RAW Labs

Meet the RAW Team

Professor of Computer and Communication Sciences at the EPFL in Switzerland. She has a 20-year-long career on data-intensive systems and applications, with technological inventions on data layouts for emerging micro-architectures, data management on solid-state storage, and computational databases for data-intensive medical and other scientific applications. Her algorithms are in popular database products by Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft. She has several academic awards from ERC, ESF, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and eight best-paper awards for systems work at top database, storage, and computer architecture forums. She has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. She is an ACM fellow and the vice chair of the ACM SIGMOD, a senior member of the IEEE, and serves at the Global Agenda Council for Data, Society and Devl. of the World Economic Forum.

Anastasia Ailamaki, Ph.D., CEO & Co-Founder

Miguel Branco, Ph.D., CTO & Co-Founder

CTO of RAW Labs leading RAW’s technical team and product. Between 2003-2009, Miguel was at CERN where he developed the distributed data management system of the ATLAS Experiment of the Large Hadron Collider, a massive multi-PB data management infrastructure across 100+ computing centers. After CERN, and frustrated by the apparent limitations of existing database systems, Miguel was briefly converted into an academic database researcher working with Anastasia on in-situ query processing as the future of data management. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southampton in 2009.  Miguel and Anastasia have been working together in the past 5+ years at EPFL before co-founding RAW Labs.

As Chief Commercial Officer, Lars is responsible for commercial development of RAW Labs, including sales, marketing and partner management. Prior to RAW Labs, Lars worked for a number of leading companies in the software industry, including C3 IoT, GoodData, InsideSales, Board International, CAS and Siebel Systems where he held a number of senior roles on international level in sales and marketing. During his career he has required an in-depth knowledge of the enterprise software industry, in particular in the areas of analytics, big data, IoT and CRM. Lars has a M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School.

Lars Färnström, M.Sc., Chief Commercial Officer

Nuno Santos, Ph.D., Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer at RAW Labs since the foundation of the company in 2016. Between 2004-2006 Nuno worked at CERN, where he developed a metadata catalog for the multi-PB data sets produced by the Large Hadron Collider. Nuno also worked for WIT Software in Portugal from 2003-2004 where he developed a router for SMS messages which was deployed and used for more than 8 years in a major multi-national telco, and more recently from 2014-2016 at SICPA in Switzerland where he developed software for track-and-trace of logistic supply chains. He received his M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Coimbra in 2003 and his Ph.D. also in Computer Science from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) on the topic of Fault Tolerance in Distributed Systems in 2014.

Benjamin works as senior software engineer in RAW Labs. Between 2003-2009, Benjamin worked at CERN, first developing the high-performance software stack of LHCb's data acquisition network, then implementing monitoring software for CERN's large scale distributed scientific computing system. Between 2009-2014 he worked in the operating system unit of Cisco Systems, on many of their high-end routers. From Cisco, Benjamin moved to Anastasia Ailamaki's research lab in EPFL and eventually joined RAW Labs in early 2017. Benjamin has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon.

Benjamin Gaidioz, Ph.D., Senior Software Engineer

Cesar Matos, Ms.C., Senior Software Engineer

Cesar works as a Senior Software Engineer at RAW since 2017. From 2003-2010 Cesar was at CERN where he developed real-time solutions for operation, configuration, testing and characterizing of several parts of ALICE: a detector at the Large Hadron Collider, one of the largest experiments in the world. 2010-2014 he worked in EBG MedAustron where he developed control system software for a medical accelerator performing hadron-therapy using heavy ions and protons for cancer treatment. 2014-2017 he worked as a software engineer in DIAS (Data Intensive Applications and Systems) Lab with Anastasia Ailamaki, working with the HBP (Human Brain Project) in the Medical Informatics Platform a distributed system where hospitals can share medical data in a safe and efficient way.