About Us

Early versions of Codon were developed as part of PhD work at MIT, initially with a focus on genomics and bioinformatics. Once we realized our technology can have broader applications, we decided to take the project to the next level and founded Exaloop. We're passionate about data science, compilers and programming languages, and our mission is to make high-performance computing accessible to anyone with a basic Python background.

Team

CEO

Ariya

Ariya Shajii

Ariya earned his PhD from MIT CSAIL in 2021 focusing on the intersection between genomics and high-performance computing.

CTO

Ibrahim

Ibrahim Numanagić

Ibrahim is an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Victoria, and Canada Research Chair in Data Science. He earned his PhD in bioinformatics from Simon Fraser University.

Advisors

Saman

Saman Amarasinghe

Saman is a professor of computer science at MIT CSAIL where his group focuses on compilers, domain-specific languages and high-performance computing. He founded Determina, Inc. (acq. by VMWare) and helped to create over 20 thriving startups.

Bonnie

Bonnie Berger

Bonnie is the MIT Simons Professor of Mathematics with a joint appointment in EECS. A pioneer researcher in computational molecular biology, her research focuses on algorithms, compressive genomics, privacy and, recently, the application of compilers to bioinformatics.