We've Cleared the AI Hurdles So You Don't Have To.

Today’s artificial intelligence solutions tend to be specialized in specific applications and functions, and rely on maintenance by a select few developers. They are talent-intensive, expensive, difficult to reproduce, and overall unsustainable. As a result, AI currently remains inaccessible to most organizations.

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Founded by Scientists & Professors at Carnegie Mellon University.

Petuum was founded by scientists and professors from Carnegie Mellon University, including Dr. Eric Xing, who is ranked the top CS/AI researcher in the world. Our mission is to enable organizations to own, build and become informed users of their AI solutions, without relying on expensive talent. We do this by transforming AI into an industrial technology, complete with standardized processes, software design tools, building blocks for data processing and ML, and customizable reference designs that allow AI solutions to be consistently mass-produced, with low total cost, support for small to very large data sizes, and high task accuracy. These software technologies are supported by Petuum’s training programs for AI engineering, which are aimed at teaching industrial subject matter experts and business analysts to become AI builders and informed users. In this way, Petuum is enabling the eventual integration of AI into the foundation of every industry.

Petuum was named a 2018 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, one of only 61 start-ups in the world to be so honored.

Leadership Team

With our research, development, and technical strength, we solve problems at the forefront of machine learning, distributed systems, and human-computer interaction.


Petuum Global Network of AI Experts

Amr Ahmed

Research Scientist


Ross Curtis

Senior Manager

Ancestry DNA

Jacob Eisenstein

Research Scientist


Wenjie Fu

Director of Engineering


Anuj Goyal

Science Manager


Steve Hanneke

Assistant Professor

Purdue University

Kamisetty Hetunandan

Senior Engineering Manager


Judie Howrylak

Assistant Professor

Penn State University

Gunhee Kim

Associate Professor

Seoul National University

Abhimanu Kumar



Seyoung Kim

Assistant Professor

Carnegie Mellon University

Mladen Kolar

Associate Professor

University of Chicago

Seunghak Lee

Research Scientist


Andre Martins

Head of Research


Ankur Parikh

Research Scientist


Kriti Puniyani

Software Engineer


Pradipta Ray

Research Scientist

University of Texas

Suyash Shringarpure

Senior Scientist


Kyung-Ah Sohn

Associate Professor

Ajou University

Le Song

Assistant Professor

Georgia Institute of Technology

Chong Wang

Head of AML Research


Sinead Williamson

Assistant Processor

The University of Texas at Austin

Andrew Wilson

Assistant Professor

Cornell University

Junming Yin

Assistant Professor

University of Arizona

Yaoliang Yu

Assistant Professor

University of Waterloo

Bing Zhao



Jun Zhu


Tsinghua University