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Aakash Nain

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Aakash Nain

Self-taught Data Scientist with a keen interest in Deep Learning. In absolute love with Python, Computer Vision, and open-source. Maintainer of the TensorFlow addons package, contribute to TensorFlow and Keras. Always open to discuss Computer Vision and API designs for machine learning frameworks.

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Abhinandan Kumar

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Abhinandan Kumar

VP of Sales, APAC

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Abhishek Mathur

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Abhishek Mathur

Abhishek is part of the product management team at H2O.ai. He has extensive experience building machine learning and deep learning products at various startups and F100 companies. Outside of work, Abhishek enjoys teaching and coaching budding product managers. He has always been fascinated by new technologies, including blockchain/crypto/NFTs, AR/VR/metaverse, quantum computing, and more. When he's not thinking about product management or technology, Abhishek enjoys sipping on craft beers and single malt scotch.

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Achraf Merzouki

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Achraf Merzouki

Computer engineer and maker, Achraf likes working with new technologies, designing and creating new products, also likes building automation to streamline the software development process.

On his free time Achraf paints on canvas and play basketball.

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Adam Valenta

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Adam Valenta

Hello, my name is Adam Valenta. I am a Software Engineer at H2o.ai.

Recently, I have obtained a master's degree in Data Science from the Czech Technical University. I have started to cooperate with H2O.ai in my last year at university to create my master theses aimed at Anomaly detection using Extended Isolation Forest under the supervision of Veronika Maurerová from H2O.ai. Our successful cooperation leads me to the company. I also have a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, and I would love to connect those two fields at the H2O by creating brilliant software for data scientists.

Before H2O.ai, besides my studies, I worked as a half-time Java Developer for a mid-size company where we supplied IT services for various European businesses.

In my spare time, I like to do something complementary to working at the office. I am always up for all kinds of sports. Currently, it is jogging. I want to attend Army Run in the Czech Republic next year.

I am also interested in cooking, homebrewing, motorbikes, traveling, and taking care of our summer house with my family. Finally, if I am too lazy, I am a big fan of good movies, TV shows, or computer games.

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Akshaya Ganesan

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Akshaya Ganesan

Akshaya is a Chartered Accountant and Cost accountant from Chennai, India. Prior to H2O she used to work for Ernst & Young. She has close to 8 years of experience in the Audit and Finance domain.

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Alfredo Cardenas

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Alfredo Cardenas

Alfredo is an accomplished client services professional with over 20 years of post-sales and account management experience. he has built several post sales groups from the ground up including system networks, security experts and cloud environments.

Alfredo lives in the East Bay (Albany) and in his spare time likes to go hiking and camping around the Bay Area with his wife and two children. He is also an avid cook (and eater) and would love to have a beer with you one day soon...

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Aman Kalia

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Aman Kalia

Aman is based out of Bangalore, India and will be joining from Cloudera. He has experience with Linux, Hadoop, Security, etc.

Aman is an avid biker and loves to travel. In his free time he also likes playing Cricket, Badminton, and Table tennis.

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Amy Vu-Tran

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Amy Vu-Tran
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Ana Castro

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Ana Castro

Ana is a Data Science Evangelists for H2O.ai. Before H2O.ai, she worked as an Evangelist for Hortonworks(Cloudera). She holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and is currently pursuing a Master in Statistics with a concentration in Machine Learning at San Jose State University.

When not at H2O.ai or school, she can be found in Fresno working with farmers to identify ML solutions for their agricultural challenges.

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Andrej Misustin

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Andrej Misustin

From Zilog Z80 assembly to z/OS JCL, I enjoyed learning it all and I've joined H2O to learn some more. I'm a SDET with experience in businesses as diverse as business intelligence platform, software development tools, mainframe DB management or video on demand platform.

I’m not only making friends with the computers, but also enjoy playing bass in a garage punk band.

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Anmol Bal

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Anmol Bal

Anmol has a operations and build/test background. In the past he has worked with small digital agency and a global marketing and advertising company.

Anmol likes being the in-between person with operations, QA and engineers. He loves learning new things and always tries to expand his knowledge of everything.

In his spare time Anmol likes to go on adventures and work on anything with two wheels bicycles and motorcycles.

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Anu Vaidyanathan

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Anu Vaidyanathan
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Arno Candel

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Arno Candel

Arno Candel is the Chief Technology Officer at H2O.ai. He is the main committer of H2O-3 and Driverless AI and has been designing and implementing high-performance machine-learning algorithms since 2012. Previously, he spent a decade in supercomputing at ETH and SLAC and collaborated with CERN on next-generation particle accelerators.

Arno holds a PhD and Masters summa cum laude in Physics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He was named “2014 Big Data All-Star” by Fortune Magazine and featured by ETH GLOBE in 2015. Follow him on Twitter: @ArnoCandel.

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Arthur Kantor

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Arthur Kantor

Arthur Kantor has been doing software development professionally for over 22 years.  Prior to joining H2O.ai, he worked at the IBM Prague lab as a team lead for an automated reading tutor and as one of the team leads working on the Watson speech-to-text and text-to-speech services. 

Arthur received his computer science doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign focusing on automatic speech recognition.

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Asghar Ghorbani

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Asghar Ghorbani

Asghar Ghorbani is a lead solutions engineer for the DACH region who is based in Germany. Previously, Asghar held a position of "customer-facing data scientist" DataRobot. During his time there, he delivered data science solutions to customers across a variety of industries to add value to their organizations. Prior to that Asghar was a data scientist at Volkswagen Data:Lab where he was responsible for the industrializing of AI solutions in manufacturing. Previously, Asghar held research and scientist roles at the National Metrology Institute of Germany and the Technical University in Munich

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Ashrith Barthur

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Ashrith Barthur

Ashrith is the security scientist designing anomalous detection algorithms at H2O. He recently graduated from the Center of Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University with a PhD in Information security. He is specialized in anomaly detection on networks under the guidance of Dr. William S. Cleveland.

He tries to break into anything that has an operating system, sometimes into things that don’t. He has been christened as “The Only Human Network Packet Sniffer” by his advisors.

When he is not working he swims and bikes long distances.

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Ben Scheiner

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Ben Scheiner

Ben is a Senior Software Engineer based in Portland, Oregon. He has extensive experience developing web apps at scale, creating interactive dashboards, and building human-robot interfaces.

Ben is passionate about open source software and user-driven design. His hobbies include Ultimate Frisbee, improv, and adventures in the Pacific Northwest.

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Bernie Cheng

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Bernie Cheng

As the Vice President of Technical Services, Customer Success at H2O.ai, Bernie is responsible for Professional Services, Customer Engineering, and Customer Data Science.

Prior to H2O, Bernie was Head of Technical Services & Operations at PerimeterX and Senior Director of Advanced Services at BlueJeans.  At BlueJeans, he was part of the founding team and a key member of the leadership team that led the company through a successful acquisition (by Verizon).  Bernie holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UCDavis.

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Bill Gannon

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Bill Gannon

Bill is joining us from Authentic8 where he was primarily responsible for satisfaction, growth and new use case introduction for the entire installed base of customers.

He is from Southern New Jersey (Audubon 4th generation), went to school at UPenn Wharton and was an elected official (Commissioner = Mayor) and CTO for (4 years).  When not talking to customers, Bill enjoys motorcycles (used to race for Team Honda), sailing, fishing, outdoor adventures, competitive trap, travel, all things BBQ and most of all spending time with his family.  His wife is Tricia, daughters Lily (23) and Tara (19).

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Bin Liu

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Bin Liu

Robin is a Data/System Solution Architect for H2O.ai professional service team, before H2O.ai, he worked for Ericsson Canada for almost 10 years, he also participated in building Canada's first 5G network, a strong background in e2e telco solution, Cloud/K8S, Machine Learning/AI models and algorithms, also on 5G/ARVR/ edge computing in various verticals. he is currently pursuing 2nd master's in Computer Science specialized in Machine Learning.

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Branden Murray

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Brendan Farrell

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Brendan Farrell

Brendan is a Senior Account Executive based in Dallas, Texas.  Brendan has 15 years experience in Enterprise Sales with a background in Analytics and Data Science, and a degree from the University of Illinois.  He enjoys traveling with his wife, playing games with his daughters, and cheering on his favorite teams.

