From 2002 until 2007, Dr. Andre was Director of Informatics at BodyMedia,
where he managed the algorithm development process using billions of minutes of
physiological time-series data collected from hundreds of thousands of individuals.
In 1996, Dr. Andre helped start Blue Pumpkin Software where he invented scheduling
engines using innovative successive approximation and simulation techniques.
Dr. Andre earned B.S. and B.A. degrees from Stanford University and a PhD in AI from
U.C. Berkeley, where he was awarded a Hertz Fellowship. In addition to holding numerous
patents for his inventions, he is the author of more than 65 peer-reviewed publications
in the areas of statistical machine learning, robotics, reinforcement learning,
evolutionary computation, and parallel processing.
From 2005 to 2009 Mr. Gann was President and Chief Operating Officer
of TrimTabs Investment Research and Managing Partner of TrimTabs Asset
Management. At TrimTabs, which provides institutional research on
global equity market liquidity, Mr. Gann was responsible for the
management of research, sales, marketing, technology and operations.
Mr. Gann began his career as a Research Coordinator at the
Macroeconomic Research Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of San
Francisco, where he built econometric models to forecast GNP,
inflation, and interest rates. After obtaining an MBA from the MIT
Sloan School of Management in 1993, Mr. Gann worked at Bank of America
for nine years, starting in Corporate Strategy and Development. In
1998, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Asset Management
Group, where he advised senior management on various large-scale
acquisitions and joint ventures. In 2001, Mr. Gann became a
Managing Director and founded the BACAP Alternative Investments Group,
the banks first internally managed multi strategy fund of hedge fund
group. In 2002, Mr. Gann left Bank of America to join Citadel
Investment Group as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and
Gary Mueller was Chairman, International of Eagle Capital from 2010 to 2012. He also served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School in 2010 and 2011. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Mueller was CEO of Institutional Investor, a premier media company covering the financial services industry. Institutional Investor has over 30 publications, 10 institutes and numerous conferences, events and websites. Its titles include Institutional Investor, Absolute Return, Total Securitization, Bondweek, and Global Money Management. In 1994, Mr. Mueller founded ISI Emerging Markets (www.securities.com), one of the most comprehensive and widely used on-line financial and business information services for the emerging markets. From 1994 until 2002 he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and then as Chairman until 2010. Mr. Mueller was also Chairman of Information Management Network (www.imn.org), a premier conference company serving the financial services industry. Mr. Mueller is a graduate of Harvard College (1988) and Harvard Business School (1994) and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1988.
Dr. Astro Teller is currently Director of New Projects at Google.
Astro is co-founder and an active director of Cerebellum Capital and was CEO for its first two and a half years.
Astro is co-founder and Chairman of BodyMedia, Inc. and from 1999 to 2007, Astro was BodyMedia’s founding CEO.
Dr. Teller is also a co-founder and Chairman of Zivio Technologies, an intellectual property holding company.
Prior to starting BodyMedia, Dr. Teller was co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Sandbox Advanced Development.
Before his tenure as a business executive, Dr. Teller taught at Stanford University and was an engineer and researcher
for Phoenix Laser Technologies, Stanford’s Center for Integrated Systems, and The Carnegie Group Incorporated.
Dr. Teller holds a BS and an MS, both in computer science and both from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in
artificial intelligence from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a recipient of the Hertz Fellowship.
George Mueller is Founder of Color Kinetics, Inc. and Mueller Ventures, and Co-Founder of Internet Securities Incorporated (ISI Emerging Markets).
George Mueller co-founded Color Kinetics in 1997 and, serving as Chairman and CEO for eight years, was instrumental in spearheading the company's technical innovation,
navigating its growth, and fostering the early adoption of intelligent solid-state lighting. Mr. Mueller recently founded Mueller Ventures, where he serves as Managing Director.
He was named Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005, named to Boston Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 in 2004, and is recognized as a successful
and innovative business leader. Mr. Mueller graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a dual major in Electrical and Computer Engineering and minor in Fine Art