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Vivienne Ming

Vivienne Ming

Chief Scientist

Gild

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Gild

Chief Scientist

As Chief Scientist, Dr. Ming leads Gild's R&D team. She leads data mining, analytics design and algorithm development. Her goal is dramatically expanding the reach and precision of Gild's core products and to open new product markets possibilities through tightly coupled research-market-product development.

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Socos

Co-Founder & CEO

Chief executive of Socos, laying out and communicating it's vision
algorithms research, Django-based webapp development, product design and all aspects of business operations

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UC Berkeley

Visiting Scholar

Research scientist at the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience

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Hardrive Productions

Partner

The goal of Hardrive was the production of low-cost, high-engagement movies. As partner, Ms. Ming ran the business side of the oporation: start-up formation, fund raising, personal and talent management.

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Conga, Inc.

Chief Scientist

As CSO of Conga, Dr. Ming was responsible for design of the company's core social factorization and matching technology, IP oversign, investment cultivation and product design.

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Augniscient Inc. (acquired by Rabbit)

Co-Founder, President & Chief Scientist

Augniscient applied unique cognitive modeling algorithms to understanding how and why online populations engaged with with their digital world. As Chief Scientist, Dr. Ming designed and developed the core IP, tested it's application in domains from face persception to social gaming. As Co-founder and President, she was responsible for fund raising, hiring, product design and business development.

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Stanford University

Junior Fellow

Center for Mind, Brain & Computation (MBC)
Dept. of Psychology

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Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Student

Dr. Ming earned her Masters in Psychology and Doctorate in COmputational Neuroscience and Psychology. Her dissertation research included information theoretic models of mamalian hear, biologically-informed systems for signal compression, theoretically-driven cochlear implant design and applications of natrual scene analysis to human visual attention development.

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University of California

Graduate Research Assistant

Developed face and eye tracking algorithms
Trained and supervised undergraduate research assistants
1999 Research Assistant, Center for Research in Language, University of California, San Diego
Created picture and word naming stimuli. Collected and analyzed data

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Pacific Mariculture Inc

General Manager

Pacific Mariculture was a aquaculter operation raising and selling shellfish to customers in both Asia and America. Ms. Ming ran all daily operations: sales, personel, site management and accounting.

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Carnegie Mellon University

2003 M.S, Psychology; Cognitive Neuroscience

Carnegie Mellon University

2006 Ph.D, Psychology & Theoretical Neuroscience

University of California, San Diego

Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience

Robert Louis Stevenson