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Bruna Smith

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Bruna Smith

Bruna is a Field Marketing Manager for Latin America at H2O.ai. She is a passionate professional with 10 years of experience, ranging from Internal/Corporate Communication to Marketing and Social Media. Prior to joining H2O.ai, Bruna worked as a Senior Communication Analyst for several years at the largest telco in Brazil and one of the top 3 in Latin America.

Bruna holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Communication at the University of San Francisco (USF) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication at PUC-Rio.

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Chad Gailey

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Chad Gailey

Chad is Head of North America Channels & Global System Integrators where he is responsible for NA reseller and SI sales. Chad has 22 years of Channel Sales and partner experience. Recently he was VP of Channel Sales for the Americas at Blue Prism an RPA and AI company.

Chad is based in Houston, TX and lives with his wife and 3 kids. His oldest son just started college and his other 2 kids are in middle school and high school.

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Chetan Ganjihal

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Chetan Ganjihal

Chetan is a Customer Success Data Scientist at H2O. He is a techie at heart, passionate about solving problems using data science and enjoys architecting AI based solutions with a focus on Governance and Ethics. He has a Masters in Computer Science from National University of Singapore.

He has a background in software product development and in consulting large enterprises in driving value out of Machine Learning based applications. He has experience in Healthcare, Banking and Human Capital sectors. In the past, he has worked with tech companies such as NetApp and IBM and consulting organisations such as KPMG and Deloitte.

Outside of work, he likes teaching coding to kids and spending time in researching and finding ways to develop AI for social good.

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Chris Carpenter

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Chris Carpenter
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Christina Conger

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Christina Conger
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Cindy Phan

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Cindy Phan

Senior Accountant

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Cody Harris

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Cody Harris
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Daniel Garbuglio

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Daniel Garbuglio

Daniel has more than 20 years in developing business in Latin America most of them helping customers to find innovative solutions regarding data. Daniel holds and MBA in Northwestern University and several extension courses regarding strategy and businesses development. Father of twins, Daniel is an avid cyclist and always looking for a perfect mountain to climb with his bike.

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David Bui-Ford

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David Bui-Ford

David joins H2O.ai to design, implement and launch partner programs and other global channel-focused initiatives, which improve the overall partner experience and increase the partner's commitment and contribution to H2O.ai. Prior to joining H2O.ai, David was at DocuSign, where he designed and launched the DocuSign Tiered Partner Program, and the DocuSign Partner Finder.

David is a Salesforce Certified Administrator, Six Sigma Black Belt (from General Electric) and earned his M.B.A. at Arizona State University. He is a Level 1 Sommelier due to his love for food and wine, and is a beekeeper in his free time.

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David Engler

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David Engler

David Engler is a Senior Data Scientist and the Director of Customer Success at H2O. He has 15 years of experience leading data science teams in healthcare research and analytics and has over 20 publications in medical analytics as a primary author. He most recently built and led the analytics team for healthcare strategy at the University of Utah hospitals and clinics. David obtained his PhD in Biostatistics from Harvard University.

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David Whiting

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David Whiting

David Whiting is the Head of Global Training at H2O.ai. David has a Ph.D. in Statistics from Texas A&M University, with a background in computational statistics and big data analytics. He has over 25 years of experience teaching, leading teams, and building and deploying machine learning models to solve real world problems in industry and academia.

In his spare time, David enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife and children.

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Dmitry Gordeev

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Dmitry Gordeev

I am a Senior Data Scientist at H2O.ai and a Kaggle Competitions Grandmaster (https://www.kaggle.com/dott1718) with a record of winning multiple competitions and reaching top 5 overall ranking. I graduated with honours from the the Moscow State University with a degree in Data Mining and have more than 10 years of experience of machine learning applications in banking risk management and insurance. On Kaggle I am focusing on wide range of topics and problems, holding gold medals in classic machine learning, as well as natural language processing, deep learning and time series competitions.

In my spare time I enjoy doing sports, like football, hiking, archery, as well as occasionally playing video games and watching movies.

You can find me on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmitry-gordeev-50116023/) and follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/dott1718)

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Dmitry Larko

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Dmitry Larko

Dmitry has more than 10 years of experience in IT. Starting with data warehousing and BI, now in big data and data science.

He has a lot of experience in predictive analytics software development for different domains and tasks.

He is also a Kaggle Grandmaster who loves to use his machine learning and data science skills on Kaggle competitions.

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Douglas DeLoy

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Douglas DeLoy

Over 15 years of web and web application development experience delivering enterprise front end solutions (strong emphasis on data visualization) for companies such as: Google, Intuit, McKinsey & CO, Bank of America and eTrade. All phases: Program management, lead development, and senior development roles. For past 5-6 years primarily focused on Single Page Applications(SPAs) using Google Angular framework.

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Drew O’Brien

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Drew O’Brien

Drew is responsible for onboarding, ramping and developing our go-to-market teams. He is joining H2O.ai from Databook, where he held leadership positions in Sales, Marketing and Product.

Drew is local to the Bay Area and earned his BS in Operations Management and Information Systems (OMIS) from Northern Illinois University. In his downtime, Drew enjoys playing golf and participating in other outdoor activities.

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Dulaj Atapattu

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Dulaj Atapattu

Dulaj is a Full Stack Engineer at H2O. He has good experience in building end to end e-commerce solutions with modern technologies. Passionate coder and a DevOps also. Likes to watch movies in his free time and enjoys travelling too.

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Edgar Orendain

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Edgar Orendain

A Software Engineer, Edgar studied Computer Science at UC Berkeley.  Before H2O, Edgar was a Lead Software Engineer building high-performance microservices in Scala.  He engineered data pipelines at Hortonworks and was the architect of the company's new generation of data platform environments for the desktop.

When not glued to one of his machines, he can be found volunteering, playing board games or D&D, or on a mission to find the best nachos in town.

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Eric Gudgion

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Eric Gudgion

Eric is a Senior Principal Solutions Architect, he is passionate about performance and scalability. Eric’s role enables him to help customers adopt h2o within their enterprises.

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Erin LeDell

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Erin LeDell

Erin is the Chief Machine Learning Scientist at H2O.ai. Erin has a Ph.D. in Biostatistics with a Designated Emphasis in Computational Science and Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on automatic machine learning, ensemble machine learning and statistical computing. She also holds a B.S. and M.A. in Mathematics. Before joining H2O.ai, she was the Principal Data Scientist at Wise.io (acquired by GE Digital in 2016) and Marvin Mobile Security (acquired by Veracode in 2012), and the founder of DataScientific, Inc.

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Eyal Kaldes

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Eyal Kaldes

Eyal is joining us after his time at PerimeterX a web security company, where he was the VP of Client Services, Eyal managed Support, Customer Success, Professional Services and training. Previously, he was VP of Client Services and Customer Success at Aerohive. Prior to joining Aerohive, Eyal served as VP of Worldwide Technical Support at Proofpoint Inc., a security and compliance company. While at Proofpoint, he helped ready the company for an IPO, managed worldwide technical support, and built and launched premium enterprise support and training programs. Prior to joining Proofpoint, he served as Director of Services for LogLogic and held various positions at Postini, Inc. Eyal holds a bachelor’s in e-business from the University of Phoenix.

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Fatih Ozturk

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Fatih Ozturk

atih graduated from Boğaziçi University, Turkey in 2017 and obtained his BSc degree studying Industrial Engineering.

Prior to H2O, he worked in a startup and leveraged machine learning algorithms mostly for insurance related projects. He joined his first Kaggle competition on Sep,2017 and while improving his Data Science skills he also reached Competition Grand Master title on Oct,2019.

Besides Data Science and Kaggling, he loves traveling, shooting photos and videos, and also editing them.

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Favio Vazquez

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Favio Vazquez

Favio is joining the solutions engineering team to use his knowledge in mathematics, data science and machine learning to help with different customers in LATAM. He comes from Emeritus where he was working as faculty member and data science specialist, creating courses for several Universities like Dartmouth, Columbia, Wharton, Berkeley and more. He’s still teaching for Columbia, Berkeley and Wharton in the US and for UNAM in Mexico.

