Abel Villca Roque
Chief executive officer
Abel is the founder of Villca Solutions LLC. He has significant expertise in algorithm design, data science and product development. He has over 10 years of experience implementing sophisticated data analysis algorithms and systems in the biotech and financial industry. He has a strong track record driving complex projects to completion under strict government and industry standards. His education background and professional experience give him the perspective and the tools to advise clients in their key strategic and technical decisions.
Abel received his master in business administration (MBA) degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He studied computer science and electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). During this time Abel spent a year at the Computer Science department of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and also worked as a visiting researcher at the Media and Information Laboratories of NEC Corporation in Kawasaki, Japan. After his studies, he was employed in various positions with F. Hoffmann-La Roche in California and Switzerland acquiring expertise in algorithm development, data science and product development. Abel's contribution led to the successful market release of several life-critical systems in the U.S. and the European Union. He then worked for management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in Switzerland where he gained experience in the fields of business strategy, operational excellence and go-to market strategy. Abel and his wife, Tomoko, live in San Francisco. He is an avid marathon runner and is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Gary Garcia Molina
CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER
Gary brings extensive experience in digital signal processing, machine learning and applied neuroscience. He has 15 years of experience developing healthcare data analysis algorithms and brain machine interface systems. Gary is a renowned expert in the analysis of physiological signals such as electroencephalogram (EEG), electrocardiogram (ECG) and photoplethysmogram (PPG). He is a proven thought leader through his experience driving several international research projects with more than 5M Euros in funding from the European Commission. Gary has won numerous best paper awards and is the author of more than 30 patent applications, 70 peer-reviewed papers and 10 book chapters.
Gary received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Digital Signal Processing from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). His PhD thesis was nominated for the EPFL Best Thesis Award and since then has been cited in more than 100 publications. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering also from EPFL. After his studies, Gary was employed by Philips Research Europe in Eindhoven in The Netherlands where he led several projects in applied neuroscience. Then he joined Philips Research North-America and later appointed to the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a honorary fellow working on sleep enhancement solutions. Gary practices long distance running and is fluent in English, French, Dutch and Spanish.