Meet the team behind the Synaptic Intelligence Platform (TM).
CEO and Board>
Jana brings over 25 years of technology and leadership experience to Nara Logics from Intuit, Lycos, American Airlines, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and startups that you’ve never heard of. Jana is a frequent speaker, writer, and mentor on AI and startups. She is also a marathoner (most recently completing Boston) and an Ironman.
CTO, Co-Founder, and Board>
Nathan is the driving force behind applying neuroscience principles to business actions, and has spent his career as an expert at the intersection of neuroscience and computer science. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and a Master's in CS and artificial intelligence from Cornell. He holds 14 patents and has numerous publications. Nathan is the proud father of one.
VP of Business Development>
Bill leads customer and partnership strategy at Nara Logics. Bill joins the team from Basis Technology, a platform for multi-lingual text analytics, where he built out Basis' government practice. Bill began his career in marketing with the NBA. He holds degrees from Wake Forest and a master’s degree from the University of Richmond. He is the proud father of two.
Senior Product Manager>
Elsie oversees client engagements, manages product development, and provides strategic direction for the Nara Logics platform. An early Nara Logics hire, she is an expert in aligning customer data with business objectives. Previously, Elsie was a researcher and case writer at Harvard Business School. She holds a BA from Yale University. Elsie is the core of our NYC office.
Senior Product Manager>
Evan leads client projects, manages product development, and provides strategic direction for the Nara Logics platform. Evan has a background in e-commerce from her time at home goods online retailer, Wayfair, and she also has worked at management consulting firm Bain & Company. She holds a degree from Harvard University. Her puppy, Ben, sometimes makes appearances at the Nara office.
JT is the primary systems architect and resident Docker expert at Nara Logics. In his free time, JT is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, where he specializes in philosophy and logic. Prior to Nara, JT worked as a developer at The Atlantic and has also held academic positions. He holds a PhD from Oxford. JT has been known to bring his briefcase into work. He is the proud dad of two.
Machine Learning Engineer>
Kenny recently moved back to the East Coast from Silicon Valley to join the Nara Logics team as a Machine Learning Engineer. He is widely considered a jack-of-all-trades and wears many hats at Nara. In California, Kenny worked at Illumio, a cybersecurity company. He holds several degrees from MIT, including bachelor's degrees in Physics and Computer Science, and a master's degree in Computer Science.
Senior Quality Manager>
Linda is the head of Quality at Nara Logics and manages our agile processes. She brings both technical expertise and leadership to the team. Before she joined Nara, Linda was a Quality Manager at Intuit, with experience in Java development, test automation and software QA. Linda has a dual bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Biology from Simmons. She is the proud mom of three.
Mike was one of the first hires at Nara Logics and is the principal architect behind the Nara Logics data processing ETL system. He serves as the engineering team-lead and is heavily involved in most technology-related decisions at Nara. Previously, Mike worked at TripAdvisor in both the Search Engine Optimization and Content Management groups. Mike graduated with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Northeastern University. He is the proud father of two daughters.
Machine Learning Engineer>
Sahil specializes in Machine Learning at Nara Logics. His work ranges from developing NLP tools to automate the extraction of data from unstructured data to applying Deep Learning techniques to optimizing the Nara logics recommendation algorithm. Sahil hails from Virginia, where he received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Snejana runs Data Science at Nara Logics. Snejana seeks to understand Data by uncovering its hidden patterns and establishing their relation with the physical world. She joins Nara from AdTech company, DataXu. Snejana graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Moldavia. She is pursuing a master’s degree at Georgia Tech with a focus on Machine Learning and Cognitive Science. Snejana also enjoys overcoming gravity through flying trapeze, aerial silks, or simply just hanging upside down.
Daniela describes herself as the summer intern who will not leave, having had both a summer internship and a term-time internship at Nara Logics. At Nara, Daniela is developing Machine Learning techniques that focus on inhibition. She is currently pursuing dual bachelor's degrees at MIT in Mathematics and Computer Science. At MIT, Daniela's most recent work used neuroimaging and the use of multimodal data and ML methods to investigate Alzheimer’s disease, with very promising results. She expects to graduate in 2018.
Mriganka is the Paul E. and Lilah Newton Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Simons Center for the Social Brain at MIT. He is a world expert on the algorithms of cortical networks.
Prior to joining Princeton as professor, he served at MIT as a professor of Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. He is the author of Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are and leads EyeWire.
Emily holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from MIT and conducts research into the rules by which brain circuits make decisions in the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences at MIT.
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A day at Nara could involve a pow-wow about synapses and algorithms,
a debate about the future of AI, an impromptu craft cocktail hour, or all of the above.