Co-Founder, Project Lead
Co-Founder, Technical Lead
Head of Operations, Legal Counsel
Head Market Strategist
Senior Software Engineer
Head of Product
Head of Partnerships
Senior Software Engineer
Director of Communications
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Emanuelle is a newcomer to the Tech Industry and excited to be a part of the team as CEO and Co-Founder Ivan Ravlich’s Executive Assistant. Working remotely from the Pacific Northwest, she comes from a diverse background of experiences with her formative years spent in Australia and New Zealand. Together with her husband, a videographer and content creator from Oregon, they divide their time between the U.S and Sicily, where they have a townhouse. Emanuelle loves to explore her Italian roots, enjoys traveling, film, cooking and eating delicious food.
Ivan’s professional trajectory as a theoretical physicist and bona fide rocket scientist, along with his unique ability to bring great minds together, makes him the driving force behind Hypernet. While running large scale simulations on extended theories of gravity for his doctoral research, Ivan realized that the bottleneck of innovation in nearly every scientific field is the lack of available parallel computation. This inspired him to work with Todd Chapman and Daniel Maren on the development of a brand new parallel programming model that could bypass previous resource and technological hurdles to solve problems that were once intractable. Ivan is excited at the prospect of a whole new wave of innovation, across scientific fields, that can be unleashed using this tool. Ivan also plays the French Horn and enjoys ballroom dancing.
Todd Chapman contributes experience in aerospace engineering, computational mathematics, and computer programming, along with a unique ability to creatively draw on insights from adjacent fields such as robotics. This led him to develop the theory behind Hypernet’s HyperCore algorithm, and then actually create it. Todd is especially interested in developing fault tolerant algorithms and stable neural network architectures, and so it is no surprise that he became a Hypernet cofounder. His long list of achievements includes a Stanford University PhD, the Department of Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship, work on NASA’s Cassini mission, modeling work for TARDEC, and more. Todd also enjoys collecting first editions, and sometimes he even reads them.
Jennifer Hudson brings social science expertise to her work in market and business strategy. She earned a PhD in political science from Columbia University, focused on democratic theory and social thought, and a Master’s in international affairs from Sciences Po Paris. Jennifer is articulating and implementing a vision of the future in which Hypernet’s business model is aligned with researchers’ intentions, needs, values, and vision of themselves. Prior to joining us at Hypernet Labs, she directed the Prison Education Project at Washington University in St. Louis. She also enjoys philosophy, ballet, pilates, and listening to talk radio in French or German.
Conrad received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2018. While there he worked with the Cooperative Computing Laboratory to bring cloud functionality to WorkQueue: a framework for master-worker applications that can span thousands of cores. In 2017 he was selected as one of only ten students to take part in the inaugural Silicon Valley Semester program. During his internship he explored finely tuned, parallel solutions for large scale numerical methods and wrote a linear algebra library for Prolog. He has an affinity for system programming and tries to inflict his purist Linux ideologies on every piece of hardware he sees. Away from the keyboard he loves to put the top down on his Volkswagen Cabrio and blast funk music.
Tran Nguyen studied Computer Science and Engineering with a minor in Economics at UC Davis. She was a software team lead for the UC Davis Hyperloop Team, in the first leadership team for SacHacks, the first intercollegiate hackathon in the Sacramento area. While at Davis, she worked for a startup as a software development intern, working across the tech stack to make web and mobile applications. Prior to the internship, she worked as a web development student in an Ophthalmology lab. When she’s not developing software, you can find her at a concert, at the zoo, or on a long trip.
Matt brings expertise in business strategy, market development, and the operational aspects of entrepreneurship. He completed an MPhil and PhD in anthropology at the University of Cambridge, focused on statistical analysis of human evolutionary biology, and a JD at Stanford Law School. As a data science expert, Matt will aid the business development team by spearheading efforts in various data science market segments, in addition to his legal and operations work. In his free time, Matt enjoys crossfit, painting, and chess.