Speakers

Mina Mitry
Aerospace

Mina (EngSci 1T2) is one of Kepler’s co-founders and the company’s CEO. A fervent leader with experience conceiving and scaling disruptive companies. He holds a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto. In 2015 he co-founded Kepler Communications with the ultimate mission of bringing internet connectivity to space ...

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Arthur Slutsky
Biomedical Systems

Dr. Arthur Slutsky (EngSci 7T0) is Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Biomedical Engineering (University of Toronto) and recently stepped down as Vice President (Research) St. Michael’s Hospital. His research has been highly translational, focusing on basic discoveries including: (1) importance of atelectrauma (injury caused ...

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Vivienne Sze
Electrical and Computer

Vivienne Sze (ECE 0T3 + PEY) is an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.  Her research interests include energy-aware signal processing algorithms, and low-power circuit and system design for portable multimedia applications, including ...

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Ravi Thuraisingham
Energy Systems

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Modern Utility, Inc., Prior to this, Ravi (EngSci 8T8) was the Chief Executive Officer, Verengo Solar; Executive Vice President, Solar, Crius Energy. Ravi is an energy industry veteran and business developer, Ravi Thuraisingham was the co-founder CEO and Chairman of LightWing Inc., an ...

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Shoshanna Saxe
Infrastructure

Shoshanna Saxe is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering. Prof. Saxe received her Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT (2009) and her PhD from the University of Cambridge in Engineering (2016) (Jesus College). She investigates the relationship between ...

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Brett Huneycutt
Mathematics, Statistics and Finance

Brett Huneycutt is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Wealthsimple, a leading financial technology company operating in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Wealthsimple launched in September 2014 and quickly established itself as a leader in Canada, and in under four years, it has grown to ...

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Patricia Burchat
Physics

Patricia Burchat (EngSci 8T1) is a Professor in the Physics Department at Stanford University in California. Her research focuses on studies of the Universe at both the largest and smallest scales, to probe two questions: What is the Universe made of?  What are the laws of physics that govern the Universe? She is part of a large international ...

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Jessica Burgner-Kahrs
Robotics

Jessica Burgner-Kahrs is Associate Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Continuum Robotics at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany since November 2015. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany in 2010. Before she started at Leibniz Universität Hannover in 2013, she ...

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Xavier Snelgrove
Machine Intelligence

Xavier (EngSci 1T1) is an engineer, computer scientist, artist and educator working in Toronto. He graduated from EngSci's Comp option in 2011 as the last graduate of the option. He started a Master's in CS, but left to cofound a startup, and designed the machine learning algorithms to power its keyboards and emoji tools. He also has a creative ...

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