Founder & CEO
Matthew received a PhD in machine learning and image recognition with the pioneers of deep learning and convolutional neural networks. His research produced the top 5 results in the 2013 ImageNet classification competition.
David will receive his PhD from NYU in the spring, focusing on applications of convolutional neural networks. His research includes the ImageNet 2013 localization winner OverFeat, and the RMRC 2014 winning depth-prediction entry. Previously he worked on anti-spam systems at Cisco IronPort, after completing his ScB at Brown.
Ryan completed a PhD in applied mathematics at UCLA with a focus on sparsity-promoting optimization and was previously a research staff member at Howard Hughes laboratories. His recent work on geolocation in social media has been covered in Forbes, the New York Observer, and Business Insider among other places.
Caroline has 15 years of experience in counseling and providing legal services to technology startup companies, both as in-house and outside counsel. Her most recent role was General Counsel at Sailthru, Inc. Caroline received her JD from New York University School of Law, is admitted to both the CA and NY bars and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
Business Operations Manager
Jason joins Clarifai from Placemeter, a computer vision based urban intelligence platform. Previous roles include designing avionics systems at DRS Technologies. He holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
Mobile Software Engineer
Jack is a recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz, where he studied Computer Science and Cognitive Science. He has been working on the iOS platform since 2012 and has contributed to apps including Signal and his own Protest, which aims to allow protesters to communicate anonymously in crowds.
VP of Product
Dan joins Clarifai from Rhapsody International where he served as VP of Product after acquiring the company he founded, Exfm. He has over 10 years of experience in the technology space having spent time at AOL, Yahoo, Delicious and Microsoft. Dan holds a Master’s degree from ITP at NYU and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Robert joins Clarifai with a fresh Master's degree in Computer Science at NYU and 10 years of experience prior to that. Most recently he worked at Hewlett-Packard dealing with server performance and scalability issues on big machines with terabytes of RAMs and hundreds of cores. Before that, he worked at Oracle solving complex issues on Linux and virtualization. He lives in Brooklyn and plays badminton in every possible court over there.
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Rudi started back when you'd take over BASIC interpreter vectors at $0302+ for fun and profit. He worked on proteomics software at Mayo Clinic; most recently, at Google, he helped YouTube store cat videos efficiently and a lot more. He likes long distance running and food — not clear which one leads to the other.
Marshall joins Clarifai from Rhapsody International where he served as Design & UX Director after the company he founded, Exfm, was acquired. He has over 10 years of experience in the design and technology space having spent time at NBC Universal, AOL, and Sony Music. His other passions include coffee, cats, and code – not necessarily in that order.
Senior Software Engineer
Content Marketing Director
Amy is a full-stack marketer (yes, that is a thing) and former Air Force captain with an MBA from the University of Chicago. She obsesses over marketing analytics and creating epic content, whether it’s for Clarifai or for her internet-famous gaming blog.
Jesse joins us after 2 years in the startup scene. He has a background in corporate finance and holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School, Paris France. He has diverse interests in entrepreneurship, fashion tech, and surfing.
Chris finished a MS in Computer Science at North Carolina State University, focusing on topic modeling for his master's thesis. Before joining Clarifai, he interned on the Google Now, AdWords, and iCloud teams.
Senior Support Engineer
Jared is a seasoned software support ninja person with a Bachelors in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business. When he's not busy turning clients' frowns upside down, he enjoys drumming, traveling to crazy places, going to Yankees and Giants games and giving his cat Juliet as many belly rubs as she can handle before she runs away for no reason.
Jason joins Clarifai from Rhapsody International where he served as Art Director and User Experience Designer. He has over 10 years of experience in multiple design disciplines, with a focus on creating things that are usable, meaningful, and filled with delight. He loves coffee, obsessively works on improving his penmanship, and pretty much experiences the world through delicious food.
Nand recently graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSE in Computer Science Engineering. He has worked on deep learning research in both academia with Professor Honglak Lee and in industry at Qualcomm Research. He enjoys traveling and playing table tennis.
Five years ago, Katie transitioned out of a career in scenic design and into People Ops, and she hasn’t looked back since. She likes to think that her speciality is bringing empathy, creativity, and really bad puns to the People function. When she’s not working, Katie enjoys volunteering with NY Cares and Big Brother Big Sister NYC, painting D&D miniatures, playing board games, traveling, and cuddling with her cat, Sophie.
Ryan joins Clarifai from Wildcard, a New York mobile startup where he served as Head of Operations. Ryan is passionate about working with customers and developers to build valuable products for understanding and managing visual content. Before and after work he is an avid cyclist, tech early adopter and GIF aficionado.
Keeyon Ebrahimi is now a full time engineer after being an intern twice at Clarifai. Keeyon has received a Master's degree in Computer Science at NYU, and a bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah. Prior to being a HackNY fellow and interning at Clarifai, Keeyon was a developer at L3-Communications. Aside from developing, Keeyon greatly enjoys playing soccer, guitar, board games, and listening to stand up comedy.
Alex joins Clarifai as a Recruiter, Machine Learning Enthusiast, and Spirited MINI Driver. She graduated from UC Davis with degrees in Political Science & Psychology and has been recruiting ever since. When Alex is not at Clarifai, you can find her at conferences, car shows, and coffee shops. She also likes alliteration.
Josh joined Clarifai after spending 3.5 years at Google where he focused on expanding and improving structured data and answers on the search results page. Before that he wrote trading systems for a financial firm. Josh has a BS in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University with a focus on computer science and computational physics. He enjoys skiing and rock climbing.
