Mikhail Klassen is an entrepreneur, a computational astrophysicist, and a data scientist. When in college at Columbia University’s engineering school, I got interested in using computers to model physical systems while doing some research on projects relating to gravitational wave detection and plasma physics.

Later, in graduate school, I used supercomputers to simulate star birth, but I also became interested in data science: discovering patterns hidden in large data sets and teaching computers to learn from data.

In 2014, I co-founded Paladin:Paradigm Knowledge Solutions, a company that seeks to apply artificial intelligence to the problem of personalized education for the aerospace sector.