We are Curvestone

We are powered by our people. Meet our team of designers, doers, engineers, listeners and problem-solvers

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Breanna Yen

Co-founder & CDO

Breanna is our CDO and champions design-driven innovation by focusing on the user first and leveraging our ability to define, ideate, prototype and test. Not your typical designer, Breanna approaches challenges in different way, and her user-centric perspective helps us to frame the problem so that the right questions can be asked to develop innovative solutions.

She has 10 years of experience working in the world of startups, including the baby care industry, online dating and EdTech. She went on to build a successful product design company, and later moved into digital marketing, specialising in marketplace technologies, SEO and PPC.

Outside of Curvestone, Breanna encourages undergraduates from the University of London collegiate who are interested in working in startups by supporting the mentorship programme. She also regularly co-organises C.R.A.P Talks (Conversion Rate, Analytics & Product) with her network at moo.com, booking.com and Just Eat.
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Sebastian Kotur

Co-founder & CTO

Seb is our CTO, and has many years of experience with different technologies within startups, enterprise and product development. He specialises in using Machine Learning for Text Classification, Intelligent OCR and building platforms that integrate Machine Learning solutions as part of the flow. Seb’s practical approach to utilising AI ensures that the deep tech solution not only works on an academic level, but truly adds value.

His unique training in Computer Science and Anthropology equips him to look at product development with a user-centric viewpoint. He has a passion for using the right tools for the job, and continuously assesses new technologies, through which only a few make it into our development stack.

Seb loves to run with his running group, Midnight Runners, and more recently started to get more involved with marathon running. He also obtained his Day Skipper a few summers ago in Croatia, and frequently enjoys sailing trips with friends and family.
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Dawid Kotur

Co-founder & CEO

Dawid is our CEO and is responsible for the commercial validation of our projects, ensuring that our technical solutions actually solve problems. He leads our clients at the discovery stage of the project to focus their efforts, define goals and create a plan.

Dawid’s experience spans both the startup world and large enterprises. During his time at Metro Bank, Dawid led a team to build the bank’s first Mobile Banking service. He then ran accelerators at GKN and PwC, designed to develop and implement employee-led tech innovation ideas.

Dawid enjoys running with his running group, Midnight Runners, and hiking with friends. He also likes to read as much as possible, his favourite writer being Nicholas Taleb. Dawid gets a buzz from solving difficult problems and taking part in Hackathons.
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Amy Woodcock

Senior Consultant

Amy is a Senior Consultant at Curvestone, focused on collaborating with clients to understand their needs and map out the digital solution that’s right for them. With one eye on the bigger picture and the other on the finer detail, Amy has a passion for understanding how things ‘work’ and solving problems.

Prior to joining the team, Amy spent seven years at innovation consultancies like ?What If! and Pollen8, taking on multiple roles that spanned operations, project and programme management and consulting.

Outside of Curvestone, Amy is a crew captain for the Midnight Runners, a global running community. Amy facilitates weekly runs in London, leading 150+ people on boot camp runs around the Thames, and has also travelled with the group around the world, helping to launch new chapters in Barcelona, New York, Paris and Boston.
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Malwina Wisniewska

Lead Designer

Malwina is our talented graphic and web designer. She has 8 years of industry experience working both as an integrated designer and within an agency environment. She has worked for companies such as Jamie Oliver, JD Wetherspoon, Morrison's, Centrica, Herbalife Nutrition, OAK fine jewellery, and AVON amongst others. She has experience working within editorial design, packaging, branding, digital, illustration, apparel, and event design. Over the past few of years she has focused on expanding her skills within mobile app design, as well as UX and UI.

Malwina graduated with a Master's degree from the Fine Art Academy, and loves everything arty. In her free time she paints and has exhibited her work in London and at London festivals. Malwina has a wide range of skills, she is passionate about photography (she has worked as a photographer and as a retoucher). She loves different cultures and tries to capture how fascinating life is in all its forms. She also cares deeply about the environment and minimises her footprint by advocating eco-friendly products and proactively tries to live as waste-free as possible.
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Paweł Chałkowski

Senior Software Developer

Paweł is a Senior Software Developer at Curvestone. He has extensive experience in many software creation technologies, this experience descended from his curiosity and passion for creating new tools to help others.

Before joining Curvestone, Paweł spent over 10 years creating various software tools and platforms solving problems in business branches like e-commerce, transportation, email marketing and online entertainment.

Outside of developing, Paweł devotes his time to his young family. He loves nothing more than being outdoors with his kids at the beach or hiking through the forest.
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Pedro Dias

Software Developer

Pedro is a software developer at Curvestone. His vast array of skills allows him to approach various projects with ease. His experiences span across industries such as food, education and automotive, taking on roles from coding to product development. Therefore, he not only has a deep understanding of software development in order to play a key role in the creation of a product but also the ability to transform business needs into solutions.

In his free time, Pedro likes to keep up with the latest news in the technology and business world. He also loves listening to music, discovering new artist and going to gigs - some say he was never seen without his headphones!
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Alex Morgan

Head of Machine Learning

Alex leads Machine Learning at Curvestone, overseeing the AI aspects of projects. His expertise is in identifying how machine learning can be applied to make business processes more efficient, as well as developing machine learning pipelines and deploying them onto cloud-based infrastructure.

Alex is also currently in his final year of his PhD in Experimental Physics at UCL. His research is in hybrid quantum systems, where he studies the interaction between helium atoms and superconducting resonators, a component which could become essential for future quantum computers.

