We love reading, writing, and publishing the latest machine learning research. But we’re even more passionate about putting theory into practice. We are working to leave a tangible mark on the world and in our industry.
Consider the most important machine learning conference in the world – The Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS). Over the past five years, our Chief Scientist Larry Carin, Ph.D., has been its single most published researcher and Data Scientist Ricardo Henao, Ph.D., has published more than 99% of accepted authors.
Here are a few more numbers that define our team:
Born in a Duke University research lab, Infinia ML is committed to finding and fostering top machine learning talent from institutions like Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NC State. Inspired by the country’s top “R1” research universities, we strive to be an “R1 company” by:
One of the most widely published machine learning researchers in the world, Lawrence has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University for the past 22 years. Lawrence is an IEEE Fellow and has co-authored over 350 papers affecting fields as diverse as bomb detection, neuroscience, and voting behavior. Lawrence earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. Outside of the office, Lawrence spends every possible minute with his family and works hard to keep his body as fit as his mind.
Rob Delaney is a Vice President at Carrick Capital Partners and Infinia ML’s COO. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Before that, Rob worked for Accenture as a consultant for venture capital and technology clients and then as a Corporate M&A specialist.
Rob studied Government and Law and Economics at Lafayette College, where he was also Captain of the basketball team.
Marc McMorris is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Carrick Capital Partners, and co-chairs the Investment Committee with Co-Founder Jim Madden. Marc is directly involved in the selection and growth guidance of successful companies in technology-enabled services including BPO, Transaction Processing, and Software as a Service (SaaS).
Marc enjoys working closely with the CEOs, executive teams, and boards of Carrick’s portfolio companies. Leveraging his deep understanding of sales, finance, capital structure, and governance matters, Marc plays a critical role in assisting these companies to navigate growth opportunities and create long-term value. In addition to Infinia ML, Marc serves on the boards of Complia Health, Infrascale, and Saama.
Mitchell Slodowitz is the Chief Financial Officer and a Managing Director at Carrick Capital Partners. He is directly involved with finance, administration, investor reporting, and assisting portfolio company CFOs. Additionally, Mitch is responsible for investment due diligence, deal structuring, and providing advice during the term of the investing period.
An experienced CFO with a sophisticated understanding of a wide range of financial issues, Mitch enjoys working closely with company CFOs in optimizing tax programs; structuring financing, lending and debt instruments; and securing training and state tax grants.