Positions

  • Present 2014

    Solvvy

    Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

    Solvvy applies pioneering AI, machine learning and NLP science to permit our customers to unlock huge stores of unstructured natural language information currently trapped in enterprise silos. Unlocking this data delivers immense value - to end-users, employees and executives. Our cloud-based, SaaS business applications can be deployed by customers in days...so our customers realize an enormous ROI and deliver end-user delight.

    Top-tier investors (~$4.5 million in funding): True Ventures, PejmanMar Ventures, Signatures Capital (Bobby Yazdani), Dan Rose (FB), etc.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2015

    Ph.D. in Computer Science

    Carnegie Mellon University, US

    Advised by Prof. Manuel Blum and Prof. Manuela Veloso

  • M.Sc.2009

    M.Sc. in Computer Science

    University of Alberta, Canada

    Advised by Prof. Robert Holte and Prof. Jonathan Schaeffer

  • B.Sc.2007

    B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering

    Shiraz University, Iran

Honors and Awards

  • 2015
    Forbes 30 Under 30: Enterprise Tech
    "Mehdi Samadi and his fellow Carnegie Mellon computer science Ph.D. Justin Betteridge are using artificial intelligence to produce smarter search results than Google."​ -- Forbes 2015
  • 2015
    Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund Award

    A highly selective award which picks the most promising entrepreneurs from among all the students at Carnegie Mellon University. OFEF homepage

  • 2014
    McGinnis Venture Competition (Ranked 2nd)
  • 2006
    Awarded by Iran's President: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    Ranked 3rd in Seventh Khwarizmi Young Award.

    “The Khwarizmi International Award is given annually by the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) to individuals who have made outstanding achievements in research, innovation and invention, in fields related to science and technology.”

  • 2002
    Awarded by Iran's President: Mohammad Khatami

    Ranked 1st in Fourth Khwarizmi Young Award

    “The Khwarizmi International Award is given annually by the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) to individuals who have made outstanding achievements in research, innovation and invention, in fields related to science and technology.”