We bring years of expertise in AI, data science and computer science. Our team includes leading researchers in automatic question-answering, speech recognition, and image processing and business executives with deep expertise across multiple industries. Together, we recognize and understand the unique challenges of our clients.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build adaptive, multi-strategy artificial intelligence (AI) systems to solve today’s most challenging problems. We help people and technology be better, together.


Our core values define how we act and treat each other. They factor into our decision-making and into our conversations. They are the heart of our company and how we choose to behave on a daily basis.

Trust, honesty and openness

Our business is small, so our relationships have to be rock solid. We treat each other with respect even when there are differences. We share company information including financials so everyone knows exactly what our wins and challenges are. We do not hide problems — instead we air them publicly so there are no secrets. We celebrate wins as a team because everyone makes contributions.

Personal integrity and accountability

Our word means something. Do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it. Being able to count on others is imperative, and delivering on your word is our standard. Master your self by understanding your strengths and weaknesses and how your actions and words impact others.

Creative problem-solving and perseverance

We see problems as opportunities to get creative, not as anything more than a speed bump. We leverage our collective expertise to develop solutions and leave our egos at the door to make the work better. We keep working until we see a path forward.

Finding meaning in our work

We’re in business to do more than just make money. We’re dedicated to finding personal and professional growing edges and exploring how we can operate at a higher level as individuals and as an organization.

Empowering our customers and creating positive change

Technology for the sake of pure experimentation has its place, but we’re applying technology to business problems, connecting individuals with information, and delivering data-driven insight to create stronger, healthier, more informed organizations and relationships.


Founded in 2015, our roots are in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. Our team’s decades of experience in industry and cutting-edge research means we understand the constraints and limitations of AI, and how it can best be combined to your challenges and context.

Sanjay Chopra
Co-Founder & CEO
  • Award-winning CEO and Serial Entrepreneur; expertise in technology and e-commerce spanning over two decades
  • Successfully founded OnlineChoice and Intellions and has worked at IBM and Giant Eagle
  • Graduated in Computer Science from MANIT, Virginia Tech, with an MBA from Carnegie Mellon. Sanjay is on the board of several organizations
Eric Nyberg, PhD.
Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist
  • One of the world’s leading cognitive computing data scientists
  • Academic consultant for IBM Watson since 2007
  • Engineered and Developed SmartCognitves™ Decision Management System
  • Professor and Director, Master of Computational Data Science Program at Carnegie Mellon
Florian Metze, PhD.
Partner & Chief Speech Scientist
  • Research faculty at CMU’s Language Technologies Institute in automatic speech recognition, multimedia processing, semantic computing, and user interfaces
  • World-class leader in speech recognition and multimedia analysis research
  • Leads the development of state-of-the-art speech and audio analytics capabilities
Jill Zoria
Partner & SVP, Enterprise Development
  • Accomplished Marketing Technology Executive with 20 years experience in engineering and execution of data-driven marketing platforms
  • Leads national sales and strategy efforts

Pete Minnelli
Partner & SVP, Creative
  • 20+ years experience in design, branding and UX
  • Leads creative and UI/UX development with a focus on human-centered design principles
Anna Belova, PhD.
Data Science Engineer
  • Brings over 10 years of experience in quantitative analysis across a range of scientific domains and data types
  • Designs and implements computational, statistical, and optimization models


Our world-class development partner is located in Jaipur, India. Rahul, Mamta, Rohit, Rakesh, Abhijeet, Bhavna, Ankita, Vijendra, Shivang and Harshita bring deep expertise in building and implementing enterprise level products and applications.



Our accomplished advisory board brings years of experience from some of the most respected companies, universities, and organizations.

Thomas Bartos
  • Chief Financial Officer, ABARTA Oil & Gas Co., Inc.
  • Former Vice President of Finance, Mark Resources Corporation

Jaime Carbonell
  • University Professor & Allen Newell Professor, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Director, Language Technologies Institute
  • Adjunct Faculty, U Pittsburgh Medical School
  • Chairman, Carnegie Speech Corp.

Michael Ritter
  • President, MFR Consulting, LLC
  • Former CMO and SVP Consumer and Mass Business, Verizon

Kevin Srigley
  • President, Schmidt Market Research
  • Former Senior VP, Giant Eagle

Karen Barnes
  • Executive Director, Venture Cafe Winston Salem
  • Founding Partner, Cognistx


We’re committed to building a diverse team that’s curious, adaptive, and willing to take risks. Because that’s what it takes to shape something new — and that something happens to be the cognitive era. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

Junior Data Scientist

Cognistx is looking to hire a Junior Data Scientist/Software Engineer to support our Data Science team in design and implementation of AI systems.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Client day-to-day management;
  • Requirements gathering to define analytic objectives;
  • Data gap analysis;
  • Coordination of task execution with our global engineering team;
  • Participation in development of data analysis plans;
  • Implementation of data analysis plans, including creation of visualizations, tabular reporting, fitting and evaluation of SML models, etc.;
  • Writing client-facing reports and contributing to proposal work;
  • Work related travel as needed (2-3 times per quarter).

The ideal candidate will have most of the following qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of data science/software development experience;
  • Solid training in probability and statistics;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Proficiency in R, Python, Tableau or similar.

Nice to have:

  • Proficiency in Java, RDBMS;
  • Experience with QA/NLP;
  • Experience with Assembla.

Please send your resume to anna.b@cognistx.com

Technical Product Manager

Cognistx is looking to hire a driven Technical Product Manager to support the engineering team by driving the product vision, and provide domain expertise through customer engagement and market research. This position involves a wide range of product-related tasks including research, feature definition, design evaluation, measurement, and contract evaluation.

This position will work directly with the CEO and Chief Data Scientist to provide technical and product leadership.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Define requirements for engineering teams and hold them accountable for delivering quality products
  • Work with engineers and company leadership to define metrics and success criteria
  • Manage the product roadmap and prioritize the product backlog
  • Constant communication to ensure the roadblocks are removed and projects are on time and on budget
  • Coordinate product releases, write documentation, and provide training as needed
  • Define and measure product performance
  • Manage relationships with customers, partners, and 3rd party solution providers
  • Work related travel as needed (2-3 times per quarter)

The ideal candidate would have most of the following qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years with artificial intelligence development
  • 1 to 2 years of product management experience
  • Experience working with remote development teams
  • Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and respond to concerns of customers and colleagues
  • Provide guidance for industry changes and their impact on the product offering

Nice to have:

  • Degree in Computer Science
  • Experience with Tableau or similar data visualization software
  • Experience with Assembla or similar software development management software
  • Experience with MySQL or similar database software

Please send your resume to sanjay@cognistx.com