Social Media Manager
Shirley joins from Boxed where she pioneered their social presence. She loves puns, speaks in fluent #’s + @’s, and is passionate about spreading joy + delight while connecting with those around her. If she’s not at Clarifai, you’ll most likely find her at home with her hubs in their pjs, somewhere in the mountains, or biking along the west side.
Habib joins Clarifai from Amazon where he spent a year building an analytics system to make sense of a fast growing advertising platform. Prior to that he worked for Bloomberg writing code to calculate financial risk. He has completed an interdisciplinary MSc from Chalmers University, Sweden, focused on complex systems, and a MSc in mathematics from Texas A&M University focused on scientific computing. Habib carves wood, and loves to research random topics in depth and write about them in his blog.
Sales Development Representative
Zack is a recent graduate from the University of Maryland where he received his degree in accounting with a concentration in consulting. He joins Clarifai to perpetuate advancements in artificial intelligence and the inevitable robot apocalypse. Outside of the business arena, he is a triathlete and enthusiast of all things deep-fried.
Junaid got his BASc from University of Toronto in 2016. His focus on financial engineering did not teach him how to game the stock market. He has previously held roles at Microsoft and various startups, and co-founded a non-profit, Suits U, that helps students dress to impress. When he’s not working, Junaid will be watching Manchester United, playing board games, or falling into YouTube rabbit holes.
Jack received a PhD in computer science from Georgia Tech with a focus on resource management in distributed systems. He is passionate about social justice and using technology to improve society.
Senior Account Executive
Michael joins us from Chartbeat, a real-time analytics startup where he led the European Strategic Sales team and helped global media companies adopt data driven newsroom strategies. When he’s not ushering in the artificial intelligence revolution, you can find him exploring New York’s restaurants or traveling around the world. He graduated with a BA from the University of Michigan.
Senior Product Manager
Amy joins Clarifai from Squad, where she focused on product, design, and growth. Prior to Squad, she founded Miscellaneous Mischief, launching a number of viral consumer products. She started her career in investment banking and is the founder of Verte(x), a community of women focused on building meaningful relationships. Amy studied Math and Studio Art at UNC-CH and loves watching silly dog videos.
Director of Research
Since earning her Ph.D. in Computer Vision and Machine Learning from UC Berkeley, Andrea has worked on several large-scale engineering and machine learning projects including computer vision for Google Street View, research into embedding and reinforcement learning for computer vision with Google Brain, and various efforts on the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign tech team. She enjoys hobbies that complement time spent in front of the computer, including rowing, Argentine tango, and flying trapeze.
Head of Frontend Engineering
Jimmy is joining Clarifai from the Hillary Clinton campaign where he worked as an Engineering Manager in in charge of organizing and events tools. Prior to that, he has spent time at Sprinklr, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Apple. Jimmy has a Bachelor's degree in music technology from the Oberlin Conservatory and tries to keep music in his life through collecting (and sometimes playing) acoustic instruments.
Senior Growth Marketing Manager
Michalene joins Clarifai from ShareThis. Previous roles include positions in marketing research at Hearst Magazines and Millward Brown. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from SUNY New Paltz. When she’s not working, you’ll find her at one of NYC’s many music venues.
Claire can proudly say she teaches robots for a living as our first Data Strategist. Fresh from nearly two years curating high quality datasets for the Cortex team over at Twitter, she gets to mine the best content to help build our models. When she’s not working, she makes her own content on her personal style blog, De Lune.
Michael joins Clarifai from Twitter Cortex, where he worked vigorously to teach their nascent AI about the real world - mostly the birds and the bees. He's passionate (borderline obsessive to be honest) about music and the music industry, and will absolutely ask you what you're listening to on the elevator. He graduated with a BA from the University of Illinois.
Minh joins Clarifai from Twitter, where he spent a year trawling through millions of tweets/images/videos and categorizing them into neat little piles, all to feed the machine. In his free time, you might find him dreaming up costume ideas for Comic Con or tracking down the perfect bowl of pho.
Karen joins Clarifai from Twitter, where she worked for two years on the Cortex team as an artificial intelligence curator, teaching robots about the world and passionately working to make the internet a safer place. She is a professional photographer, with ten years experience in portraiture and fine art photography. She studied Art & Design at Texas State University, graduating with a BFA. When not wrangling robots, you’ll find Karen wandering the world with her camera, time-traveling at The Cloisters, or daydreaming about Texas kolaches.
Lead Client Success Manager
Liz joins Clarifai from RealMatch, where she helped build a Customer Success team to support newspaper publishers throughout the United States. In her spare time, you're likely to find her nerding out to various comic books, sci-fi novels, and fantasy TV shows. She is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a focus in Philosophy, and is happy to discuss the meaning of life at any time!
Bradley is a Certified Public Accountant that joins Clarifai with experience in public accounting as well as technology startups. He obtained a minor in theatre while he attended West Virginia University. Bradley is passionate about sports, volunteering and enjoys running long distances.
Senior Product Manager
Abhishek joins Clarifai from IBM, where he shipped Watson Internet of Things' SaaS products and digital strategy. Prior to that, he was a management consultant, advising clients on analytics strategy. Abhi is continuously learning more and more about machine learning, and hopes to see artificial general intelligence someday. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Toronto. When he’s not at work, he can be seen exploring craft beers, trying various cuisines, running, or reading non-fiction books.