Meet the team

Rewire is founded by a team of researchers, engineers and industry experts in AI and online safety. We are united by a shared vision:

To build an open and accessible internet where people are safe from harm, so that they can form communities and communicate freely. 

Bertie Vidgen
CEO / Co-Founder

Online safety expert. Seven years of experience in research, policy and AI. Former advisor to the UK Government, Parliament and Ofcom. Visiting Researcher at the University of Oxford.

Paul Röttger
CTO / Co-Founder

AI expert. Five years of experience in machine learning. Completing a PhD on AI for hate speech detection at Oxford. Background in ML and financial maths (University of Cambridge, BCG, JP Morgan).

Douwe Kiela
Advisor

Industry scientist. Ten years of experience in machine learning. Current Head of Research at Hugging Face, formerly at Facebook AI Research. PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Nikola Mrkšić
Advisor

Investment expert. CEO and Co-Founder of PolyAI. Raised over $65 million for his B2B SAAS business. PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Janosch Haber
Senior Research Scientist

Expert in NLP model development. PhD in Computational Linguistics from Queen Mary University London.

Hannah Rose Kirk
Research Scientist

Researcher in the application of NLP techniques for the detection of online harms. PhD student in Social Data Science at the University of Oxford.

Wenjie Yin
Research Scientist

Specialist in NLP tools for detecting abusive language. Completing a PhD in Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London.

“Online hate speech is not just a statistical figure; it harms real people. Having been a target of hate myself, I want to contribute to an AI system that addresses hate before harm is done.”

Wenjie Yin
Research Scientist, Rewire

Krzysztof Furman
Senior Data Engineer

Data annotation specialist for online hate and abuse. Background in machine learning. Completing a Particle Physics PhD at Queen Mary University of London.

Namir Al-Nuaimi
Senior Data Annotator

Three years of experience annotating online safety data, developing taxonomies and managing annotation processes. PhD from the University of Bedfordshire.

Hannah Lucas
Communications Lead

Researcher and communications professional. PhD in English from the University of Oxford.

Joshua Cowan
NLP Engineering Intern

Background in machine learning and NLP. MEng in Computer Science from Cambridge University.

Matt Chapman
NLP Engineering Intern

Background in NLP and data analytics. MSc in Data Science from the University of Oxford.

Join the team

We are always looking for talented people to join Rewire.
If this is you, we’d love to hear from you.