Our Team

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Our team has a track record at companies like Google, HubSpot, Kayak, Qualcomm, Marqeta, and Uber. We speak at a variety of industry events—including Strata, ODSC, and Enterprise Data World—and have been featured in publications such as Entrepreneur, TheNextWeb, ReadWrite, and KD Nuggets.

Team

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Vinay Seth Mohta

Chief Executive Officer

  • CTO, CISO, Co-Founder, Kyruus
  • Product Manager, Kayak
  • CTO, Global Health Delivery 
  • Architect & Product Manager, Endeca Technologies
  • Developer, The MathWorks
  • Multiple patents (text search, faceted navigation)
  • MEng & BS, EECS – MIT

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Sourav Dey

Chief Technical Officer

  • Staff Engineer, Google
  • Principal Data Scientist, AutoGrid
  • Principal Engineer, Ingenu
  • Senior Engineer, Qualcomm
  • Multiple patents (intrusion detection, user similarity, wireless)
  • PhD, MS & BS, EECS – MIT

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Vivek Mohta

Chief Business Officer

  • Co-Founder & CEO, Altitude
  • VP, Industry Solutions, AEE
  • Division Director, State of Massachusetts
  • Research Manager, IDA
  • Multiple publications and awards
  • PhD, Math – Harvard; BS, Math & BS, Physics – MIT

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Andy Song

General Counsel

  • Senior Legal Counsel, Apple
  • Associate, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • JD — Harvard Law School; BA — Yale University

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Meghan Blanchette

Director, Communications

  • Director of Content, Dataquest.io
  • Communications Manager, Silicon Valley Data Science 
  • Acquisitions Editor, O'Reilly Media 
  • BA, Writing and Publishing – Emerson College

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Jason Carpenter

Machine Learning Engineer

  • Recent projects spanning computer vision, signal processing, augmented reality, and deep learning
  • Neuroscience Research Associate, University College London
  • MS, Data Science – University of San Francisco; BS, Cognitive Science – UCLA

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Wassaf Farooqi

Director, Engineering

  • VP Engineering, Kyruus
  • Software Engineer, HubSpot
  • Software Engineer, EMC
  • BS, Computer Engineering – Northeastern University

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Joseph Goldbeck

Data Engineer

  • Senior Software Engineer & Technical Lead, TetraScience
  • Lead Developer, FOLD 
  • Full Stack Developer, MIT Media Lab / Center for Future Civic Media
  • Lead Software Engineer, Cinch Financial
  • MA, Neuroscience — University of California–Berkeley; BS, Brain and Cognitive Science — MIT (with awards for outstanding academics and research)

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John Hann

Senior Software Engineer

  • Senior Software Engineer at TetraScience
  • Cloud Architect at SolPad
  • Senior Software Engineer/Architect at NoWait
  • Front-end Architect / Team Lead at lifeIMAGE
  • Principal Engineer at Pivotal
  • BS, Electrical Engineering — University of Massachusetts

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Rajendra Koppula

Director, Machine Learning

  • Recent projects spanning computer vision, IoT, machine learning, and deep learning applications
  • Staff Engineer, 3G/4G Cellular Group, Qualcomm
  • MS, Statistics & MS, EE – Northern Illinois University; BS, EECS – Osmania University

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Jakov Kucan

Senior Architect

  • Chief Architect, Kyruus
  • Director of Product Strategy, PTC Mathcad 
  • Software Architect, Mathsoft
  • Co-founder/Engineer/Architect/V.P. and Chief Scientist, Centive
  • PhD, Computer Science — MIT; MA, Mathematics, BSE, Computer Science and Engineering — UPenn

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Rachel Lomasky

Director, Machine Learning

  • Co-founder and Chief Data Officer, Wevo Conversion
  • Analytics Director, Opera Solutions
  • Adjunct Professor, Northeastern University
  • PhD, Machine Learning — Tufts University; BA, Computer Science — Wellesley College

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Alexander Ng

Director, Infrastructure & DevOps

  • Recent projects at the intersection of systems and machine learning
  • DevOps Tech Lead, Kyruus
  • Software Systems Engineer, MITRE
  • Software Systems Engineer, US Navy
  • BS, EE – Boston University

