Co-Founder and CTO, B12
Adam is CTO and co-founder of B12 and has been the driving force behind the creation and development of B12’s open sourced Human-assisted A.I. engine, Orchestra.
Previously, he was Director of Data at Locu, a startup that was acquired by GoDaddy, where he led the human-in-the-loop machine learning-based effort to determine what every restaurant in the English-speaking world charged for food. While at Locu, he also developed open source data analytics tools as part of the Chronology project.
Adam has written widely on Human-assisted A.I. crowdsourcing and data management and processing, including co-authoring a book, “Crowdsourced Data Management: Industry and Academic Perspectives,” as well as a number of peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and theses on the topic.
Prior to Locu, Adam completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at MIT’s CSAIL with a dissertation on database systems and human computation. While at MIT, he combined his loves of teaching and technology, participating in a program called Middle East Education through Technology (MEET) that brings Israeli and Palestinian high school students together to learn programming and entrepreneurship.
A recipient of NSF and NDSEG fellowships, Adam has previously worked at ITA, Google, IBM, and FactSet. In his free time, he builds course content to get people excited about data and programming. Adam has been friends with B12 co-founder Nitesh Banta since middle school.