He is from Venezuela (Maracaibo) but he’s been living in Mexico for the past 6 years. Favio plays the drums since he was 11 years old, and music is still a big part of his life. He loves sharing his ideas and knowledge, usually writing articles, blogs and hosting webinars on data science.

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Feng Bai

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Feng Bai
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Gabriela Onufrakova

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Gabriela Onufrakova

Office Manager

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Greg Fousas

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Greg Fousas

Greg is a data scientist with work experience that spans more than 20 projects, 15 brands, 5 industries and 5 countries and still counting! You could call him “the multi-tool” and please do, as he’s desperate for this nickname to catch on.

He studied Production Engineering and Management, he has a MSc in Operational Research from the University of Edinburgh and studied a bit of Cognitive Science. Recently he completed a self driving car nanodegree.

Greg also runs an amateur online Python course entitled “your 10 minutes of Python per day” and is happy to be able to call Scotland home. Due to an injury, this is the first time -since his toddler years- that Greg is not playing basketball. He’s channeling all this extra energy into his work projects. So beware!

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Guanshuo Xu

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Guanshuo Xu

Guanshuo Xu is now a Data Scientist at H2O.ai. He is a Kaggle Competitions Grandmaster. In his Kaggle profile (https://www.kaggle.com/wowfattie), you can find more information about his current and past Kaggle competition achievements. Guanshuo also holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering focused on machine learning based image forensics and steganalysis. His methods for real-world image tampering detection and localization won the second place in the First IEEE Image Forensics Challenge. And his architectural design of deep neural networks outperformed traditional feature-based methods for the first time in image steganalysis.

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Hannah Tillman

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Hannah Tillman

Hannah is a Junior Technical Writer and received her B.A. in 2019 from the University of Detroit Mercy in English Literature and Psychology. She loves to get the docs just right.

When not working on the docs, she enjoys hanging with her cat, playing video games, and cooking for her friends on movies night.

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Hasith Perera

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Hasith Perera

I’m a Senior DevOps Engineer from Sri Lanka. Prior to joining H2O.ai, I have worked in Sysco Labs which is the technology arm of a global food service company called Sysco based in the USA. I earned my B.Sc. Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. I’m interested in Cloud technologies & Process automation stuff while learning new things. I love to spend my leisure time with family members and friends, Go on trips with them and also I like to enjoy watching cricket matches and music.

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Hemen Kapadia

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Hemen Kapadia

Hemen is a senior solution architect in the customer success team. He focuses on providing technical solutions for customer’s problems using H2O.ai’s products. Additionally, he also works on adding customer requested features to the Driverless AI product. Before joining H2O, Hemen was working for customers like Adobe and HP in various software development and solution/project delivery positions. Hemen completed his Bachelors in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai.

Hemen has a passion for creating tools and believes in sharing them with larger community, Getbhavcopy (www.getbhavcopy.com) is one of the tools widely adopted in India for downloading daily data from Indian stock exchanges for technical analysis.

During his free time Hemen enjoys spending time with his family, mostly cooking something special on weekends and spending time reviewing his daughter’s school homework while keeping himself informed of the latest in the field of technology.

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Holly Magno

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Holly Magno

Holly is the contracts administrator and corporate paralegal at H2O.  She made the leap to H2O (what law firm lawyers call “going in-house”) after spending most of her career working in large law firms assisting clients like H2O and wishing she was working for the client and not the law firm.  Thanks to H2O, it happened!

Being from Pittsburgh, PA, Holly passionately loves sports, especially her hometown teams.  Since moving to San Francisco, she has adopted the Oakland A’s because what is life without baseball (statement, not question).  Other likes:  cold weather, NYC, golfing, wine, all the animals, dessert first and random performances no one wants to see.  Dislikes:  Florida and herniated discs.

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Ian Gomez

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Ian Gomez

Ian Gomez joins H2O.ai as Head of Customer Programs.

Ian was Head of Marketing at Grid.ai where he jump-started the company’s growth by building awareness, community, and demand. He led the company out of stealth with a new product, website, and branding while growing the open-source PyTorch Lightning community, which surpassed 2.5 million downloads before his departure.

As a previous maker, Ian was Director of Integrated Marketing at H2O. During his 4 years, he led 5 H2O World’s (Mountain View, SF, 2x NYC, LON), grew the global meetup community to 90+ groups and over 180,000 members while leading the global field marketing team. He also

worked with various customers highlighting them at H2O World, industry events, webinars, and meetups.

Ian previously held enterprise sales and marketing roles at DataTorrent, HP Enterprise, and Gucci.

As an avid proponent of diversity and inclusion, Ian serves on the National Board for FASTER (Filipinos in STEAM) as interim-CFO and Treasurer. Ian is also a mentor in the Iluminate AI mentorship program.

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Jacqueline Scott

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Jakub Hava

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Jakub Hava

Jakub (or “Kuba” as we call him) completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Master’s Degree in Software Systems at Charles University in Prague. As a bachelor’s thesis, Kuba wrote a small platform for distributed computing of any types of tasks. During his master’s degree studies, he developed a cluster monitoring tool for JVM based languages which makes debugging and reasoning the performance of distributed systems easier using a concept called distributed stack traces. Kuba enjoys dealing with problems and learning new programming languages. At H2O.ai, Kuba works on Sparkling Water.

Aside from programming, Kuba enjoys exploring new cultures and bouldering. He’s also a big fan of tea preparation and the associated ceremony.

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Jan Gamec

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Jan Sýkora

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Jan Sýkora

Jan is a Software Engineer at H2O.ai. His main focus is on back-end development. He has experience with graph database development, big data processing and web application development in multiple domains such as banking, healthcare or pharmacy.

Jan has studied informatics at Czech Technical University in Prague where he graduated from Web and Software Engineering with Master's degree. Jan has also spent one year abroad in the US where he worked and studied.

In his spare time Jan likes to do sports, traveling and explaining to non-Czech speaking people why "Jan" and "Honza" are the same names but different at the same time.

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Jaroslav Keznikl

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Jaroslav Keznikl

Jaroslav Keznikl is a Senior Software Engineer at H2O.ai with passion for building reliable cloud infrastructure and a determined advocate of SRE/DevOps principles.
Prior to H2O, he spent over 5 years as (Sr.) SWE/SRE at Google Cloud, building and operating cloud services at scale and promoting SRE/DevOps principles within the organization.
Jaroslav got his Ph.D. in Distributed Systems at the Charles University in Prague, focusing on dynamic, ad-hoc software architectures.
When not at work, he is a husband, father, and a big music fan.

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Jeff Fohl

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Jeff Fohl

Jeff Fohl is a UI Engineer at H2O. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, with over 20 years of experience in developing for the Web and other computing platforms, he brings together the worlds of art, design, and engineering. His work at H2O is focused on making machine learning more usable, intuitive, and natural.

Prior to joining H2O, Jeff split his time between building Single Page Applications for various clients, and participating in the community surrounding Numenta’s machine intelligence platform NuPIC, where he developed a passion for machine intelligence and open source software.

Jeff was also previously the Creative Director at GTxcel, where he helped design and build hundreds of magazine websites, as well as the content management system that powered them – Rivista.

He has also held leadership roles in the San Francisco non-profit art and design communities.

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Jiří Puc

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Jiří Puc

I am passionate about design, UX and front-end technologies. My general goal is to learn how to make usable, memorable and beautiful apps. That is why I have been focusing on B2C projects from the front-end and analytics side for the past few years.

Also, I worked as a back-end engineer. That is why Python and DevOps technologies are close to my heart as well. Lately, I put them in use while playing around with the GPT models from OpenAI. This was also my first introduction to the world of AI, which I find exciting.

Hence, I am thrilled I can be part of H2O’s path toward new cutting-edge products.

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Jo-Fai Chow

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Jo-Fai Chow

Jo-fai (or Joe) has multiple roles (data scientist / evangelist / community manager) at H2O.ai. Since joining the company in 2016, Joe has delivered H2O talks/workshops in 40+ cities around Europe, US, and Asia. Nowadays, he is best known as the H2O #360Selfie guy. He is also the co-organiser of H2O's EMEA meetup groups including London Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning - one of the biggest data science communities in the world with more than 11,000 members.

