Taste Analytics adds OSU’s Dr.Çatalyürek to Board of Advisors

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 8, 2015 — Stratifyd (Taste Analytics), the leading provider of Visual Text Analytics technology used by many of the world’s leading companies to optimize business practices and customer experiences, today announced that it has expanded its advisory board via the addition of Dr. Ümit V. Çatalyürek, Professor and Vice Chair, Biomedical Informatics and Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering of The Ohio State University, the world-leading computing and informatics university.

“With his extensive knowledge and research in high-performance computing, both in scientific computing and biomedical informatics, Dr. Çatalyürek will be a tremendous contributor to the Stratifyd board,” said Derek Wang, chief executive officer of Stratifyd. “Dr. Çatalyürek has been a long-time friend and colleague. He is a highly accomplished leader and researcher with numerous achievements and awards. We are thrilled to have him join us.”

“Stratifyd’s a visionary technology platform that provides exciting and cutting-edge visual text analytics capabilities to companies of all sizes.” said Dr. Çatalyürek, “I am excited to be part of the journey and the board as Stratifyd’s platform enters the mainstream market. I look forward to sharing my strategic vision with the company and to help drive its success.”

About Dr. Çatalyürek

Ümit V. Çatalyürek serves as the Vice Chair of Academic Affairs for the Department of Biomedical Informatics and also is the Division Director for the department’s Division of Data Science. He is a professor in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Computer Science & Engineering at the Ohio State University. Prior to joining The Ohio State University in 2001, he worked at Johns Hopkins University as a Research Associate and at the University of Maryland as a visiting research scientist. Dr. Çatalyürek is a recipient of a NSF CAREER award and is the primary investigator of several awards from the Department of Energy, National Institute of Health, and National Science Foundation. He was the founding general chair of the 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium in 2010, and the workshops’ chair of IPDPS 2010–2015. Dr. Çatalyürek has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles, invited book chapters and papers. His main research areas focused on high performance computing, combinatorial scientific computing and biomedical informatics. Dr. Çatalyürek received his Ph.D. in 2000 from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

About Stratifyd DBA Taste Analytics

Stratifyd is a technology company that uncovers hidden signals from massive unstructured text data to optimize business practices. Its cutting-edge visual analytics platform, Signals, extracts the most critical and nuanced factors from text and distills them into exploratory visual dashboards for analytics and reporting. Stratifyd aims to democratize visual text analytics for every business, big and small.

Founded by a professor from UNC system, Stratifyd’s clients include some of the world’s most well-known brands spanning multiple industries including manufacturers, consumer packaged goods (CPG), consulting, finance, and universities.

Based in Charlotte, NC, the company’s investors include TEEC Angel Fund, NewGen SV Venture Partners, Social Starts, China Growth Capital. For more information, please visit http://www.tasteanalytics.com

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