About us

We are Machine2Learn, or M2L as we often like to abbreviate our name, and we are experts in Artificial Intelligence. Our team is based in Amsterdam and we specialize in machine learning and deep learning. Our M2L 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. Our history in successful commercial AI applications goes as far back as the 1990s.

 

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We combine the latest academic research, an exceptional understanding of AI, and our software development. In this way, we provide end-to-end AI solutions for innovative organizations. Generally, our clients can be found in industry, the medical sector and services. We help them to accelerate their innovation, thus creating a significant competitive edge with AI.

 

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Our story

Our story is one of a group of young and some ‘slightly less young’ people. In 2017, they were just going about their normal daily lives. Things soon changed when Machine2Learn’s founder, Ali decided to pursue his dream. When Scyfer, his former employer, was acquired by Qualcomm, he had the opportunity to start his own company. Only wanting the very best people, he convinced his former Professor and promotor Tom to co-found the company. Ali also knew Wouter, Rajat and Amir, who in turn knew Agathe, whilst Tom knew Marcel (also Ali's co-promotor), Fabio and Rob (from decades ago...) and so you can see, things quickly took shape. In the mean time we were also lucky to find two incredibly talented engineers, Araceli and Yoel by chance.

Why we do it

We are all really 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. With instant success from the start, Ali and our truly multi-cultural team of experts in AI (meet them below) have never looked back. Since the start, the company has grown continuously. By the way, if you want to be part of this incredible team, then why not apply?!

Our Team

Prof. Tom Heskes

Prof. Tom Heskes

Chairman

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

Dr. Ali Bahramisharif

chief executive officer

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.

Prof. Marcel van Gerven

Prof. Marcel van Gerven

Chief Scientific Officer

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.

Rob Baak MSc

Rob Baak MSc

Chief Commercial Officer

Rob is a strategic business solutions architect He has been on board numerous startups achieving double digit sales growth rates. In the late 1990’s he and Tom worked together, acquiring some of the first AI projects. At Machine2Learn, Rob is responsible for creating solutions together with customers and forging our long-standing relationships with them.

Dr. Amir Ghamarian

Dr. Amir Ghamarian

Chief Technology Officer

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.

Wouter Oosterheert MSc

Wouter Oosterheert MSc

Senior AI Consultant

Wouter is one of a rare breed, having the ability to bridge the gap between business, people and technology. As a Senior Consultant, he is our listening ear, well-liked and popular with our clients. Wouter holds an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and a BSc in Astrophysics. Before joining Machine2Learn, was a Vision Engineer with TNO and a Consultant at McKinsey.

Araceli Cañadas Ruiz MSc

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

Dr. Fabio Gori

Data Scientist

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

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. Rajat Mani Thomas

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.

Agathe Daae-Qvale

Agathe Daae-Qvale

consultant Scandic countries

Agathe is an empathetic Customer Success Consultant and and IT expert. Agathe has vast experience both as an entrepreneur and a Management Consultant, having previously worked for KPMG and Sopra Steria. Agathe is the founder and Managing Director at TinkerBlue AS, in Norway. For M2L she is currently developing the Scandic market.