Our Team

Core Team

Our Core Team provides mentoring, strategic guidance and hands-on operational support to our portfolio companies.

 

Helge Seetzen

Helge Seetzen

CEO and General Partner

Helge Seetzen is a successful entrepreneur with deep experience in the multi-media technology space. He has repeatedly built high performance teams in both the start-up and corporate environment. He co-founded Sunnybrook Technologies and later BrightSide Technologies to commercialize display technologies developed at the University of British Columbia. BrightSide was successfully sold to Dolby Laboratories for US$28M at high return to shareholders after having grown to over 30 developers.

Helge received a B.Sc. in physics and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary imaging technology (physics & computer science) from the University of British Columbia.

Emilie Boutros

Emilie Boutros

CFO and Partner

Émilie has more than 10 years of experience in financial positions in public and private companies. She began her career with the accounting firm KPMG. She spent most of her career in the technology space, having held financial positions at Softimage, CGI, and more recently at Averna Technologies. At Averna, a $ 30 million a year company with 300 employees providing quality electronics systems and services to the consumer electronics industry, Emilie was a corporate controller and later acting chief financial officer. In this role, she led a major restructuring of 20 finance staff and opened new offices in Mexico, Hungary, the United States and Japan. Émilie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from McGill University. She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Eleonora Vella

Eleonora Vella

Program Manager
Omar Zahr

Omar Zahr

Technology Manager
Stefan Orzechowski

Stefan Orzechowski

Controller
Viththiya Mahendrarajah

Viththiya Mahendrarajah

Staff Accountant
Dubravko Culibrk

Dubravko Culibrk

Senior Research Scientist
Priscilla Ventura

Priscilla Ventura

Office Admin Clerk
Peter Ip

Peter Ip

Marketing & Branding Specialist
Irina Neustroeva

Irina Neustroeva

Assistant Controller
Edouard Desjardins

Edouard Desjardins

Technology Scout
Kajari GhoshDastidar

Kajari GhoshDastidar

Research Scientist
Cedric Majeau

Cedric Majeau

IT & Infrastructure Support
Samantha D’Urbano

Samantha D’Urbano

Human Resources Specialist
Patricia Charron

Patricia Charron

Director of Operations
Jonathan Mo

Jonathan Mo

Venture Associate

Fellows

Our Fellows are international research experts who share their technical expertise with our ventures.

 

Richard D. Vaughan, PhD

Richard D. Vaughan, PhD

Simon Fraser University

Artificial intelligence for robots, Autonomous robotics, Multi-robot interaction, Human-robot interactions

Alan Chalmers, PhD

Alan Chalmers, PhD

University of Warnick

Real virtuality, Multi-sensory perception, Visualization, User studies, High fidelity computer graphics, Parallel processing

Donald Prévost

Donald Prévost

National Optics Institute

Optics, Computer vision, Segmentation, Object tracking, Pattern recognition, Imaging, Image processing, Optoelectronics

Maria A.Amer, PhD

Maria A.Amer, PhD

Concordia University

Video processing, Video quality enhancement, Video analysis, Video interpretation, Video object segmentation, Surveillance

Michael Miller, PhD

Michael Miller, PhD

Michael Miller, PhD

Display technologies, Computer vision, Image processing, User interfaces, Human factors, Stereoscopic displays, Signal processing

Ioannis Kymissis, PhD

Ioannis Kymissis, PhD

Colombia University in the city of New York

Fabrication, Characterization, Applications, Film Electronics

Wolfgang Heidrich, PhD

Wolfgang Heidrich, PhD

Faculty of Science UBC

Computer graphics, Computer vision, Optics, Imaging, Perception, High dynamic range imaging and display devices

Eugene Fiume, PhD

Eugene Fiume, PhD

Simon Fraser University

Computer graphics, Rendering and illumination, Geometric modelling, Modelling of natural phenomena, Hardware, Digital imaging

Dr.Joshua D Reiss, PhD

Dr.Joshua D Reiss, PhD

University of London

Audio engineering, Intelligent systems for sound engineering, Real-time and multichannel signal processing, Live sound, Audio production

Dr.Xue (Steve) Liu, PhD

Dr.Xue (Steve) Liu, PhD

McGill University

Cyber-physical systems, Green IT and smart energy systems, Vehicular technology and automotive CPS, Real-time and embedded systems

Dr. Nicu Sebe, PhD

Dr. Nicu Sebe, PhD

University of Trento

Computer vision, Machine learning, Multimedia, HCI, Human-centered computing, Face and gesture recognition, Image and video retrieval

Björn W. Schuller, PhD

Björn W. Schuller, PhD

Ausburg University of London

Machine learning, Complex systems, Audiovisual signal processing, Human-computer / robot-interaction, Affective computing

Rafat Mantiuk

Rafat Mantiuk

University of Cambridge

Visual perception, High dynamic range imaging, Display algorithms, Tone-mapping, Visibility metrics, VR and low-level perception

Mark Fairchild

Mark Fairchild

Exela Technologies

Color-appearance modeling, Image appearance, Color measurement, High-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging, Chromatic adaptation, Observer metamerism

