Graft™ is a fully remote, venture-backed startup that is building the foundation for modern AI. We are a diverse team with strong backgrounds in academia, industry, and entrepreneurship.
Adam Oliner, PhD
Founder / CEO
Adam has spent years leading production ML teams at Slack and Splunk, co-founded a successful data analytics company, and studied at MIT, Stanford, and Berkeley.
Maria Kazandjieva, PhD
Maria was Director of Engineering at Netflix, where her team earned two Emmy awards for technical achievement. She earned a CS PhD from Stanford.
Eric Schkufza, PhD
Eric was a Principal Scientist at Amazon, working on global-scale machine learning systems, and a Sr. Researcher at VMware. He earned a CS PhD from Stanford.
Mick is a seasoned full-stack engineer with 25+ years of industry experience and distinguished tenures at Facebook, Netflix, and Microsoft.
Irina Calciu, PhD
Irina was a Research Scientist at VMware, focused on distributed systems, concurrent algorithms & data structures. She earned a CS PhD from Brown.
Brian Calvert, PhD
Brian was Technical Lead for the machine learning platform at Cruise Automation. He earned a PhD from UMD College Park in High Energy Particle Physics.
Cloud Operations Engineer
Heph works to maximize performance and reliability using cloud-native solutions to quickly scale our infrastructure to meet customer demand.
Machine Learning Scientist
Dan is a machine learning scientist specializing in natural language understanding, recommendations, and representation learning.
Deven is a full-stack engineer with previous internships at Observe, Meta, Microsoft, and Splunk. He earned degrees in EECS and Business Administration from UC Berkeley's M.E.T. program.