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Joby Joy

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John Hyde

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John Hyde

John is Technical Account Manager for, he is part of the Customer Success team at H2O focused on working with customers to ensure successful deployment of H2O solutions. Prior to joining H2O, he performed similar roles for enterprise software providers including  SAS and Oracle.

John is based in the UK and lives in Henley-on Thames, he is married with four children.

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Jon Mckinney

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Jorge Luis Hernandez Villapol

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Jorge Luis Hernandez Villapol

Jorge Luis Hernandez Villapol, is a Software Engineer and Data Scientist at H2O. He comes from an Electronics Engineering background where the passion and excitement from the Mechatronics and Robotics field led him to AI and Intelligent Systems.

He has a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from UNT and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from the Simon Bolivar University (USB) in Caracas, Venezuela.

Like many engineers, Jorge loves challenges and groundbreaking problems to solve. He also enjoys watching and traveling to sports events (F1, Soccer, Tennis) and the casual gaming sessions.

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Joseph Granados

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Joseph Granados

Joseph Granados is a Technical Support Engineer at H2O.ai.

He has degrees in Mathematics and Statistics from Sonoma State University, where an interest in machine learning led him to be involved with multiple machine learning research projects for the Computer Science department. He’s now focused on finding the best ways to design, train, and evaluate effective models.

In his spare time he enjoys watching and playing basketball.

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Josephine Wang

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Josephine Wang is the Head of Customer Experience at H2O, makers of H2O, the open source math and machine learning engine for big data. Josephine has 20 plus years experience and success in sales and customer relationship building. She is responsible for all new business development and management of client services for H2O. Prior to H2O, Josephine held key roles at Teradata and SAS where she acquired her passion for analytics and big data.

Previously, Josephine specialized in corporate governance and risk management at ISS and SunGard. She began her career in private client services at Bear Stearns and Co. in New York and holds a BS in Finance from the University of Delaware.

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Joslee Torres

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Joslee joins as an Account Executive - North America reporting to Al Guddemi. Joslee will be responsible for driving revenue and establishing key client relationships across several strategic accounts. He is joining H2O.ai from Abacus.ai, a DLaaS software company where he ran the Sales - US East business. Before Abacus.ai, he worked as a Regional Sales Director at DataRobot from 2017 to 2020.

He resides in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters (ages 8 and 5). In his down time, Joslee enjoys spending time with his daughters, cycling, playing basketball and hiking. During quarantine, he has picked up the humbling sport of golf.

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Justin Bell

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Justin will be assisting in leading the migration of our marketing website (H2O.ai) onto a newer web platform called Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). He is joining us from Digital On Six, a digital agency and Adobe Implementation Partner specializing in enterprise web development.

Justin has always lived in the Niagara Falls and Toronto area, as well as earning his HBSc in Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Toronto. As passionate as he is about all things Toronto, including the sports teams, he has not forgotten his roots and will always identify as the “small town boy, living in the big city”. Whenever any free time, it’s usually spent exploring new areas of the city, travelling, concerts & live music, or sharpening his Mario Kart skills with friends.

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Justin Loyola

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Justin Loyola

Justin is a Software Engineer at H2O originally from the Bay Area. Justin earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and his J.D. from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. His core proficiencies are in API and UI development and has interests in Machine Learning, Go, Rust, and Angular.

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Kalana Wijenayake

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Kalana is from Aluthgama, a small town in Sri Lanka. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Science majoring in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. Prior to joining H2O, he was a Senior System Engineer at WSO2.

Kalana enjoys spending time with his family when and where possible, watching cricket, reading and watching psychology thrillers (And makes sure not to watch them at night!).

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Kalhara Senanayake

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Kalhara is Licensing fulfilment and Sri Lanka Operations Manager at H2o.ai.His aim is to create a best-in-class Licensing function which is future-ready, embracing a new operating framework for license fulfilment and deploying licensing related processes. He will drive operational execution towards achieving these targets and strengthen Licensing fulfilment position as the go-to Licensing partner for all customers across the globe. He is also accountable for the Sri Lankan business operations as well...

He previously worked at MAS Holdings and in his 7-year tenure at MAS, He has held several Leadership positions across various disciplines from project manager, functional consultant to lead ERP/applications consultant.

During leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his family.

You can find him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kasun-kalhara/)

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Karthik Guruswamy

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Karthik Guruswamy

Karthik is a Principal Pre-sales Solutions Architect with H2O. In his role, Karthik works with customers to define, architect and deploy H2O’s AI solutions in production to bring AI/ML initiatives to fruition.

Karthik is a “business first” data scientist. His expertise and passion have always been around building game-changing solutions - by using an eclectic combination of algorithms, drawn from different domains. He has published 50+ blogs on “all things data science” in Linked-in, Forbes and Medium publishing platforms over the years for the business audience and speaks in vendor data science conferences. He also holds multiple patents around Desktop Virtualization, Ad networks and was a co-founding member of two startups in silicon valley.

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Karthik Kannappan

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Karthik Kannappan

Karthik Kannappan is a data scientist and analytics engineer at H2o.ai, where he works with customers across different domains to bring the power of machine learning to improve business outcomes.

Prior to his life at H2o, he was a software engineer at Juniper networks, building machine learning models to determine whether software was malicious/not.

Karthik has a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and fully credits UMass for getting him super interested in machine learning, statistics, genetic programming, software engineering and everything in-between.

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Kathy Lee

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Kim Montgomery

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Kim has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, with a background in both predictive modeling and differential equations. She has significant experience applying mathematical modeling to problems in the energy industry and in the biosciences.

She is a Kaggle grandmaster and has been ranked as high as 15th in the overall Kaggle rankings.  She’s excited to be applying her skills at H2O.ai.

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KunHao Yeh

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Kun-Hao is a software engineer with passion for data science and machine learning.
He started his professional careers as a software engineer in 5G modem. With the enthusiasm for machine learning, he started his Kaggle journey 3 years ago. Currently, he is a data scientist at H2O.ai and a Kaggle Grandmaster.
He holds a Master degree in Computer Science at National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan, with a focus on multi-armed bandit problems and reinforcement learning applied to computer games, including but not restricted to 2048 AI and computer Go AI. Kun-Hao's LinkedIn could be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelkhyeh/ with more information about what he is working on now or past projects.



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Laurene de Peyrelongue

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Laurène is a Data Scientist for the Professional Services department. She is joining H2O.ai from Scopely, a mobile gaming company where she was leading coordination between the analytics team and game producers, product managers and leadership team.

She is French and studied Math and Economics at Sorbonne University until she got her Master’s degree in Data Analysis. She is a big traveler who is very interested in social sciences and likes discovering different cultures, that’s why she lived in Scotland and now Spain!

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Liz Pratusevich

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Liz drives H2O.ai's marketing website, aiming for the best customer experience possible. Her focus spans from content creation to data analytics. She joins us from Deloitte's InsightStudio, where she worked as a UX designer.

Outside of work, Liz enjoys spoiling her cat, Butter, and reading fantasy books.

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Liz Warble

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Liz has an eight year background as an executive assistant role.  Over the years, she has assisted numerous C-level and other senior executives and their teams in Sales, Professional Services, R&D, Marketing and Operations areas of business.  She thrives in the fast-paced technology world and brings her considerable energy and talent to see every task through to completion.  Her passion is making the professional lives of those teams she assists less complicated and worry-free.  Prior to her career as an EA, Liz was an operations manager of a Fine Dining Restaurant group in Baltimore.  She spends her free time with her husband, new son and 2 large furry rescue children- rehabbing their house, and traveling to sites on their bucket list.

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Lubos Pokorny

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I am a self-educated Pythonista with a degree in Electrical Engineering. I spent eight years in the the railway industry and after fully realizing my passion I switched tracks and started enjoying career as a software engineer.  I feel most comfortable in backend and operations.
In my free-time I am most passionate about video games and yoga.

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Luiz Santos

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Luiz is a Solutions Engineer & Data Scientist for H2O.ai. He comes from a career in finance, where he worked at a leading financial data provider and some of the largest banks in Brazil, leading analytics projects tasked to help with data quality issues, fraud detection, churn prediction, customer segmentation and a wide range of cross-sectional problems inside these companies.

Luiz holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering and is currently working on a MSc in Electrical/Computer Engineering at the University of Sao Paulo and in his free time he likes to travel and find new places to eat."