Gordon Wetzstein, PhD

Gordon Wetzstein, PhD

Stanford University

Computational imaging, Display systems, Computational light transport, Machine vision, Optics, Scientific computing perception

Dr.Annette Mossel

Dr.Annette Mossel

Frameless

Mixed Reality, Wide Area Optical Tracking & applications, Ubiquitous 3D human computer interaction, Aerial Robotics (UAV)

Sivasubramanian (Siva) Somu

Sivasubramanian (Siva) Somu

Northeastern University

CMOS nanolithography, Characterization methods for solid-state devices, Nanomaterials, NEMS, Carbon nanotube based sensors,

Ahmed Busnaina, PhD

Ahmed Busnaina, PhD

Greater Boston Area

Micro/nano scale defects mitigation and removal in semiconductor fabrication, Nanoelement Assembly, Micro/nano scale device manufacturing

Marco Gruteser, PhD

Marco Gruteser, PhD

Rutgers School of Engineering

Location-aware protocols and Network Architecture, Location privacy, Test bed Development, Visual MIMO Networks

Jia Yuan, Yu, PhD

Jia Yuan, Yu, PhD

Concondia Institute of information system engineering

Machine learning, Statistics, Optimization, Game theory

Charles Bourque

Charles Bourque

Mcgill Centre for Research in Neuroscience

Neuroendocrinology of fluid balance, Electrophysiology, Brain circuits, Osmosensory transduction, Cellular imaging

Srinivas Sridhar, PhD

Srinivas Sridhar, PhD

Northeastern University College of Science

Neurotechnology, Nano medicine, Imaging, Optical Metatmaterials, Quantum Chaos, Superconductivity

Dr. Hannes Kaufmann, PhD

Dr. Hannes Kaufmann, PhD

TU WIEN

(Mobile) AR and VR, Real-time ray-tracing for AR, “Holodeck Technologies” & Interfaces, Tracking Technologies and Applications

Giuseppe Ateniese, PhD

Giuseppe Ateniese, PhD

Stevens Institute of Technology the Innovation University

Cloud security, Machine learning applied to security and intelligence issues, Encryption, Cryptography

Zilic, Z, PhD

Zilic, Z, PhD

McGill University

Logic synthesis, testing, debug and functional verification, FPGAs for system design, Combinatorial/algebraic algorithms: interpolations

Jim Little, PhD

Jim Little, PhD

CS Faculty of science Computer Science

Artificial Intelligence, Computational Vision, Geographic Information systems, Robotics

Mohammed Mannan, PhD

Mohammed Mannan, PhD

Concordia University

Anti-surveillance and anti-coercion systems, Data security, Authentication,. Mobile Platform Security, Trusted computing, Privacy

Philippos Mordohai, PhD

Philippos Mordohai, PhD

Stevens Institute of Technology

3D computer vision, 3D reconstruction from images and video, 3D shape representation and object recognition, Machine learning, Active vision

Janusz Konrad, PhD

Janusz Konrad, PhD

Boston University

Visual sensor networks,Cybersecurity, Stereoscopic and 3D imaging, Biomedical imaging, Multidimensional digital signal processing

David Lie, PhD

David Lie, PhD

University Toronto

Computer Security, Software Systems, Reliable Systems, Software Verification

Petros Spachos, PhD

Petros Spachos, PhD

University of Guelph

Wireless sensor networks, Cognitive radio networks, Smart cities, Wireless communications

Graham Taylor, PhD

Graham Taylor, PhD

University of Guelph and Vector Institute

Machine learning, Deep learning, Unsupervised learning, Time series

Fei Song, PhD

Fei Song, PhD

University of Guelph

Statistical NLP, Topic modeling, Text classification, Sentiment analysis, Information retrieval, Document clustering, Information extraction

Dr. Amin Aniomshoaa, PhD

Dr. Amin Aniomshoaa, PhD

TU WIEN

Semantic web, Data analytics, Cloud computing, Data integration, Building Information Models, Machine Learning, Knowledge management

Prasant Mohapatra, PhD

Prasant Mohapatra, PhD

University of California Davis

Computer Networks, Wireless Networks, Mobile Systems, Network Security, Sensor Networks, Internet protocols, Network Analytics

Partha Dutta, PhD

Partha Dutta, PhD

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Photonics, Microelectronics, Solid State Lighting, Photovoltaics, Nanotechnology, Petroleum

Muhammed Naveed, PhD

Muhammed Naveed, PhD

University of Southern California

Applied Cryptography, Cryptanalysis, System security

Christien Ellis

Christien Ellis

CE Electro-Acoustics

Loudspeaker design consultant., Engineering electro-acoustics, Specialising in loudspeaker, Drive unit, System design and measurement

Business & Industry Advisors

Our Business & Industry Advisors are part of our Major Investment Committee.

 

Ariel Shlien

Ariel Shlien

SureFire Capital
Etienne A. Veilleux

Etienne A. Veilleux

NovaCap
Frederic Latreille

Frederic Latreille

Xpert Sea
Stephane Rainville

Stephane Rainville

Lune Rouge
Eric Lemieux

Eric Lemieux