Ok, it’s really a play on his last name and has nothing to do with an actual country, but that doesn’t dampen our excitement for adding talented machine learning professional Michael Nation to the Abe AI team.

Michael joins us as a Data Scientist and is applying his talents and expertise to support/enhance Abe AI’s existing Natural Language Understanding (NLU) as well as researching and implementing state-of-the-art technology.

He joins us after serving as Machine Learning Engineer for Criteo where he held multiple roles and responsibilities including designing and training deep-learning models to perform classification on product catalogs. 

Michael also previously held similar roles with an impressive list of organizations including ESPN, Deloitte Consulting and JP Morgan Chase. 

“I’m very excited about the breadth of tasks and responsibilities for the Data Scientist role,” says Michael. “The combination of the innovative products being developed by Abe AI and the company’s culture are what sealed the deal for me.”

Michael earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, he also holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

When Michael’s not focused on machine learning and NLU or wowing folks with his educational prowess, he likes to get a little extreme – he’s an avid skateboarder, snowboarder, surfer and mountain biker just to name a few of his hobbies. Oh, and after becoming engaged recently, he’s also planning a wedding. 

Please join us in welcoming Michael to the Abe team.