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Aaron Li

Founder, CEO

Aaron was a founding lead engineer at Scaled Inference, where he built core components in the first API-driven autonomous optimization platform. Before that, he built core components of large scale machine learning systems at Google Research, NICTA (CSIRO), and others.

He won multiple awards in AI, including KDD Best Paper Award. He received MSc in Language Technologies with a focus on machine learning research at Carnegie Mellon University, and BSc (Advanced) with First Class Honours at Australian National University with quadruple majors in Computer Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics. He started coding at the age of 7, and started mining Bitcoin in 2011.

Aaron lived in Beijing, New Zealand, Australia, before he moved to the US (thanks to Einstein Green Card).

Here is a selected list of publications and presentations from Aaron.

Nina Wei

Co-founder, Product

Before joining Qokka, Nina was leading an AI-powered product at deeplearning.ai. Prior to that, she designed and launched multiple AI-powered products at Silicon Valley AI Lab at Baidu Research.

She holds a MS in Human-Computer Interaction and Design from the University of Washington, and completed a BS in Applied Psychology while doing HCI research at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University and Chinese Academy of Sciences. she was granted patent for multiple innovative designs, and authored a diverse portfolio of publications ranging from blog articles on Medium by invitation from multiple journals, scholarly articles in top venues such as IEEE Pervasive Computing and ACM Interactions.

Haolin Jiang

Software Engineer

Haolin has over 8 years of experience as a full stack engineer, which he spent the majority of his time as a core developer at Agile Digital in Australia. responsible for design and implementation of many systems ranging from smart farming solutions for Grain Growers, one of Australia's largest and oldest agricultural organizations, to VR / AR tools used by creative studios to deliver the next generation of shopping experience in some of the largest shopping malls in Australia. Haolin was also a key developer in multiple startups providing smart retail solutions, such as PotatOS (which he partnered with Aaron) and DataPOS.

Haolin holds a BSc (Honours) in Information Technology from Australian National University, and is currently on leave from MSc in Software Engineering.

Jason Hong

Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Jason is a professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, part of School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Jason was a co-founder at Wombat Security Technologies (acquired by Proofpoint in 2018 for $225M).

Jason has been a long time advisor to Qokka, since the product and technologies were still being developed at CMU.

Jason's research has been featured in the New York Times, MIT Tech Review, CBS, CNN, Slate, the World Economic Forum, and more. Jason is on the editorial board for ACM Transactions on Human Computer Interaction and the Communications of the ACM, and previously IEEE Pervasive Computing. He is an author of the book The Design of Sites, a popular book on web design using web design patterns. Jason received his PhD from Berkeley and his undergraduate degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. Jason has participated on DARPA's Computer Science Study Panel (CS2P), is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, a Kavli Fellow, a PopTech Science fellow, a New America National Cybersecurity Fellow, and previously held the HCII Career Development fellowship.

Why Qokka?

Expertise, past success, commitment

We understand communities are the future for industries like e-commerce, digital assets, and many others. We designed our products and solutions with that principle. We know AI can completely change how companies engage with customers and communities, and that's why we built our own crawler, machine learning, and data infrastructure from scratch. Aside from that, our team has a track record of solving hard technical and product problems. In the past, we invented multiple machine learning and language technologies, which won top academic research award, and were adopted by industry leaders and improved the user experience of hundreds of millions of people. We also created successful products that were used by millions.

What is Qokka?

Quokka (on the right) is our mascot, the happiest animal in the world according to some. Definitely happier than Doge!

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