2019.11.26 Release

World’s leading AI expert Alon Halevy joins AI venture ExaWizards as Executive Supporter

ExaWizards Inc. (Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President: Ko Ishiyama; hereinafter, ExaWizards) is pleased to announce that the world’s leading AI expert Alon Halevy has joined the company as an Executive Supporter.

Alon Halevy and ExaWizards Representative Director & President, Ko Ishiyama

1. Background of Alon Halevy
Alon Halevy received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1993 and worked as a professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington. He founded the Database Research Group at the university. As an entrepreneur, he established two companies, Nimble Technology Inc. and Transformic Inc. In 2005, after Google acquired Transformic Inc., he became a Senior Staff Research Scientist responsible for research in data management at the Google headquarters. He is also a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He won the VLDB 10-year Best Paper Award in 2006. From 2015 to 2018, he served as the head of the Recruit Institute of Technology (Megagon Labs), and in August 2019, he joined Facebook AI.

Alon Halevy: 
I am excited to be involved in ExaWizard’s journey. The company is working on the most important challenges facing society today and applying innovative techniques from Artificial Intelligence to tackle these issues. I am truly impressed by the high caliber of the team and their ability to execute well.

ExaWizards Representative Director & President, Ko Ishiyama:
We are pleased to welcome Alon Halevy, a world-renowned AI and data management researcher, as an Executive Supporter into ExaWizards. He is an ACM Fellow and a reputed researcher in the field of computer science, with an h-index score exceeding 100. He is also an entrepreneur who has sold the startups he founded to two companies including Google. He will advise us as an Executive Supporter and work along with us to resolve the social issues in super-aging societies around the world. This is something we all look forward to eagerly.

3. Business activities and future development of ExaWizards
AI has been the basis for ExaWizards to create industrial innovation and resolve social issues. Our activities in Japan include the development of “HR-kun,” an AI-based corporate HR service covering recruitment to skill development, evaluation, and appointment, as well as promotion of “HUMANITUDE®︎” in nursing care and development of “Coaching AI” to learn care skills. We also implement many projects with leading companies in various industries, such as the joint R&D for drug discovery AI in the medical field and capital and business alliance with major financial institutions. 

With Alon Halevy participating as an Executive Supporter advising us on these projects, ExaWizards will incorporate world-leading AI research technology to accelerate social implementation of AI in resolving social issues.

[Overview of ExaWizards Inc.]
Company name: ExaWizards Inc.
Address: Sumitomo Hamamatsucho Building 5F, 1-18-16, Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Establishment: February 2016
Representative: Representative Director & President Ko Ishiyama
Business activities: Development of AI-enabled services for industrial innovation and social problem solutions
URL: https://exawizards.com/ 

ExaWizards Inc. Public Relation Division