Artificial Intelligence for a Threat-Free World

Defining the Standard for Security Innovation and Efficiency

Advanced, technologically-capable security checkpoints to combat the world's toughest threats. Based on the most recent advancements from industry, computer science, and cognitive science research.

Advancing Security

Synapse Technology was originally dreamed up in 2009. Founder Ian Cinnamon worked in Harvard Medical School's Visual Search and Attention Laboratory, where he was exposed to the sporadic visual search problems faced both by the National Institute of Health and the Department of Homeland Security. He always wanted to solve the problem, but solutions like artificial intelligence were not yet viable.

Synapse Technology was founded in 2016. Bruno Faviero, Simanta Gautam, and Ian Cinnamon brought together years of cognitive science research and the latest advances in artificial intelligence. Synapse Technology set out to use artificial intelligence to enhance detection at security checkpoints worldwide.

In 2017, Synapse Technology established relationships with regulators worldwide to begin pioneering the rollout of enhanced algorithms at checkpoints. Synapse Technology proved the platform was viable and announced product compatibility with major X-Ray OEMs.

In 2018, Synapse Technology commercialized the world's first artificial intelligence system for X-ray security checkpoints. The product, known as Syntech ONE®, processed over 5,000,000 passenger bags in its first year.

Synapse Technology established the Global Airport Innovation Network (GAIN) in 2018, welcoming several founding members, including Narita Airport (NRT), Arlanda Airport (ARN), Schipol Airport (AMS), San Jose Airport (SJC), and several others.

Synapse Technology partnered with Astrophysics Inc. to integrate Syntech ONE into tens of thousands of security checkpoints around the world.

Rapiscan® Systems, a leading global supplier of security inspection technology,  announces the acquisition of the artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Synapse Technology Corporation.

Aleksandr Patsekin

Computer Vision Engineer

Purdue University alumnus in AI and computer vision, where he worked on a NIH funded project. Worked at the MIT as a part of a research group applying HCAI to study drivers interaction with autonomous vehicles.

Alexander Vucicevich

Software Engineering Co-Op

Andrew Shi

Senior Software Engineer

University of Washington alumnus in Business Administration. Andrew previously worked at Palantir Technologies, with several years of experience in both business and product development roles. His passions include building robust and efficient systems for working with both people and software.

Bruno Faviero


MIT Computer Science Alumnus. At Synapse, Bruno leads operations with a focus on customer success and deployments. Previously, Bruno was one of the earliest employees at Kensho, where he executed in client-facing engineering and product roles building tools for institutional financial clients. Phone:561-929-8444.

Eliza Leong

Senior Software Development Engineer in Test

Cornell alumnus in Computer Science. Eliza focuses on improving the quality of software products through test automation. Her experiences span across multiple software industries, and from startups to large multinational corporations.

Gordon Hart

Principal Engineer and Technical Product Lead

McGill alumnus in Computer Science. Worked in robotics, control systems, and technical operations at Pensa Labs and OpenTrons. At Synapse Technology, Gordon focuses on machine integration and product deployment.

Ian Cinnamon


MIT Brain and Cognitive Science alumnus. Sold his startup, superlabs, to Zynga. Led Immunity Project through Y Combinator as one of the incubator's first nonprofits. Forbes 30 Under 30 Recipient.

Jay Patel

Computer Vision and Machine Learning Engineer

Stanford Computer Science Masters in AI and HCI. Worked on Google Knowledge Graph and helped build early Kite, an AI-powered programming assistant. Jay did research in crowdsourcing systems and deep learning for satellite imagery at Stanford.

Kapil Sinha

Software Engineering Co-Op

Larry Li

Deep Learning and Computer Vision Co-Op

Madeline Zimmerman

Business Development and Customer Engagement Lead

Harvard Economics alumnus. Worked in investment banking at Evercore, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. Served as Co-President of Harvard Women in Business, the largest business organization at Harvard.

Mohamed Elgendy

Director of Product Engineering

Mohamed has more than a decade of experience managing and scaling engineering organizations, including most recently at Amazon where he also designed and taught Amazon’s inaugural AI and computer vision programs. He is passionate about growing and developing engineers: he is the author of the forthcoming book “Deep Learning for Computer Vision” and developed and taught Udacity’s first courses in AI and machine learning.

Peter Kant


Peter Kant, the CEO of Synapse Technology, previously served as Vice President for Federal of SRI International, a large non-profit R&D institute based in Silicon Valley. Prior to SRI, Peter served as Executive Vice President of Rapiscan Systems, largest United States X-ray manufacturer. Peter managed the company’s federal business, international growth, labs, and external relations.

Sarah Bal

Project Manager

Sarah Bal, Project Manager for Synapse has previously worked for clients like Google and Facebook. She worked as Project Coordinator for Google's Infrastructure Group. Prior to Google, she served as the Business Product Specialist for Accenture’s projects with Facebook Ads and Youtube's Trust and Safety Team. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science & Engineering and has completed her MBA. She is currently pursuing Project Management Certification from Stanford University.

Simanta Gautam


MIT Computer Science and Electrical Engineering alumnus. Carried out artificial intelligence research in industry (Clarifai, Microsoft) and academia (MIT, Harvard). Worked at NASA, where he was among the first to introduce deep learning to remote sensing.

Steven Yang

Lead Software Architect

MIT Computer Science alumnus. Co-founder and engineer #1 of Direct Hit (acquired by Ask Jeeves in 2000), and founder of MathScore.com. Steven has a passion for building meaningful products.

Anja Manuel

Author, former diplomat and advisor on emerging markets, Anja Manuel is Co-Founder and Principal along with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Gale Rossides

Original member of team that created TSA after 9/11. Served as Deputy Administrator for five years, and as Acting Administrator in 2009 and 2010

Major General (ret.) Spider Marks

Major General (ret.) Marks is a military analyst and homeland security expert.

Mark Robertson

Former Associate General Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate.

Will Anderson

Former Intellectual Property Counsel and the Deputy Associate General Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate.

Marie-Caroline Laurent

Former Assistant Director of EU Affairs and Former Assistant Director Security, IATA.

Anne Marie Pellerin

Former Executive Director of TSA Checkpoint of the Future at TSA. Represented DHS/TSA to France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC).

Nathanial Wish

Founder and Managing Partner at Responder Ventures, a VC firm dedicated to supporting innovation in the public safety sector. Nate is a Reserve Deputy Detective Sheriff, successful entrepreneur and a Managing Member of Wish Investments, a single family office. 

Doug Jeffrey

West Point graduate and military veteran with over 20 years of enterprise sales & management expertise.

Mark Triplett

Vice President of Intellectual Property at Sonos. Leading expert in defensive and offensive patents in the software-hardware interchange.

Dr. Jeremy Wolfe

Harvard Medical School Professor, runs the Visual Search and Attention lab out of Brigham & Women's Hospital. Widely considered to be the world's leading expert on visual search.