Meet our team
Shahram Seyedin-NoorCo-founder + CEO
Shahram leads GraphDive’s business and strategy and co-heads product development. Shahram co-founded GraphDive with the vision that the explosive growth of social data presents an amazing opportunity for all companies to better serve their customers. Prior to GraphDive, Shahram was on the founding team of NextBio, a “big data” analytics company that is leading the path to personalized medicine and revolutionizing research. He helped grow NextBio into a profitable leader in the life sciences with millions in revenues from top-tier customers. Before NextBio, Shahram was an investment banker and strategic advisor to technology companies at Goldman Sachs & Co. and Bank of America. Earlier in his career, Shahram worked at the leading Silicon Valley law firms of Wilson Sonsini and Cooley Godward.
Shahram has a degree in economics from Pomona College and a JD from the Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he led a team of 175 editors at the Harvard International Law Journal, spent a summer working at a human rights organization in Argentina, and started an online business. Shahram is an avid tennis player, loves learning new languages, and aspires to perfect his diving technique.
Sina SohangirCo-founder + CTO
Sina leads GraphDive’s technology vision and strategy and co-heads product development. Sina co-founded GraphDive with the vision of personalizing the world around us using social graph data. Sina is the tech guru responsible for GraphDive’s groundbreaking technology and the principal inventor on its patents. He is passionate about devising simple, elegant solutions to big technical problems. Prior to GraphDive, Sina was a senior engineer at Netseer, an online advertising analytics company, where he built the user behavior ad optimization layer. Prior to that, Sina developed advanced algorithms for music and speech recognition at Melodis, later renamed SoundHound, a “Top 10″ app on both the Android and iPhone markets.
Sina received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University, where he focused on applications of information theory in computation complexity. He received his bachelor and masters degrees from Sharif University of Technology, described by the chair of the electrical engineering department of Stanford as one of the finest electrical engineering programs in the world. Sina ranked first in his class in the masters program. When he’s not working, Sina enjoys exploring the great outdoors, traveling, and improving his Spanish.
Zoe HosterDirector of Business Development
Zoe evangelizes the brilliance of GraphDive's advanced technology. She brings new customers on board, expands GraphDive to new platforms, and makes sure all GraphDive users derive maximum utility from the product. Zoe holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Princeton. She is back in the United States after living for several years in London and Amsterdam, where she worked on Citi's trading floor and was responsible for business development at a retail analytics startup. Zoe spends her free time playing trombone and euphonium and practicing her Dutch.
Kenneth HoSoftware Engineer
Ken brings harmony and precision together in all things UI related at GraphDive. Prior to GraphDive, he was a front-end software engineer at NextBio and worked on creating and maintaining their web application. Before that he spent more than three years at Accenture working with leading companies such as eBay on developing innovative front-end experiences for users and creating robust system testing tools. Ken has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from San Jose State University. In addition to producing sublime UI experiences, Ken loves spending time with his family and shooting hoops.
Ali KhodaeiDirector of Product + Data Science
Ali is an experienced product manager and data scientist with a passion for social algorithms and a flare for the extraordinary. As part of the GraphDive team, he is helping to push the envelope on the state of the art in social data-driven personalization. Prior to working with GraphDive, Ali spent two summers as a program manager at Microsoft. Ali is currently finishing his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Southern California with a focus on contextual search and ranking. He obtained his Masters in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. When he's not massaging algorithms, Ali can be found exploring the inner sanctums of sublime consciousness through meditation, schooling his friends at poker and soccer, and spending time with his wife navigating the hills of San Francisco.
Soroosh SohangirPhD Intern
Soroosh is GraphDive's summer intern and secret weapon for conquering new platforms. He is directly responsible for optimizing GraphDive's social data solutions for platforms such as Magento Connect and delighting users with cool features. Soroosh is currently finishing his PhD in Computer Science at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he also obtained his masters in computer science. When he's not educating the team on the finer nuances of backgammon game theory while drinking copious amounts of tea, Soroosh can be found exploring the sights and sounds of San Francisco.
Mina DoroudPhD Intern
Mina is that rare master of two disciplines - computer science and sociology. Her Shangri La lies at the juncture of big data analytics and the social graph: social computing! As part of the GraphDive team, Mina is defining new ways of algorithmically understanding users so that their experience on any website can be truly personalized. Prior to working with GraphDive, Mina spent a summer working at Verisign on the East Coast. Mina obtained her PhD in Computer Science, with a minor in Sociology, at the University of California Davis. She obtained her Masters in Computer Science from Sharif University of Technology. When she's not graphdiving, Mina can be found mentoring other female engineers, hiking new summits, and indulging her passion for photography.
Dan ChuiUndergraduate Intern
Dan is a summer intern at Graphdive and its secret weapon in tackling all things impossible. At GraphDive, he bounces between tasks, such as helping to audit demographics inferences, helping to refine the UI, and hunting down businesses so that the glorious light of GraphDive might fall upon them. As a rising sophomore majoring in Computer Science/Applied Physics at Caltech, he has slogged through a variety of classes and projects, including several implementations of board games and AI's (in particular a top 3 Othello AI) designed to make their players cry. When not working (never), Dan likes to swim and play Ultimate Frisbee, and - if feeling lazy - reading, listening to musicals, and learning to code better. Dan is enrolled in GraphDive's rigorous foosball training program where he is personally being mentored by the company's CEO.