Dmitry Kachaev was selected as a Presidential Innovation Fellow for Project OpenData as part of the new White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program. The program pairs top innovators from the private sector, nonprofits, and academia with top innovators in government to collaborate on solutions that aim to deliver significant results in six months.
The Open Data Initiatives program aims to “liberate” government data and voluntarily-contributed corporate data to fuel entrepreneurship, improve the lives of Americans in many tangible ways, and create jobs.
This is one in a series introducing 18 Fellows working on five initiatives that are part of the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program.
Kachaev is a civic-minded software engineer with more than a decade of experience in the private sector, public sector, and academia. Half of his career was spent working for the District of Columbia where he established and ran a technology innovation group called OCTO Labs.
Most recently, Kachaev was on the faculty at the University of Maryland, where he worked on challenges related to crowd-sourced language translation in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University’s Human Language Technology Center of Excellence.
Kachaev holds an MBA degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an MS in Applied Math and Computer Science from Krasnoyarsk State University, Russia. He lives in Arlington, VA, with his wife and child. He enjoys longboarding and rock climbing.
Follow him on Twitter at @kachok.