January 4, 2018

Negar Ghourchian, Senior Research Scientist at Aerial.ai, Makes it Among Mitacs’ Next 150

By Claudia Torregrosa

We are proud of Negar Ghourchian for making it to Mitacs’ Next 150! The list presents the 150 innovators in Canada whose work will have a positive impact on Canada for the next 150 years.

While she was completing a PhD in Machine Learning and Activity Recognition at McGill University under the supervision of Doina Precup (who now heads DeepMind AI lab in Montreal), Negar Ghourchian joined the TandemLaunch’s offices as part of our portfolio company Aerial Technologies. Aerial provides a unique cloud-based, low-cost solution that leverages existing wireless infrastructure and machine learning to give context, meaning and value to motion.

First a Mitacs intern, she now is the Senior Research Scientist in our portfolio company. She is continues using artificial intelligence to make smart and safe homes especially for seniors that live independently.


Another notable addition to Mitacs 150 for 150 is Juan-Camilio Gamboa Higuera who joined our portfolio company SPORTLOGiQ as a Mitacs intern, then becoming a Computer Vision Research Scientist in the startup. SPORTLOGiQ is an AI-powered sports analytics company. We help teams win more games and broadcasters engage more viewers.


Congratulations to both of them!