Prior to joining Infinia ML, Ikenna worked as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, Durham, NC, where his research focused on computational imaging and machine learning. He led a multi-university team of researchers on the software and algorithm design and development arm of the Department of Homeland Security sponsored coded aperture x-ray imaging (CAXI) project. He also led a team of machine learning scientists on a few business-related projects relevant to a Fortune 500 company.
Ikenna received the B.S. degree in phsyics and mathematics from Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Washington University in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO. His doctoral work focused on the recognition of humans based on their pulse and the identification of dangerous materials in bags using coherent scatter imagery.
Outside of work, Ikenna enjoys playing soccer, cooking, and spending time with his family.