Aaron is the founder at Qokka, an AI startup that helps companies zero in on customers and communities using communication data at large scale. Previously, Aaron was a founding engineering lead at Scaled Inference, where he created one of the first generalized autonomous optimization platform for commercial use. Aaron briefly worked at Google AI, NICTA, and CMU where he created and perfected one of the first constant-time, large scale topic modeling algorithms for industrial use, which became quickly adopted among top tech firms.
Aaron won multiple awards in AI, including KDD Best Research Paper Award for his contribution in topic modeling and machine learning. Aaron received a research MSc in Language Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University, and BSc (1st class honors) at Australian National University in Computer Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics. Aaron has innate interest in tech. He started coding at the age of 7, and started mining Bitcoin in 2011.
Aaron lived in Beijing, New Zealand, Australia, before he moved to and settled in the US, where he represented himself in his petition for one of the most challenging green card category. He has a keen interest in law and litigation and devoted a significant amount of time studying law and using it in practice.