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.

 

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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.

 

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Our story

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?!

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.

Ali Bahramisharif PhD

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.

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.

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

Board member

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.

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.

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.

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. Mehran Mehr

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

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.

Lisa Tostrams BSc

Lisa Tostrams BSc

Machine Learning Engineer

Lisa is home-grown and self-made Amsterdam girl with a drive for success. ‘Impossible’ doesn’t exist for Lisa. Having grown from lower vocational school through to higher education, she discovered her incredible talent and passion for mathematics. She is now an assistant teacher at the Radboud University and an AI expert at M2L.

Reza M Ghayeghchi MA

Reza M Ghayeghchi MA

AI Product Owner

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.

Dr. Babak Raeisinia

Dr. Babak Raeisinia

Consultant Manufacturing

Babak describes himself as a hands-on metallurgist enthusiast who has ventured to the dark side of computers and modelling. He has extensive experience in design and manufacturing of advanced metals and alloys for automotive, aerospace, energy, and packaging applications. He is helping M2L to create an impact on manufacturing with Artificial Intelligence.

Agathe Daae-Qvale

Agathe Daae-Qvale MSc

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.