Dr. SangHyun Lee

Dr. SangHyun Lee

Founder and CTO

Dr. SangHyun Lee is a Professor and John L. Tishman Faculty Scholar at the University of Michigan. He received both his MSc and PhD from MIT, and his research focuses on the improvement of occupational safety and health with computer vision, wearable technologies, and computer simulation.

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Brenda Jones

Brenda Jones


With over 20 years of executive leadership in software technology, Brenda Jones leads Kinetica’s business operations. Prior to joining Kinetica Labs, Ms. Jones served as the VP of Professional Services at MyBuys and Arbortext as well as NSF International’s first Chief Information Officer. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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Brad Jodoin

VP Engineering

With significant experience in software development, cloud computing and SaaS, Brad leads Kinetica’s technical operations. Prior to joining Kinetica Labs, he launched a mobile app for team communication and was a senior software engineer for MyBuys, an e-marketing SaaS company. He holds a BSE in Computer Science from University of Michigan.

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Shelly Sowers


Ms. Sowers has held leadership positions in accounting, finance and human resources in the private sector for over 12 years, specializing in innovative technology companies. She also worked in public accounting with Plante Moran for 8 years. Ms. Sowers holds a bachelors in accounting from Michigan State University and an MBA from Wayne State University.

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Dr. Meiyin Liu

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Meiyin Liu is a computer vision and ergonomics specialist. She completed her PhD at the University of Michigan, and her research interest focuses on vision-based, on-site human motion capture and activity analysis for monitoring occupational construction workers’ ergonomic risk level, behavior safety and productivity. Dr. Liu is an assistant professor at Rutgers' School of Engineering.

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Daeho Kim

Dr. Daeho Kim

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Daeho Kim is a computer vision specialist. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, and his research focus is on deep neural network-powered vision models for real-time, accurate, and scalable site monitoring and hazard detection. Dr. Kim will is an assistant professor of the Civil and Mineral Engineering Department at the University of Toronto.  

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Michael Young

VP Business Development

Michael is a high-growth technology company veteran with a background in SaaS, simulation software, and IoT. He has held executive positions with Imageware, Transom Technologies, MDI, and Evigia Systems. As co-founder and VP of Product Management at Transom, his team guided the commercial launch of Jack™ Human Simulation Software. He holds a BSEE from Clemson University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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Arielle West

Business Development Manager

Arielle is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and brings unique experience to Kinetica as a healthcare professional. Her work includes direct patient care, specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine, as well as working in the Silicon Valley startup world focusing on digital health solutions primarily for musculoskeletal conditions. She received her degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Duncan Braun

Software Engineer

Prior to joining Kinetica, Duncan Braun served as a Software Engineer and Professional Services Engineer at Shoptelligence, Magnetic and MyBuys. He brings to the team experience in data transformation, C++ and Python. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. 

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Griffith Heller

Software Engineer

Prior to joining Kinetica, Griffith Heller served as the Embedded Systems Director of ARV, an autonomous vehicle design team at the University of Michigan, and as a Software Engineering Intern at Starry Inc. where he developed a LiDAR processing algorithm to create a 3D model of Washington DC. He brings to the team experience in computer vision, web development, Java, C++, and Python. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Humza Khan

Software Engineer

Humza Khan brings to Kinetica Labs experience in a variety of different fields. He previously worked on the Large Hadron Collider using machine learning to separate useful data from noise. Humza earned his  degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Michigan.

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David Gregorka

Strategic Advisor

Dave Gregorka is a Venture Partner with Baird Capital, a Mentor-In-Residence for the University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer, and serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards and advisory bodies. Dave earned an MBA and an MS from the University of Michigan.  He is a new ventures executive with a successful track record in creating and growing start-up, non-profit, and for-profit organizations in technology, health, and science related fields.

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