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Lukasz Werenkowicz

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Lukasz Werenkowicz

Software developer and architect with 10+ years of experience. Loves new challenges and working with new technologies.

Before joining H2O.ai, he worked at Akamai as a team lead working on the automation frameworks. He was responsible to empower best automation practices in his department.

Loves gadgets. Always curious. He is a fan of clean and simple code. In free time, he designs and develops mobile apps and spends time with his wife and two sons.

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Maral Mandjian

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Marco Kwak

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Marco Kwak

Marco is an entrepreneur, presales data scientist, and cloud architect with 7+ years of software development background.

He is a business-oriented techie, passionate about solving problems using data science and enjoys architecting AI based solutions with a focus on business impact.

When not at work, he is a husband, father, and enjoys writing articles.

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Marios Michailidis

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Marios Michailidis

Marios Michailidis is a competitive data scientist at H2O.ai and a Kaggle Grandmaster (ex World #1 out of 500,000 members) . He holds a Bsc in accounting Finance from the University of Macedonia in Greece and an Msc in Risk Management from the University of Southampton. He has obtained  his PhD in machine learning at University College London (UCL) with a focus on ensemble modelling. He has worked in both marketing and credit sectors in the UK Market and has led many analytics’ projects with various themes including: Acquisition, Retention, Recommenders, Uplift, fraud detection, portfolio optimisation and more. He is the creator of KazAnova, a project made in Java for quick credit scoring  as well as is the creator of StackNet Meta-Modelling Framework.  Marios’ LinkedIn profile can be found here with more information about what he is working on now or past projects.

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megan kurka

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Megan is a Customer Data Scientist at H2O. Prior to working at H2O, she worked as a Data Scientist building products driven by machine learning for B2B customers.

She has experience working with customers across multiple industries, identifying common problems, and designing robust and automated solutions.

Megan is based in New York City and holds a degree in Applied Mathematics. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and yoga.

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Michael Proksch

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Michael Proksch

Michael is Senior Director Data Science, Customer Success at H2O.ai. He has several years of experience in developing and applying analytics and machine learning solutions for use cases in business development and strategy, marketing and customer relationships. Prior to H2o.ai, Michael worked in healthcare and in consulting, managed international projects and teams providing transformation strategies, corporate consulting and training as well as data science and analytics solutions for the global fortune 100 companies in Europe, Asia, and the USA.

Michael holds a Ph.D. in Economics and was researcher and lecturer at universities in Germany, Australia and Singapore.

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Michal Kurka

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Michal Kurka

Michal is a software engineer with a passion for crafting code in Java and other JVM languages.

He started his professional career as a J2EE developer and spent his time building all sorts of web and desktop applications. Four years ago he truly found himself when he entered the world of big data processing and Hadoop. Since then he enjoys working with distributed platforms and implementing scalable applications on top of them.

He holds a Master of Computer Science form Charles University in Prague. His field of study was Discrete Models and Algorithms with focus on Optimization.

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Michal Malohlava

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Michal Malohlava

Michal is a geek, developer, Java, Linux, programming languages enthusiast developing software for over 10 years.

He obtained PhD from the Charles University in Prague in 2012 and post-doc at Purdue University.

During his studies he was interested in construction of not only distributed but also embedded and real-time component-based systems using model-driven methods and domain-specific languages. He participated in design and development of various systems including SOFA and Fractal component systems or jPapabench control system.

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Michelle Tanco

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Michelle Tanco

Michelle is a Customer Solutions Engineer & Data Scientist for H2O.ai. Prior to H2O she worked as a Senior Data Science Consultant for Teradata, focused on leading analytics projects to solve cross-industry business problems.

Her background is in pure math and computer science and she is passionate about applying these skills to answer real world questions.

When not coding or thinking of analytics, Michelle can be found hanging out with her dog or playing ukulele.

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Mohamed Asni

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Mohamed Asni

As a fully bilingual software engineer, Mohamed's professional experience spans a broad range of computing science and development activities. Mohamed has performed software application development, software testing, and even research in machine interactions designing voice recognition technologies. Some of his past responsibilities have included academic research in machine learning and lead developer. His most recent engagements have touched on a gamut of image processing for defense technologies and natural language processing models for Governance issues & Risk identification. Other of his notable works include his engagements in the context of unsupervised and semi-supervised data segmentation pipelines for predictive models, and big data analysis. Mohamed was born in Nairobi, Kenya, grew up and completed his secondary education in Casablanca, Morocco, and moved to Ottawa, Canada in 2013 where he completed his bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Ottawa.

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Naoaki Yokomori

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Naoaki Yokomori

Naoaki is responsible for leading a team to sell H2O AI to the mainly Japan market across USA region or globally. He is joining H2O.ai from Tech Mahindra where he worked closely with all sales, delivery and competency leaders for growing strategic accounts in Japan region.

He is local to Fujisawa city (1h from Tokyo & Tokyo 2020 Olympic sailing competition venue), Japan and earned his BA in Business Administration from Huntingdon college, Montgomery AL. In his down time, Naoaki enjoys walking, cycling, working out and surfing. He goes to the beach a couple times in the week at early morning.

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Navdeep Gill

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Navdeep Gill

Navdeep is an Engineering Lead at H2O.ai where he leads a team of researchers and engineers working on various facets of Responsible AI. He also leads science and product efforts around explainable AI, ethical AI, model governance, model debugging, interpretable machine learning, and security of machine learning. Navdeep previously focused on GPU accelerated machine learning, automated machine learning, and the core H2O-3 platform at H2O.ai.

Prior to joining H2O.ai, Navdeep worked as a Senior Data Scientist at Cisco and as a Data Scientist at FICO. Before that Navdeep was a research assistant in several neuroscience labs at the following institutions: California State University, East Bay, Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, and University of California, Berkeley.

Navdeep graduated from California State University, East Bay with a M.S. in statistics with an emphasis on computational statistics, a B.S. in statistics, and a B.A. in psychology with a minor in mathematics.

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Nayananga Muhandiram

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Nayananga Muhandiram

Nayananga completed his B.Sc (Honors) in Computer Science degree at the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. He completed GSoC 19, 20 with The Apache Software Foundation. Nayananga worked as a research engineering intern at WSO2. He loves to solve problems, contribute to opensource and learn new technologies. During his fun time, he likes to go cycling, watch youtube or travel.

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Neema Mashayekhi

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Neema Mashayekhi

Neema is a Data Scientist at H2O. He has a PhD in chemical engineering from Northwestern University. Prior to joining H2O, Neema worked at Intel for 7 years. He has data mining experience in oil & gas, semiconductors, manufacturing, sales, and marketing (brand, retail, social media).

In his spare time, Neema enjoys traveling, hiking, and cooking

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Nidhi Mehta

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Nidhi Mehta

Nidhi is a Hacker at H2O. She has a background in Physics. Nidhi is an avid H2O and R user with a keen interest in large scale data analysis and machine learning algorithms.

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Nikhil Shekhar

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Nikhil Shekhar

Nikhil is a Machine Learning Engineer at H2O.ai. He is currently working on our automatic machine learning platform, Driverless AI. He graduated from University of Buffalo majoring in Artificial Intelligence and is interested in developing scalable machine learning algorithms.

Prior to joining the Master’s course, he has worked for over 4 years for companies like Impetus technologies, Cognizant – Center of Excellence, on Big data technologies like Apache Spark, Hadoop, Map-reduce, HBase, Hive, Solr to name a few.

In his spare time, Nikhil enjoys travelling, exploring places and driving.

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Niki Athanasiadou

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Niki Athanasiadou

Niki Athanasiadou, MRes, PhD is a data scientist specializing in biomedical applications. Dr Athanasiadou has a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Edinburgh (UK) and experience innovating and building solutions in the areas of personalized medicine, clinical decision support, and population health. Her past experience includes National Institutes of Health, the NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Center for Systems Biology and Currant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Her work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and has been included in academic textbooks. Dr Athanasiadou has received numerous awards, including UK Young Biochemist by the British Biochemical Society, the Open Data data-science award by the NYC Office of the Mayor, and two Best Paper awards.

