AboutUs

We're an AI startup developing Imandra®, the cloud-scale automated reasoning system bringing rigor and governance to the world's most critical algorithms.

The Team

  • Denis Ignatovich

    Denis Ignatovich

    Title
    Cofounder & Co-CEO
    BIO
    Denis Ignatovich has over a decade of experience in trading, risk management, quantitative modeling, and complex trading system design. Prior to joining AI, he was head of the central risk trading desk at Deutsche Bank London. He holds an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics and degrees in CS and Finance from UT Austin.
  • Grant Passmore

    Grant Passmore

    Title
    Cofounder & Co-CEO
    BIO
    Grant Passmore has more than ten years' industrial formal verification experience. He has been a key contributor to safety verification of algorithms at Cambridge, Carnegie Mellon, Edinburgh, Microsoft Research, and SRI. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh and is a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.
  • Dave Aitken

    Dave Aitken

    Title
    Research and Engineering
    BIO
    Dave is an R&D engineer with a Master of Physics degree (MPhys) from the University of Oxford. He has over a decade's experience with the full web stack, cloud infrastructure and operations.
  • Matt Bray

    Matt Bray

    Title
    Chief Technology Officer
    BIO
    Matt is a full-stack R&D Engineer, with several years' experience in cloud infrastructure and systems design. He holds a Master of Physics degree (MPhys) from the University of Oxford, a PGCert in Intellectual Property Law, and qualified as a European Patent Attorney.
  • Paul Brennan

    Paul Brennan

    Title
    Chief Strategy Officer
    BIO
    Paul Brennan has over 15 years' experience in product, strategy and management of complex businesses within Financial Markets. Prior to joining Imandra, Paul was the Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs' regulated trading venue. He holds an MSc in Applied and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics and a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Manchester.
  • Simon Cruanes

    Simon Cruanes

    Title
    Research and Engineering
    BIO
    Simon is an R&D engineer with an engineering degree from École polytechnique in France, a masters degree from EPFL, and a PhD in automatic theorem proving. He's worked on first-order and higher-order proving and model finding, with a focus on implementation, having written several tools in various domains of formal logic. He also is an active contributor to the OCaml community.
  • Remi Desmartin

    Remi Desmartin

    Title
    Research Fellow
    BIO
    Remi is a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, whose main research interest is the formal verification of neural networks. He previously completed an MSc in Data Science, where his dissertation focused on the application of Imandra to neural network verification. He is interested in various aspects of artificial intelligence, from the maths behind different types of AI systems to the ethical questions it poses and its exploration in works of science fiction.
  • John Hester

    John Hester

    Title
    Research and Engineering
    BIO
    John is an R&D engineer with a PhD in mathematics from the University of Florida. During his PhD, he focused on automated theorem proving and logic. He also conducted research into combing formal systems for automated reasoning in new ways and automated axiom generation. All of the projects required a large amount of implementation work. Outside of the automated reasoning and intelligence world, John is a classical guitar player and enjoys martial arts.
  • Elijah Kagan

    Elijah Kagan

    Title
    Design
    BIO
    Elijah is a designer with more than two decades’ agency experience. He has worked for businesses and institutions including Honda, Volvo, Iron Mountain, Nokia Siemens Networks, LG, and McCain. He holds an MCs degree in Marketing and Computer Science from the Wroclaw University of Economics.
  • Kostya Kanishev

    Kostya Kanishev

    Title
    AI Research and Engineering
    BIO
    Konstantin is a particle physicist. He did research in theoretical particle physics, cosmology, and worked as experimental physicist at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He holds a PhD in Particle Physics and BcS in Computer Science and is always interested in making practical applications out of mathematical theories.
  • Yuxi Liu

    Yuxi Liu

    Title
    Research and Engineering
    BIO
    Yuxi Liu is an R&D engineer and a recent graduate (MSc in Computer Science) from the University of Tokyo. He is interested in programming languages, programming, and languages. Having tapped into both the statistical and symbolic aspects of AI, he wants to explore the new possibilities arising from the space in-between.
  • Ewen Maclean

    Ewen Maclean

    Title
    VP of Language Technology
    BIO
    Ewen is a mathematician turned computer scientist specialising in the automation of formal proof. He obtained his PhD from Edinburgh University and has subsequently worked as a lecturer and researcher in Brazil, Spain and Edinburgh, also contributing to industrial case studies in static analysis and program verification.
  • Nicola Mometto

    Nicola Mometto

    Title
    Research and Engineering
    BIO
    Nicola is a software developer with interests in functional programming, languages and compiler design. He's the creator and maintainer of several clojure contrib libraries and compilers and a frequent contributor to the Clojure compiler.
  • Andrey Pashnin

    Andrey Pashnin

    Title
    Research and Engineering
    BIO
    Andrey is a self-taught software engineer with a master's degree in radio engineering who, for an unknown reason, cannot stop learning new languages, both programming (from C++ and VHDL to JavaScript and OCaml) and spoken (from French to Chinese). He worked at a Samsung Electronics Research Center and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
  • Stephanie Radics

    Stephanie Radics

    Title
    Operations
    BIO
    As Imandra's Operations Manager, Stephanie oversees team logistics and finances, employee relations and general operations in order to cultivate productivity and help the company to achieve their goals. She joined Imandra after obtaining a wealth of operations experience in the hospitality and property management sectors. Stephanie earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.
  • Jamie Smith

    Jamie Smith

    Title
    Product Management
    BIO
    Jamie Smith has more than twenty-five years of embedded design and test & measurement experience in safety-critical industries. He spent most of his career at National Instruments (now NI). Jamie earned a Master of Science in Applied Physics from Stanford and a Bachelor's in Physics from UC Santa Barbara. He is a frequent speaker at Autonomous Vehicle and Industrial Internet of Things conferences.
  • Dan Squires

    Dan Squires

    Title
    VP of Sales for Financial Markets
    BIO
    Dan Squires has more than 25 years experience in sales and business development within financial markets. Prior to joining Imandra, he was head of business development for MTF operator Liquidnet. Dan has also held MD positions at both Citi and BAML and been a partner of quant fund GSA Capital. Dan has a BA in Politics, Philiosophy and Economics.
  • Koundinya Vajjha

    Koundinya Vajjha

    Title
    Research and Engineering
    BIO
    Kody is an R&D engineer with interests in optimal control, discrete geometry and formal verification. He has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.Sc from the University of Western Ontario, Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Indian Statistical Institute, all in Mathematics. He also holds a Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF). He is broadly interested in seeing the adoption of formal methods across pure mathematics and industry.
  • This could be you

    This could be you

    Title
    Research and Engineering
    BIO
    Passion and talent.

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Suite 1025, Austin, TX 78701
USA

Edinburgh1 Summerhall Pl, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1PL,
UK

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UK