Todd Pehle

Washington, District of Columbia, US

AI/Data Scientist looking to co-found!
Todd's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
User Experience

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group


About Todd

I have 18+ years experience in software engineering, data science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, GIS & remote sensing and am looking for a technical or business co-founder preferably with interest in data analytics opportunities. I've been self-employed and 3rd person in early stage startup and am now looking to be a co-founder!


Do or do not. There is no try. - Yoda

Work Experience

Data Scientist/Software Engineer

Self-employed Consultant

April 2015 - Today

Authored and won Big Data research contract with NASA. Researched incorporating GPUs into Apache Spark to highly accelerate processing of large remote sensing climate datasets and satellite imagery. Won real estate analytics contract that involved GIS and data science to find high-value vacant land parcels using Python SciPy stack, scikit-learn and GDAL/OGR. Won government research contract with the USGS to aggregate/fuse attributes of a geographic map feature from multiple, disparate, heterogeneous data sources. Utilizes machine learning-based entity resolution and inductive schema learning to integrate data.

Chief Engineer

Orbis Technologies

January 2007 - October 2014

Third person in a startup analytics company focused on Big Data, Semantic Technology, Data Science. Architected, designed, built graph analytics, GIS analytics and NLP analytics on Hadoop for several DoD and intel community agencies. Also responsible for project management, resume screening, interviewing, proposal writing, customer support among many other duties.

Senior Software Engineer

Northrop Grumman TASC

January 2000 - December 2007

Responsible for GIS software engineering tasks - Spatial Databases, Imagery Servers, web-based mapping applications. Tech Lead for Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) data interoperability experiment involving several academic institutions. Several years of IRAD researching spatial data integration and fusion techniques, geospatial semantic similarity & search and combining qualitative & quantitative spatial reasoning.


University of Missouri-Columbia

B.S. Computer Engineering

1994 - 1998