Core Technology
D. Scott Phoenix

Scott was previously CEO of Frogmetrics (Y Combinator S2008), Entrepreneur in Residence at Founders Fund, CXO at OnlySecure (acquired by NetShops) and MarchingOrder (Ben Franklin Partners). Scott's design work has been featured in 16 magazines and 3 museums, including the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Scott earned his BAS in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dileep George, PhD

Dileep was previously CTO of Numenta, an AI company he cofounded with Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky. Before Numenta, Dileep was a Research Fellow at the Redwood Neuroscience Institute. Dileep has authored 22 patents and several influential papers on the mathematics of brain circuits. Dileep's research on hierarchical models of the brain earned him a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He earned his MS in EE from Stanford and his BS from IIT in Bombay.

D. Scott Phoenix

Scott was previously CEO of Frogmetrics (Y Combinator S2008), Entrepreneur in Residence at Founders Fund, CXO at OnlySecure (acquired by NetShops) and MarchingOrder (Ben Franklin Partners). Scott's design work has been featured in 16 magazines and 3 museums, including the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Scott earned his BAS in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ken Kansky

Ken previously earned a BS degree in Computer Science and Physics at Stanford University, where he completed his thesis on image recognition under Peter Norvig. Before attending Stanford, Ken built laser control circuitry for condensed matter experiments at the University of Georgia, as well as a remote-control flamethrower, an electromagnetic levitator, and a flex sensor suit for controlling robotic arms.

CC Laan

CC previously cofounded Laan Labs, where he created mobile applications used by millions of people. At Laan Labs, two of his applications reached #1 on the iTunes App Store. His work has been covered by The New York Times and Business Week, among others. In in spare time, CC builds siri-enabled door locks, augmented reality kinect hacks, and sonar rulers. CC earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University.

Wolfgang Lehrach, PhD

Wolfgang was previously Director of Sequencing at Halcyon Molecular, where he developed image processing and bioinformatics algorithms to sequence DNA with electron microscopes. Before that, he worked at Alacris Theranostics, using deep sequencing and machine learning to enable personalized cancer treatment. Wolfgang did his post-doc in Machine Learning at Microsoft Research, earned his PhD and MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and his BS from Cambridge.

Bhaskara Marthi, PhD

Bhaskara Marthi was previously a Research Scientist at Willow Garage, where he devised algorithms for robots to build 3D maps of their surroundings, assemble Ikea furniture, and tidy rooms in an optimal way. Before that, Bhaskara completed his post-doc in artificial intelligence at MIT and earned his Phd in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. His favorite learning agent is two years old and has already achieved state of the art results on the task of detecting candy in cluttered images.

Eric Purdy, PhD

Eric earned his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Chicago, under Pedro Felzenszwalb. His thesis was on grammatical models in computer vision. In graduate school, he studied computer vision, machine learning, approximation algorithms, and complexity theory. He previously worked at Google on large scale image processing for ad relevance. In his spare time, he reads neuroscience textbooks.

Huayan Wang, PhD

Huayan earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford University, under Daphne Koller. His thesis was on MAP inference methods in rich-structured graphical models. He has been a reviewer for NIPS, and author for ICML, AAAI, CVPR, and ECCV. He worked briefly at Coursera as a software engineer. Then he decided that building intelligent machines is what he really cares about. Before Stanford, he earned his M.E. and B.S. degree at Peking University.

Operations
Charlotte Bowell, PhD

Before joining Vicarious as Director of Operations, Charlotte was a researcher at Integrated Plasmonics and Halcyon Molecular, where she manipulated and imaged the nanoworld. Before that she was a post-doc in the Electron Microscopy Group at the University of Cambridge. She first got a taste for manipulating sub-atomic particles during her PhD at the University of Birmingham in the Condensed Matter group. Charlotte earned her MSci in Experimental and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge.

Devin Gribbons

Devin previously earned his BA in Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, and his MFA in Fiction from the University of Alabama, where he was a Truman Capote fellow. He has worked in UX research and design at Verizon Laboratories and got his first taste of coding at Harvard University’s Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. He was originally hired by Vicarious as an independent contractor and assisted with PR and office management before joining the team full time.