Our team has deep industry expertise for both Graph Databases and Peer to Peer Networks.

Management Team

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Dr. Ching-Yung Lin

CEO, Co-Founder

Before June 2017, Dr. Lin was Chief Scientist for Graph Computing at IBM and an IBM Distinguished Researcher. He led the Network Science and Machine Intelligence department at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University since 2005, an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington from 2003 to 2009 and an Adjunct Professor at NYU in 2014.

Dr. Lin was named an IEEE Fellow in Nov 2011, the first in the area of Network Science. He is an author of 170+ publications and 29 awarded patents. In 2010, IBM Exploratory Research Career Review selected Dr. Lin as one of the five researchers "mostly likely to have the greatest scientific impact for IBM and the world.”

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Dr. Jie Lu

CTO, Co-Founder

Until June 2017, Dr. Lu was the Project and Technical Manager of IBM System G Graph Tools, which include the Graph Database, Graph Analytics and Graph Visualization. Jie Lu's work focuses on building smart applications that utilize graph and analytical technologies to provide context about user experience and enable better system performance.

She was also the project manager of the DARPA Social Media in Strategic Communications (SMISC) project between September 2014 and June 2015. Jie received her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, M.S. from Yale University, and B.S. from Tsinghua University. Her Phd Thesis was "User modeling for full-text federated search in peer-to-peer networks".

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Matthieu Gavaudan

Product Lead, Co-Founder

Matthieu is the first author on the company’s whitepaper and patent for the Graphen Protocol. Most recently, he was a research partner at Chain Intelligence, a technical consulting and advisory firm for blockchain startups and funds. Before that he held various product management roles.

He first got into blockchain while studying for his Computer Science B.S. from Columbia University. First setting up mining rigs his freshman year, he later got into trading and explored various strategies including arbitrage, market making and long only positions. While at Columbia, Matthieu worked for Goldman Sachs' structured products division and won several prizes such as the renown Columbia Venture Competition.