, and a member of CSAIL, IDSS, the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning at MIT. She is also affiliated with the ORC. Her research focuses on algorithmic machine learning, which spans modeling, optimization approaches, theory, and applications. Her work has been supported by a Sloan Research Fellowship, an NSF CAREER Award, a DARPA Young Faculty Award, an NSF BIGDATA award, an ONR MURI, Google, Two Sigma, and Adobe faculty research awards, an STL award, and other awards by NSF and DARPA. Stefanie has received Germany's highest academic honor, the €5 million Alexander von Humboldt Prize for Artificial Intelligence.

National Security
Engineering

Stephen Guerrera, PhD

Principal Engineer

Stephen has extensive expertise in augmented reality solutions for the US government. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), where his research focused on semiconductor devices and solid state physics. Akintunde Ibitayo Akinwande served as Stephen's advisor, and his work was highlighted at the International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM).

Leadership
Machine Learning

Suvrit Sra, PhD

Chief AI Officer

Suvrit Sra, Ph.D., is a large-scale machine learning and optimization expert. He is an MIT Career Development Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and an MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society member. Suvrit is the author of multiple peer-reviewed papers in machine learning, data mining, statistics, optimization, and mathematics, and the editor of Optimization for Machine Learning (MIT Press). Additionally, he has been awarded and recognized by major institutions such as the National Science Foundation, NSF BIGDATA, and NSF TRIPODS+X grants, for his contributions to the advancement of ML in the real world.

Product Ops.

Tabeth Dera

Scrum Master

Tabeth is a Scrum Master with a demonstrated working history in the financial services and technology industries space. Tabeth has been exposed to Agile project delivery and has worked with teams, product owners, and delivery managers to create transparency, remove impediments and aid them in achieving goals and solving problems. A certified Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP®), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), and Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I), Tabeth holds a Bachelor of Technology Honours Degree in Software Engineering from Harare Institute of Technology, Zimbabwe.

Product Ops.

Tommaso Zennaro

Product Designer

Tommaso is a product designer who spent most of his career crafting user experiences for the web. With almost 10 years of experience, he had the chance to work with many different clients and industries, ranging from fintechs to luxury brands, tech and food and beverage companies. His previous work experience was in a data visualization boutique agency, where he crafted data driven experiences, and in consulting, where he got the chance to expand his craft in many omnichannel projects. His degrees in Industrial Design and Editorial Graphic Design help him tackle problems with a "form follows function" approach.

Machine Learning
Leadership

Vahid Rostami, PhD

Director of Machine Learning

In the fields of healthcare and finance, as well as in the nexus of neuroscience and artificial intelligence, Vahid has successfully led and deployed high impact machine learning and optimzation solutions. Vahid has a Master of Science in Quantum Physics from the University of Bonn in Germany, as well as a PhD in computational neuroscience from RWTH Aachen University and the Jülich Research Centre in Germany.

Machine Learning

Vincent Njonge

Machine Learning Engineer

Vincent is a talented and ambitious Junior Machine Learning Engineer who has excelled in their career progression from Data Analyst to their current role. He is an all-round data analytics practitioner greatly passionate about artificial intelligence and python programming with an aim of becoming a world class problem solver. With a strong technical background, a keen eye for detail, and an unwavering dedication to excellence, he is poised to make significant contributions in the field of machine learning and data analytics.

Engineering

William Mucheru

Full Stack Engineer

William is a Full Stack Engineer with over a decade of experience working on web, android and cloud-based applications. His work has been in several industries including finance, M&E, health, insurance, agriculture, entertainment and ecommerce. He has a passion for well designed and functional products and believes in providing users with enjoyable user experiences. He holds a B.A in Design and a diploma in Software Engineering.

pressing problems

Geopolitical conflict, inflation, and climate change are creating a new global volatility. The ability to get more from less is no longer a choice.