Alon Mozes, PhD

CEO and Co-founder

Dr. Mozes has been working in computer graphics and image-guided applications in start-up companies for nearly 15 years.  As a principal engineer and one of the first 20 employees at MAKO Surgical Corp., he helped develop the software for their ground-breaking Rio system for orthopedic robotic surgery.  Prior to MAKO Surgical Corp., he developed Emmy award-winning technology with Sportvision, Inc. in the area of real-time sports broadcast graphics.  Dr. Mozes received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami and his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

 

Juan Salcedo

VP Operations and Co-founder

Mr. Salcedo has over a decade of experience in manufacturing and mechanical design for the medical device industry.  He was a principal robotic design engineer for MAKO Surgical Corp. and was a key designer for the first concept as well as one of the main designers for the second generation systems to follow.  Prior to that, Mr. Salcedo served as lead researcher for the Cardiovascular Engineering Center at Florida International University.  Mr. Salcedo was also a senior manufacturing engineer for Calnetix Inc., the world leader in developing and manufacturing high speed electric motors and generators.  Mr. Salcedo holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Florida International University.

 

David Cole

Director of Software

David Cole received his B.S. in Engineering & Applied Science with an emphasis on mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1989. Somewhere along the way, he was infected with the "must write code" virus, hooked on the possibility of writing software useful enough to be adopted by millions of people around the world. Always a fan of graphics of any sort and software for the common man, he became a key developer on the team that built Visio, drag and drop drawing software for the rest of us. Visio was later acquired by Microsoft and became part of the "Office family" of applications. Since joining the Kitware team in February, 2005, he contributed code to many projects including VTK and ITK, some of the most commonly used libraries in medical imaging. Controversially, he thinks it's more important for software to work than it is for software to be open source.

 

William McMahan, PhD

Senior Robotics Engineer

Dr. McMahan is a senior robotics engineer experienced in both the hardware and software development of robotic systems. His prior experience includes positions with Booz Allen Hamilton and with the FBI. He graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania GRASP lab.

 

Ryan Anderson

Mechatronics Engineer

Mr. Anderson is a mechatronics engineer with experience in various medical device applications. Prior to Neocis, he was a lead mechanical and embedded engineer at Pharmaco-Kinesis Corporation working on a Class III medical device. He has also held positions at Meka Robotics and GE. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Stanford University.

 

Brian Pattok

Senior Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Engineer

Mr. Pattok is an experienced Quality Engineering and Regulatory Affairs Professional.  Prior to Neocis, Brian has held leadership positions in QA/RA and R&D for medical device, pharmaceutical and biologics companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Skeletal Dynamics, LifeSync, Aveva DDS and OneBlood Inc.  He is a Certified Lead Auditor for FDA regulated industries, a Certified Software Tester, and is Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Brian graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Biochemistry.

 

Sarvagya "Survy" Vaish

Software Engineer

Mr. Vaish received his B.S. in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. At Georgia Tech, he worked on healthcare projects at the Healthcare Robotics Lab. He also held an internship at Microsoft working on the Visual Studio team as a Program Manager and at Georgia Tech Research Institute, Enterprise Systems Department as a Software Developer. He is interested in solving problems with innovative solutions using human computer interaction, computer vision, and robotics.

 

Wuwei He, PhD

Control Software Engineer

Dr. He received his Ph.D in 2013 and post-doc from LAAS (Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems) in Toulouse, France. Before that, he received his M.S. in the area of Real-Time and Control Systems from Paul Sabatier University in France, and his B.E. from Harbin Engineering University in China. He worked on planning, control and sensor fusion of robot manipulators, Human Robot Interaction, optical measurement systems, among others. After experience with various domains, he has decided to dedicate his career to robotic control, real-time systems, and related technologies that enable robots to improve health care and the quality of our lives in general.  

 

Arthur Quaid, PhD

Robotics Consultant

Dr. Quaid has 20 years experience in R&D including a broad technical background in robotics, mechanical design, haptics, real-time software, control systems, and calibration. He is currently the founder of Vivero One Research, LLC and was the original Director of Robotics at MAKO Surgical Corp. and Z-KAT, Inc. He is the inventor of more than 10 utility patents. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University and Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.