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About Us


GUISE is focused on developing innovative AI technologies and positively contributing to economies, society and humanity.
We are a team of intellectually talented individuals with research background and business experience striving constantly to push professional frontiers.

Products and Services

Computer vision enables a new form of advertising through 'in the moment' marketing.
Identify actors in movies and TV shows, while streaming, to allow review of previous and future projects.
Leveraging computer vision, a business can provide a level of service and logistic abilities not possible otherwise.
GUISE tools create a safer environment enabling staff members to react much faster to persons and objects of interest.
Easily and seamlessly incorporate a product from GUISE into financial technology for more robust and compliant security.
GUISE Eye cares about driver safety and is committed to delivering technology to keep the roads safer.
Our Team

Our Team

Naga Rayapati

Naga is a passionate entrepreneur who likes to roll up his sleeves in bootstrapping companies, his experience includes designing and executing solutions for complex business problems involving large-scale data, real-time analytics and reporting solutions. He worked as a Data Engineer at Cerner, Amex. He also has experience in IoT. Naga enjoys traveling the world, cooking, yachting and playing basketball.

Steve Francis

Board Member
Steve is a serial entrepreneur and gifted product strategist with a 30-year career ranging from hands-on software engineer to public company CEO. After graduating from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering/Computers with both Tau Beta Pi and Phi Beta Kappa honors, Steve helped pioneer the field of omnifont optical character recognition in a variety of roles at Calera recognition Systems. He co-founded Pixel Translations, developers of ISIS (Image and Scanner Interface Specification) international standard for document scanner control. More recently, he was CEO of Avtrex, leading its software licensing business before the acquisition of Avtrex by Intel.

Sai Jarugula

Sai is a serial entrepreneur and a technologist with a 20-year career ranging from hands-on software developer, to a company CEO. He is an accomplished technology executive known for harnessing leading technologies to achieve core business goals. His background is in engineering but transitioned into consulting with a passion for transformational leadership to help organizations achieve their operations, workforce, and technology goals. His expertise lies is in technology architecture and strategy.

Donald Wunsch

Donald is the Mary K Finley Distinguished Prof. at Missouri Univ. of Science & Technology where his research specialty is in the areas of AI- Neural Networks, Clustering or unsupervised learning, Adaptive dynamic programming or reinforcement learning. Donald has worked as Senior Principal Scientist at Boeing and also helped good number of startups and companies including Intel's new initiatives.

Jim Kleckner

Board Member
Jim Kleckner is a co-founder of CloudPhysics and has served many roles since its inception and is currently VP Analytics. He is a serial entrepreneur having served as EVP Product at Currenex, which was acquired by State Street Bank for more than $563 million. He served as CTO at CATS Software and was a founder of Cadence Design Systems, managing simulation and test areas. He has served on the board of Benetech, a technology non-profit serving humanity and currently serves on the board of GoGetter and RAF Technology. He holds patents including crypto-enabled financial transaction workflows. He earned his B.S. from Caltech and Ph.D. in EECS from UC Berkeley.

Nik Melton

AI Researcher
Niklas Melton is an AI researcher from Missouri University of Science and Technology. His research interests include clustering, reinforcement learning, and computer vision.

Aditya Lohia

ML Engineer
A recent graduate bachelor's degree holder in Computer Science, Aditya loves to take on new projects and build something that will drive the future.

Geoffrey Mackey

Operations Manager
Geoffrey got started as an entrepreneur developing medical products to protect diabetic patients. He also has a passion for bootstrapped startups and building operations that can scale and grow efficiently. Geoffrey enjoys working out, has an affinity for old arcade cabinets and many would consider him a college basketball nut.

Sasha Petrenko

AI Researcher
Sasha Petrenko is an AI researcher with a graduate background in Aerospace Engineering. He has designed and written both system-level software and algorithms for satellite payloads that are in orbit today, and his training is in the design of optimal estimation algorithms for vehicle navigation filters and multitarget tracking. His current interests include unsupervised learning methods and generative models for face/object/feature detection, recognition, and tracking algorithms.

Dustin Tanksley

AI Researcher
Dustin Tanksley is a Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Engineering. His focus is in Machine Learning, with emphasis on Computer Vision, and applications of AI and Game Theory.