David is responsible for leading Business Development at Authorea. He was previously with a startup that built the world's most energy-efficient supercomputing and cloud computing clusters. David studied at Middlebury College, Harvard University, and University of Havana, Cuba. He is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and lives in Brooklyn.
Matteo is an Associate Specialist in Astrophysics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, located at the University of California Santa Barbara. He obtained his Ph.D. in Astrophysics at the University of Utrecht, in the Netherlands. Matteo has published more than 50 astrophysics articles in top scientific journals, and has obtained more than 1900 citations. Matteo was born and raised among gentle tuscan hills in Italy.
Josh Nicholson received his Ph.D. in 2015 from Virginia Tech studying how aneuploidy affects chromosome segregation in cancer cells. He founded the Winnower, an open publishing platform for researchers in 2014 in an effort to improve how research is published and joined Authorea when the two companies merged in 2016. He is the grandson of the late UC Berkeley Professor Richard Strohman who taught him "science is for the surprises, not the prizes." He hopes to help researchers find their surprise at Authorea. In his spare time you can find him walking our chief dog officer, Pete (pictured).
Alberto is a “recovering academic” with previous Ph.D. and Postdoc work in Astrophysics and Information Science. He holds degrees and fellowships from Harvard, UCLA, CERN, and University College London. He was born and raised in the wine-making town of Manduria, in Puglia, Southern Italy.
Neves Purificaçao Rodrigues is a design engineer. Currently a product designer (web applications), his work over the past 10 years has spanned design thinking, user experience design, digital strategy, data tools, user research and flows, interaction design, search logic/modeling, product conception, and information architecture. He has been deeply involved in design and solution of various system problems in multiple industry verticals. Neves graduated with M.Des in Visual Communication and Product Design from IIT Kanpur, M.F.A. in Graphic Design from SCAD, and B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Goa Engineering College.