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Company Summary and Management

 

QuantCell Research was founded by Agust Egilsson, Ph.D., Bjorn Jonsson and Kris Thorleifsson. Agust is the architect, lead developer and technology evangelist behind the QuantCell environment and Kris is an experienced product manager and marketing professional formerly at Sun Microsystems. Prototypes of the company's product were build and used by Agust during his roles as an investment banker, quant and in academia to build trading strategies and perform analytics. Bjorn has a masters degree in software engineering. He has ten years experience of software development and is an expert in machine learning, artificial intelligence and big-data.

 

 

Kris Thorleifsson, Cofounder

 

Kris worked for 7 years for Sun Microsystems in California, including as a product manager for Java, he launched Java Enterprise System and the SunGrid Compute Utility. Before Sun he worked at Compaq Computer Corporation. He was VP and CMO of Dohop.com. Prior to cofounding QuantCell Research he headed marketing, sales and product management for an on-line banking service in 11 European markets. Kris holds an MBA degree from Rice University and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

 

Agust Egilsson, Cofounder

 

Agust has a PhD from UC Berkeley in mathematics. He is a skilled developer and has been writing code for over 30 years. He was an investment banker and directed quantitative research at a financial institution before founding QuantCell Research. In the past he has also worked as a lecturer and researcher at UW, Madison, been an assistant professor and researcher at UC Berkeley and a researcher at the University of Iceland. Agust has worked as a consultant to DeCode Genetics and to financial institutions on Business Intelligence. He has published research in mathematics and computer science and is the author of numerous US patents and has considerable IP experience.

Bjorn Jonsson, Cofounder

 

Bjorn has a masters degree in software engineering. He has ten years experience of software development and is an expert in machine learning, artificial intelligence and big-data.

 

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