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Pinecone Pioneers

We want to celebrate those who are revolutionizing search technology. The people below are leading the way on adopting, advancing, and advocating for vector search technology.

  • Romana Dorfer

    Romana Dorfer

    Co-Founder, Factinsect

    Romana is an experienced software developer and AI expert, whose company makes an AI-based tool for fact-checking online content.

  • Dan Whalen

    Dan Whalen

    Principal Researcher, Expel.io

    Dan is a Principal Researcher at Expel, a transparent Managed Detection and Response vendor. Being in the information security field for 8+ years, he’s passionate about building tech solutions that help protect people from security breaches. Lately, he's focused on applying data science solutions to unique security problems.

  • André Mourão

    André Mourão

    Principal Engineer, Searchable.ai

    André is at the forefront of Information Retrieval and Machine Learning. The Principal Senior Engineer at Searchable.ai, making it easy for you to find your files that are spread across multiple cloud services, and founder of Revionista.PT, uncovering post-publication changes in Portuguese news, he’s spent his career ensuring technology makes life easier and more accessible for others. He holds a Computer Science PhD in multimodal search systems.

  • Isabella Fulford

    Isabella Fulford

    Software Engineer, Mem Labs

    Isabella is a software engineer at Mem Labs, the world's first self-organizing workspace to help you find information and store it better, faster. While pursuing her Bachelor's and completing her Master's in Computer Science at Stanford as a Mayfield Fellow, she also worked at Amazon Web Services and Inspire AI.

  • Craig Schmidt

    Craig Schmidt

    ML Engineer, Delomore

    Craig is a former Principal Machine Learning Engineer at TripAdvisor. In his seven years there, he worked extensively with the search group. Before that, he worked at several startups in greater Boston in various Machine Learning (ML) roles. His current startup, Delomore, is a search engine for Shopify shops. It is a perfect application for an embedding-based vector search.

  • Diego Lopez Yse

    Diego Lopez Yse

    ML Engineer, Moody's

    Diego is a data scientist working on applied Machine Learning solutions in the Life Sciences. He’s also a writer and content creator, helping others expand their digital skills. He enjoys hackathons and every opportunity to tackle challenges differently: If we've always done it this way, let's change it.

  • George Mathew

    George Mathew

    Founder, Nyckel

    George is a computer engineering veteran. After working at companies like Microsoft and Oracle, he founded Nyckel, which makes machine learning accessible to software developers.

  • Aiden Lee

    Aiden Lee

    Co-Founder & CTO, Twelve Labs

    Aiden has been in the AI/Deep Learning space for years, including work as an AI Researcher, a Deep Learning Research Scientist, and now as the Founder and CTO of Twelve Labs. Twelve Labs is building a video understanding AI infrastructure where users can easily train and integrate SOTA video understanding models into their system. Their AI team won 1st place in the video retrieval track of IEEE ICCV VALUE Challenge 2021 hosted by Microsoft and UNC.

  • George Williams

    George Williams

    Head of AI, Smile Identity

    George is the Head of AI at Smile Identity, an identity management and biometrics provider. He has held senior leadership roles at Apple's New Product Architecture group and NYU's Courant Institute. He is the author of several research papers in computer vision and deep learning and regularly presents at meetups and tech conferences. He has also held the position of Embedded AI Chair for the Valleyml.ai conference, serves on the content committee for the Open Data Science Conference, and is a chair at the Neural Information Processing Conference.

  • Pratik Bhavsar

    Pratik Bhavsar

    Senior NLP Scientist, Enterpret

    Pratik has worked as a data scientist and NLP engineer throughout his entire career. He’s the founding engineer and senior NLP scientist at Enterpret and is the founder of Maxpool, a community for data scientists to discuss practical ML problems. Enterpret provides automated customer feedback to help bridge the gap between product builders and consumers.

  • Alex Lee

    Alex Lee

    Engineering Manager, Goodnotes

    Alex is currently an Engineering Manager at GoodNotes, where he works on GoodNotes Community, a platform that enables students to explore and exchange lecture notes and other study materials.

  • Oded Kalev

    Oded Kalev

    ML & Data Team Lead, Perception Point

    Oded is the ML and Data team lead at Perception Point cyber security where he is leveraging data to improve detection in Files, Emails, URLs and more. He's been interested in science and coding since he was eight years old.

  • Chaymae Chaali

    Chaymae Chaali

    Data Scientist, Sealk

    Chaymae is a Data Scientist at Sealk, a french Fintech offering an artificial intelligence solution to facilitate deal sourcing for M&A and Private Equity.

  • Alvise Sembenico

    Alvise Sembenico

    ML Engineer, Klue

    Alvise is a machine learning engineer at Klue, an AI-powered Competitive Enablement platform. He’s also the founder of Intrical AI, which ensures due diligence in the AI age.

  • Özge Karakaya

    Özge Karakaya

    ML Engineer, Klue

    Ozge is a machine learning engineer at Klue. He’s worked as an engineer in many industries at major companies including Sony, GE Aviation, ING Nederland, and more before joining Klue in July 2021.

  • Nichita Diaconu

    Nichita Diaconu

    ML Engineer, Klue

    Nichita is a machine learning engineer at Klue. Prior to joining, he was a research engineer at Philips where he wrote his MSc thesis on self-attention in vision models, using data dependent filters that also take advantage of the rotational and translational symmetries of images.

  • Björn Burscher

    Björn Burscher

    ML Engineering Manager, Klue

    Björn is an engineering manager in machine learning at Klue. Before that, he was a machine learning engineer at Klue and received a PhD in Information Science from the University of Amsterdam.

Want to be recognized or nominate someone as a pioneer in vector search? Email info@pinecone.io with your or their name, title, and a short bio!

Perks of Pioneering

As part of this diverse and invite-only group you’ll get:

  • Special recognition throughout the Pinecone community.
  • Early access to new features, with opportunities to provide feedback and help shape the product roadmap.
  • Shirts and other goodies from Pinecone.
  • Opportunities to publish content in the learning center and present at our events.

What will you build?

Upgrade your search or recommendation systems with just a few lines of code, or contact us for help.