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Vasavi Varanasi

Executive Director

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Vasavi is a veteran SAP consultant in retail, telecom and other sectors. She has over 10+ years experience in functional and business areas. Additionally, she is a small business owner as well as an investor in India's agricultural sector. She holds a Masters in computer science from Indiana State University, Indiana.


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Murali Kuracha

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Associate Director

Murali Kuracha is a Molecular and Cell biology scientist with academic and industrial research experience in disease curing models in Invitro as well as Invivo systems. His research focus is to elucidate the molecular mechanism of disease-causing factors identification, targeting immune biological molecules to translate clinical and translational research. I investigate the fundamental mechanisms of cancer cell-mediated inflammation, metastasis, and identifying novel biomarkers for prognostic and diagnostic applications, as well as therapeutic targets limiting antigenic and inflammatory properties of recipient cells. His research Interests span across Molecular and Cell Biology, Immunology, Bioinformatics, and Clinical &Translational.He holds a Phd from Osmania University.


Kylie Lee

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Gahyoung has a master’s degree in Data Analytics from Northeastern University concentrating on Statistical Modeling. She has worked on various machine learning and deep learning projects and published two papers. She is skilled with Python, SQL, R and Tableau. Specialized in data processing, predictive modeling, and data mining algorithms.


Joanne Shaw

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Yu-Chiao Shaw is a master’s graduate in Northeastern University with Data Analytics – Applied Machine Intelligence major. She has over 3 years of data science, analytics, consumer insights and engagement experience in various industries. Well-versed in KPI tracking, budgeting, and automating processes that drive efficiency, process improvement, and operational enhancements with a strong passion for machine learning predictive analysis. Skilled in advanced data-driven methods: exploratory data analysis, python, SQL, R, Tableau.



Venkata Duvvuri

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Founding Investor

Venkata is an active researcher, advisor and an executive at several Fortune 100 companies and start-ups in North America. He is also an adjunct faculty at a Top University teaching data analytics and machine learning. He is results oriented data science, business, web & marketing analytics leader with over 10 years’ experience in Data science, Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Digital Media Analytics and Web Marketing optimization with leading internationally recognized corporations, additional 10 years software engineering experience and a top business school MBA. His research interests span across Healthcare, Marketing and Public Policy. He has delivered research initiatives at PathosAI, JeevaHealth and He has experience in management of onshore and offshore teams as well as leadership experience ranging from Director to Manager at Fortune 100 companies including marketing agencies. He holds a Master’s in Computer science from University of Massachusetts – Amherst and an MBA from University of California- Davis. He is a doctoral candidate at Purdue University in the Department of Leadership and Innovation. He has been selected as the "Top Data science leader of 2021" by digital magazine. He has 9+ submitted patents and 6+ conference papers in IEEE, ACM and Springer.


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Rob Iskander

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A serial entrepreneur and a corporate leader with many years of experience in Information Technology, strategic planning and innovation, Robert is a global business transformation leader passionate about leveraging technology to improve the quality of life for all, with a special focus on K-12 education. Nominated as one of the Top 100 EdTech Influencers in 2017 by EdTech Magazine. Currently Robert is Founder, Chairman and CEO of GG4L (Global Grid for Learning, PBC) a social impact company focusing on K-12 education.Mr. Iskander's leadership experience includes M&A, strategic business planning, operations, technology infrastructure, product roadmaps, B2B business development, ecosystems, acquisitions, synergy modeling, rollups, due-diligence, global markets, investments and cultural transformation.Prior to GG4L, Robert was Executive Vice President & General Manager at West Corporation (2014-2017) acquired by Apollo Global. He helped West execute an aggressive roll-up strategy by acquiring 3 companies, within 3 years, under SchoolMessenger, creating one of the largest and most profitable K-12 EdTech companies in North America, serving over 63,000 schools and 100 million end-users (parents, students and teachers combined).


Tuomas Rinta

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Tuomas has been building teams and companies for the last 20 years. He sold his first company in 2008 and was instrumental in the acquisition of Applifier to Unity (NYSE: $U). He's held product and engineering leadership positions in multiple companies both in Europe and in Silicon Valley.



Vassu Dhingra

Senior Software Developer

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Vassu is a qualified Python developer with a track record of accomplishments in the higher education sector. He is highly skilled with Python, Django, Flask, scraping, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB expertise. He has a Master Degree from Rajasthan Technical University.



Project Coordinator

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Feruza is the Project Coordinator. She manages the project deliverables, analyzes project progress. She is also involved in QA and testing of the product.
Feruza's learning path includes Google IT Support Certification, Oracle Java Explorer Certification, etc.



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Software Engineer

Mengyu graduated from Northeastern University in 2022 with a Master’s degree in Data Modeling/warehousing and Database Administration and a specialization in AI/ML. While there, he worked on several data modelling and machine learning projects, published a paper on Cultural perception around the world of hate crime in North America and realized his true passion is creating user-friendly applications. Mengyu specializes in designing, optimizing and implementing relational databases and RESTful APIs. He has developed a  dashboard web application with complex data aggregation logic, data retrieval features, and a user-friendly interface.


Pawan Sarma

Software intern

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Pawan is a current senior at UMass Amherst studying CS. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and enjoy spending time at home. Outside of school and work, he enjoye playing sports, traveling to new places, and watching comedy or thriller type TV shows

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