We are a dynamic and talented team.

Abe Lerman
Abe worked as a data scientist and Python developer at firms including The Blackstone Group, Contently, and Dun & Bradstreet, and has successfully developed machine-learning models in a number of contexts. Abe earned an M.S. in Quantitative Finance from Fordham University and a B.A. in Mathematics from Skidmore College.
David Tanzer
Chief Research
David is a mathematically oriented software engineer with a research background in computer science. He has worked as a managing director at Blackstone and as a senior software developer for real time trading applications. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from NYU and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Xiaofeng Cao
Principal Data
Xiaofeng drives much of the machine learning engineering and data visualization at Exploratory Sciences, Inc. and works with the programming languages Python, Javascript, and Rust. She worked on various data analysis and engineering projects at Blackstone, working with its hedge fund and ESG groups. Additional experience includes Perrone Aerospace and the NYS Office of the State Comptroller. She earned her M.S. in Quantitative Finance at Fordham University and a B.S. in Business Administration at SUNY Albany with a minor in Statistics.
Benjamin Pflanz
Principal Software Engineer
Benjamin has been a software engineer for over twenty-five years, working at a variety of companies from small startups to large companies in many sectors. Key experiences include Google, Bloomberg, GE, and Lockheed Martin. Benjamin has worked on critical systems, secure data flows, and data science platforms, and has developed a focus on sound engineering practices. He earned an M.Sc. in Computing Science from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Warwick.