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Meet the team

Dr. Aric Whitewood


Dr. Whitewood runs an AI focused hedge fund and has experience in finance, machine learning, scientific computing and electronic engineering. He is an Honorary Associate Professor at University College London, and completed his PhD in Electronic Engineering at the same institution. He is a father of two curious, headstrong boys, and is passionate about technology education.

Dr. Tina Han

Co-Founder / Computing Languages

Dr. Han is a Lecturer in Computer Science at BirkBeck College, University of London. She completed her PhD in Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, and post-doctoral studies at the University of Oxford. She enjoys designing and playing computing oriented games with her two primary school aged boys in her spare time.

Abdelrahman Ahmed

Co-Founder / Robotics

A passionate Robotics Software Engineer, Abdelrahman has an advanced background in the field of Engineering. He holds a MSc in Computer Science from Egypt and MRes in Robotics from University College London. In the past, he has occupied the role of a Python Software Engineer and Research Assistant in Nile University. As part of an innovative project, he has also successfully built a humanoid robot capable of teaching Biology to secondary level students.

Taka Shirasu

Robotic Product Manager

A passionate robotic engineer, Taka oversees the development and production of RoboBrain’s teaching robot, Roby. Prior to this, Taka is the CEO of Water Inc., a company designs logistic drones for everyday use. Taka holds BSc Electronic Engineering from Kings College London. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and teaching children robotics. Taka speaks fluent Japanese and conversational Chinese.

JiaJia Wang

Director of Business Development

Mother of two young boys, Jiajia holds a BSc in Economics from University College London, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP). With rich experience in the commercial sector, she has led a number of positions in financial institutions including Citigroup, Barclays Capital, Deloitte, Associate of Finance Market Europe and Bloomberg, in both London and New York. In 2015, she founded Innovo Global, an investment management firm focusing on commercial use of disruptive technology. As Vice Chairman of the UK Chinese Business Association, she is fluent in both Mandarin and English.

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