The team behind Zana

Meet the team behind Zana


Julia Hoxha

Dr. -Ing. Julia Hoxha


Dr. -Ing. Julia Hoxha is co-founder of Zana. She is a former postdoctoral research scientist in Medical Informatics at Columbia University, and former research associate at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Julia is the author of numerous scientific publications on the intersection of machine learning, recommender systems, and semantic technologies.
At 21, Julia co-founded and led as CTO the software development company ShqiperiaCom.
She is also the co-founder and senior advisor of the Albanian Institute of Science, and founder of MyOffice'Al - the first coworking space in Albania.

Armand Brahaj

Dr. Armand Brahaj


Dr. Armand Brahaj is co-founder of Zana. Armand is a researcher, passionate software developer and entrepreneur. In his research work at FIZ-Karlsruhe and Humboldt University in Berlin, Armand developed models for scientific e-infrastructures that support seamless access, re-use, and trust of data in life sciences. He is the co-founder of ShqiperiaCom and founder of its spinoff – now the biggest domain registrar in Albania. Under his direction as CEO, ShqiperiaCom reached a strong regional visibility with clients from the government and large corporations. Internationally, Armand has created successful partnerships with companies such as MarkMonitor, CSC Global, and ASCIO, offering domain services to giants like Google, Microsoft, Ebay, etc.

Meet the Team

Dr. Med. Diana Hysi

Dr. Med. Diana Hysi

Medical Expert
David Blazek

David Blazek

Business Development
Julia Dungu

Julia Dungu, M.Sc.

Software Development
Jürgen Baho

Jürgen Baho

Graphic Design