The Team

Carlos Araya, PhD

Founder and CEO

Carlos founded Singularities (Singular Me LLC) in January 2014. He is an entrepreneur, experienced CEO, and an innovator in the field of artificial intelligence and programming languages.

His leadership skills are utilized in business as well as education. He is constantly striving to improve the world through cultivating entrepreneurship and investing in young talent. He has taught at several higher education institutions, motivating his students to pursue their ideas with passion and conviction.

Donal Daly

Chief Technical Officer

Donal has 4+ years of Big Data experience from a consumer perspective (Full Tilt Poker) and as a Technologist & Evangelist for Big Data (Aster Data & Hadoop at Teradata). A highly effective leader with over 25 years systems software development experience including senior roles at Teradata, Informatica and Oracle (15 years).

Donal drives the technical strategy, owns the product roadmap, and works with selected partners to build a compelling solution for our customers. Donal also provides technical leadership to sales opportunities.   

Specialties: Big Data, Enterprise Engineering Management, Database Technologies, legacy migration and consolidation strategies, Data Quality, Data Profiling and Developing engineered services through automation.

Marco Astúa

Co Founder and VP Sales

Passionate, professional and with 20+ years of experience working with technology-oriented companies around the globe, international sales (public/private held companies and Government Organizations), skills acquired on customer success management and large experience on consulting service practices -in areas such as software development, software migration, application development tools/platforms, SAAS and Fintechs-.

He believes his hard work and dedicated efforts are thoroughly assisted and supported by the company he is proud to attach his name to... Singularities!.

He loves Game of Thrones (mainly the books), running (every week), basketball (as much as he can), golf (sometimes), reading (a lot!), and spending tons of time with his son and daughter.

Luis L. Pérez, Ph.D.

Chief Data Scientist

Luis' main area of expertise is the development and deployment of efficient and scalable distributed machine learning solutions. At Singularities, Luis is in charge of constantly introducing cutting-edge machine learning methods that extend the applicability and usability of our solution. A graduate of Rice University (Ph.D., CS), Luis has participated in several academic-industrial research projects in distributed databases and Big Data stochastic analytics, publishing multiple papers in high-profile venues, such as ACM SIGMOD, VLDB, and ICDE.

Luis is interested in the application of Big Data analytics to solve problems in various industries, such as finance, insurance, and logistics. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, cooking and weightlifting.

Irene Mena, MBA

Senior PM

Irene is a Financial Consultant and Business Strategist, with more than 13 years of experience in the private sector, in the development of financial strategies and projects for manufacturing and services organizations. At Singularities, Irene is in charge of ensuring we understand our customers´ business imperatives and helps with the coordination of customer projects.

An avid reader and traveler, Irene intends to laugh often and much, and leave the world a bit better than before.

José Mario Marín


Jose is a Software Engineering student from Tecnológico de Costa Rica. He is a passionate programmer, also a big data and cloud computing enthusiast. Loves cars. Kind of a sports fan.

Michael Montano


Michael is an engineer from ITCR. He's excited to learn about Machine Learning. He loves The Lengend of Zelda, Pokémon and Metroid.

José Pablo Parajeles


JP is an engineering student at from ITCR. He's interested in machine learning, data bases and big data.

Heiner León


Heiner is a software engineer from TEC. He’s excited to learn about computer science and mathematics. In his free time, he likes to play video games or work in his personal projects

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Our Story

Singularities was born from research on formal modeling of change. In 1994, Dr. Araya published a demonstration* that certain equations, in a symbolic logic, fulfill the AGM postulates proposed by Alchourrón, Gärdenfors, and Makinson - the formalization of the concepts of beliefs and change for rational entities.

Around the same time, he proved that such formal system could generate the predictions and recommendations of several real product perception analyses done by marketing consultants. Since then, Dr. Araya pursued the research of this topic while developing several other Artificial Intelligence and academic ventures, such as ArtinSoft — the world leading company in source code transformation and migration; — world leader in mobilizing corporate applications to mobile devices and cloud; SimMachines — the leader in similarity search and pattern recognition technology; and Cenfotec — the best IT private University in Central America.

In 2012, the Singularity company concept was born with the efforts to bring the theory to a full software platform; to implement a highly scalable machine learning and deduction engine that uses the latest data science and big data algorithms in order to generate the content and conditional rules (counterfactuals) that capture customer's behaviors and beliefs. During Q2 of 2014, Singularities took form with several POCs and the further development of use scenarios and experiences.

* Araya, C. On the Knowledge Representation Capabilities of a Modal Logic, in Proceedings of 1994 Florida AI Research Symposium, FLAIRS-94, Florida, May (1994) ** Gardenfors, P. Knowledge in Flux: Modeling the Dynamics of Epistemic States, MIT Press, (1988)

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