About Emcien

Where did the name Emcien come from?

The name “Emcien” comes from the combinatorial formula mCn that computes the number of ways you can choose “n” items from a set of “m” items, which can only be done by using the existing patterns.


How was Emcien started?


Dr. Roy Marsten was a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology when he was approached by a leading manufacturer to solve a critical business problem. The company wanted to use transaction data to identify and track the most popular combinations and trends. The tool would have to be fast to implement and easy to use. “We are facing a new generation of employees who want intuitive, easy-to-use software that gives them consistent and sound actionable results,” a company representative said.

In 2002, Dr. Marsten founded Emcien and began designing pattern-based analytics solutions that reveal customer buying patterns and trends. From the beginning, Emcien’s mission has been to help companies move beyond the data mining and brute force queries that characterize most analytics efforts.

After years of work applying graph analytics technology to all manner of data problems, Emcien offers a suite of analytics applications that calculate the event and attribute correlations within a data set to reveal the patterns and trends that will lead to improved practices and increased profit. The novel approach to analytics has eliminated the need for tedious querying, search-based methods, and long implementation cycles.


The Emcien executive team brings decades of experience in building and delivering enterprise software. They lead a team of talented employees to create innovative solutions using our pattern detection engine. We help companies turn big (and small) data problems into real, concrete value.

Radhika Subramanian

Radhika Subramanian


Emcien CEO Radhika Subramanian is a seasoned entrepreneur with decades of experience helping large organizations utilize the insight buried within their data. Before co-founding Emcien, Radhika was President and CEO of Idmon Corporation, which was funded by Cordova Ventures and Imlay Investments and ultimately sold to Swissair Group in 2001. Numerous associations have recognized her as an innovator and pioneer in analytics, with a proven track record with global giants such as Porsche, John Deere, NCR, Dell and more. She is recognized as a Leading Woman in Technology by WIT, was a finalist for the Franz Edelman Prize in Excellence in Management Science, and more. A sought-after presenter and speaker, she is a regular contributor to trade and national publications, including Forbes, SmartData Collective and IndustryWeek.

Dr Roy Marsten

Dr. Roy Marsten

Chief Scientist

Dr. Marsten, author of more than 30 papers on computational optimization in academic journals, was a professor at Northwestern University, MIT, the University of Arizona, and the Georgia Institute of Technology before becoming an entrepreneur. In 1987, Dr. Marsten founded XMP Software, which was acquired by ILOG/CPLEX (ILOG was later acquired by IBM). The optimization libraries in ILOG/CPLEX are the most widely used of their kind and drive applications inside SAP, i2 Technologies – now JDA Software – and others. He was the recipient of the Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize for Excellence in Computational Mathematics awarded by the Mathematical Programming Society. Dr. Marsten also co-founded Idmon Corp. with Ms. Subramanian. Based on their work at Idmon, Dr. Marsten and Ms. Subramanian were finalists for the Franz Edelman Prize for Excellence in Management Science awarded by the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.

Russ Caldwell

Russ Caldwell


Mr. Caldwell has over two decades of software design and development experience and has held key engineering positions with Microsoft, Harris Corporation, Elixir Development and Dun & Bradstreet Software. He was co-founder and CTO of Novient, Inc., an innovative software company that pioneered professional services automation (PSA). As a member of the management team, he helped expand Novient to 230 employees, raise $54 million in venture financing and grow revenue to $20 million. Mr. Caldwell led Novient’s product launch with successful deployments at SAP, Accenture and Ernst & Young. Novient was sold to Solution 6, an Australia-based technology company, in 2003.

Mike Merrill

Mike Merrill

Director of Client Services

Mr. Merrill has over 20 years of software design development experience and has served in engineering, product management and management roles with Citicorp, Indus, Dun & Bradstreet Software and other organizations. As one of Novient, Inc.’s core employees, he helped guide the company’s product and engineering team through a period of rapid growth, later accepting responsibility for product management and software operations. Mr. Merrill provided strategic direction for Novient’s customer advisory board and supported key accounts Ernst & Young and Computer Science Corp. with customized products and implementations.


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