Carlos Oliver, PhD
Co-founder & Lead Consultant
Carlos holds a PhD in Computer Science at McGill University Computational Structural Biology Group and Mila. In his research, Carlos develops algorithms to solve problems in network science, drug discovery, and drug design. He has worked at Creative Destruction Labs, and is currently working at NextAI as Lead Scientist in Residence, advising multiple startups on technical strategies and hiring.
Pericles Philippopoulos, PhD
Co-founder & CEO
Pericles Philippopoulos obtained his PhD in Physics from Prof. William Coish’s group at McGill University in 2020. The focus of his work was to gain a better understanding of spin interactions, specifically hyperfine and spin-orbit couplings in semiconductor nanostructures. Pericles shares his time between Ozeki, and Nanoacademic Technologies where he works as a research scientist. Apart from his expertise in physics and mathematics, Pericles has authored papers in Blockchain technology, and actively cultivates his interest in machine learning.
Dora is a Visiting Researcher at ServiceNow where she works with Dzmitry Bahdanau on natural language to SQL program translation. Specifically, her work is in equipping AI models for semantic parsing with a compositional understanding of natural and programming language, with the goal of improving generalization to novel tasks. Dora is finishing her graduate studies in Computer Science at McGill University, while working as a researcher at Mila, the Quebec AI Institute. Dora has also worked as a Scientist in Residence at the Creative Destruction Labs and NextAI where she advised various startups. Prior to that, she was a machine learning engineer at Shopify working with recommender systems for personalization and search problems.
Data Science Consultant
Anthony Sardain is the lead data scientist at Tierra, a San Francisco-based start-up focusing on applying machine learning to predict crime dynamics and patterns in Latin America. He completed his graduate studies in biostatistics at McGill University, and has since held multiple positions directing data science strategy in the private sector. He has advised numerous start-ups on how best to incorporate machine learning into their products, as well as served as a consultant on statistics for several IGOs, including the United Nations. His research on applied statistics has been featured on the cover of Nature journals, as well as in multiple newspapers worldwide.