Team

Vijay Kumar, Ph.D.

Vijay Kumar, Ph.D.

Chief Science Advisor, Founder

Vijay Kumar is the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science, and Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Nader Elm

Nader Elm

Chief Executive Officer

Nader has spent his professional career in fast-growth technology domains, progressively moving from engineering roles to leadership of startups and strategic growth initiatives in large enterprises. Nader joined as CEO at the company’s formation in 2014.

Jason Derenick, Ph.D.

Jason Derenick, Ph.D.

Chief Engineer

Dr. Jason Derenick is Exyn's Chief Engineer and the company's first technical employee. His expertise lies in the areas of multi-agent control, multi-sensor data fusion, real-time perception and topological algorithms for control and estimation.

Xuchu (Dennis) Ding, Ph.D.

Xuchu (Dennis) Ding, Ph.D.

Lead Software Engineer

Dr. Xuchu (Dennis) Ding has worked in a variety of areas related to autonomy, ranging from mission planning, path planning, and control to perception. He has authored more than 35 peer reviewed publications. He is a named inventor on five U.S. patent applications.

Vinutha Kallem, Ph.D.

Vinutha Kallem, Ph.D.

Senior Robotics Engineer

Dr. Vinutha Kallem is a Senior Robotics Engineer at Exyn. Her expertise is in developing control and navigation algorithms for a variety of robotic applications in multi-robot cooperative systems.

William Sisson II

William Sisson II

Robotics Software Engineer

William Sisson is a skilled software engineer leading the development of key software architectures at Exyn Technologies. His responsibilities cover networking and communications, as well as path planning and mapping.

Peter Furlong

Peter Furlong

Robotics/Mechatronics Engineer

Pete Furlong leads the development of the hardware platform at Exyn Technologies, where he is responsible for providing a testbed for Exyn’s algorithmic development. His skills lie in rapid prototyping and mechatronic design.

Christopher Clingerman

Christopher Clingerman

Robotics Software Engineer

Chris Clingerman, a software engineer at Exyn Technologies, develops core algorithms as well as designs software for prototype platforms. His main areas of expertise are motion planning and machine learning.

Denise Wong, Ph.D.

Denise Wong, Ph.D.

Staff Robotics Engineer

Denise was a graduate student at the UPenn's GRASP Laboratory under Professor Vijay Kumar. She earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S.E. in Robotics. Her thesis was on actuation, sensing and control for microbiorobots.

Raghu Balasa, M.B.A.

Raghu Balasa, M.B.A.

Strategy and Corporate Development

Raghu leads the development of Exyn's strategic direction and business development. Raghu is an avid entrepreneur and strategist. He has successfully advised various companies on strategy and execution.

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