• The full power of digital agriculture in your control

IntelinAir, Inc., is an aerial imagery analytics company focused on agriculture with a goal to deliver actionable intelligence to help farmers make data-driven decisions to improve operational efficiency, yields, and ultimately their profitability.


We combine the power of aerial imagery analytics through traditional computer vision and modern deep learning methodologies, agronomic science and user-friendly interface (mobile) technologies to deliver near real-time decision support to farmers.


Our flagship solution — AG-MRI™ — is a field health monitoring and early-warning system that enables farmers to manage their operations proactively and with confidence.


We were founded in 2015 and have offices in San Jose, California, and Champaign, Illinois. Our team of more than a dozen renowned PhD scientists and engineers combines the people and technology that put the full power of digital agriculture into a farmer’s control.

  • Leaders in your field

We bring the expertise and research of more than a dozen
PhD engineers and scientists and business leaders to your field.

Al Eisaian (BSEE & MBA)

Co-Founder and CEO

Al is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of IntelinAir. He is a serial entrepreneur in the high tech industry and brings more than 20 years of experience in leading start-up companies. He began his technology startup experience at idealab with the early team that launched eWallet. He was a SVP and General Manager of LowerMyBills and built the foundational technology and web operations teams. LowerMyBills was acquired by Experian in 2005 for $330 Million. He co-founded CreationPoint Systems in 2002 that later became Integrien that was acquired by VMWare in 2010, and is the founder of IconApps, Inc., a contextual mobile data analytics company.

Al earned an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BSEE from Oklahoma State University.

Naira Hovakimyan (PhD)

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist

Naira is Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of IntelinAir. She has extensive research experience in control and optimization, neural networks, and autonomous systems in various industries.

Naira is a W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). In 2015, she was named inaugural director for the Intelligent Robotics Lab of CSL at UIUC. She has held research and faculty roles at universities in Germany and France, as well as Georgia Institute of Technology and Virginia Tech University.

She received a Master of Science degree in Theoretical Mechanics and Applied Mathematics from Yerevan State University in Armenia and earned a Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics from the Institute of Applied Mathematics at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

Greg Rose (BSIE & MBA)

Co-Founder and VP of Product

Greg is Co-Founder and VP of Product at IntelinAir where he is responsible for product management and go-to-market strategy for the company’s remote sensing solution for precision agriculture.

Prior to IntelinAir, Greg worked in executive roles for several early stage startup companies to bring innovative new products to market in such diverse areas as payments/tokenization, big data/supply chain, mobile app analytics, and IT performance management.

Greg earned an MBA degree from UCLA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.

Ara Nefian (PhD)

Co-Founder and CTO

Ara is a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of IntelinAir. He is an expert in the areas of computer vision, machine learning and robotics. Over the last 15 years, he was involved in several high impact projects in the fields of robotics (Stanley, the rover that won DARPA Grand Challenge 2005), planetary navigation (Mars Science Lab and Resource prospector missions), and planetary mapping (Lunar mapping from Apollo era imagery).

Ara holds 10 U.S. and international patents and has co-authored more than 80 research papers. He earned a BSEE from Politehnica University of Bucharest and a MSEE and PhD from Georgia Tech.

David Wilson

VP of Web and Cloud Engineering

David is VP of Web and Cloud Engineering at IntelinAir, where he is responsible for leading efforts to tie together image processing, data analytic and end user interfaces. He is a software architect with a 25 years of experience and a strong track record of delivering solutions to the unique challenges facing start up technology companies. Most recently, he led a large and geographically diverse team at VMware designing and building high scale data analytics platforms for VMWare Cloud Management.

David earned a bachelor of science degree in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.

  • Experts in your field

We are working with top scientists as well as experienced farmers
and ag industry professionals to build solutions for today’s farmers.


  • Peter Lacey, Chair of the Board and Executive Chairman of Cervus Equipment Corporation
  • Mark Holdsworth, Co-Founder and Operating Partner of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC
  • Dr. Paolo Pirjanian, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of embodied, inc., and former Chief Technology Officer of iRobot
  • Dr. Harold Reetz, Agronomic Consultant at Reetz Agronomics, LLC.