Our team

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Dr. R. Craig Coulter
Chairman and CEO
Dr. Coulter is an experienced robotics scientist and executive manager who has developed multiple commercial applications of advanced intelligent robotics technologies in diverse markets. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in 1996 and is expected to complete his MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2013.
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Dr. Ralph Gross
Chief Scientist
Dr. Gross is an experienced computer scientist with numerous publications in computer vision and data privacy. He obtained his Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science of Carnegie Mellon University in 2008.
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Barbara A. Simard
Vice-President of Operations
Ms. Simard holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Université Laval, Canada. She worked for 4 years at HyperActive Technologies in Pittsburgh where she held different management positions. At HyperActive, she created an enterprise-wide robotics development process and is now bringing that expertise to BluPanda.
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Tim Kauffman
Vice-President of Software Engineering
Mr. Kauffman has been creating software solutions for over 15 years. His experience includes designing and developing web-based collaboration systems, mobile device applications, and intelligent data mining tools for a variety of Pittsburgh based companies. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh.