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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—November 21, 2019—Citrine Informatics, the leading chemicals and materials artificial intelligence (AI) platform, announced today the promotion of Dr. Julia Ling to Chief Technology Officer, and appointment of Michael Smocer as Vice President of Global Sales. Both are proven leaders in their respective disciplines and well positioned to lead the company’s technology innovation and revenue growth.

Dr. Julia Ling is a pioneer in the use of data-driven technology for scientific and engineering applications. Prior to joining Citrine, Julia was a Harry S. Truman Fellow at Sandia National Labs, where she led multiple research projects applying AI to the physical sciences. Julia started at Citrine as a data scientist, and more recently led the data science and data engineering organizations, where she grew the teams to double their size. She has also led the development of patent-pending Citrine technology applying AI to make strategic R&D project decisions. Julia has authored twenty-five peer-reviewed academic papers with over one thousand combined citations. She is a regular academic and industry conference presenter at top institutions including invited seminars at Harvard University, Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, Cambridge University, and UCLA.

Michael Smocer has a proven record of driving growth for leading-edge technologies deployed by the world’s most innovative product development organizations. As Vice President of Global Accounts at ANSYS, he established and led the global account team, resulting in an increase in new business revenue of over 200% in two years. As Chief Revenue Officer at Voci, the leader in deep learning technology focused on automated speech transcription, he established and operationalized the Sales, Marketing and Customer Success functions. By targeting and developing partnerships with the world’s leading customer analytics technologies, he established a sustainable and scalable business model growing customer adoption by over 10X.

“Julia and Mike are both innovators. Julia’s technical vision in developing both best practices and the underlying technology that powers data-driven materials development and Mike’s track record of revenue acceleration are the perfect combination to lead our company to the next level of growth,” said Gregory Mulholland, CEO of Citrine Informatics. “I am proud to work with such an accomplished team and I am confident we are well-positioned to continue to lead the data revolution in materials and chemicals.”


Citrine Informatics technology accelerates the materials development cycle by combining materials data domain-specific AI. The Citrine Platform is designed to be the operating system of the materials and chemicals industry. Citrine is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. For more information visit and follow us at @Citrine_io.