Co-Founder and CEO, Modiface / Professor, University of Toronto
Parham Aarabi has been a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto since 2001. He obtained his Ph.D. (Elec. Eng.) from Stanford in 2001, and his M.A.Sc. and B.A.Sc. from Univ. of Toronto in 1999 and 1998, respectively. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, won several research/teaching awards including the IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award, the Gordon R. Slemon Teaching of Design Award, the University of Toronto Inventor of the Year award, four ECE Professor of the Year awards, the Premier’s Catalyst Award for Innovation, the Canada Research Chair, and MIT’s TR35 “Top Young Innovator” award.
Parham is also the founder and CEO of ModiFace, the world’s leading beauty/medical augmented reality company, and one of America’s fastest growing companies (Inc. 500/5000). He is also an active angel investor having invested in various Toronto and Bay Area startups.
Produced in partnership with Synced, this panel will explore the most pressing questions for artificial intelligence and quantum computing, including applications in various industries, global perspectives and what are the most funded ventures today. Perspectives from the private and public sector are considered in how to make Canada a world-class AI hub. Moderator: Heather Evans