msollami [at] gmail [.] com
Dr. Michael Sollami
Cove - 295 Third St
Cambridge, MA 02142
Currently, I work as a senior data scientist at Shutterstock's search team. Our group of machine learning experts and computer vision engineers develop next generation services empowering our professional media marketplace and platform offerings.
Social media is increasingly visual. But brands can’t listen to photos. Proprietary image recognition from Ditto discovers and tags brands, scenes and objects in the daily torrent of photos people share on social media for customer insights and engagement. At Ditto, I lead our research team of MIT trained computer vision scientists to develop next generation deep learning technologies enabling turn-key deployed ML solutions in the cloud at twitter scale.
In 2013 I joined the founding team of boston-based private social network software startup Mustbin. We are working to build a new ultra-secure platform for organizing your most vital information and treasured moments. At Mustbin I lead the R&D efforts with the team of inspired developers and designers responsible for building the Mustbin platform. After our launch in November we had a number of articles written about in media outlets such as Techcrunch, Xconomy, etc..My favorite PR is this article from china. To find out more about the project watch the explainer video below (be careful, the theme is catchy). Currently we're building out the platform to include Android and Desktop clients.
- Next generation "Quantum Computer Proof" crypto platform
- 2014 MITX Award for Most Innovative App of the Year
Mathematica & Wolfram Alpha
For four years I worked with Stephen Wolfram, the youngest phd Caltech ever produced, to build a Computable Knowledge Engine, the first of its kind. As a coder in the Harvard-based elite Special Projects group of Wolfram Research, I worked on large-scale software projects Mathematica and Siri. The link in the video explain's Stephen's ideas.
- Check out the Wolfram Science Summer School and the Mathematica Summer Camp, I was an instructor there in past years and I highly recommend them for graduate students of all fields.
PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science
I completed a doctorate in math and computer science at the University of Wyoming. Working under my advisor Craig Douglas, I researched how to solve computationally intractable problems with algorithms that harness the power of evolution to digitally evolve solutions. At UW I had the pleasure of studying under noted professor Farhad Jafari, my committee member, who gives wonderful lectures on functional analysis