Chief Investment Officer: Ash Kauf
Ash has been a co-founder of three Artificial Intelligence startups in Delaware, Nevada and Wyoming in the past 7 years, has collaborated with over 2000 entry-levels, technicians, engineers, scientists, veterans, managers and executives on 400+ advanced projects funded by United Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Benét Lab, Boeing, IBM, GE, GM, Harris Corporation and Morgan Stanley, among others. He authored 8 articles in top 1% scientific journals including 1 in Nature Materials, 1 in Advanced Materials, 4 in Expert Systems with Applications and 2 in Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, and co-authored 13 articles cited ~5600 times and featured in Scientific American, Science Daily and Nature.
Ash obtained a perfect score in Graduate Record Examination quantitative (800/800), received Bachelors and Masters of Science in Manufacturing and Production Engineering. Then, he was granted 10 admissions and 8 full-scholarships for post-graduate studies valued ~$1.5M, from Idaho State University (Marco Schoen, PhD Old Dominion University), Iowa State University (Jonathon Wickert, PhD UC Berkeley), Southern Methodist University (Radovan Kovacevic, PhD University of Montenegro), University of South Carolina (Philip Voglewede, PhD Georgia Institute of Technology), University of Houston (Karolos Grigoriadis, PhD Purdue University and Matthew Franchek, PhD Texas A&M University), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Nikhil Koratkar, PhD University of Maryland at College Park), Simon Fraser University (Farid Golnaraghi, PhD Cornell University, and Mehrdad Saif, PhD Cleveland State University), City University of Hong Kong (Peter W Tse, PhD University of Sussex), University of Ottawa (Ming Liang, PhD University of Windsor), and the University of Manchester (Andrew Ball, PhD University of Manchester).
Ash was selected among 20 junior representatives of the United States for 2011 World Materials Summit & Student Congress in Washington DC, received the 2010 Rensselaer Change the World Challenge Grand Prize, and the nationwide $30K Lemelson-MIT Collegiate Prize for inventing a new process to store hydrogen at room temperature for fuel-cell vehicles, along with Dr. Heather Agnew at California Institute of Technology for inventing stable biochemical compounds to replace antibodies, Dr. Jonathan Naber at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign for inventing an affordable and durable prosthetic arm, and Dr. Erez Lieberman-Aiden at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for inventing a novel method of 3-D genome mapping. During his graduate studies, Ash received ~$50K in monetary prizes for invention and entrepreneurship.
Ash has been also serving as an invited referee for 30+ journals and reviewed 100+ manuscripts for Applied Mathematical Modelling, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Computers in Medicine and Biology, Energy and Environmental Science, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, IMech Part C Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, IMech Part D Journal of Automobile Engineering Science, International Journal of Acoustic and Vibration, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Journal of Zhejiang University Science B: Biomedicine & Biotechnology, Measurement, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, NDT & E International, Neural Computing and Applications, Neurcomputing, New Journal of Physics, Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, Physiological Measurement, Progress in Electromagnetics Research, Psychophysiology, Recent Patents on Electrical Engineering, Sensors, Soft Computing and Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy.
Pursuant to INA § 203(b)(2)(B), Ash is honored for being admitted as a U.S. Citizen due to "exceptional abilities".
Chief Trade Officer: Joubin Reif
Joubin has co-founded 3 AI startups. He is a pioneer engineer-scientist in several modern fields. For instance, Joubin invented a physical chemistry process for bulk production of lightweight graphene-polymer nanocomposites for Defense and Aerospace sector in 2009 for which he received the nationwide Robert Lichten Innovation Award from American Helicopter Society. In 2010, Kostya Novoselov and Andrei Geim from the University of Manchester received the Nobel Prize in Physics for their “groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”. Cited ~1500 times, his first-author paper in empirical graphene strength was highlighted by Kostya Novoselov, the youngest Physics Nobel Prize Laureate since Brian Josephson in 1973, in his keynote address to 2010 Materials Research Society.
Joubin has been a Principal Investigator and has submitted several innovative proposals to over 30 U.S. Federal agencies including Air Force Research Lab, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Marine Corpse Warfighting Lab, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, Army Corps of Engineers, Special Operation Commands, Army Medical Research and Material Command, ARPA-E, DARPA, HSARPA, Defense Health Agency, Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology and National Science Foundation.
Joubin authored 3 articles in ACS Nano, 1 in Advanced Functional Materials, 1 in Small and 1 in Applied Physics Letters and co-authored 19 articles in top 1% journals including Carbon, Journal of Physical Chemistry C and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, plus a U.S. patent and a book chapter, cited ~5200 times. He was granted 5 admissions and 6 scholarships for graduate studies, valued ~$1M, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Nikhil Koratkar, PhD University of Maryland at College Park), Oklahoma State University (Jay Hanan, PhD California Institute of Technology), Iowa State University (Jonathan Wickert, PhD UC Berkeley), Clarkson University (Daryush Aidun, PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Pohang University of Science and Technology (Frédéric Barlat, PhD Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble).
Joubin holds a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering, and Master’s and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, America's oldest technological research institute, and was selected as a research associate for one of top-100 best engineer-scientist in the world at Rice University (advisor: Pulickel Ajayan, PhD Northwestern University).
Pursuant to INA § 203(b)(2)(B), Joubin is honored for being admitted as a U.S. Citizen due to "exceptional abilities".
Principal Equity Investigator: Emma Marcier
Emma is passionate about programming, statistical and quantitative finance, equity research, price targets, option pricings, and trading and investing assessments. She has designed, prototyped and developed equity applications including a fully automated equity price estimator, which can estimate price targets of over 8000 equities and derivatives in major U.S. exchange markets (e.g., NYSE, NASDAQ, CBOE) in near-real-time (USCO). Emma holds a Bachelors of Art in Business from Harvard College with concentrations on finance and entrepreneurship. In her free times, she loves to travel, watch movies and learn new things.
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