Our Team

Led by co-founders Richard Tibbetts (CEO) and Madeleine Thompson (Chief Architect), Empirical's team includes MIT alums and industry veterans from Google, Streambase, TIBCO, and more. 



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The Lab

Empirical Systems is a spinout of MIT’s Probabilistic Computing Project, led by cofounder Vikash Mansinghka (Scientific Advisor). BayesDB, the lab’s open-source probabilistic programming platform, was the basis of Empirical’s AI. The Probabilistic Computing Project is jointly hosted at MIT by the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.