Montreal, Canada – June 8, 2018 – GradeSlam today announced it has added ex-Google machine learning engineer and education leader Luis Serrano to its advisory board. Serrano, a Silicon Valley star known for developing Udacity’s world renowned Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence nanodegrees, will work closely with the GradeSlam Labs department as they use data science and artificial intelligence to truly personalize the learning experience for students.

GradeSlam Co-Founder and CTO, Roberto Cipriani, outlined the significance of this addition, saying: “ As we continue to grow, it has become clear that we need to bring in top minds to the Labs department. Luis’ passion for education, coupled with his elite experience made the decision very easy - we are very excited to have him contribute to the profound work being done by GradeSlam Labs. ”  

Serrano first gained notoriety with Google as one of the chief engineers credited with developing YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. It is his passion for education and love of Artificial Intelligence that led him to developing Udacity’s program - two passions that have now led him to join GradeSlam.

Prior to joining Google, Serrano completed Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Michigan.

Serrano spoke out about his advisory role at GradeSlam, saying: “I am tremendously excited to join the GradeSlam family as an advisor. This is a very exciting time to be alive, as it is the first time that we have the technology to bring knowledge and quality education to every human being. GradeSlam is an amazing company which pushes the limits on bringing quality education to more people who need it. With a combination of cutting edge technology and amazing human talent, GradeSlam is helping this dream become a reality, and I am thrilled to be able to contribute to this cause.”

Serrano joins the Montreal-based company’s Bay Area team that already boasts former TenMarks Chief Executive Officer Ivan Koon.


About GradeSlam

GradeSlam provides students with unlimited one-on-one online tutoring for any subject, at any time. At GradeSlam, educators make students better learners by providing contextualized feedback on precisely where the student went wrong in the learning process and guiding them towards a deeper understanding of the problem. All tutoring sessions are recorded and analyzed, equiping teachers with a formal record of their student’s learning outside of the classroom, completing the feedback loop.

For More Information, Contact :
Roberto Cipriani - Chief Technology Officer, GradeSlam
roberto@gradeslam.org
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