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About the team

Hylomorph's  founders have a lifetime of experience  (both academic and industrial)
of advancing the state-of-the-art in:


Machine learning

Programming language theory


Kevin Hammond is Founder and CEO at Hylomorph Solutions. He has a strong research background in programming language design and implementation, focusing on modelling and reasoning about extra-functional properties of domain-specific languages using type-based approaches. In total, he has published over 130 research papers, books and articles, and held over 20 national and international research grants, totalling around £20M of research funding, including coordinating several large EU projects. Kevin studied his PhD at the University of East Anglia before working at Glasgow University and St Andrews University as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lecturer and Professor of Computer Science. He was a member of the Haskell design committee, co-designed the Hume real-time functional language, is co-editor of the main reference text on parallel functional programming, and has led the software development effort for the Cardano blockchain at IOG Ltd. Kevin is a keen hill-walker, whisky connoisseur and enjoys early music. He is interested in how functional programming technologies including compositionality can be used to improve AI techniques and ensure the explainability of AI models via structural machine learning.


Jerry Swan is Research Director at Hylomorph Solutions. His research interests include program synthesis, metaheuristic optimization and artificial intelligence. His abiding interest is the creation of safe and human-centred AI, which is the topic of his recent book, "The Road to General Intelligence". He is on the editorial board of the Springer Nature journal, "AI Perspectives & Advances". He has published over 100 papers on mathematics, computer science and AI in international journals and conferences. He obtained his PhD in pure mathematics from Nottingham in 2006 and, following 15 years in academia, now holds an honorary fellowship at York. Before becoming an academic, he worked in industry as a systems architect and software company owner. He has lectured and presented his research worldwide, and has been running international workshops and tutorials on the automated design of algorithms for over a decade.

Krzysztof Krawiec is Founder and CTO at Hylomorph Solutions and a Professor of Computer Science at Poznan University of Technology, Poland. His research interests include machine learning, program synthesis, and medical applications, in particular, medical imaging. Krzysztof co-authored over 160 publications on these and related topics, has received the Fulbright Senior Advanced Research Award and was a visiting professor at University of California and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also led the team that developed state-of-the-art ML-based image analysis algorithms for a major manufacturer of medical equipment. Krzysztof serves as an advisor on Search and Optimisation at the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence in Europe (CLAIRE) and co-founded the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning, which is part of the EU Horizon 2020 Foundations of Trustworthy AI project.  

Award-Winning Expertise

Hylomorph’s core team includes a winner of the prestigious ‘Humies’ award, for creating an AI system which accurately predicts levels of dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease patients.

Collectively, Hylomorph's 3 co-founders have obtained:

Hylomorphism (Υλομορφισμός) (noun) Greek.
"Every object is a compound of matter and form" (Aristotle).

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