NetLabeler was created and founded by J. Scott Johnson. As well as creating NetLabeler, Scott is currently developing a major NLP system for detecting hate speech on the web. He is an expert in cloud computing, web development, and large scale data storage and processing. Scott is a long time entrepreneur and product creator with a specific focus on online media -- he started his first company focused on hypertext, the core technology behind the web, in 1987. He was also a pioneer in blogging with the founding and creation of the first blog search engine, Feedster.


Scott is joined by cofounder Elaine E. Thompson, PhD. Dr. Thompson is a bioinformatician who manages a major digital pathology AI project for the Department of Defense. Before that she worked at the FDA, leading research in the CBER HIVE bioinformatics group. At FDA Dr. Thompson was involved in three major machine learning initiaves, the CBER BEST surveillance program; an initiative for finding adverse events in Medicare billing data; and the HHS CoLab program where she developed an innovative methoed to use machine learning to analyze single cell mRNA-seq. Dr. Thompson completed her doctorate in bioinformatics at the University of California, San Diego, and holds a masters degree in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins.

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