Dr Ayse Goker
Dr Ayse Goker is company co-founder and a pioneer in context-aware information retrieval systems since the early '90s. She received her PhD in Information Retrieval in 1994 at City University in London. She has extensive successful experience of designing projects and managing teams to implement them, in the context of international collaborations. Her skills are in identifying user needs and developing innovative systems that meet them.
She has been the Chair of the British Computing Society's Specialist Group in Information Retrieval (BCS IRSG) (2000-2005). She was co-founder of the AmbieSense EU-IST project and project leader at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. She also has experience as systems developer for the oil and gas company BP, and providing asset management courses for the oil and gas industry.
She holds an Enterprise Fellowship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Scottish Enterprise, and was awarded Honorary of The Robert Gordon University in 2007 for her active contributions to their research and innovation. She is editor of a forth coming book in information retrieval.
Hans Myrhaug is business co-founder and has 18 years experience in developing, participating, and leading international project consortiums, proposals, and contracts.
A good portion of his competence was gained whilst at SINTEF, Norway - Scandinavia's largest independent research institute which invented the GSM standard, although, the first mobile phone was invented in Sweden prior to this.
He has key skills in several areas; user interface design; systems development (software and hardware); arts and product design. Research and systems development within mobile information services, health care, and transportation applications.
Since 1999 he has worked full time in international projects with the main objectives to research and innovate new technology and applications with end-users. He provides the team with extensive knowledge and experience in software and hardware product design and development.
He was the Coordinator of the AmbieSense EU-IST project - a 5,7 mill EUR international project with 50+ people involved throughout the project, 8 project partners, and several sub-contractors.