StileEye, a creation of Haileo, Inc., is the first Web-scale fashion discovery engine that sees fashion as consumers see it. Through state of the art computer vision algorithms and a unique proprietary framework that harnesses the visual information of the Web, we have built a self-learning visual engine that understands and recognizes any fashion object in terms of its visual cues (e.g., style, shape, color and pattern). As a result, StileEye ushers in a tipping point in the online fashion experience: consumers can use any fashion image as inspiration (e.g., a mobile snapshot of a magazine page or a friend's outfit or any image found on social media and the Web) and find similar items in merchant catalogues, on celebrity feeds, or through their own social networks. Thus, StileEye marks a generational shift in the online fashion experience - in one application we've connected consumers, trendsetters and online retailers to bring the fashion world to your fingertips.
Vwani thrives in contributing new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom. Prior to forming Haileo, he co-founded NetSeer, Inc., first serving as its Chief Executive Officer and now as Chief Scientist and Director. Vwani is also a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is an internationally recognized researcher in mathematics, statistics, physics, electrical engineering and computer science. Vwani is known for his innovative problem solving in the fields of learning theory and systems, statistical modeling and processing of large-scale and high dimensional datasets, peer-to-peer (P2P) networking and complex systems, distributed and parallel processing, bioinformatics, quantum computing and nanoelectronics. He has consulted with major corporations including Intel, HP, AT&T, IBM and Warner Bros., has co-authored three books on artificial intelligence and neural networks, has written over 200 technical and scientific publications, holds numerous U.S. patents, and has been featured by The New Scientist, Nature, The Guardian, and the BBC for his breakthroughs in social networks and dynamics, spam filtering and P2P networking. Vwani received the B. Tech. from IIT Kanpur in India, and Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in Electrical Engineering.
Sudhir is the primary inventor of Haileo's intellectual property and revolutionary technology that defines our vision. He spearheads our core tech and algorithms team and has unlimited energy and passion for innovative problem solving - be it science, technology development or product development. His current focus is purely in making StileEye the place where consumers live and breathe fashion. Sudhir received BS and MS degrees in Mathematics and Computing from IIT Kharagpur in India, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.
Srini comes with many years of experience in innovating new products, driving global R&D initiatives, building large scale organizations from scratch. Prior to joining Haileo board Srini was Microsoft Corporate Vice President and MD, Microsoft India Development Center. Srini was involved in many strategic initiatives throughout his 21 years career at Microsoft. He worked in Redmond for 9 years as an R&D leader creating important technologies like COM, played leadership role in Office R&D group in developing Office 95 and Office 97, and holds several U.S. patents. Srini moved to India in 1998 to set up Microsoft India Development Center (MSIDC). Over the next 12 years Srini evolved MSIDC from a start-up to a major hub innovation where 1500 plus employees develop major products and technologies that impact millions of Microsoft customers across the world. While growing MSIDC to become Microsoft's largest product development centers outside of US, Srini was personally involved in driving the incubation of RFID technologies and emerging market initiatives at MSIDC. Srini played a major role in driving Microsoft's global software development strategy partnering with leaders of China and Israel development centers and many MS senior executives. He built a strong brand for MSIDC as an organization that innovates and makes global impact and made it the primary destination for India's top talent! After leaving Microsoft in October 2010, Srini started advising and investing in startups and also started playing a leadership role in an Angel Network. Srini received his M.S. in Computer Science from University of Louisiana, Lafayette.