Founded in 2016 · Co-Founder & CEO
Acquired in October, 2020
PhD at University of Pennsylvania
Research in Machine Learning, AI, and NLP
Advised by Chris Callison-Burch (est. 2025)
Y Combinator S17
Kleiner Perkins Fellow
2016 KP Fellow at Remind Inc.
Google Home / Nest Labs
M&T at University of Pennsylvania
Computer Science at Penn Engineering (B.S.E)
Management / Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Wharton (B.S.E)
YouTube Disinformation Campaign
Published research on discovering a network of likely state-sponsored political disinformation / propaganda videos with 8M+ views on YouTube using NLP.
Featured by CNN online and on TV. Worked with Google's Threat Analysis Group to report the accounts.
Supported by Darren Linvill @ Clemson University, who helped co-author research cited in the bi-partisan Senate Intel Committee Report on Russian Interference in the 2016 Election.
Security Exploit on Google Search Results Page
Listed in the Google Security Hall of Fame.
GoogolPlex – First App Store for Siri Commands
A MITM hack that allowed 3rd party integrations for Siri.
First app store for "voice commands" in 2014 before Alexa Skills or SiriKit existed with 25,000+ users and developers.
Featured in Forbes, TIME, Engadget, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Business Insider, and others.
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TopGuNN: Fast Contextual Similarity Search over Large Corpora
by Rebecca Iglesias-Flores, Megha Mishra,
, ..., Chris Callison-Burch
(In Submission; NAACL 2021)
Magnitude: A fast, efficient universal vector embedding utility package
, Alexander Sands, Chris Callison-Burch, Marianna Apidianaki
SBIR Phase I: A System for Automating End-to-End Creation of Natural Language Interfaces
, Alexander Sands
(NSF SBIR 2018)
See Google Scholar Profile →
How fake accounts pushing inflammatory content went viral – with the help of YouTube’s algorithms
Uncovering YouTube disinformation campaign with NLP and AI
(CNN TV Coverage)
Elizabeth Warren’s Exit Spurs Biden, Sanders to Vie for Her Voters
(Wall Street Journal)
Sanders Aims for Positive Campaign, but Allies Don’t Always Follow
(Wall Street Journal)
Plasticity wants to help chatbots seem less robotic
Y Combinator takes machine intelligence startups to school and learns a thing or two
Hack Siri To Control Spotify, A Nest, A Tesla, And Give Directions Through Google Maps
College kids gave Siri new powers and now you can too
This Simple Siri Hack Lets You Control Anything With Your iPhone
College Kids Hack Siri to Unlock Teslas and Heat Up Your House
Crazy Siri Hack Brings Voice Commands to Google Maps, Spotify
Apple Reportedly Plans To Open Siri To Third Parties (Just As Hackers Force It Open)
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