Our Team

Meet our exceptionally talented team.

Founders

Dr Leslie Kanthan

Expert in graph theory, quantitative research and efficient similarity search techniques. Previously worked for Credit Suisse, Bank of America and Commerzbank.

Dr Leslie Kanthan

CEO and Co-Founder

Dr Michail Basios

Expert in automatic code optimisation using AI techniques. Previously worked for BNP Paribas where he introduced new scalable innovative technologies.

Dr Michail Basios

CTO & Co-founder

Dr Fan Wu

Expert in evolutionary algorithms. Reputable paper author, multi-award winner and former Assistant Professor. Previously worked with BNP Paribas and Morgan Stanley.

Dr Fan Wu

CSO & Co-founder

Dr Lingbo Li

Expert in evolutionary optimisation and Meta Learning. Former Associate Professor. Previously worked for AMD, Sumitomo-Mitsui Bank and Commerzbank.

Dr Lingbo Li

COO & Co-founder

Team

Roxana Dragomir

Enthusiastic about learning and trying out new things. I take joy in helping others develop their skills and better themselves. Passionate about start-ups and AI. Adventurous. Avid cyclist. If it's heavy, I will deadlift it!

Roxana Dragomir

Business

Wanying Fang

Passionate about AI, entrepreneurship, social impact and female empowerment. Museum devotee. Meditation. Mindfulness. Cooking. Swimming. Colour Pencil Drawing. Curious about the world.

Wanying Fang

Business

Nikos Anifantis

Enthusiast in Web Technologies and Machine Learning. Exploring new technologies and developing software solutions. I have a passion for sleek user-friendly design and I love writing nicely architecture, clean and maintainable code.

Nikos Anifantis

Engineering

Ucizi Mafeni

My vision is writing painlessly maintainable and effortlessly readable code. Automate everything. Avid Gamer. Football fan. Always trying to learn something new.

Ucizi Mafeni

Engineering

Vasilis Boursinos

Experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the banking and data science industry. I am a confident communicator, and I am comfortable working either independently or as part of a team.

Vasilis Boursinos

Engineering

Yuxi Huan

Passionate about data science and engineering, interested in optimisation research. Ballet enthusiasts, big fan of classical music, traveling, baking, swimming, always looking to try out new things!

Yuxi Huan

Research & Engineering

Simon Lassourreuille

Enthusiastic about open source and Linux, I love to adapt my working environment and automate what I can. I love reading and playing board games.

Simon Lassourreuille

Engineering

Alex Spathoulas

Technology and Software Engineering enthusiast with working experience in banking and software development industry. I love music, intense workouts and trying different cuisines.

Alex Spathoulas

Engineering

Dr Chrystalla Pavlou

Computer Science PhD graduate with a Masters in Theoretical Computer Science and a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Love reading and hiking.

Dr Chrystalla Pavlou

Research

Rafail Giavrimis

Phd researcher in Computer Science. Enthusiastic about Source Code optimisation and ML. I like traveling, aviation and gaming. In my free time I help organise hackathons!

Rafail Giavrimis

Research & Engineering

Buhong Liu

PhD researcher in CS, enjoying mathematical finance and data science, interested in market microstructure, Kop, lover of literature.

Buhong Liu

Research

Dr Manal Adham

Passionate about bridging the link between research in AI and real-world problems. I love to travel around the world and collect different experiences.

Dr Manal Adham

Research

Matvey Fedoseev

Enthusiastic about learning new things. Passionate about Finance, Data Science, and Machine Learning. I like cooking, reading, long walks in a park, and solving problems. Love challenges.

Matvey Fedoseev

Research

Alexis Butler

Enthusiastic about applied ML and security. I was brought up on the ice rink and continue to spend my free time training. When I'm not skating, studying or working you can find me running events for the university's trans community.

Alexis Butler

Research & Engineering

Achilles Tzimis

Passionate about data science and engineering, interested in problem solving. Fan of swimming, travelling, reading, baking, cooking. Always looking to try out new experiments and learning Krav Maga!

Achilles Tzimis

Engineering

Vaggelis Kalligiannakis

Experienced in Machine Learning, WebTech and DevOps. Passionate about developing and orchestrating new technologies. I constantly seek out innovative solutions to everyday problems. In my spare time, I like playing football, basketball and travelling.

Vaggelis Kalligiannakis

Engineering

Alexandru Staicu

Computer science student, passionate about algorithms, problem solving and machine learning. I like gaming, watching esports, reading and music. I always love trying new things and meeting people from different cultures.

Alexandru Staicu

Engineering

Paul Brookes

Data scientist and physicist. Enjoy playing piano, guitar, and being in the water. I like to meet new people, explore and learn.

Paul Brookes

Research

Vitali Avagyan

Experienced data scientist with a passion for software engineering and cloud technologies. He creates content on productivity and AI, so follow him on LinkedIn to get his regular tips.

Vitali Avagyan

Research

Menelaos Viskadouros

Web Engineer who sees M.L. as the hottest thing around. Loves working with the team on Angular and TypeScript, enjoys coding with SOLID and DRY principles. Passionate with music and cinema.

Menelaos Viskadouros

Engineering

Geοrgia Ιοannοu

Passionate about Design and Art.A creative, out-of-the-box thinker. In my spare time, I like playing video games and skateboarding. I love music, drawing, swimming, travelling and of course…food!

Geοrgia Ιοannοu

Graphic Designer

Advisors & Collaborators

Dr Santanu Dash

Lecturer at University of Surrey with multiple publications in the area of Machine Learning, Program Analysis, Security and Search Based Software Engineering. His interests involve the combination of AI methods (such as NLP) with software engineering techniques to improve the quality of programs.

Dr Santanu Dash

Research

Dr Aurora Constantin

Researcher and Teacher at the University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics. Her main research interests are in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Educational Technology, Digital Learning, Multimodal Interaction, Assistive Technologies, Technology for Autism.

Dr Aurora Constantin

Research

Prof Federica Sarro

Professor of Software Engineering at University College London. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed scholarly articles in well-renowned Software Engineering venues and has also received several international awards, lately the IEEE Technical Council Software Engineering Rising Star Award.

Prof Federica Sarro

Research

A. Prof Justyna Petke

Principal Research Fellow and Proleptic Associate Professor at the Centre for Research on Evolution, Search and Testing (CREST), University College London. She holds an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship on Automated Software Specialisation Using Genetic Improvement.

A. Prof Justyna Petke

Research

Prof. Carmine Ventre

Professor of Computer Science at King's College London. Carmine’s specialties: Algorithmic Game Theory, AI for finance and trading, Sponsored search auctions, Cryptography, Security, Theoretical Computer Science, Wireless networks, Algorithms, Microeconomics.

Prof. Carmine Ventre

Research

Jason Kingdom

Chairman & CEO of Blue Prism. Jason has been commercializing AI for over 25 years. He has a PhD from UCL Computer Science. He co-founded UCL's Intelligent Systems Lab in 1992. He is an EY entrepreneur of the year, author and editor of AI books, papers and patents.

Jason Kingdom

Advisor

Ed Stacey

Cofounder of IQ Capital with over 20 years’ deep-tech venture capital experience. Ed specialises in leveraging the subtle interactions between developing disruptive technology, discovering product-market fit, and optimising business strategy. He is a rregular contributor to Forbes.

Ed Stacey

Advisor - Investor (IQ Capital)

Rick Hao

Rick leads and manages SpeedInvest's investment thesis in all deep tech sectors, including AI, Quantum technologies, Material Science, Cyber Security and Biotech.

Rick Hao

Advisor - Investor (SpeedInvest)