Xeiam LLC was formed in 2010 as a joint venture of
Tim Molter and Alex Nugent to encompass several Java open-source
projects which were created at the time. Our open source projects Yank, Sundial, and XChart form a
core set of tools (data management, scheduling, and charting), which
can be used to form a basic backbone of larger applications. While
these tools already existed in one form or another, we wanted less
complicated and more intuitive software which did the job more
efficiently. We strive to be leaders in the open-source community
and foster friendly and effective team work, both as project maintainers
and as contributors ourselves.
In 2012, we started a new open-source project called XChange, which is a financial exchange library for Java, mainly for Bitcoin exchanges. We're really excited about Bitcoin and the doors that cryptocurrency opens to new and exciting applications that have never been possible before. Two experimental projects we've recently developed are bitcoinium.com and karma-ads.com. We've started a bounty program as well, which pays bounties in Bitcoin.
In 2014, we formed a partnership with KnowmTech, MANC Research and Development and Knowm.org in an effort to build the world's first general-purpose adaptive neural processing unit (NPU). On Feb. 10th, Tim and Alex's paper titled "AHah Computing--From Metastable Switches to Attractors to Machine Learning" was published at the open-access journal PLOS One. Xeiam is maintaining the paper's companion open-source project, AHaH!, which contains all the source code used in the paper to demonstrate the foundational concepts of the Anti-Hebbian and Hebbian (AHaH) plasticity rule, the higher-level machine learning demonstrations, and circuit simulations of AHaH-based neural nodes made out of memristors.
On June 23rd, 2014, we'll be unveiling several exciting announcements and projects. More information can be found at Knowm.org.
Tim Molter is a research scientist with degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering specializing in software engineering and technical architecture. After becoming aware of the power of writing a program during a Computational Physics course as an undergraduate, Tim has since been drawn to several ambitious technology projects both professionally and privately. As a published research engineer at the University of Washington, he co-developed an automated assay for real-time oxygen consumption measurements of individual mammilian cells. He then transitioned into finance by building a real-time trading platform for a small start-up hedge fund and taking a job at an international bank in Munich coding mission-critical market data interfaces. Tim is currently doing research and development in machine learning and neuromorphic hardware, and maintaining Xeiam's open source projects.
Alex Nugent is an inventor and consultant at the intersection of Physics, Computation and Biology. As an undergraduate Physics major Alex pondered the physics of brains, which led him to discoveries uniting self-organization and information processing. This work has led to over 20 patents and the formation of KnowmTech LLC, an IP holding company for Alex’s work. Alex was instrumental in the creation of DARPA’s SyNAPSE (Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics) and PI (Physical Intelligence) programs, which he advised. Alex is currently working toward the commercialization of his technology related to hybrid CMOS/Memristor adaptive electronics.