In his spare time Alex joins the Curvestone team at Midnight Runners, is a keen cyclist, and has hiked many of the mountains in the UK, as well as Everest Base Camp. He also enjoys attending hackathons, and organised the UCL Maths and Physical Sciences Hackathon which was attended by 50 PhD students.
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Phoebe Lee

Automation Architect

Phoebe is an Automation Architect at Curvestone and focuses on the design and development of automated solutions to client problems. Her thorough and meticulous approach to understanding and untangling complex systems ensures that the final solution is tailored to existing workflows.

Prior to joining the team, Phoebe was a charity Director and a CRM consultant. This experience equipped her as a specialist in implementing CRM systems and working closely with our charity clients to help them best utilise technology to improve their impact.

Outside of Curvestone, Phoebe loves everything seaside, from sandcastles to surfing and sailing… you name it.
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Damien de Mijolla

Machine Learning Engineer

Damien is a second year Astronomy PhD student at UCL who uses machine learning techniques to understand chemical variations between galaxies. On a typical day, this would involve a mixture of coding, running simulations and reading papers. On the more exotic days, this could involve travelling to a telescope at the summit of a mountain or going to a high-school to teach students about astronomy.

Outside of work, when he is not with a book, he enjoys rock climbing and playing board games with his friends.
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Krzysztof Kaczmarek

Software Engineer

Krzysztof (aka. KK) is a software developer, and has almost 15 years of experience in creating web pages and applications. KK takes pride in his work and is a self-professed perfectionist who values continuously learning new skills. He focuses on making the final product visually stunning, yet simple and intuitive to use.

Before he joined Curvestone, KK was a freelance software developer and worked on a number of B2B and B2C projects. He now specialises in innovative RPA technologies where he builds, maintains and manages Curvestone’s bots.

He loves spending time outdoors in the fresh air with friends, resetting at the gym, watching good films and has a keen interest in military aircraft.
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Lisa Tse

Machine Learning Engineer

Lisa is a PhD student in machine learning at UCL. The PhD topic that she explores revolves around matrix and tensor completion. This is an ubiquitous mathematical framework underlying many machine learning applications, including recommender systems. The project involves an intimate collaboration with Siemens.

Aside from her formal studies, Lisa has a keen interest in languages, speaking Dutch, Chinese and English fluently, as well as French to an advanced level. She is also an avid reader, deriving enjoyment from dystopian novels and classic literature.
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Luciana Henaut

Machine Learning Engineer

Luciana is a final year PhD researcher in quantum computation at UCL. Her doctoral work in quantum algorithms is about identifying specific problems that can be more efficiently solved with near term quantum computers.

Luciana was also a software engineer for six years and has developed algorithms for fraud detection and business intelligence applications.

Being especially interested in social inclusion, during her undergraduate studies, she co-founded and managed a not-for-profit company in the education sector and is always volunteering for roles outside workplaces.

Whenever possible, she is traveling and this most often involves nature, hiking mountains and remote places where people live very different lives from her own. She can also be found playing indie video games!
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Matthew Morgan

Data Science Intern

Matt is currently a third year Maths undergraduate student at Exeter university where he has a particular interest in mathematical modelling and has been pursuing a curiosity for Machine Learning. During his 9-week internship at Curvestone he will be developing a Machine Learning model to predict the financial value of customers coming through Google AdWord campaigns.

Outside academia he’s a big fan of sports, both physical and electronic, playing in the university teams for both Lacrosse and Squash, as well as doing triathlons. He also loves caramel lattes, any and all animals, and is unimaginably excited for his older brother’s new puppy coming soon. Some of his less productive hobbies include memorising Pi to 100 decimal places and solving Rubik’s Cubes.
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Padraic Calpin

Machine Learning Engineer

Padraic is a final year PhD student in Quantum Computing at University College London, and a Machine Learning Engineer for Curvestone. His doctoral work focuses on developing tools for studying and simulating quantum computers, and also forms part of IBM's Open Source Quantum SDK 'Qiskit'.

During his undergraduate degree, Padraic was a co-founder and backend engineer for voXup, a platform for residents to communicate with their local government representatives. It's partners included Camden Council in London. Padraic also has experience in data science and modelling, both from his prior research, and current collaborations with neuroscience researchers at King's College London.
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George Cann

Machine Learning Engineer

George is a third year UK Space Agency PhD student at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory researching biosignatures in the Martian atmosphere. His research entails developing classical and machine learning atmospheric retrieval frameworks. His research aims to determine whether methane, tentatively detected in the Martian atmosphere in 2003, is produced by life.

He holds a Master’s in Space Science and Engineering from UCL and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Warwick. He has extensive experience in python and machine learning, in particular implementing style transfer algorithms.

George loves Sci-Fi, running and a strong coffee. Outside of Curvestone, George runs Goodenough College's Space and Astronomy Society and Oxia Palus, an AI art gallery.
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Danial Dervovic

Machine Learning Engineer

Danial has a wide range of skills and interests: spanning from graph algorithms, through optimisation and metaheuristics, to statistics and machine learning. He has extensive experience in the python data science stack: NumPy, Pandas, scikit-learn, Keras etc.

Danial is currently in his final year of his PhD in the Department of Computer Science at UCL. He is researching how effective quantum computers will be in solving optimisation and learning problems.

In his down time, Danial indulges his passion for music by playing the guitar and producing tech-house music on his computer.
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