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Olivier Grellier

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Olivier Grellier

Olivier Grellier is Vice President of Data Science at H2O.ai and is a double Kaggle Grandmaster.
He joined H2O as a Senior Data Scientist in 2019 and is leading the largest Grandmaster team in the world since 2020, an incredible privilege!

The Data Science team covers the latest skills and techniques in Tabular, Time Series, Natural Language Processing and computer Vision. Our team members love making their best practices, latest skills and innovations available to our Customers.

Olivier holds a Ph.D. in Signal Processing and graduated from Centrale/Supelec, France.
Before H2O.ai, he engaged in software development, data science, project management and team leading at Amadeus London and Capgemini Paris.

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Ondrej Bilek

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Ondrej Bilek

Ondrej studied Computer Science at Czech Technical University in Prague and is currently finishing his Master's in System Programming. For his thesis, he worked on processing and visualizing space radiation data from ESA's satellite in Low Earth Orbit. Ondrej's number one tool is Go, but he enjoys working with other compiled languages as well. At H2O.ai, Ondrej works on Enterprise Steam and other projects.

In his spare time, Ondrej likes traveling, videography and sports like cycling, skiing or running.

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Ophir Zahavi

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Ophir Zahavi

Ophir worked at Bank Leumi, the biggest bank in Israel, for ten years. In Bank Leumi, he led the AWS public cloud team and the K8s infrastructure.

In his free time, he likes to take trips with his wife and daughter across the country. He also likes to travel to new countries and explore new places (before covid-19).

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Patrick Rice

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Patrick Rice

Patrick is a recent graduate of Computer Science from Boise State University. He first started working with machine learning within the defense world. After realizing there would be more room for him to grow in the business sector he joined on to the development team at H2O. He currently assists as a quality engineer for Steam. He has a desire to grow the computing world by being a contributor to the open source community.

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Peter Szabo

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Philip Grenfell

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Philip has over 8 years of experience in financial services having worked in various Lead Data Science and Quant roles across Macquarie Bank in Australia. Most recently leading the deployment of advanced ML focusing on unstructured data and Natural language processing across the retail bank.

Philip is based in the eastern beaches of Sydney and holds a Masters of Data Science and a bachelor of Science (Mathematics) both from Sydney University. When not hard at work he enjoys going surfing, fishing or swimming.

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Philipp Singer

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Philipp Singer

Philipp has won several Kaggle competitions and is as of this writing ranked 4th on the global competition leaderboard. Philipp obtained a Ph.D. in computer science with honors at the Technical University of Graz where he also finished his Master's studies in Software Development and Business Management. During his Ph.D. and following post-doc, he has published papers in seminal data science conferences and journals including the best paper award at The Web Conference.

Philipp loves utilizing his passion and skills in machine learning, statistics, and data science in order to enable data-driven decision making and he is always eager to delve into new bleeding-edge fields and technologies. In his time off, he likes to do sports like playing football or going to the gym, as well as play video games or watch the newest tv shows.

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Pramit Choudhary

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Prithvi Prabhu

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Prithvi is Chief of Technology, Applications at H2O.ai. Prithvi leads the design and development of "Q", H2O.ai's high scale exploratory data analysis and analytical application development platform.

Prithvi has been with H2O.ai since its early days and has been responsible for several products including Driverless AI (our flagship automatic machine learning platform), Steam (distributed cluster management, model management and deployment for H2O), H2O.js (Javascript transpiler for H2O's distributed runtime), Play (on-demand cloud provisioning system for H2O), Flow (a hybrid GUI/REPL/Notebook for H2O) and Lightning (statistical graphics for H2O).

In the past, Prithvi was an early engineer at Platfora, where he was responsible for the high performance interactive data visualization engine. Before that, he founded Plot.io, a browser-based visual analytics environment (acquired by Platfora).

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Priya Jain

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I have worked as a backend engineer for 10+ years and enjoyed building some very complex large scale systems in banking and retail domain. Have experience in solutionizing hard business problems and driving efforts through all phases of project development lifecycle. I enjoy solving problems and love to travel.

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Rafael Coss

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Rafael Coss

Rafael Coss is a Community and Partner Maker at H2O.ai. Prior to joining H2O.ai, he was technical marketing and community Director and a developer advocate at Hortonworks. He was also the DataWorks Summit Program Co-Chair for the past 3 years. Prior to Hortonworks he was a Senior Solution Architect and Manager of IBM’s WW Big Data Enablement team. At IBM he was responsible for the technical product enablement for BigInsights and Streams. Previously, he held several other positions in IBM, where he worked on tools, XML db, federated db and Object-Relational db.

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Raji Muruganantham

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Raji is a maker [or software engineer] at h2o.ai. She got her BS from anna university, India in Electronics engineering. She started off as a network planning engineer at Nokia Siemens. She then co founded a 3D printing startup in India. She has also worked for startups and companies and has been growth hacking in JavaScript, AngularJs, NodeJs and other web development technologies. She is also an avid user of data visualization tools like d3.js.

Her other interests include diving deep into economic models, fixing bugs, solving puzzles and math problems. At home she can be seen cuddling her German Shepherd. As an active hiker she has hiked more than 10 national parks in the US.

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Zuzana Olajcova

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Zuzana Olajcova

Zuzana is a software engineer at H2O.ai, working in open source team. Before joining H2O, she worked in highly scalable web applications development for commerce industry. She has a master in applied software engineering from FNSPE CTU in Prague - BSc thesis work dealing with computer graphics algorithms, MSc thesis work dealing with numerical analysis of a certain business cycle model represented by delay differential equations. In her time off, she enjoys travelling, all kinds of sports and painting.

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Ranjith Anantharaman

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Rashmi Dinesan

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Rashmi Dinesan

I am a seasoned Inside Sales Professional with over 10 years of experience. Previously, I worked with various leading technology companies such as Microsoft, Google and Cisco in Singapore.

I live in Singapore and I have two children, Neha and Nitin. My husband is a University Professor.

In my free time, I love to cook and go shopping.

I am very excited to start this new journey with H20.ai.

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Rasika Govinnage

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Rasika Govinnage

Rasika is a Software Engineer at H2O.ai. He is currently working on our AutoDoc and Driverless AI. He graduated from University of Colombo, School of Computing(UCSC) in Sri Lanka and holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka.

Previously, Rasika worked in WSO2 Inc. specialized in middleware application development mastering the areas of SOA, Microservices, Cloud-Native, object-oriented & test-driven development.

When he’s not working, Rasika enjoys travelling, exploring IoTS & smart-devices and watching movies.

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Zain Haq

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Zain Haq

Zain is the Junior Technical Writer at H2O. He graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2019 with a B.A. in English.

Zain has a strong passion for writing, technology, and learning—his other interests include film, literature, stand-up comedy, and astronomy.

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Retima Dangol

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Robert Wright

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Robert is a member of the business development team at H2O and is joining us from his previous career as an entrepreneur founding two technology consulting companies in the USA & Europe. He was involved in all business development activities and has a keen interest in cultivating new business relationships.

Originally hailing from Oxford, UK, Robert has worked and lived all over the world including London, Germany and now Richmond, Virginia. He studied Ancient Greek and Latin at Kings College London where he graduated with a Bachelors in Classics. Robert’s interests & activities outside of work revolve around his family, visiting local breweries (and sampling the IPA’s) and sports. An avid fan of the NBA, NFL and boxing, since moving to the USA, 4 years ago, Robert has become very interested in US sports. He is also an active member of his local gym.

Robert selected H2O as his next company to join based on the product itself and the awesome experience he had with the managers that he interviewed with.

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Rod Hamlin

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Rod Hamlin

Rod serves as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and is responsible for managing H2O.ai’s strategic partners worldwide. Rod is an open-source veteran having spent many years running global business development at Couchbase and Redis. He is fortunate to have experienced several successful IPO’s and company acquisitions throughout his career. Rod lives with his family in Bellevue WA.

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Rohan Rao

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Rohan Rao

I'm a Machine Learning Engineer and Kaggle Quadruple Grandmaster with over 7 years of experience building data science products in various industries and projects like digital payments, e-commerce retail, credit risk, fraud prevention, growth, logistics, and more. I enjoy working on competitions, hackathons and collaborating with folks around the globe on building solutions.

I completed my post-graduation in Applied Statistics from IIT-Bombay in 2013.

Solving sudokus and puzzles have been my big hobby for over a decade. Having won the national championship multiple times, I've represented India and been in the top-10 in the World, as well as have won a silver medal at the Asian Championships.

My dream is to make 'Person of Interest' a reality.

You can find me on LinkedIn and follow me on Twitter.

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Rose Nartia

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Hi I’m Rose Nartia handling worldwide commissions! I’ve been here at H2O. ai for a year now. 

I’ve done all aspect of Accounting & Finance and have a degree in Accounting. I am a member of the California Society of CPA’s, American Institute of CPA’s and the Institute of Management Accountants. 

Prior to joining H2O.ai, I used to work at SAP where I was able to travel worldwide doing Sarbanes Oxley audits.

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Sajith Ariyarathna

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Sajith Ariyarathna is a Lead Software Engineer at H2O.ai. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka. Maker at heart, Sajith likes to design and build software platforms. He enjoys travelling and spending time with the family.

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Sam Kakizaki

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Sam Kakizaki

Sam Kakizaki is the sales manager for H2O Japan. He has experience selling big data related tools at companies such as IBM, Oracle, Splunk and Databricks.

He has practiced as a sushi chef and enjoys serving good sushi at parties with his family and friends.

 

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Sandaru Paranahewa

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Sandaru Paranahewa

I am all for understanding the user, being empathetic and providing solutions for their problems, pain points and creating functional implementations of product UIs, keeping my hands off static mock-ups, then translating it into a working and interactive experience. I have more than 10 years of experience in User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) Designing.

"Just because something looks good doesn't mean it's useful or workable, and just because something is useful doesn't make it beautiful. Because a picture is worth a thousand words and an interface is worth a thousand pictures". My goal is to simply live by those words.

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Sandip Sharma

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Sandip Sharma

Sandip is an entrepreneur and technology leader, who has a balance of work experience in both Financial Services Industry and Government. With +20 years of experience in business IT, Sandip thrives for developing and implementing innovative AI/ML solutions to the Whole-of-Government and Financial Services Industry on emerging digital technologies. He has Masters. Degree in Business IT – Financial Services, from Singapore Management University (SMU).

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Sarah Lum

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Sarah Lum

Sarah is responsible for our people engagement strategies and communication as we continue to grow globally. She is joining H2O.ai from MATRIXX Software where she was involved in company engagement initiatives, communications, operations, and the culture committee. 

She is local to San Jose, CA and earned her B.S. in Business Management from San Jose State University (Go Spartans!). In her down time, Sarah enjoys being active doing yoga, calisthenics, golf, and tennis. During quarantine, she has picked up epoxy resin art to explore her artistic side.

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Satish Maruvada

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Sergio Perez

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Sergio Perez

Sergio recently graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a double major in Computer Science (BS) and Philosophy (BA). This past year I worked as a contractor for H2O.ai.

My interests lie in comedy, politics, philosophy, and in particular political philosophy.

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Shadus Ong

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Shaikat Galib

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Shanaka Ratnayake

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Shanaka Ratnayake

I'm working as a User Experience Designer at H2O.ai. At H2O.ai I'm focused on applying human-centered design practices to various products, implement design thinking practices, and improved experiences. I Graduated from Edith Cowan University Western Australia. I'm an admirer of nature and most of my spare time I spend time hiking, camping and also I'm a wildlife photographer.

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Shanshan Wang

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Shihan Sadoon

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Shihan Sadoon

Working as a senior UX designer at H2O.ai. Passionate about creating seamless user experience and provide user centered design for applications. In free time would like to travel around, play FIFA  and watch tv shows.

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Shivam Bansal

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Shivam Bansal

Shivam is a Data Scientist at H2O.ai and Kaggle Grandmaster in Kernels Section. He is the three times winner of Kaggle's Data Science for Good Competition and winner of multiple other offline AI and Data Science competitions.

Shivam has extensive cross-industry and hands-on experience in building data science products. He has helped clients in the Insurance, Healthcare, Banking, and Retail domains to solve unstructured data science problems by building end to end pipelines and solutions. Shivam really likes to work on all aspects of a data science project which includes both technical aspects as well as business aspects. 

Shivam obtained his masters degree in Business Analytics from National University of Singapore in 2019 and his bachelors was in Computer Science. His LinkedIn profile can be found here.

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Snigdha Bose

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Snigdha Bose

Snigdha joined H20.ai on 28th June, and prior to her joining she led Cognizant’s AI & Analytics Life Sciences business development team across North America, Europe & APAC. She has driven multi-million transformational digital deals for Cognizant while simultaneously authoring and program managing POV’s, Thought Leadership, Industry Primers, Dossiers, Playbooks and Marketing Collaterals.

She is based out of Bangalore, India, and has earned her Masters in Pharmaceutical Marketing Management. At H20.ai. she would be responsible for driving and supporting business growth strategies across geographies for the Healthcare business while supporting India sales as well. Snigdha enjoys listening to music, gardening, watching documentaries and cooking.

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Soren Nielsen

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Soren Nielsen

Soren Nielsen is Director, Sales for Northern Europe based in Copenhagen. With more than 20 years of experience in the analytical software space, Soren is helping customers in all verticals getting maximum value from their data through analytics.

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Sri Ambati

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Sri Ambati

Sri Ambati is the CEO and Founder of H2O.ai where he has launched a growing movement to democratize AI for everyone. Sri is regularly consulted by business leaders to help develop strategies to help them embark on an AI transformation. He has successfully combined his strong vision to “Make Your Company an AI Company” with impressive technical credentials to help organizations in all industries – from finance to healthcare to retail and manufacturing – maximize the impact of their data on business results, and improve day-to-day life for people around the world.

Sri was recently featured in an article by IDG Connect where he discussed his vision for ubiquitous AI. He has also been featured on CNBC and the WSJ discussing his AI vision, and was named a Datanami Top People to Watch in 2019.  He is a regular speaker at AI, machine learning and big data conferences such as AI4Finance, Big Data LDN and H2O World.

Prior to founding H2O.ai, Sri co-founded big data analytics startup Platfora (acquired by Workday), and held technical and executive roles at Datastax, Azul Systems and RightOrder. His academic career includes sabbaticals focused on theoretical neuroscience at Stanford and UC Berkeley.  He holds an M.S. in math and computer science from the University of Memphis.

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Tara Beeby

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Tara Beeby

Tara has 15+ years of growth marketing experience with global SaaS companies. Her passion is around helping customers succeed with technologies that solve complex business challenges and then working to bring their stories to life through experiential marketing programs. Her background includes corporate event design, account-based marketing, integrated campaign development and sales enablement. She’s looking forward to planning the next H2O World customer conference and working with H2O customers around the globe.

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Thomas Ott

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Thomas Ott

 

Tom is a Senior Customer Solutions Engineer for H2O.ai. He started his career in Engineering working for large transportation firms around the USA before transitioning to the startup world in 2014. He comes to H2O.ai from his own Data Science consultancy and RapidMiner. A gritty and seasoned Sales Engineer, he worked across Product Marketing and Community Development and learned how to solve complex customer problems. He's a natural born tinkerer that loves figuring things out and getting it done.

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Tim Nguyen

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Timothy Lam

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Timothy Lam

Timothy has been working as a data science and machine learning presales with 6+ years of experience across Asia;

Born in Macau (Not a gambler) and earned B.B.A cert in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hiker here). Despite the business focus, he enjoys a lot in DSML courses and follows the professor conducting data mining projects before joining IBM. After several years on Watson everything, he took the challenge joining Alteryx APAC as a 5 people team and had a blast there. In several partnerships, he’s Impressed by the H2O stack and decided to challenge himself once again.

Currently based in Singapore and picking up wakeboarding, tennis and boardgame as there is no mountain here!

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Tom Kraljevic

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Tom Kraljevic

Tom is VP of Customer and Pre-Sales Engineering at H2O & key to the magic of engineering & customer happiness.

A quintessential team member – Tom is an extraordinary blend of technical genius, customer focus and management by example.

Before joining H2O, Tom was Co-founder & CTO at Luminix, where he and the team developed a cutting-edge offline mobile application for Salesforce users. This involved a healthy blend of focusing on the user-experience along with a deep-dive in various technologies.

