Rethinc. ML is a collaboration between academic researchers and corporate partners devising real-world use cases for machine learning in business.

Workshop Series

The interdisciplinary Rethinc. ML workshop series brings together cross-sector groups to explore emerging issues in machine learning for business.


Thanks to our founding industry partner Infinia ML



Rethinc. ML will host its inaugural machine learning symposium at UNC-Chapel Hill November 30, 2018.


Leading experts from the academic, public and private sectors will present and discuss the latest findings on machine learning for business.


Registration for the November 30 symposium will open on August 30


Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a nonpartisan business policy think tank affiliated with the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Founded in 1985, the nonprofit institute facilitates collaboration between the private, public and nonprofit sectors to build a greater understanding of how entrepreneurship, economic development and global commerce can work for the public good. It leverages best-in-class research to develop market-based solutions to today’s most complex economic challenges; in doing so, the Kenan Institute aims to better the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.




Infinia ML is a team of advanced machine learning experts focused on making business impact. The company helps enterprise clients reduce costs, increase efficiency, and achieve breakthroughs with data science. Infinia ML serves industries from manufacturing and healthcare to marketing and human resources. The company's capabilities include natural language processing, recommendation engines, object detection, 3D image modeling, and anomaly detection.

The Durham, North Carolina company is led by CEO Robbie Allen, an experienced AI entrepreneur, Chief Scientist Lawrence Carin, Ph.D., one of the world's most published machine learning experts and Duke University's Vice Provost for Research, and Executive Chairman and Carrick Capital Partners Managing Director Mike Salvino. Together, the Infinia ML team has produced 31 patents, 11 books, 7 Ph.D.s, and more than 575 published papers.


A Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Initiative