we are leading researchers in cognitive computing and machine intelligence with deep expertise across multiple industries

our AI team
our team

Sanjay Chopra

Co-Founder & CEO
Award-winning CEO and serial technology entrepreneur; expertise in AI and e-commerce spanning over two decades
Licensed Intellions IP to Google; former executive at Giant Eagle, IBM; Board member Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Graduated with B. Tech in Computer Science from MANIT, Master in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, with an MBA from Carnegie Mellon

Eric Nyberg, PhD

Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist
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One of the world’s leading cognitive computing data scientists
Academic consultant for IBM Watson since 2007
Developed SmartCognitives™ Decision Management System
Professor and Director, Master of Computational Data Science Program at Carnegie Mellon

Alexander Hauptmann, PhD

AI Consultant, Image and Video Scientist
CMU research professor in multimedia analysis and indexing, speech recognition, interfaces to multimedia system and language

Pete Minnelli

Partner & SVP, Creative
20+ years experience in branding, identity and UX design and development
Leads cognistx creative, UX and marketing teams with a focus on human-centered design and user engagement

Roberto Pareja

Partner & Strategic Relations
10+ years of experience in corporate and investment banking and new ventures. Shareholder and board member of a South American bank holding company (SCFG) 
BS, Purdue University; MBA, CMU Tepper School of Business

Jill Yahnite

Outsourced VP of Sales
Leader of Sales organizations for over 15+ years, driving organizational growth; Board Member of Accelerated Corporate Growth (ACG).
BS, St. John Fisher College; MBA Rochester Institute of Technology

Lynette Stevens

Business Development Manager
15+ years of experience in business development, strategic marketing, corporate event management and fund raising.
BS, Indiana University of PA; Study Abroad Program, University of Wollongong, Australia

Uxue Zurutuza

Senior Data Scientist
Data Scientist with experience in machine learning, deep learning, business intelligence, and analytics
BS in CS + Business Admin, Deusto University; Dual MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering + Engineering & Technology Innovation Management, CMU

Roshan Bhave

Intelligence Solutions Architect
4+ years of experience in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Anomaly Detection and Time Series Analysis
BS in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology

Kaushik Shakkari

Senior Data Scientist
Data Scientist with experience in natural language processing, user behavioral analysis, machine learning, deep learning
MS in CS (specialization in Data Science), USC; B.Tech. in CS, Amrita University; Fellow and Mentor at Insight Data Science Program

Ihor Markevych

Data Scientist
Data Scientist with work in egocentric trajectory prediction, fuzzy consensus aggregation methods and a variety of NLP fields
MS Candidate in Computational Data Science, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Raminder Dhiman

Senior Product Manager
3 years of client acquisition and client management experience; Strong prioritization skills and analytical ability
B. Tech Mechanical, Punjabi University; MBA, UBS Panjab; Information Systems Management, Duquesne University

Jagriti Pandey

Senior Product Manager
Former Robotics Process Automation SME at Caterpillar Inc. 3+ years of experience in Change Management and AI-Powered Process Automation.
BE Computer Science, BMSCE; Master of Information Systems Management, CMU

Prachi Dhiman

Product Manager
10 years in Investment Banking Operations and 2 years of Product Management experience
Bachelor’s in Finance, UMass Amherst

Shivang Gupta

Senior Software Engineer
Principal Developer with 9+ years of experience designing and building web apps, APIs, data pipelines and processing engines, and AI-based solutions

Francis Carayol

Senior Developer
15+ years of experience as a full-stack developer using numerous programming languages and technologies
Leads WordPress development team, along with technical problem resolution for clients

Aniket Trivedi

Senior Software Engineer
2+ years of Software Development experience; project experience with Machine Learning and Data Science
BE Computer Science, University of Pune; MS School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Justin Waltrip

Junior Data Scientist
Undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University studying computer science and applied mathematics and statistics with a focus in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Bharani Ujjaini Kempaiah

Summer Data Science Intern
Graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University interested in working with Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Cloud Computing
MS Candidate in Computational Data Science, School of Computer Science, CMU; B.Tech. in CSE, PES University.

Arav Agarwal

Summer Data Science Intern
Graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University interested in predicting information from structured data, and in machine learning systems.
MS Candidate in Computational Data Science, School of Computer Science, CMU; Bachelors in Engineering in Computer Science and Data Science, University of Michigan.

Veer Bhatia

Computer Science Intern
Undergraduate student studying computer science and mathematics at the University of British Columbia with interests in machine learning, artificial intelligence, graph theory and statistical analysis.
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Vishal Dhiman

Senior AI Product Consultant
10+ years of experience in Technology Leadership and Product Management
BS Computer Science, UMASS Amherst; MBA, Tepper School of Business, CMU

Brian Urban

Healthcare Business Development
10+ years of experience in Market Development for next generation digital health products
MBA, Waynesburg University; MS, Exercise Physiology, California University of Pennsylvania

Alessandro Molteni

Product Management Consultant
15+ years of experience in technology leadership and product development
Systems thinker with a keen eye for details, implications, and creative problem solving
international partners

Vikas Aggarwal

Managing Partner - APAC
25+ years of experience with Global IT majors like Wipro and domain expertise in IT, Finance, Telecom & Healthcare
Created and built successful scalable enterprises by his strategic foresight of market dynamics

Vinay Gowda

Director - Business Development
26+ years of strong sales, technical and organizational management experience
Various organizations as well as own business ventures in the IT Sector encompassing sales, operations, people management  in Services, Products, Audio Video Consulting and Integration.
Development & Engineering Partners
Our world-class development partner is located in Jaipur, India. These highly skilled team members bring deep expertise in building and implementing enterprise level products and applications.

Susan Frank

President, ASF Solutions LLC
Former VP of Population Health Management, Allegheny Health Network (AHN)

Shandong Wu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Radiology, Biomedical Informatics, Bioengineering, Intelligent Systems, Clinical and Translational Science
Director, Intelligent Computing for Clinical Imaging (ICCI) Lab
Imaging Research Division, Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh

Daniel McElroy

Top performing sales executive with 25+ years’ experience with leading global organizations in healthcare, including Philips Healthcare.
Expertise with various modalities used for diagnosis and treatment of patients across the continuum, in radiology, imaging, interventional x-ray, and patient care.

Parijat Agarwal

Co-Founder & COO Metacube focusing on new product development and technology innovations
20+ years of Technology Experience; graduated from IIT Delhi in 1994 with a degree in Computer Science.

Kevin Srigley

President, Schmidt Market Research
Former Senior VP, Giant Eagle

Mike Ritter

President, MFR Consulting, LLC
Former CMO and SVP Consumer and Mass Business, Verizon

Karen Barnes

Executive Director, Venture Cafe Winston Salem
Founding Partner, Cognistx

Darin Hayes

30+ years in business development and sales leadership
Cognistx investor and advisor committed to maximizing growth

Doug Wnorowski

30+ years spent in diverse business sectors: medical devices, SaaS based internet sector, and both post secondary and professional education.  
Drove strategic direction and tactical execution across sales, marketing, product, technology and operations.