Who We Are_190910


Richard H. Shinn, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO, AIBrain

Richard is founder and CEO of AIBrain. His goal is to build a true AI by unifying cognitive, social and emotional intelligence. Prior to AIBrain, Richard founded CrossCert, Inc., the first digital certification authority service company in South Korea in 1999. In 2010, CrossCert made its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in South Korea’s KOSDAQ market. CrossCert became one of the most trusted public company in South Korea. He is also the founder of South Korea’s first direct insurance company in 2000, which is now AXA Direct Korea. Richard earned a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Seoul National University, a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Steve Omohundro, Ph.D

Chief Scientist

Steve is president of both Possibility Research and Self-Aware Systems, a think tank working to ensure that intelligent technologies have a positive impact. He was a computer science professor at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and cofounded the Center for Complex Systems Research. He published the book Geometric Perturbation Theory in Physics, designed the programming languages StarLisp and Sather, wrote the 3D graphics system for Mathematica, and built systems which learn to read lips, control robots, and induce grammars. He’s done internationally recognized work on AI safety and strategies for creating beneficial technologies. He earned degrees in physics and mathematics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Atsushi Suzuki, Ph.D.

Senior VP, Robotics

Atsushi is senior vice president primarily in charge of AIBrain’s robotics business. A thirty years veteran of international business development in high-tech industries, semiconductor, flat panel displays and manufacturing automation/robotics, Atsushi has held business leadership roles at numerous multinational companies including Brooks Automation, Polaroid and start-up ZINK Imaging. Atsushi holds BS and MS degrees in Precision Machinery Engineering from University of Tokyo and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

Milan Lee, J.D.

Chief Strategy Officer

Milan, a high-tech start-up veteran and long-time AI enthusiast, is committed to empowering intellectual innovation. As AIBrain’s Chief Strategy Officer, she works to build synergism amongst investors, developers, and consumers, allowing for creative solutions to global problems. Milan has leveraged the power of cutting-edge technology since launching her first successful startup, Netizen Communications Inc., in 1996. As the founder and CEO, she grew $1M of venture capital funding into a $10M company in just three years. Over the next two decades, she served as founder and CEO of uBond.com Inc., the Venture Academy Foundation, and her latest passion project, WiseMe.Ai. Milan holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from San Francisco Law School, and BA in Economics with a Philosophy minor from U.C. Davis.

Matthias Kubisch

Robotic AI Scientist

Matthias Kubisch, Robotic AI Scientist at AIBrain AG, Berlin, Germany, pursuing his vision of an affordable walking robot platform, combining bio-inspired learning processes with full-on mechatronic design. Matthias is qualified further by his unique social and aesthetic sensitivity, and rare intellectual scope and style. He is a PhD candidate at the Adaptive systems group at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

Wilfred O. Odoyo, Ph. D.

Director, Global AI Technical Unit

Has worked with AIBrain Inc., since 2012 during which he has mainly led research and development of Tyche, an AI robot which displays a holistic human-like intelligence. Tyche is a CES 2014, Innovation Award Winner in the Category of Technology for a Better World. In this domain he has gained hands-on experience in the implementation of AI technologies including ML and Natural Language Processing. His vision is shaped by the strong background in Computer Vision and AI major subjects. He holds a M.S. and a Ph. D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Chosun University, S. Korea.

Julius Zauleck, Ph.D.

AI Scientist

Julius joined AIBrain in 2018 as AI Scientist. He brings a broad understanding of the state of the art of Machine Learning/Deep Learning in the scientific disciplines to the company. Julius has a strong publication history in high-impact journals and did his Ph.D. on the application of Deep Learning to computational chemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.

Ricky Wong (黄益源)

Country Manager, AIBrain China

Ricky was the co-founder of iMaibo,net, a prominent financial SNS in China based in Guangzhou. iMaibo has successfully achieved over 200K daily active users and EBITA break even in 3 years’ time. Ricky was the Asia Pacific Sales Director of VeriSign, a global Internet security company and Greater China General Manager of GE Information Services respectively. Ricky graduated from University of Waterloo, Canada with a B Math major in Computer Science and a MSc from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Raymond Perrault, Ph.D.

Chief Advisor

As Director of SRI International’s Artificial Intelligence Center, Ray Perrault was co-PI of the DARPA-funded CALO Project, a multi-institutional project to develop an enduring personalized cognitive assistant. Several technologies developed on that project were the seeds for spinoff companies (Siri, SocialKinetics, TrapIt, Desti, Tempo) and for transitions to military applications. He is Fellow of AAAI, has been President of the Association for Computational Linguistics, President of the International Joint Conferences in Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Co-Editor-in-Chief of Artificial Intelligence and won IJCAI’s 2011 Donald E Walker Distinguished Service Award.

Bernhard Egger, Ph.D.


Bernhard Egger is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Seoul National University (SNU). He received a combined B.Sc./M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ) in 2001 and a PhD degree in Computer Science from SNU in 2008. After obtaining his PhD degree, he spent three years as a senior research engineer at Samsung’s central research facility, the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) before re-joining SNU in March of 2011.