Let’s Meet Our Team Leaders
Text Analysis International’s Team has decades experience in business, text analyzers, and building tools to build text analyzers.
Avi MeyersCEO Avi brings tremendous drive, energy, and a win-win philosophy to TAI. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and has headed several successful business ventures. He co-founded TAI and has served in several key posts within the company. Avi obtained a BA in International Relations and an MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.
Amnon MeyersCTO Amnon has more than three decades of cutting-edge experience in the area of natural language processing, leading the creation of innovative systems and approaches in aerospace and in the university. He is the creator of NLP++ and the Conceptual Grammar – the two components of the NLP Cloud that make it so powerful. MS Computer Science UC Berkeley, MS Organic Chemistry UC Berkeley, BS Biology MIT. Eleven years in aerospace NLP R&D (McDonnell Douglas & TRW). Five years at UC Irvine AI Lab on DARPA/Navy projects.
David de HilsterCOO Before joining the company, David worked as a senior engineer/scientist for I-Search, TRW, McDonnell Douglas, and Battelle Memorial Institute where he developed practical NLP tool kits and systems. David holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and a Masters degree in Linguistics from Ohio State University. David is responsible bringing VisualText to the cloud and creating the pass-by-pass pattern matching system and automatic rule generation.
Keith Woods-HolderVP MarketingKeith brings to TAI unmatched expertise and experience in Text Analytics and Social Media monitoring. As CTO of Glide Technologies, Keith designed its MediaIntelligence platform, which pioneered the fusion of real-time contextual sentiment across media channels including broadcast and social media.
Joined by an awesome specialist team!
Bonnie StallsNLP Expert & Multi-Language ExpertBonnie Stalls is a renowned computational linguist with extensive academic (USC Information Sciences Institute) and commercial experience (Language Systems Inc, Logicon). Bonnie holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from UCLA and a B.A. in French from Beloit College.
Carol HandNLP & Statistical ExpertCarol Hand is a software architect with over 25 years of experience in a broad range of software modeling, development, and project management. Carol holds A.B. and A.M. degrees in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from San Diego State University. She is also adjunct faculty in the Department of Mathematics at San Diego State University.
Jim WhiteNLP & Open Source ExpertJim is a computational linguist, system architect, and software developer. He has consulted for CitySearch, Disney, and TAI. Open source evangelist and contributor to OpenOffice and the Groovy programming language. BS in information and computer science from UC Irvine, working advanced degrees in computational linguistics from University of Washington
Dominik HolensteinTechnical & Sales SupportDominik is a business data analysis specialist (CRM, Reporting and Analytics), with additional expertise in requirements engineering, software test and validation. Dominik has managed CRM, Internet and Intranet projects for 3M, EX-IN Bern and others. He holds a B.A. in Multimedia Production.
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