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Alper Caglayan, CHAIRMAN

As Chairman, Dr. Caglayan provides direction to Milcord’s management team while providing financial oversight. Dr. Caglayan has served as Milcord’s President for twelve years since its inception. Before cofounding Milcord, Alper was the CEO of Peoplestreet – a venture backed professional social network startup.  Previously, Alper was the Chief Strategy Officer of Bowne Internet Solutions, an Internet consulting and development company now part of Lionbridge, and CEO of Open Sesame, the first user profiling and personalization company now part of Adobe Corporation. Previously, Dr. Caglayan was a co-founder and President of Charles River Analytics, an R&D company in intelligent systems technology. Earlier, Dr. Caglayan has held Senior Scientist position at BBN and Research Scientist position at NASA Langley Research Center.
Dr. Caglayan holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, as well as a B.S. from Robert College. Dr. Caglayan is the principal author of Agent Sourcebook published by John Wiley Computing, has contributed to several books, and over 100 articles on semantic applications and machine learning, and directed several DoD R&D projects including semantic knowledge management for USMC Marine Civil Information Management System (MARCIMS) and  ISAF Joint Command Social Network Analysis Reachback Capability (SNARC). Dr. Caglayan is a member of the University of New England Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences. Alper serves on the Board of greenGoat – a non for profit organization  dedicated to recycling of building materials. 

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