Team

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Hossein Azari

Founder & CEO

Hossein is leading cmorq's mission to organize blockchain data. Hossein's past experiences include, Senior Research Scientist at Google Research NY and Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist at Clarity Money (acquired by Goldman Sachs in 2018). He has a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University and MBA from Columbia University. Hossein is a Siebel Scholar, Class of 2014. He never stops learning.


Wenjun Gui

Lead Software Engineer

Wenjun is a Software Engineer at cmorq, working with multiple data sources and the development of the data platform. Wenjun has studied Computer Science at Wuhan University and Masters of Computer Science at NYU. He is experienced in Python and C++, and has a wide range of interest and experience in applied Computer Science topics, including big data, computer vision, machine learning. In his undergraduate study, Wenjun worked in a start up as a developer, leading the development of iOS applications of the product. After graduation, he worked in a hedge fund in China as a C++ developer for two years, contributing to the development of automatic trading engines. During his study at NYU, he worked as a Research Assistant in MMVC lab focusing on computer vision and published his work to IEEE/RSJ(iROS). Wenjun enjoys solving hard problems.

Operational Advisors


Margaret Isa Butler

Legal
Partner at Ice Miller LLP

Margaret Isa Butler is a partner in Ice Miller's Business Group, concentrating her practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and alternative investments, including real estate development projects, limited partner investments across the investment strategy spectrum, debt and equity co-investments and direct investments by institutional investors and family offices. With an MBA and her experience as an investment banker, Margaret takes an interdisciplinary approach to her work. In 2013 Margaret won a "40 Under 40"​ award from The M&A Advisor and was shortlisted as a "Corporate Rising Star"​ by Euromoney Legal Media.


April Henry

Strategy
Co-Founder, Chief Revenue Officer at Equell

April is a Digital Media Executive, Startup consultant, advisor, strategist and investor with Board of Directors experience across technology including mobile, retail, consumer, AI, events and media & entertainment. She has led Business Development, including M&A for CNBC, as member of NBCU Management Committee and founding member of CNBC Diversity Council. April had extensive experience at Yahoo! covering strategy, M&A, corporate development and board of directors work also encompassing HR operations such as organizational transformation activities. Previously, she spent 11 years at Morgan Stanley, 2 years at Index Ventures and 5 years at News Corporation encompassing: Institutional Securities Research and Client Service, Corporate Development and M&A.


Paul Mattison

Finance/Sales Ops
Chief Financial Officer at BioCatch

Paul Mattison has over 20 years experience building value at information services, data and technology companies. In his role as CFO at BioCatch, he is focused on helping to scale the business and supporting all aspects of the Company's growth. He began his career with Price Waterhouse. He held senior group level CFO roles at Thomson Corporation before he started working with small and medium sized PE and venture backed companies including as: CFO and COO of Fame Information Services, a financial and energy data and technology company; CFO of Marketwatch.com, a publicly traded financial news site; and President and CFO of MLM Information Services, a tax software business. Prior to joining BioCatch, he had also served as an advisor or consultant to ooVoo, a video site based on Israeli technology, and BiSam, asset performance software targeting the largest financial institutions in the world, among others.



Product & Scientific Advisors


David Hodgson

Product Advisor
Partner at Deloitte
(retired)

David Hodgson served as a Senior Partner at Deloitte until 2016. With 40 years of experience, he most recently was Deloitte’s Global Leader of Risk Services for the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry. Appointed in 2009, David led this global business to $3 billion in revenue, with a double digit CAGR. David has applied his strategic thinking, risk management and financial experience to advise the boards and senior leadership teams of a broad range of global companies. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2001, David was a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he worked for over 25 years in positions of increasing responsibility. Outside Deloitte, David has served on the boards of nonprofit agencies, including the Board of Trustees of the Harding Township Civic Association and the Board of Research Advisors of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Glenn Hubbard

Scientific Advisor
Dean of Columbia Business School

Glenn Hubbard is dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. Hubbard received his BA and BS degrees summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida and also holds a PhD degree in economics from Harvard University. In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Glenn is the author of three popular textbooks, as well as co-author of The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers From Ancient Rome to Modern America, and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. From 2001 until 2003, he was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers. In the corporate sector, he is on the boards of ADP, BlackRock Closed-End Funds, and MetLife. Hubbard is co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; he is a past Chair of the Economic Club of New York and a past co-chair of the Study Group on Corporate Boards.


David C. Parkes

Scientific Advisor
Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University

David is the George F. Colony Professor of Computer Science in the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where he founded the EconCS research group and leads research with a focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and economics. He is co-director of the Harvard University Data Science Initiative, and co-chair of the FAS Masters in Data Science and the Harvard Business Analytics Program. David was Area Dean for Computer Science, 2013-2017. David is Fellow of AAAI, Fellow of the ACM, received the 2017 ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award, chaired the ACM SIG on Electronic Commerce (2011-2016). David has degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania.



Richard Amsinger

Product Advisor
Founder of BevoMill Creative, Creative Director for NY Mets

Richard is  2-time NY Emmy Award & Promax Gold Award winning Creative Director. With 16+ years of experience in television and digital media; Richard is currently the Creative Director for Sterling Entertainment and the NY Mets television broadcast. Richard received his MBA at Columbia University and studied oil painting at Lindenwood University.


Andrew Brown

Product Advisor
Former CTO of Oyster (Acquired by Google)

Andrew is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and advisor to early stage companies. He was the co-founder and CTO of Oyster, the first unlimited subscription ebook service, which was acquired by Google in 2015.


Azalia Mirhoseini

Product Advisor
Senior Research Scientist at
Google Brain

Azalia Mirhoseini is a Senior Research Scientist at Google Brain. She is the co-founder/lead of the Machine Learning for Systems Moonshot at Brain where she focuses on deep reinforcement learning based approaches to solve problems in computer systems and metalearning. She has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University. Her work has been published at several conferences and journals, including ICML, ICLR, DAC, ICCAD, SIGMETRICS, IEEE TNNLS, and ACM TRETS. She has received a number of awards, including the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award at Rice ECE and a Gold Medal in the National Math Olympiad in Iran.



Justin Harkness

Product Advisor
Senior Sales Executive at YipitData

Justin is a Senior Sales Executive with YipitData, a premier provider of alternative data to investors, and has held previous roles at Bloomberg and UniCredit AG. His expertise centers on new business generation, customer engagement, data analytics, and investment strategy. Justin received his MBA from Columbia University.


Edoardo M. Airoldi

Scientific Advisor
Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Temple University

Edoardo is the Millard E. Gladfelter Professor of Statistics and Data Science in the Fox School of Business, at Temple University. He also serves as Director of the Fox School's Data Science Center. Prior to Fox, Edoardo was on the faculty in the Department of Statistics at Harvard University until 2018. His research focuses on statistical theory and methods for designing and analyzing experiments on large networks and modeling and inferential issues that arise in analyses that leverage network data. Edoardo has received a Sloan Fellowship, the Shutzer Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, an NSF CAREER Award, and an ONR Young Investigator Program Award, among other honors.


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