About Us

We leverage Big Data and the power of AI/ML to craft solutions, fuel innovation, and improve decision-making for clients in the commercial, public, and social sectors.

Dr. Ernesto Diaz-Aviles

Co-Founder and CEO

Ernesto is a seasoned scientist and engineer with over 15 years of experience deploying AI, ML, and Data-driven solutions at scale. He has successfully created products and services based on cutting-edge AI/ML research for a variety of industries that range from banking, energy, telco, news media, online advertising, education, transportation, and tourism. As Libre AI CEO, his goal is to lead the path for AI democratization to make the benefits of AI accessible to all.

Ernesto also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University College Dublin (UCD). He is the former Chief Data Scientist and VP at Citi’s Innovation Lab, and a Research Scientist at IBM Research. Before that, Ernesto was a Research Fellow at L3S Research Center.

Ernesto holds a PhD (magna cum laude) in Computer Science from the Web Science Lab, L3S Research Center, in the University of Hannover, Germany, a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Central American University (UCA), El Salvador.

Dr. Claudia Orellana-Rodriguez

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Claudia is a scientist and engineer whose work leverages the power of machine learning, natural language processing, social network analysis, and opinion mining to unveil patterns of engagement, attention and influence on the digital era.

Claudia works on advancing our understanding of news consumption in Social Media and on bridging the gap between technical findings and their practical application.

In 2016, Claudia joined the MIT Media Lab and worked at the MIT Center for Civic Media where she conducted research with the MediaCloud team on identifying influential American news outlets.

Claudia was a researcher at the L3S Research Center in the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, where she received her Master's of Science degree. During her stay at the L3S Research Center, she worked on several European projects involving research on crowdsourcing, multimedia information retrieval, and sentiment analysis applied to video ranking and presidential popularity prediction. Claudia also holds a B.Sc. degree from the University of El Salvador (UES).

Beth Jochim, BA (Hons)

Creative AI Lead

Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and has extensive experience as research and innovation manager working with heterogenous teams in very dynamic environments. Her background and experience have taken her to find her passion in the intersection of technology and arts.

As the Creative AI Lead at Libre AI, she is exploring how AI can enhance the creativity of artists through an inspiring collaboration between the human mind and the artificial one. Beth is actively involved in different activities that aim to democratize the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, bringing the benefits of AI/ML to a larger audience.