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Machine Learning Startup Adds More Duke University Talent
[February 13, 2018]

Machine Learning Startup Adds More Duke University Talent

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Infinia ML, which helps businesses redefine the possibilities of human potential with advanced machine learning, today announced the hiring of Duke University postdoctoral researcher Hongteng Xu, Ph.D., to its data science team.

Xu is the sixth Infinia ML data scientist affiliated with Duke University. Co-founder and Chief Scientist Larry Carin, Ph.D., is Duke's Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Infinia ML data scientist Ricardo Henao is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the university.

Xu will continue his academic research inside Infinia ML, developing the intellectual foundation for advanced business solutions. In addition, Xu will assist on select enterprise projects, helping some of the world's biggest companies reduce costs, increase efficiency, and bring new breakthroughs to the market.

"I am excited to join Infinia ML for two reasons," said Dr. Xu. "The first is the team's unparalleled machine learning expertise. The second is the chance to apply my research, crating practical business solutions for the world's toughest data challenges."

Dr. Xu holds six patents and has been widely published in the field of machine learning. With his hiring, the Infinia ML team holds a combined total of 35 granted patents, six Ph.D.s, and over 500 published papers.

"In a field driven by academic focus and intellectual firepower, Dr. Xu is one of machine learning's brightest rising stars," said Carin, who is himself one of the world's most-published ML researchers. "The work that Dr. Xu will publish through prominent journals and conferences will put Infinia ML on the front lines of industry innovation and business solutions."

About Infinia ML

Infinia ML empowers companies to make smarter decisions and automate complex business processes by leveraging the latest breakthroughs in machine learning. Infinia ML has a team of leading AI researchers and deep learning experts that have published hundreds of peer-reviewed papers through top machine learning conferences and journals.

Backed by noted private equity firm Carrick Capital Partners, the Durham, North Carolina company is led by CEO Robbie Allen, an experienced AI entrepreneur, and Chief Scientist Lawrence Carin, Ph.D., the Duke University Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Learn more online at

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