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We are the future of innovation


We dream of a world where humans and machines work together towards a common goal.

CMI is a private research and training centre focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning. We are passionate about human behaviour and interested in applying mathematics and computational tools to better understand, model, and simulate what people are doing. 

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We realised that there is a huge gap between the research and business environments. Through our training programmes, self-paced courses, and boot camps we aim to bridge that gap and equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to successfully design AI/ML products and services. 

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We help academics and researchers interested in complex adaptive systems, work on their projects without the current constraints imposed by public institutions, funding bodies, and publishing houses.

At CMI we love open research and open science. We believe that any new knowledge should be easily accessible and reproducible by anyone. We are currently working on a framework and infrastructure to open up all our research work to the general public.

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We help organizations upskill and reskill their employees to prepare for the next age of artificial intelligence. Together with our partners, we help companies prepare the next generation of AI/ML practitioners and leaders, and to grow and scale effective software engineering, data science, or AI/ML business units.

Our Team


Dr. Andrei Luchici

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Andrei is an advisor, researcher, and trainer. He started his career in artificial intelligence and machine learning by researching how biological cells migrate in vivo. Straight after his PhD, he co-founded a boutique consulting company, Dacian Consulting, where he helps startups and enterprises on their road to AI. Recently, Andrei returned to his long-lasting passion, research and teaching, and co-founded the Center for Intelligent Machines. At CMI, he researches human behaviour and biological systems, teaches Data Science, Machine Learning, and Software Engineering, and mentors the next generation of AI/ML leaders and practitioners.


Maria Nanescu

Co-founder & Chief People Officer

Passionate about people, Maria is an excellent technical recruiter with experience of conducting over 500 interviews. Maria is the co-founder of Dacian Consulting where she is in charge of HR and Operations. Recently, co-founded the Center for Intelligent Machines where she organises our community events, delivers training on soft skills, and helps people improve their interview skills, CVs, and LinkedIn profiles.


Bogdan Vaduva

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

Bogdan is a Python expert and passionate about machine learning. He is experienced in developing enterprise-grade applications and NLP solutions. He started his career as a software developer and is currently a senior developer at Siemens and one of the co-founding members of the Center for Intelligent Machines. Recently, Bogdan joined the Faculty of Automatic Control & Computer Science at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest as a PhD student in Artificial Intelligence, focused on language and speech processing algorithms.