The DialedIn Team

Our team has many decades of experience in the education domain, and has struggled with, and seen first-hand, the problems caused by low levels of student engagement with the teachers and the learning materials. We know that learning happens through active engagement. However, the current processes of creating assessments and quizzes, which are important aspects of active engagement, are time-consuming and tedious. Consequently, they are not done with the frequency that is optimal for effective learning.

We are in the perfect position to solve the above problem because, in addition to being educators, we are also software engineers and data scientists with decades of experience in big data and machine learning. We have created an ML-based solution to fix the problems of student engagement and knowledge retention. With our application, teachers can engage students without superfluous or distracting showmanship.

DialedIn's founder, Dr. Shoukat Ali, has a unique mix of practical and scholarly activities in machine learning, big data, and academia. He has taught at Purdue, Missouri S&T, and UC Davis. He also worked at some of the largest graph problems in industry at Intel and IBM Research before moving to Elastica in Silicon Valley where he led the data science team in various machine learning problems in the context of cloud security. In this process he has picked up numerous teaching awards and patents.

DialedIn's CTO, Amir Naqib, has deep experience in software architecture and building infrastructure for high availability and high volume web applications. Shoukat and Amir have known each other since 1991 when they started college together, both majoring in computer engineering.

The company has built a team of committed advisors for shaping the company’s strategy and building connections. These advisors include Dr. John Morrison, Dr. Rolf Riesen, and Dr. Laura Mazer. John has taught for more than 25 years at University College Cork, and was given the Outstanding Lecturer Award in 2014 and President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004. In addition, he has won and managed more than 25 Million euro in research funding. Rolf is the lead architect for the multi operating system (mOS) project at Intel, and has twenty five years of experience in rigorous scientific exchange during a career that spans Sandia National Laboratories, IBM Research and Intel. Laura is a surgical resident at Stanford University, has completed a two-year Surgical Education Fellowship during her residency training, and advises company on the educational issues that residents and medical students face.