George Gregory (co-founder, CEO)
George Gregory is a second-time entrepreneur. He was a co-founder of Lex Machina, a predictive analytics company, which was acquired by LexisNexis/Reed Elsevier in 2015. Lex Machina grew out of a research project at Stanford. At Lex Machina, George worked with professors Mark Lemley, Andrew Ng and Chris Manning, applying cutting-edge research in machine learning and natural language processing to the legal predictive analytics domain.
He is an active member of an Artificial Intelligence community, where he co-founded and serves as chair of ACM SIGAI (Special Interest Group of Artificial Intelligence) Bay Area Chapter.
George attended PhD program in Theoretical Physics at Yale University, where his interests revolved around string theory and high-energy physics, before he decided to focus on more practical applications and left to join the Industry. He won a gold medal at the International Physics Olympiad.
He has an undergraduate degree in Physics from Moscow State University, where he studied Quantum Statistics and Field Theory. In his spare time, George enjoys building Robotics DIY projects that help to introduce kids to Computer Science.
Tuna Oezer (co-founder, CTO)
Tuna has a Computer Science PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a PhD student, he worked together with neuroscientists on modeling the human brain. Tuna's work included implementing neural network models that control a physical robot and simulating human language acquisition models. He demonstrated unsupervised learning of action words from only raw video and general speech mentioning the action.
Before co-founding System AI, Tuna spent several years working on search infrastructure and ranking at Google. He was a Teaching Fellow at the Singularity University in the Graduate Studies program.
Tuna has extensive experience in many areas of artificial intelligence, including machine learning, computer vision, planning, and knowledge representation. He has broad software engineering experience ranging from networking and distributed systems, databases, multi-media, embedded systems, to front-end development.
Tuna has a BS degree in Computer Science with Honors and Highest Distinction (awarded to top-ranked person in the graduating class) from Indiana University, Bloomington. He has also minors in Math, Biology and Psychology.
Vibhu is a CEO of Edmodo, one of the world's largest K-12 education networks in the world, with a mission to connect every learner to the resources necessary for them to reach their full potential. Edmodo was founded in 2008 and grown to 66+ million members. Vibhu was co-founder and CEO of Root-One, a company applying natural language processing technology to education, which was acquired by Edmodo. Prior to Root-One, Vibhu was a Senior Scientist with Google for 9 yrs, working on query classification, groups ranking, academic paper search, and machine translation. He co-founded Google India Engineering center. Vibhu served on adjunct research faculty of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University for 6 years. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University and Senior Scientist at Xerox PARC. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Southern California and BTech CS from IIT Bombay.
Josh is the CEO of Lex Machina, a data analytics company started as a project at Stanford University and acquired by LexisNexis/Reed Elsevier. Josh is the founder of The Full Circle Fund, an alliance of emerging business leaders who help solve public problems through engaged philanthropy and public policy advocacy. FCF has raised over $2.5M in six years. He is also the co-founder of New Cycle Capital, an early stage venture fund investing in a new generation of entrepreneurs who want to build great businesses that can change the world. He is particularly focused on the clean energy sector where he has funded companies in energy efficiency, solar, green building and carbon markets. He also continues to serve on the Board/Sr. Advisor to several other startups and continues to be very active in non profit arena through work with Full Circle Fund and the Hidary Foundation. Josh was part of the founding team at Redpoint Ventures where he focused on Internet and wireless investments. Previous employment includes Brentwood Venture Capital, Netscape Communications, and McKinsey & Co. Josh was the 2nd employee at EarthWeb Inc., a start up that went public in 1998. In Washington, D.C., Josh started a successful technology consulting firm and was one of the youngest press secretaries on Capitol Hill. He holds a B.A. from Williams College, an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a J.D. from the Stanford Law School. At Stanford he co-founded the Board Fellows Program, which now matches almost 15% of GSB students each year with Boards of non-profit organizations. He also ran a year long initiative on technology and social change.