Experts in AI and Machine Learning
We are Machine2Learn, or M2L as our name is abbreviated. We are experts in AI or Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. Our team is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. M2L’s scientific department is headed by Professor Tom Heskes and Professor Marcel van Gerven, two of the world’s leading AI experts. We’re a spin-off from the Radboud University in Nijmegen but our history in successful commercial AI applications goes as far back as the 1990s.
We combine the latest academic research, an exceptional understanding of AI, and our own software development. In this way, we provide end-to-end AI solutions for innovative organizations. We serve clients in industry, the medical sector and services. Together, we accelerate their innovation. In other words, we help them to create a significant competitive advantage using AI and Machine Learning.
Ours is a story of a group of highly talented people that has grown steadily since late 2017, when our CEO, Ali founded Machine2Learn. After Qualcomm acquired his former employer Scyfer, Ali set out to realize his own vision. In order to implement Artificial Intelligence successfully, you need a strong, multidisciplinary approach. With this in mind, Ali, together with Tom, his former PhD promotor, gathered the very best data scientists, AI engineers and software developers in the business. Nowadays, our reputation and exciting projects help us to attract even more top talent from around the world.
Why we do it
We are all connected by our sheer passion for Artificial Intelligence, our determination to solve complex problems and our absolute dedication to customers. These are the very values of M2L and those of our individual team members. With instant success from the very beginning, Ali and our truly multi-cultural team of AI experts (meet them below) never looked back. From the very start, the company grew continuously. By the way, if you want to be part of our incredible team, then why not apply?!
Prof. Tom Heskes
Chairman and Cofounder
A pioneer and a world-leading authority on AI, Tom has been at the forefront of AI research and commercially successful solutions since the early 90’s. He is a professor at the Radboud University and a sought-after keynote speaker, filling auditoriums around the world. As Chairman, Tom oversees all aspects of our work.
Dr. Ali Bahramisharif
CEO and Cofounder
Ali is the founder and the entrepreneurial spirit of Machine2Learn. Formerly an assistant professor and Team Lead at Scyfer, Ali chose to pursue his ambition by starting M2L in 2017, achieving instant success. Besides his role as CEO, Ali is also actively involved in advocating the responsible, ethical and explainable use of AI.
Dr. Amir Ghamarian
CTO and Partner
Amir holds a PhD in computer science and is in charge of all development at Machine2Learn. Nick-named ‘The Magician’, Amir has the ability to program almost anything, uniquely combining his expertise in software development, AI, embedded systems and operations research. Amir has held senior positions at blue chip companies such as Pega Systems, ASML and Cordys.
Prof. Marcel van Gerven
CSO and Partner
One of the youngest professors in The Netherlands and Head of Radboud’s AI Department, Marcel not only has the looks but also the brains. Marcel focusses on vision, cognitive behaviour and intelligent machines. Like Tom, Marcel also travels the world as a charismatic guest speaker. At M2L, he transforms the latest scientific knowledge into cutting edge products and solutions.
Araceli Cañadas Ruiz MSc
AI Engineer & Software Developer
Besides having degrees in both Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, Araceli is also an accomplished musician, having played the guitar and accordion since childhood. At Machine2Learn, she uses her skills and her natural artistic flair to cleverly program AI software systems and design beautiful user interfaces for our client solutions.
Dr. Fabio Gori
Fabio is a born data scientist, combining his talent as a mathematician and his intellect, with a unique philosophical approach to data analysis. Fabio’s career before M2L has taken him to Biostatistics & Biosciences in the UK and Bioinformatics in Germany. Fabio’s hobby’s include yoga, meditation, the tango and Amsterdam cultural life.
Yoel Sánchez MSc
AI Performance Engineer
Our Multi-talented AI ‘Race Engineer’ Yoel programs and tunes AI models as if they are F1 engines. Yoel’s AI models deliver extraordinarily high performance and accuracy. That’s what makes our AI solutions really stand out. Yoel holds 2 different MSc’s, in Computer Engineering and Artificial Intelligence.
Dr. Mehran Mehr
Optimization & Machine Learning
Mehran is our resident optimization engineer. He is an absolute genius when it comes to making software algorithms better and faster. Maximising and minimising really is Mehran’s thing. He even has a PhD in it. Mehran is also the sportsman in our M2L team, having represented his country and been a silver medallist in 2 consecutive ICT Olympiads.
Dr. Rajat Mani Thomas
AI and Applied Deep Learning Expert
With degrees in Electronic Engineering, Space Sciences and a PhD in Astrophysics, Rajat is our resident ‘Rocket Scientist’. He has recently worked for NASA and is an Assistant Professor in Deep Learning. Rajat can patiently explain any problem, however complicated to anyone and come up with a brilliant solution for it at the same time.
Reza M Ghayeghchi
Chief Product Officer
Reza is a cofounder of two successful IT companies, with a strong passion for AI. His platforms serve more than 40 million active users and he has grown a team from a few to more than 400 hundred people. Within M2L, he is helping growing the company by developing products that have impact and can scale easily.
Darya is the managing director at the Amsterdam Centre for Entrepreneurship. She supports portfolio growth by building and managing networks of mentors, industry partners and venture capital investors. Her mission is to make companies scale quickly by working hands on with the founders on their go-to-market strategy or financial models; and by linking them with the right investors and corporate innovators.