Abner Guzman-Rivera



San Francisco, California, US


Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group


About Abner

Goal: Looking to help build a team that will harness technology and innovation to enhance the lives of many.

Experience: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Cloud Architecture, Team Building and Management, Start-ups.

I co-founded PhotoKharma, a start-up endeavoring to create a social network around the intelligent movement of visual data. We created Knoto, a smartphone app that streamlines private photo-sharing using Machine Learning technology.

I recruited and led a team of 5 engineers. Company raised $2m in financing.


Cofounder & CTO, Machine Learning, UIUC.

Work Experience

CTO/CSO and Co-founder

PhotoKharma, Inc.

July 2014 - September 2016

Research Intern

Microsoft Research

June 2013 - September 2013

Hardware Enginner

National Instruments

April 2005 - September 2006


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D. in Computer Science

2007 - 2014

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey / ITESM

B.S. in Computer Engineering

2000 - 2004