Machine learning startup Infinia ML has hired Robbie Allen as its new chief executive officer, according to a Wednesday press release.
Allen stepped down as CEO of Automated Insights earlier this year after the company was acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2015.
Infinia ML, founded earlier this year by Duke University’s Provost for Research and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Lawrence Carin, has already landed $10 million in venture capital from Silicon Valley and has multiple Fortune 500 companies as clients.
According to the release, Allen will “accelerate the business with aggressive hiring plans.”
“Robbie combines a proven operations background with a deep technical understanding of AI, machine learning, and neural networks,” said Carin. who also serves as the company’s chief scientist.
“His experiences, which include growing a company in the AI space from the ground up, are exactly what our team needs to meet market demand and serve our rapidly growing client base including enterprise and Fortune 500 companies.”
Allen graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in computer science and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with two masters degrees. He is currently a doctoral student at UNC-Chapel Hill for artificial intelligence.
His previous company, Artificial Intelligence, developed software that helped media company produce content. For example, the Associated Press uses Artificial Intelligence software to produce thousands of company earnings stories each quarter.