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Who we are

We are a skilled team of researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs with a background in Mathematics, Machine Learning and Software Engineering, spanning experience from an array of organisations, including Imperial College London, University College London, Nvidia, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen Group, Lufthansa Industry Solutions, and a number of tech startups.

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    Hami Bahraynian

    Co-Founder & CEO                    

     

    Hami has expertise across a gamut of entrepreneurship, from product development and management to business strategy and partnerships. Prior to co-founding Wluper, he worked for a variety of tech companies, including commerce intelligence startup Minubo and cloud-security enterprise Secucloud. Hami holds a BSc degree in Economics from the University of Hamburg, Germany and studied Computer Science on a Masters level at the University of Birmingham.

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    Maurice von Sturm

    Co-Founder & VP Engineering

     

    Maurice has a wide range of experience, including work in software engineering and IT project management, building and maintaining enterprise solutions. He worked for organisations like Lufthansa Industry Solutions, Lufthansa Technik, Volkswagen Group, and Hermes Logistics Group. Maurice holds a BSc in Technology and Shipping Management and went to the University of Birmingham for a postgraduate course in Computer Science.

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    Nikolai Rozanov

    Co-Founder & CTO/Research Scientist

     

    Nikolai is leading the development and research of Wluper's stack and infrastructure by working on novel approaches in machine learning for conversational systems. He earned his BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College London and did his MSc in Machine Learning at University College London. Currently he is doing his PhD in Mathematics in a co-organised programme at Imperial College and UCL, where he is awarded studentship for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

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    Ed Collins

    Lead Machine Learning/NLP Engineer

     

    Ed is working on neural architecture with attention mechanisms and carrying out research in the field of Natural Language Understanding, where he is leading the machine learning team at Wluper. He received a first class MEng in Computer Science from University College London and has recently published the work from his thesis on the automatic summarisation of scientific papers at CoNLL 2017 in Vancouver, for which he was advised by Dr Isabelle Augenstein and Dr Sebastian Riedel from UCL's Machine Reading department.

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    Bingbing Zhang

    Machine Learning/NLP Engineer

     

    Bingbing is focusing on Wluper's question answering capabilities as well as neural network optimisation methods for natural language processing. He completed his BSc degree in Computing from Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the renowned AI department of the University of Edinburgh. He wrote his thesis in speech tracking and synthesis of weather forecaster in TV programmes using neural networks.

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    Christopher Sainsbury

    Software Engineer

     

    Christopher is responsible for the interaction of the logic engine and database structures as well as information retrieval. He has professional experience in automotive engineering at Jaguar Land Rover and has previously worked for several departments at Nvidia. Also, he gained a First-class honours MEng degree with Distinction in Electronics Engineering from University of York with a year in industry.

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    Dr. Daniel Hook

    Scientific Advisor

     

    Daniel is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of incubating and scaling startup software companies in the academic and research support space. He is the CEO at Digital Science since joining the business as co-founder of Symplectic. Most recently, he has served as Director of Research Metrics, whilst also acting as interim COO of portfolio company, Figshare. Daniel was a PhD student in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London before he joined Digital Science. In addition to Daniel's programming and corporate experience he continues to play an active role in theoretical physics research.

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