About Us

We are a group of practical idealists who believe that applied properly, data can be used to solve the world's biggest problems.

Team


Paul Duan

Before founding Bayes Impact in 2014, Paul was formerly a Data Scientist at Eventbrite, where he wrote algorithms and terrible jokes (he still does). He studied a weird mixture of mathematics, economics and political science at UC Berkeley, Sciences Po and the Sorbonne.

Paul Duan

Founder, President

Mehdi Jamei

Mehdi holds a PhD in EECS from UC Berkeley and a passion for breadmaking and coffee brewing. He also has a reputation for going up any hills or mountains nearby.

Mehdi Jamei

US Executive Director | USA

Kirtan Upadhyaya

Kirtan was Director of Partnerships for Free Ventures, a technology nonprofit incubator, and ran product at Decisive Health. He has a passion for politics and gleaming flawless hair.

Kirtan Upadhyaya

Head of Business Operations | USA

Florian Jourda

Florian was the first engineer at Box, which he helped grow to 1300 employees in the 8 years he worked there. He has the strongest French accent in the team, he can sometimes be found dancing in pink spandex.

Florian Jourda

Product Management | France

Pascal Corpet

Pascal started programming when he was 8 and never really stopped, or just briefly to get some sleep. Before joining the team he was a Staff Software Engineer at Google where he was known for leading by example. He is fond of kids (he has many), and commutes on rollerblades.

Pascal Corpet

CTO | France

Margaux Salzman

Margaux has worked previously for nonprofit startups in Ghana and in the US. She loves Iceland and making the world a better place, and can't resist a good chocolate croissant.

Margaux Salzman

Operations | France

John Métois

Since his childhood, John has been passionate about design and interfaces. He started to design at the age of 14 by making DVD covers and publishing them online. He is obsessed with symmetry, and it inspires him every day. As a true French, he obviously loves cheese and wine.

John Métois

UX Design | France

Guillaume Chaslot

Guillaume specializes in applied AI and optimization. He built Go AIs that thought against professionals during his PhD as well as algorithms to maximize YouTube watch time at Google and to simplify the tax legislation at the French government. He likes dancing and rollerblading, preferably together.

Guillaume Chaslot

Software Development | France

Brian Lewis

Brian is a data scientist and software engineer with experience in healthcare. He holds a BS in Math from Stanford and MS from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He enjoys solving crossword puzzles, reading obscure works of fiction, and befriending cats.

Brian Lewis

Software Development | USA

Éric Boucher

Éric came to the Bay Area in 2015 to get a MSc at Stanford, where he focused on data science and entrepreneurship. Despite missing cheese and baguette a lot, he finds solace in sailing on the bay and skiing in Tahoe.

Éric Boucher

Software Development | USA

Andrea Egan

Andrea, an east-coaster at heart, came to the Bay Area from MA, with stops for a BA from Barnard College in NYC and an MS in Physics at CU Boulder in CO along the way. The continuing theme along the way has been a love of growing, cooking, and eating good food.

Andrea Egan

Software Development | USA

Sinclaire Prowse

Sinclaire is an Australian with a fascination for US government and foreign policy. She has worked as the Chief of Staff for an Australian politician, and has a Masters in US Studies. If she’s not outside running long distances, you’ll find her drinking pinot noir or baking something sweet.

Sinclaire Prowse

Operations Associate | USA

Vivian Dien

Vivian is a Product Manager with expertise in technology for the built environment, sustainable materials & open data. She studied Materials Science, Energy and International Studies at MIT. Outside the office, she can be found playing volleyball, drawing, cooking and perusing local farmers markets.

Vivian Dien

Product Management | USA

Philip Dickinson

Philip is a software engineer who holds an MSc from Goldsmiths College, University of London, where he researched brain-computer interaction. He likes to start the day in the gym and spends his evenings reading and trying to remember how to play the piano.

Philip Dickinson

Software Development | USA

Marie Laure Endale Ahanda

Marie Laure was an academic researcher specialized in the analysis of health related data. She is always happy to discover obscure dystopian novels and won't say no to a basket-ball game.

Marie Laure Endale Ahanda

Software Development | France

Benoit Mathieu

Benoit is a data scientist and software engineer. Before joining the team, he worked on music recommendation algorithms at Deezer. He enjoys walking and biking, the best way to get his attention is to talk about cold meat, cheese and craft beers.

Benoit Mathieu

Software Development | France

Cyrille Corpet

Cyrille was doing research in mathematics until he realised it didn't make much sense in real life and decided to make himself useful. He likes board games, especially the cooperating kind, and to go hiking or rock climbing when the weather allows it.

Cyrille Corpet

Software Development | France

Chema Triki

Chema worked previously within the OECD on private sector development and in management consulting. She has a mixed academic background in mathematics, economics and public policies. She is a passionate idealist, fond of all kind of music from Muse to Um Kalthoum and can't resist an escape to the sea.

Chema Triki

Development Manager | France