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Julie Steele

Director, Marketing

  • Director of Communications & Design, Silicon Valley Data Science
  • Content Editor for Strata Conference and Acquisitions Editor, O'Reilly Media
  • Faculty, School of Visual Arts in New York
  • Author of "Understanding the Chief Data Officer" (two editions) and co-author of Designing Data Visualizations and Beautiful Visualization
  • MA, PoliSci – Rutgers; BA, English

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Michael Stefferson

Machine Learning Engineer

  • Experience in deep learning for object detection, numerical analysis, and Brownian dynamics simulations
  • Data scientist, Divirod
  • AI Fellow at Insight Data Science 
  • PhD, Physics – University of Colorado, Boulder; BS, Physics and Applied Math – University of Arizona

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Tameez Sunderji

Director, Product

  • Director Product Management, Marqeta
  • Director Platform Strategy, Mashery
  • Senior Product Manager, Rovi
  • Consultant, PA Consulting Group
  • BS, EECS – MIT

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Matyas Tamas

Director, Data Science

  • Head of Supply Data Science, Uber
  • Founder of Data Science team, Quora
  • BS, Physics – Caltech

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Dragos Velicanu

Data Engineer

  • Recent work includes algorithmic trading systems, blockchain data unification
  • Data Engineering Fellow, Insight Data Science
  • Particle Physics Researcher, CERN
  • PhD Physics – MIT; BS Applied Physics, Minor CS – Columbia University

Affiliates

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Demba Ba

Advisor, Deep Learning Methods

  • Assistant Professor, Harvard University
  • Multiple publications
  • PhD & MS, EECS – MIT; BS, EECS – UMD

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Martin Davy

Advisor, IT Transformation

  • Executive Vice President & Chief Platform Architect, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • VP Worldwide Product Engineering, Pegasystems
  • Global Head of Trading Engineering, Fidelity Investments
  • Senior Vice President, Linedata (North America)
  • Architecture roles at The LongView Group, Atex, and Sysdeco
  • MS, CS – University of Kent; BS, Math / Education – Canterbury Christ Church University

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Surya Ganguli

Advisor, Deep Learning Methods

  • Assistant Professor, Stanford University
  • Visiting Scientist, Google Brain Deep Learning Research Group
  • Multiple highly cited publications and multiple awards
  • PhD, String Theory – UC Berkeley; BS, Math / Physics / EECS – MIT

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Vivek Garg

Director, Data Science

  • Data Science Manager, Apple
  • Director of Data Sciences, Albeado
  • Big Data Consultant, Big Data Analytics & Strategy
  • VP of Strategy & Business Development, AdMaxim, LLC
  • Consultant, Bain & Company, San Francisco
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering – UC Berkeley; MBA, Marketing, Finance and Entrepreneurship – University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business; BS, Mechanical Engineering – IIT

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Zoher Karu

Advisor, Data Strategy

  • Managing Director, Head of Data and Analytics, APAC & EMEA, Citi
  • Chief Data Officer, eBay
  • VP, Marketing Analytics, Sears
  • VP, Analytics, Mattersight
  • Director, Strategy, Zyman Group
  • Director, Product, Brickstream
  • Engagement Manager, McKinsey
  • PhD, EECS – MIT; BS, EE – CMU

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Ankit Patel

Advisor, Deep Learning Methods

  • Assistant Professor, Rice University
  • Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Multiple publications
  • PhD, Applied Math; MS & BA, CS – Harvard

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Aalok Shah

Senior Product Management Consultant

  • Expertise in data products involving lots of data and complex processes
  • Director Product, Immigration Transformation, US Digital Service
  • Senior Product Manager, Oracle
  • Senior Application Engineer, Oracle
  • MEng & BS, EECS – MIT

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Daniel Tunkelang

Advisor, Search & Query Understanding

  • Consultant to Apple, Ebay, Elsevier, Etsy, Salesforce, Yelp, Pinterest, Flipkart
  • Director of Engineering, Search, LinkedIn
  • Director of Product Data Science, LinkedIn
  • Tech Lead, Local Search, Google
  • Chief Scientist, Endeca (acquired by Oracle)
  • PhD, CS – CMU; BS & MS, CS / Math – MIT