Prior to Luminix, Tom was a Principal Engineer at Azul Systems, where he worked in both the JVM and System Software teams. Tom served as the technical leader for the distributed management application team, appliance security and tools for distributed debugging.

Tom’s experience at systems and chip startup companies involved straddling the hardware-software boundary.

Tom led pre-silicon verification infrastructure development for a terabit networking switch fabric chipset at Abrizio (acquired by PMC-Sierra). He also developed architectural CPU simulators, debuggers and toolchains at Chromatic Research (acquired by ATI). Tom got his start in technology at Intel, spending internships and co-ops in both the Portland (MD6) and Santa Clara (MD7) microprocessor design groups.

A lesser-known fact about Tom: Finding the now-famous Pentium floating-point divide (FDIV) bug while at Intel using the testing harness and methodology he developed (several months before it was independently discovered outside Intel, and subsequently gained worldwide attention).

Tom has an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois (at Urbana-Champaign), and a BSE degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan (at Ann Arbor).

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Tomasz Cichoszewski

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Tomasz Cichoszewski

Working in software development for cca 5 years. From e-learning, by security, then automotive, financial sector to AI industry. He as a BS in Computer Science in Poznan.

He is a fan of clean code and end to end testing, and likes to learn new frameworks and languages.

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Tommy Rhew

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Tommy Rhew

IBM Systems Sales specialist for enterprise

IBM Systems Product Line Manager

IBM Systems Cognitive infrastructure sales manager

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Tomáš Fryda

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Tomáš Fryda

Tomáš is a curious software engineer with strong background in machine learning and data science.

For his bachelor’s he studied computer science at Czech

Technical University. His bachelor’s thesis was about neuro-evolution algorithms, which convinced him to specialise in knowledge engineering for his master’s degree. The topic of his master’s thesis dealt with scalability of ensemble models and their anytime performance.

After graduation he worked as a data scientist in B2B pricing company and as a data scientist, ML engineer and team leader in an industrial AI startup.

He likes to spend his free time with his family and his Aussie shepherd Pixel. When he is not reading ML related papers, he is probably reading about abstract algebra, category theory, functional programming, and cooking.

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Tomáš Pastorek

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Tomáš Pastorek

Tomas holds a master degree in software engineering.

During his studies, he spent four years creating software which helps in leukemia research. After graduation, before joining H2O, he worked for a year and a half as a backend engineer on a cloud-based architecture CRM project for the German clients. Outside work his biggest passion is skiing, racquet sports, and strategy games.

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Venkatesh Yada VP Of Engineering

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Venkatesh Yada VP Of Engineering

Software Engineering Leader at heart with a focus on building great teams that delivers amazing products and customer happiness.

Venkatesh serves H2O as VP of Engineering. He joined the company from Adobe Systems, where he held a number of positions in the Software Engineering and Leadership space including his latest role as Sr. Manager, Software Engineering and Product Management with primary focus on Master Data Management and Data Science. Venkatesh played an instrumental Engineering and Product Management leadership role as an “Entrepreneur in Residence” in the various key strategic programs and initiatives like Adobe@Adobe, Adobe.io and Adobe.Data.

Experience of managing and working with teams across the globe in US, Canada, Switzerland, Romania, India with a focus on value creation. Prior to Adobe Systems Venkatesh has served technology companies in various engineering roles in companies like Philips, HP and IBM.

Venkatesh holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mumbai University India and has successfully completed Product Management program from UC Berkeley and General Business Administration and Management program from McGill University. Connect with Venkatesh (@venkateshai)

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Veronika Maurerova

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Veronika Maurerova

Veronika is Software Engineer. She likes everything about Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

She finished master studies at Czech Technical University in Prague in 2017. Within master thesis, she cooperated with the Police of the Czech Republic. The goal was to prepare and analyze Czech crime data and build a predictive model. During studies at CTU, she had a part-time job in Ataccama software company as a Java Software Engineer. After she finished her studies, she had worked as a Machine Learning Engineer in Czech startup SEQENGI for nearly a year.

In her spare time, she plays frisbee, travels, hikes, plays the ukulele, learns how to cook or bake something new, enjoys gardening and a much more.'

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Vijitha Ekanayake

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Vijitha Ekanayake

Vijitha is a Senior Engineer at H2O.ai who possess excellent skills in various areas starting from programming, troubleshooting, customer handling to team management. In the past he worked Ballerina team at WSO2, which is responsible in developing the Ballerina Language; A programming language specifically designed and developed for network and cloud operations.

He enjoys playing hockey, traveling with family and friends and watching movies in his spare time.

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Vinod Iyengar VP Of Products

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Vinod Iyengar VP Of Products

Vinod is VP of Products at H2O.ai. He leads all product marketing efforts, new product development and integrations with partners. Vinod comes with over 10 years of Marketing & Data Science experience in multiple startups. He was the founding employee for his previous startup, Activehours (Earnin), where he helped build the product and bootstrap the user acquisition with growth hacking. He has worked to grow the user base for his companies from almost nothing to millions of customers. He’s built models to score leads, reduce churn, increase conversion, prevent fraud and many more use cases.

He brings a strong analytical side and a metrics driven approach to marketing. When he is not busy hacking, Vinod loves painting and reading. He is a huge foodie and will eat anything that doesn’t crawl, swim or move.

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Vishal Sharma

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Vishal Sharma

Vishal Sharma is a senior data scientist at H2O.ai. 

Prior to H2O.ai, Vishal worked in different domains such as finance, smart city and patent analytics. He has lead teams of data scientists and machine learning researchers delivering end-end solutions for lead generation, analytics based corporate lending, machine translation, weather forecasting, regime detection for trading etc. 

Vishal has a PhD from National University of Singapore in neural networks and time series. His areas of interest include time series and nlp.

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Vladimir Ovsyannikov

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Wendy Wong

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Wendy Wong

Wendy is a hacker at H2O.ai devising solutions to making systems smarter. Prior to working at H2O.ai, she was building intelligent applications on mobile devices to recognize user activities from sensor data and predict user app usage from user logs at Lab126. At Intel Labs and Aperto Networks, she was a system engineer/architect designing wireless communication systems for WiFi and cellular networks.

Wendy obtained her bachelor in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a master and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell. She loves machine learning, swarm intelligence, mathematics and wireless communication systems. She enjoys being involved with all phases of the product development cycle; requirements analysis (what are we building and how well does it need to perform), architecture/algorithm design, performance analysis and simulation, prototyping/implementation, integration, test, and verification. Her diverse interests and skills are reflected in her patents.

In her spare time, Wendy loves learning new things, being active, reading, and scuba diving. She loves the ocean and wishes she could be an amphibian someday.

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Wivian Sant'Ana

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Wivian Sant'Ana

Wivian is a Channel Director for Latin America based on Brazil. She has a bachelor’s in computer science and has been working for more than 20 years in IT, Sales and Channel positions where last 15 years were related to BI/Analytics, AI, Cloud and Database technologies (Tableau, Alteryx, Microsoft, Qlik and Oracle), engaged in very high-profile customers in Latin America.
Her career was developed working in areas such as Business Intelligence Sales, Competitive Intelligence/Analysis, Project and Management and Channel Management.

Mother of a 8 years-old daughter, loves to travel, read and spend time with her family.

“I’m very excited about the company, the solutions and the opportunity to collaborate in the growth of Latin America market. And I feel very blessed to work with so many talented makers at H2O.ai"

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Yauhen Babakhin

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Yauhen Babakhin

I hold a Master’s Degree in Applied Data Analysis and has over 4 years of working experience in Data Science. I worked in Banking, Gaming and eCommerce domains. I’m also the first Kaggle competitions Grandmaster in Belarus having gold medals in both classic Machine Learning and Deep Learning competitions.

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Yuki Shimada

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Yuki Shimada

Data Scientist having more than 10 years practical experiences.

Prior to joining H2O.ai, as a Data Scientist, Yuki was responsible for consulting, project management, and leadership roles in SAS Institute.
Working in various positions and companies, including software, consulting and financial industries, he has experienced various challenging projects in which both technical and business skills are required.

Yuki obtained his masters degree in Statistics from Georgia Institute of Technology and bachelors in Mathematics from University of California, Los Angeles.

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